There is nothing more festive than visiting a Christmas market so after the Clothes Show Live I headed to Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market, the largest Christmas market outside of Germany.
I had heard so many great things about Birmingham’s Christmas market, having been recently ranked as the one of the best Christmas markets to visit in the UK by the Guardian, I was really looking forward to it.
There are over 180 wooden huts and stalls selling festive gifts, jewellery, decorations, handmade toys, and delicious German food and drink such as my favourite Glühwein (mulled wine) and Bratwurst (grilled sausage) with a Brötchen (roll) for delicious hot dogs.
If you have a sweet tooth like me then you’ll love the cakes, pretzels, donuts, chocolates and crepes all at the Christmas market too! Although Crepes are traditionally a French dessert, this stall was my food highlight - who can resist the aroma of cinnamon and sugar crepe? So tasty!
Opposite the Frankfurt Christmas market was the Christmas Craft fair with Birmingham’s traders selling their own selection of handcrafted items created by local artisans.
Christmas markets are one of the best ways to get into the festive spirit and a great way to avoid the busy high street with Christmas shoppers. Christmas markets stalls have unique Christmas presents and decorations so it makes ideal for last minute shopping spree too! Plus you get to soak up all the festive atmosphere under the glow of pretty Christmas lights. If you do visit Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas market, head to Victoria Square, Chamberlain Square and New Street for the best stalls!
For more information see Visit Birmingham.