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Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market & Craft Fair

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17 Nov 16 to 22 Dec 16

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Opening Times
Mon10am - 9pm
Tue10am - 9pm
Wed10am - 9pm
Thu10am - 9pm
Fri10am - 9pm
Sat10am - 9pm
Sun10am - 9pm
Food & Drink YES
Entertainment YES
Disabled Access YES
Toilet Facilities YES
Victoria Square, New Street and Chamberlain Square
Entry Charge
How to get there
Free Parking NO
Pay Parking YES
Coach Parking YES
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Nearest Railway Station:
Birmingham New Street
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Nearest Airport:
Birmingham International
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By Foxyrider, Sheffield stupendous!
I made the trip to visit the market unsure of what i'd find - lots of hype but little real information. To say I was surprised would be understatement, the largely on street location, mix of stalls and ambience made it feel like i'd made a fast trip to Germany! With regular shops surrounding the market even if it's wet you get a chance to regroup and to mix your shopping experience. Well worth making the effort.
By Lex, Birmingham Brum's best
Bigger than ever but as good as ever – amazing atmosphere. Still the best one in the UK!
By Lainey, bishop's stortford lovely market
We have just returned from Birminghams Christmas Market and really enjoyed ourselves. There a lots of stalls with a large variety of gifts. The market is in three section that run into each one. The market open 10am until 9pm and there is definitely a different atmosphere between day and night. We was there over a Friday and Saturday night the later was much busier and round the bars it did get a little crowded but it was all part of the fun. There is also a big wheel and ice skating rink and plenty of shopping to be had. all in all a throughly enjoyable time and would recommend a visit to my friends.
By Alex, Telford Good - or was it the wrong day!
I have attended the Birmingham German Christmas market for several years and really do not recognise the review written by Florence of Shrewsbury! Having lived in Germany for many years during the 60's & 70's I found that it is very representative of the flavour of the markets in Germany. Yes the prices were a little on the high side but it must be remembered that the goods were genuine products brought across. Therefore, there were transport costs as well as trying to cope with the euro exchange rate. They are expensive over there as well. Maybe there were several stalls of the same type but then the same applies to any british market. Why not buy locally if you do not want the market atmosphere and just get the cheapest possible! As for unfriendly/unhelpful stall holders try conversing in german, even if it is only a few words. It is no good always expecting them to initiate any conversation first, unless of course you are trying to walk away with the mugs that the gluwein was served in. That deserves a "growl"! I can thoroughly reccommend this market to anyone who has never had the chance to experience the real thing in Germany. If you dislike foreigners and the german ambience then perhaps you should just join Florence in Shrewsbury.
By Florence, Shrewsbury Interesting
We arrived as it was going dark to maximise the atmosphere. Not too busy as it was Wednesday afternoon and easy to move around, although we were bumped and knocked very many times. There were approx 6 different types of stall, repeated several times. So once done, done. The items were seriously overpriced and we are able to buy the same or similar items locally for far less. We found the stall holders on the whole unfriendly and unhelpful, except for the English stall holders who were, to a man, more than happy to chat and demonstrate their wares, and for us to 'touch'. We were growled at by 1 particular stall holder 3 times for touching items and I think just for being alive. Bratwurst were good, and gluhwein delicious and initially I thought we'd hang on to our mugs as souvenirs, but changed our minds due to further growlings at by yet more stall holders. Was very relieved to return to my lovely local town, where the Christmas spirit is very much in evidence and shopping is a joy. Glad we went just to check it out but I shall be seeking out a market with a happier bunch at the helm next time.
By yvonne hay, Birmingham Chrstmas Market
This is one of the best Christmas markets anywhere and I have been to quite a few especially in Europe. The prices are a little steep but the good old Brummies and the atmosphere is fantastic, well worth a visit. As a local I look forward to this market every year. Well worth a visit and Birmingham has a wealth of shops and places of attraction to visit, together with great architecture. Come and visit Brum the locals are friendly the pubs are lively and theres great shops, what more could you want.
By B, Walsall Amazing.
I still remember my first time visiting the German Market in Birmingham.. I was 16 at the time, the weather was excellent, night time, relatively cold and SNOWING :) The snow alone made the atmosphere so much better, it was an excellent experience, so much variety, and while the produce was rather expensive, the atmosphere made up for it, I look forward to a similar experience this year :D Bring on the Birmingham German Market 2011!
By Mcroper, Southampton Excellent Market
I always look forwards to this market at Christmas. The price for some of the goods can be expensive but there's something for everyone. At peak times (i.e. weekends) it can be hard to walk up and down the market but that doesn't take anything away from the experience. Definitely one of the best Christmas markets England has.
By Mrs D, Birmingham A Wonderful Experience
We have visited this market for 3 years now and each year you feel the atmosphere of Christmas, especially in the evenings. We travel up by train and stay over in a nearby hotel to make the most of this Christmas event. We have been to Germany's Christmas markets on many occasions, and this market is as good as it can be in the UK in relation to the Christmas markets in Germany. We are booked in for December, staying for 2 nights this time, and very much looking forward to our Chrismtas break.
By Mrs D, Birmingham Wonderful Christmas experience
We have been to the Birmingham Christmas Market now for 3 years in succession and have just booked our hotel for this year's visit. We have experienced Christmas markets in Germany for many years and although those experiences are hard to beat, Birmingham is the next best thing in this country. Well worth attending for that 'Christmas feeling'- to relax and enjoy the food and drink.
By london villan, GB Brum's Market
By far the best in the UK, massive range of stalls and end to end runs from Corporation Street up to Broad Street. Best time to go is a weekday night or Sunday afternoons when it's still busy enough to have an atmosphere, but not as crowded.
By frits, bristol market
To come from a distant town to BIRMINGHAM,I was really pleasantly surprised with the positive attitude,of the supporting workers around the venue. Polite,friendly,and highly visible.. Ok so the prices were.... The point was a good day out. A good excuse to take the train.
By santa, England Nice Experience
If you have never been to this xmas market then I think that you will be pleasantly suprised. It is not as genuine as it used to be because the stallholders are now no longer exclusively German. Some stalls are English craft stalls which can be found anywhere in the UK which is really a great shame. The market can get very busy indeed, so be prepared to be jostled. The price of goods can sometimes be quite expensive. But the plus side of this market is it makes a nice change and can be fun. It really is at its best during the evening when it gets dark because you can then see it all illuminated.
By Lina, Birmingham Uk Nice atmosphere Christmassy
I have been going to the frankfurt market since it first arrived here. Took my daughter on the carousel. I like the atmosphere its very festive. There is a large range of items you could only buy in Germany. Some items are reasonably priced and some expensive. They do have great food - the burgers and fried potatoes-crepes are lovely, mulled wine, beer, chocolates. Nice items to buy as gifts the jewellery is good it lasts well.I bought a knitted hat I wore in New York last year. Everything is good quality I will be there again this year.They sell mainly handmade goods I love the Christmas tree decorations.
By kimb, Telford My Christmas Joy
I enjoy this market each year for my fix of Braties and gluwhein but some of the prices are a bit steep.
By Crazycat, UK Pretty fab!
The market is located in the centre of Birmingham so very easy to get to by train or car. There are a wide variety of stalls selling a good selection of products although there were several that were not selling anything particularly festive or authentic. Overall though you could pick up some nice german gifts. Food choice was fab with a wide range to choose from, as well as the usual Gluhvein stands. The market will take a couple of hours to explore, and afterwards there are some other attractions to take a look at. The shopping centres are large and include some big names including Harvey Nichols. There is also the area around the canals - Brindley Place, that's nice for a wonder too. Overall a good market, but if you want a real festive atmosphere, you can't beat Germany. For a fab day out if you are based in the UK, it's well worth a visit.
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