Stalls at German Christmas Market at night

Shop, Eat and Drink in Birmingham’s German Christmas Market

After a year-long wait, we can announce that Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market is finally here! Though many out there may say that visiting London’s Winter Wonderland is a must, we think differently. Perhaps you’re wondering why? Then, read on!

About the Market

Dates: Open daily from Thursday 2nd November to Sunday 24th December 2023.
Opening hours: Monday – Thursday 11am – 9pm
Friday 11am – 9.30pm
Saturday 10am – 9.30pm
Sunday 10am – 9pm
Location: Victoria Square, New Street Birmingham.

Birmingham’s Frankfurt-style Christmas Market is special for many reasons, one of them being that it’s the largest market of its kind outside of Germany and Austria! That fact alone beats any other market or fair in the country.

Every year, over 80 stalls set up in Victoria Square to sell food, drinks, crafts, jewellery, toys, ornaments and everything in between. The festive atmosphere is contagious everywhere you go, especially on snowy days. Given its popularity, expect big crowds over the weekends and close to Christmas day. Luckily, by staying at Park Regis Birmingham you’ll be within walking distance of Victoria Square — no more worrying about parking!


As an authentic German Christmas market, you can find typical seasonal flavours that will satisfy even the most demanding palates. Why not grab a cup of mulled wine whilst you stroll among the stalls looking for that perfect Christmas gift? If you want to know more about what foods to try, read our comprehensive guide to the best food in Birmingham’s German market.

Christmas tree at German Christmas Market in Birmingham


Whether you are looking for a unique Christmas ornament to hang on the tree or a fabulous present for someone special, the Frankfurt Christmas Market won’t disappoint. If you’re on the hunt for something in particular, try to organise your wish list before you head out to avoid wandering aimlessly. But if you’re willing to put yourself in the hands of fate, be ready to be surprised! The market sells handcrafted goodies, original furnishings, delicate decorations and much more.


If you’re keen for something other than gifts and food, Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market has put together a brilliant event calendar that includes live music. Enjoy a delightful mixture of Christmas classics and family favourites on weekdays and special performances at the weekend.

Get Your Skates On

Lace up your skates and take to the ice at Birmingham’s annual Ice Skate Birmingham. Located in Centenary Square, this outdoor ice rink offers a perfect opportunity to embrace the winter spirit. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced skater, the rink provides a fun-filled activity for people of all ages. This is to be enjoyed no matter the weather! This year, a clear roof has been installed meaning the typical UK weather won’t interrupt your fun. It is recommended to book tickets in advance which you can do so here.

Give yourself and your loved the ultimate Christmas present! Start planning a festive family holiday and get the best hotel deal in Birmingham by booking one of Park Regis special packages.

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