Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market
The largest authentic German market outside Germany and Austria and the centrepiece of the city’s festive event calendar returns to Birmingham each year in mid November for 5 weeks. Explore over 180 stalls selling gifts, jewellery, decorations, handmade toys, delicious German fare and of course the ever popular Glühwein!
The Frankfurt Market is centrally located in Victoria Square just minutes away from New Street station. The Craft Fair is in the adjacent Chamberlain Square, home to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and Central Library.
Victoria Square and New Street
Date : 15 November to 23 December 2018. 10am – 9pm
Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market has become a huge favourite with both residents and visitors to the city from all over the UK and Europe. It is now the largest outdoor Christmas Market in the country.
Having run for the last 11 years, the Frankfurt Christmas Market is now the centrepiece of the city’s annual Christmas events calendar.
Birmingham’s own traders offer an entirely different selection of beautiful hand-crafted items at the Christmas Craft Fair, created by local artisans, as well as ethnic goods imported from all over the world.
Traditional stalls offer the usual array of beautiful handmade toys, Christmas decorations, original jewellery and craft goods as well as a carousel to keep younger visitors entertained.
Visitors can enjoy the delights of German mulled wine (Glühwein), grilled sausages, vegetarian options, pretzels, German beer, and for those with a sweet tooth, Stollen, gingerbread, crepes and marzipan sweets.
Birmingham has been twinned with Frankfurt for more than 40 years.
Information courtesy of Birmingham City Council.
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