Birmingham German Christmas Market: 19 stunning pictures to mark the 19th event

The much-loved German market returns to Birmingham for the first time since 2019 after last year’s event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic and it’s celebrating its 21st birthday

<p>Birmingham German Market 2021 is on its way (Frankfurt Christmas Market Ltd photo) </p>

Birmingham German Market 2021 is on its way (Frankfurt Christmas Market Ltd photo)

Excitement is building with Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market set to return to the city this winter.

The popular event was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, but will return to Victoria Square and New Street for the 19th time on November 4 until December 23.

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The market is a firm fixture in the city’s annual calendar and a massive favourite with both residents and visitors to the city from across the UK and Europe.

Birmingham has changed dramatically since the market first came to town in 2001 with a lot more sky scrapers and more developments springing up across its skyline. It would have been celebrating the 20th event this year, but it was cancelled last year due to the pandemic.

The West Midlands event is the largest authentic German market outside of Germany or Austria; offering a large range of traditional goods and gifts and a selection of tempting food and drink.

The Birmingham German Market is also known as Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market, with the city being twinned with the German city. Here are 19 photos from the event over the years to get you into the festive spirit.

Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas market on December 3, 2013 (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

A young girl wraps up warm to enjoy a mug of hot chocolate during Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas market on December 3, 2013 (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Visitors and Christmas shoppers enjoy Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas market on December 3, 2013 (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
German beer, Frankfurter sausages, mulled wine, chocolate and traditional craft products entice thousands of visitors. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Visitors and Christmas shoppers enjoy Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas market on November 23, 2011 in Birmingham (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Chefs cook traditional German sausages over an open fire at Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas market on November 23, 2011 (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
The stalls on Victoria Square and along New Street offer something for everyone (Frankfurt Christmas Market Ltd)
Gluhwein (mulled wine), weissbeer (wheat beer), and tasty hot chocolate will be available (Frankfurt Christmas Market Ltd)

Pretzels, schnitzels, bratwursts, and roasted almonds will tempt your tastebuds again this winter (Frankfurt Christmas Market Ltd)
Frankfurt Christmas Market Ltd
People will once again be able to enjoy festive food and drink, live music, and browse an array of craft and gift stalls (Frankfurt Christmas Market Ltd)
The market will run from 10am to 9pm daily (Frankfurt Christmas Market Ltd)
The Singing Moose has become a bit of a sensation at the market in previous years (Frankfurt Christmas Market Ltd)
The stalls on Victoria Square and along New Street offer something for everyone (Frankfurt Christmas Market Ltd)
A selection of tempting food and drink will once again be on offer this year, including: Pretzels, schnitzels, bratwursts, and roasted almonds (Frankfurt Christmas Market Ltd)
The market will run from November 4 and will run until December 23 (Frankfurt Christmas Market ltd)
The market is held on Victoria Square and New Street each year (Frankfurt Christmas Market Ltd photo)
Frankfurt Christmas Market Ltd

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