It’s that time of year already. Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas market is back and ready to get everyone into the Christmas spirit enabling you to escape to a traditional and unique world of homemade toys and gifts, cheery Christmas carols and beautiful decoration and lights.
For twelve years now the German market has bought its magical festive feeling to Birmingham and is now the biggest outdoor market outside of Germany. Here you can buy all kinds of gifts and goodies to put underneath your Christmas tree and it’s completely free to look around. With around 190 stalls to roam around, including the Craft fair, you can make a weekend of it.
Open from 10am-9pm you can explore the market for the whole day, smelling or tasting the delights of Frankfurt’s finest foods such as, gingerbread, roasted nuts, baked apples and bratwurst sausages. Try tasting the famous Glühwein which is guaranteed to warm your senses during the winter weather. If you’re looking for a more traditional British festive feel a craft fair is located in Chamberlain Square and continues to Centenary Square and is where Birmingham’s own traders offer their take on Christmassy homemade gifts.
The market is what really makes Christmas feel like Christmas. It’s a place to bring the family for a fun day out, to stroll around with a partner, or a place to meet friends and have a German beer – perfect.
Words: Gabrielle Craig