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Birmingham

13th Nov - 22 Dec 2014

Victoria Square, New Street, Centenary Square & Chamberlain Square
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 12 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 Market, 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 (Gluhwein), grilled sausages, vegetarian options, pretzels, German beer, and for those with a sweet tooth, gingerbread, crepes and marzipan sweets.

Birmingham has been twinned with Frankfurt (www.frankfurt.de) for more than 40 years.

The partnership is celebrated every year by a range of economic, political and cultural events and exchanges involving schools, business, and community groups.

See the web link below or call
T 0121 303 3008

Have a great visit to our exciting and vibrant City.



www.birmingham.gov.uk/frankfurtmarket
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Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market
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.

10am - 9pm
It is the largest authentic German market outside of Germany and Austria, and further expansion is planned . Last year the market attracted approximately 2.8 million visitors, and is arguably one of the most popular Christmas markets in the UK.

Picturesque traditional wooden chalets sell German handcrafted gifts (including jewellery, clothing, toys, dolls and candles) and Christmas decorations, creating the feel of a small village within the heart of the bustling city centre.

Visitor’s senses will be delighted as they are invited to enjoy the Glühwein (German mulled wine), German beers, traditional sausages, meats, sweets, marzipans, breads and pastries.

A truly continental atmosphere is conjured up by the lights, sounds and smells of this unique spectacle that is imported in its entirety and then installed in the picturesque setting of Birmingham's Victoria Square.

The whole experience will be enhanced with live music every lunchtime and evening from a traditional bandstand.

Birmingham’s Christmas Craft Fair.
Located in Chamberlain Square and Centenary Way, visitors will also have the opportunity to stroll around Birmingham’s Christmas Craft Fair. Here stalls will offer an entirely different collection of handcrafted items created locally and imported from all over the world.

With a total of around 180 stalls to browse and enjoy, a truly international welcome and a unique shopping experience await all visitors to the heart of Birmingham this Christmas!

www.birmingham.gov.uk/frankfurtmarket

Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market - credit PIKX Images
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