If you are looking for a way to get into the festive spirit, look no further than Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market. This annual event is the largest authentic German Christmas market outside of Germany or Austria and attracts millions of visitors every year. It is now one of the most popular Christmas markets in the UK.
Here, the Christmas.co.uk team look at why the market has become so popular and what visitors can expect.
What is the Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas market?
Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas market has been a popular attraction in the city since 1997. The market is a result of the close partnership between Birmingham and its twin city Frankfurt, which has led to many joint projects and collaborations over the years.
The market is in the heart of the city centre, on Victoria Square and New Street.
It is open every day from 10am to 9pm, from 16 November to 24 December 2023. Admission is free and you can easily reach the market by public transport.
We Went To Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market 2022!
Here’s a fun video from The Sanbrooke Adventures with a good tour of Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas market.
It gives a good idea of the size and scope of the market – and why people make the effort to visit.
The presenters enjoy the festive atmosphere, the range of food and drink stalls and the festive entertainment.
Along with one set of parents, they also get to enjoy a German sausage and beer.
What is available at Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas market?
At the market, you will find a wide range of traditional goods and gifts, such as wooden toys, candles, jewellery, glass ornaments and more.
You can also enjoy delicious food and drink, such as pretzels, schnitzels, bratwurst (white or red sausage), roasted almonds, glühwein (hot mulled wine) and weissbier (which is wheat beer). There’s also brezel, which is a type of bread in the south of Germany and in Austria – it is also known as ‘laugenbrezel’ (lyle pretzel).
There’s also the chance to sing along with the singing moose – the city’s singing Christmas moose (Chris Moose) is now a Christmas attraction. You’ll find him at the Council House entrance, the singing moose delivers a Christmassy atmosphere and lots of fun for everyone.
Visitors can also enjoy traditional carols and Christmas songs, plus there are bands on every day at the festive stage and there’s the opportunity to ride on the ornate carousel.
Birmingham Christmas Market – Full Tour
We also enjoyed this creation from Gimbal Walk TV that takes in a full tour of the Christmas market in Birmingham.
There’s a pleasant wander around the stalls, a chance to see what is on offer food and drink-wise and reasons why visitors should make the effort to attend.
Viewers also get to see the range of crafts available and there some very impressive creations from delicate glass baubles to crystal lamps (a favourite of the presenter, apparently).
Why visit Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas market?
The market is a great place to soak up the Christmassy atmosphere and experience the best of German culture in Birmingham.
Whether you are looking for a unique gift, a tasty treat, or a festive experience, you will find it at the Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market.
Don’t miss this opportunity to have a merry and magical time – after all, there’s a good reason why more than 5.5 million people visit Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas market every year!