Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market

German Christmas market in Victoria Square

The largest German Christmas market outside Germany and Austria

Each winter Birmingham city centre comes alive with the arrival of the German Market, a clear sign Christmas is just around the corner. With great food, warming drinks, traditional gifts and live music, the Frankfurt Christmas Market attracts visitors from across the city and the UK.

The market has run for over 15 years and is the centrepiece of the city's Christmas events.  The signing of Frankfurt-Birmingham Partnership Agreement in 1966, began an unprecedented period of collaboration between both cities that has resulted in numerous joint projects, initiatives and collaborations. This year marks the 50th anniversary of our partnership and numerous events have been planned jointly with the City of Frankfurt and Frankfurt based organisations to celebrate the occasion. One of these, and certainly the most visible to every Brummie, is the annual Christmas Market our city hosts since the year 2000.

This year for the first time, the market will run over the whole Christmas period; right through to 29 December. 

What's at the market

The market offers a large range of traditional good and gifts, such as handcrafted decorations, toys, jewellery and more. There's also a selection of tempting food and drink. Pretzels, schnitzels, bratwursts, and roasted almonds will tempt your taste buds, and can be washed down with glühwein, weissbeer, or hot chocolate.

If you're at the German Market, don't forget to visit the Birmingham Christmas Craft Market as well, located close by in Centenary Square.

Where and when

Dates: 17 November to 29 December, except Christmas Day

Times: 10am to 9pm

Location: Victoria Square and New Street

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