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Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market

Victoria Square, BIRMINGHAM, West Midlands, B1 1BD

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While Christmas 2020 looked very different due to the pandemic, the city’s popular Frankfurt Christmas Market is back to bring some festive cheer back to the city centre in the run up to Christmas, with stalls selling a tempting array of food and drink, traditional toys, ornaments and gifts.

Open from 4 November 2021 - 23 December 2021, bringing with it the festive aroma of hot gluhwein, schnitzel and spicy sausage, which will fill New Street and Victoria Square for seven weeks. 

With the planned public realm works around Victoria Square the market will have fewer stalls this year but will still bring lots of festive cheer.

Also this year’s event does come with the caveat of change or cancellation, should Covid restrictions come back into effect during the winter.

The big wheel and ice rink has returned to Centenary Square and will run from 4 November 2021 until 9 January 2022, between 10am and 10pm, except on Christmas Day. For more information and to book tickets visit www.iceskatebirmingham.co.uk

For more information about the city’s Frankfurt Christmas Market, please visit www.thebfcm.co.uk and follow @thechrismoose, the world’s only tweeting moose (to our knowledge) on Twitter. 



8 things to do at the market


1. Eat a German Bratwurst & Brezel
German Bratwurst (white or red sausage) and Brezel are traditional German foods and are famous throughout the world. How the Bratwurst is served varies by region, but it is commonly served with a Brötchen (roll). The Brezel is type of bread and is particularly famous in South Germany and Austria. German speakers also call it "Laugenbrezel" (lyle pretzel).

 
2. Have a hot Glühwein (mulled wine)
Glühwein is a traditional and loved hot acoholic Christmas drink which is usually made of white and red wine and various spices such as cinnamon, cloves, lemon slices and aniseed. It is the perfect drink for a cold winter night.

 
3. Indulge yourself with chocolaty Crêpes
Although Crêpes are a traditional French dessert, they are one of the various food highlights of the German Christmas market. Topped with hot chocolate sauce or filled with banana, they are a must-do.

 
4. Sing along with the singing moose
Over the years, Birmingham's singing Christmas moose (Chris Moose) has become a Christmas attraction in his own right. Located directly in front of the Council House entrance, the singing moose (Chris to his mates) guarantees a Christmassy atmosphere and a lot of fun for young and old.

 
5. Listen to traditional Carols & Christmas songs
Carols in the City as well as daily bands on the Christmas market stage will create a romantic Christmas atmosphere. Enjoy a hot mug of Glühwein while listening to traditional Christmas song or great Jazz music.

 
6. Drink a crisp German beer
Enjoy a crisp German Beer with your Bratwurst, but please drink responsibly!

 
7. Take a ride on the Carousel
Take a one horse ride through the German Market on the fantastic ornate carousel. Hopefully you'll be having so much fun you'll be laughing as you go - Ho Ho Ho.

 
8. Soak up the Christmassy atmosphere
There's nothing more festive than the Frankfurt Market.  Soak up the yuletide spirit, goodwill to all men and joy to the world!

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Opening Times

4 Nov 2021 - 23 Dec 2021*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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