German Christmas Market in Birmingham

German Christmas Market Food Guide

The brilliant Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market is back and bustling more than ever this year!

Here at Park Regis, we annually anticipate the arrival of the largest authentic German Christmas market outside of Germany and Austria, to settle in for the season in our fantastic home – Birmingham. Alongside the decorations, the festive films, the fun, and, of course, the chance to listen to Michael Bublé on repeat for a month, we can’t deny that our biggest guilty pleasure that has our mouths watering and our stomachs grumbling, is the return of the scent of Glühwein and German Bratwurst wafting down New Street and Victoria Square, igniting our appetites for all those Christmas treats!

The Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market in Victoria Square is open for business at every day from 10am to 9pm, with festivities commencing on Thursday 3rd November until Sunday 24th December 2023.

As self-proclaimed Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market experts, we thought that we would combine our passion for Christmas with our love for Birmingham’s tasty food. The result is the ultimate festive food guide to help you find and track down some of Birmingham’s best Frankfurt Christmas Market treats.  

Perfect Pretzels

German food in Birmingham

A real treat for the tastebuds, if you’re visiting a German Christmas Market this year, be sure to sample a delicious doughy pretzel. A far cry from the crispy British pretzel from a packet, these traditional pretzels are warm and bursting with flavour, and are an absolute must for any bread fanatic.  

Chocolate Concoctions

Christmas market chocolates

When it comes down to it, everyone knows that Christmas is all about chocolate. From the tins of Roses and Celebrations under the tree, to the mandatory Terry’s chocolate orange, chocolate treats are a big part of Christmas, and a definite highlight for us here at Park Regis. Why not treat yourself this year and sample some of the many chocolatey treats that can be found around Birmingham’s German Christmas Market? From stately works of art to simple delectable bites, there’s something to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.

Fantastic Frankfurters and Brilliant Bratwursts

Christmas market sausages

When it’s cold and wintery, there’s nothing quite like a warm tasty hotdog to keep you nice and toasty from the chilly weather. And when it comes to hot dogs, there’s nothing quite as Christmassy as a traditional German sausage. Sizzling away on an open fire grill, there’s an array of bratwursts and frankfurters to choose from, all bursting with flavour. Why not treat yourself and sample them all? After all it is Christmas!

A Festive Nutty Feast

Christmas roasted nuts

The ultimate Christmas snack, nothing is quite as tasty and flavoursome than a delicious pick and mix of nuts. A quick moorish snack, they’re a festive treat that never fails to hit the spot. You’ll go nuts for the mouth watering selection of almonds and nuts available to choose from at Birmingham’s German Christmas Market. Covered in chocolate, toasted, fried or roasted, there’s a delectable and seemingly never ending selection to choose from.

Splendid Stollen

Christmas stollen

A delicious traditional treat not to be missed, Christmas stollen is the highlight of Birmingham’s German Christmas Market, and an absolute must for any foodie. A sweet and scrumptious cake, the stollen is filled with fruit, almonds and marzipan, making it the ultimate Christmas snack. If you haven’t tried stollen before, we definitely suggest that you put it at the very top of your German Christmas Market to do list.

Scrumptious Sauerkraut


Perfect for vegetarians and anyone who loves flavoursome festive food, sauerkraut is a traditional German dish of pickled cabbage. The perfect addition to any sandwich, or even just delicious on its own, sauerkraut is a tastebud treat that’s not to be missed.

Christmassy Crepes

Christmas Crepes

For the perfect way to round off your trip to Birmingham’s German Christmas Market, look no further than a warm tasty crepe to get you feeling well and truly Christmassy. Whether you choose to fill your crepe with savoury delights or sweet treats, you’re guaranteed to enjoy every mouthful. Washed down with either a mulled wine or a creamy hot chocolate, it’ll be the perfect end to a perfect day.

Book Your Festive City Break Package

If you want to explore Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market this December, why not make a weekend break of it and indulge yourself in all things Christmassy and festive? Just in time for the festive season, we have recently launched our City Break Package! Gift-wrapped with complimentary buffet breakfast, serving extensive hot and cold options, as well as a welcome drink upon arrival to ensure you feel like a VIP, this package goes hand-in-hand with the festive season! After spending the day wandering the Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market and ticking off your Christmas shopping list in the Bullring, retreat into luxury here at Park Regis Birmingham to polish off your festive city break.

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