Are you feeling Christmassy yet? Well, have we got some news for you. One of the best Christmas markets in Europe is coming back to Birmingham for another year of festivities! Frankfurt Christmas Market is the largest authentic German Christmas market outside of Germany and Austria, drawing people from all over the country. So there’s good reason to be excited.
Selling everything from gluhwein (mulled wine) to schnitzels, traditional toys to weissbier, the market will set up for seven weeks in Birmingham city centre this winter. Thanks to food stalls also selling stollen, bratwurst, pretzels and roasted almonds, the sweet smell of the holidays will permeate from its iconic spot on Victoria and New Street.
There’s not long to wait either. Frankfurt Christmas Market will make its anticipated return on November 3 and will remain open everyday until December 23. Between these two dates, the market will be open from 10am to 9pm. The only exception being November 13 (Remembrance Sunday) when it will open at the later time of 1pm. Plenty of time to get into the Christmas spirit if you’re still feeling a little bah humbug.
The ice rink will also be returning, which alongside the ferris wheel, will hang around Centenary Square until January 8, between 10am and 10pm. Both perfect for friend-dates, date-dates, and big family days out. Make sure to book tickets for the ice rink here.
This will be Frankfurt Christmas Market’s 22nd year in Birmingham. It made a triumphant return last year following a fallow year in 2020. It served as a reminder as to why so many make the pilgrimage to the UK’s second city come Christmastime. Bright lights, brilliant decorations, smells of spice and exciting activities. But if none of that is enough to get you in the mood, the sound of free live music in the heart of Victoria Square is guaranteed to win you over. It’s enough to make the heart of the biggest grinch in your family grow three sizes.
For more information about Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market head to the website here.