5 Tips for visiting the Frankfurt Christmas Market in Birmingham

21 November 2016

If you don't already know, the Christmas Market in Birmingham is the biggest authentic Christmas market outside of Germany and Austria. So it's pretty cool to have down the road, it's the one good thing about Birmingham! I've been going every year since I was about 15. Usually, I visit in December when it's SUPER packed out and you can barely move. However, this year I managed to go a little earlier and it was SO nice to look around the stalls properly. Not that I haven't already seen everything there a million times! It's the same every year... but I still go every year!

Is it really Christmas if you don't go to The Christmas Market?


1. AVOID THE CROWDS! Try to go in the day or a weeknight. I know this might not sound appealing as you have to get up for work the next day BUT it's a whole lot better than being stuck in the mass crowds on a friday night!

2. EAT ALL THE FOOD AND DRINKS! I had literally the best cheesy salami garlic bread the other day. But you can get everything from crepes, pretzels, gingerbread, bratwurst, currywurst, marshmallows, fudge... the list goes on! And then there's the drinks: beer, mulled wine, hot chocolate infused with baileys or jager or god-knows what else! For £3 you can even keep the glass a keepsake!

3. TAKE CASH! I literally make this mistake every time I go. Thankfully, it's in the middle of the city centre so cash machines aren't hard to find. But it's a little embarrassing when you've ordered your pancake and realised you don't have any money!

4. WALK AROUND IT ALL! Honestly, it can be a little daunting because it stretches all the way from the Bullring, through Victoria square, and ends near the ICC. A lot of the stalls are similar but if you miss part of it out you're sure to regret it!

5. DRESS FOR THE OCCASION! This probably sounds like a stupid tip, because it's obvious, right? But there's a lot of walking involved in the middle of winter. So wrap up warm and wear comfy shoes! Whatever you do, don't wear heels!

And just so you know, that horse on the carousel is called Claudia. I can't find a keyring with my name on but I find a horse!

If you've been to the market let me know what you think! Or do you have any other tips?


  1. It looks amazing! Iv never actually been to a Christmas market before! There's none that aren't close to me so it's good that you live to close to this one!

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  2. I've just spent the weekend there and luckily we had my brother with us - he goes to uni there - so we didnt miss the end of it near the ICC but its a great tip for others who dont know! That was my favourite part :D



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