German Christmas Market - Birmingham 16th Nov until 24th Dec

German Christmas Market - Birmingham 16th Nov until 24th Dec
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PLEASE NOTE THE GERMAN MARKET DATES:
Thursday 16th November until Sunday 24th December 2017

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The German Market is held in Victoria Square and New Street, Birmingham, every November and December. The largest Christmas market outside Germany, it attracts dozens of stallholders - many from Birmingham’s twin city Frankfurt - and more than 2.8 million visitors. On offer are German food and drink, toys, decorations, jewellery and crafts.

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10 things to do at the market
1. Eat a German Bratwurst & Brezel
German Bratwurst (white or red sausage) and Brezel are traditional German foods and are famous throughout the world. How the Bratwurst is served varies by region, but it is commonly served with a Brötchen (roll). The Brezel is type of bread and is particularly famous in South Germany and Austria. German speakers also call it "Laugenbrezel" (lyle pretzel).

2. Have a hot Glühwein (mulled wine)
Glühwein is a traditional and loved hot acoholic Christmas drink which is usually made of white and red wine and various spices such as cinnamon, cloves, lemon slices and aniseed. It is the perfect drink for a cold winter night.

3. Indulge yourself with chocolaty Crêpes
Although Crêpes are a traditional French dessert, they are one of the various food highlights of the German Christmas market. Topped with hot chocolate sauce or filled with banana, they are a must-do.

4. Sing along with the singing moose
Over the years, Birmingham's singing Christmas moose (Chris Moose) has become a Christmas attraction in his own right. Located directly in front of the Council House entrance, the singing moose (Chris to his mates) guarantees a Christmassy atmosphere and a lot of fun for young and old.

5. Get traditional Christmas decorations
The traditional Christmas Craft Fair offers Christmas decorations and handcrafts. A wide range of candles, jewellery, Christmas tree decorations, tea, Christmas cards and much more - make it easy to find the right Christmas present for the one you love.

6. Listen to traditional Carols & Christmas songs
Carols in the City as well as daily bands on the Christmas market stage will create a romantic Christmas atmosphere. Enjoy a hot mug of Glühwein while listening to traditional Christmas song or great Jazz music.

7. Drink a crisp German beer
Enjoy a crisp German Beer with your Bratwurst, but please drink responsibly!

8. Take a ride on the Carousel
Take a one horse ride through the German Market on the fantastic ornate carousel. Hopefully you'll be having so much fun you'll be laughing as you go - Ho Ho Ho.

9. Get a lovely wooly hat with bobbles
"If the weather outside is frightful" get your mits on a delightful wooly hat from the market stalls.

10. Soak up the Christmassy atmosphere
There's nothing more festive than the Frankfurt Market. Soak up the yuletide spirit, goodwill to all men and joy to the world!


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Applications for stalls at the Christmas German Markets each year can be done by following the links and contact details below.

www.birmingham.gov.uk/frankfurtmarket
If you have any queries please email: eventsteam@birmingham.gov.uk
Theres also a contact number: 0121 303 3008

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