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Planning to visit Birmingham’s German Christmas Market in 2019? Here’s everything you need to know.

WHAT ARE THE BIRMINGHAM GERMAN CHRISTMAS MARKETS?

Officially called the Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market, the Christmas markets consist of lots of open-air stalls (with some cover in places). You can buy a wide range of crafts for Christmas presents, food, drinks, sweets, jewellery – mostly from Frankfurt in Germany as the name implies – but also locally made arts and crafts. The market makes a great afternoon/evening out in the city centre as there are plenty of food and drink stalls (both sit-down and stand-up). A trip will certainly get you in the festive spirit. Birmingham’s Christmas market is one of the biggest and best in the UK. The markets are an annual event in the city’s calendar usually launching six weeks prior to Christmas. 

WHEN DO THE CHRISTMAS MARKETS OPEN?

The 2019 Birmingham Christmas Markets launch on Thursday, 7th November and finish on Monday, 23rd December. The markets are open daily between 10am and 9pm.

Birmingham Christmas market from above showing Victoria Square lit up at night

WHERE CAN I FIND THE CHRISTMAS MARKETS?

The markets run from right outside our front door at Rotunda (part of Bullring), all the way to the top of New Street and into Victoria Square. They are over a kilometre long

HOW DO I GET TO THE MARKETS?

There are multiple ways to come into the city centre if you’re hoping to visit the Christmas Markets. Accessible via bus, tram, train and by car you have a range of options available to you. Taking the train is one of the easiest ways to travel into Birmingham in the busy lead up to Christmas. Coming into either New Street or Moor Street train stations and you’ll be just a couple of minute’s walk from the start of the markets.

If you do decide to travel by car and are staying with us at Rotunda, we offer discounted overnight parking at the Bullring’s underground carpark. To find out more information on how to find us, visit the Travel Tips section of our website.

WHERE SHOULD I STAY TO ENJOY THE MARKETS?

With the market starting right outside our front door, our serviced apartments are in an unbeatable location. Check out our exclusive offer for Christmas Market bookings in the offers section of our Birmingham page.