Christmas in Cathedral Square returns - opening date and 50 stalls revealed

It’s just under a month until the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral will be transformed into a glistening Christmas market with a magical Christmas lights switch on

<p>Christmas in Birmingham Cathedral Square - the popular market is returning</p>

Christmas in Birmingham Cathedral Square - the popular market is returning

The countdown to Christmas is on - and it’s not just the Birmingham Christmas German Market, Big Wheel and ice rink that will be lighting up the city.

Birmingham Cathedral Square is welcoming 50 fantastic stalls full of festive fun to really make it a truly special Christmas offering a mixture of craft, gift and food and drink stalls. Colmore BID’s magical Christmas lights will be switched on at the same time that it opens.

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The vendors include some of the Business District’s finest food and drink venues which will be taking up residency in the Christmas chalets - including, Hookways, Java Roastery and Purecraft Bar & Kitchen.

They will be joined by other vendors from across the city and region including, Loki Wine, Miss Macaroon, Pineapple Club, Dirty Dogs and Fries, Donut Shack, Mumbai Grill and Fruit Dippers.

Christmas in Cathedral Square is returning with 50 stalls full of gifts and delicious food and drink

Christmas in Cathedral Square will take place in the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral between November 17 and December 19. It’s delivered in partnership with  Birmingham City Council, Birmingham Cathedral and Danter Attractions Limited.  The market is providing a platform for local businesses, producers and craftspeople to showcase their goods.

It’s ideal if you’re looking to start your Christmas shopping or you’ve been super organised and just need to grab those last few presents.

Other vendors include Beyond Skin, Burning Barn Rum, Cielo Pottery, Funny Brummie Pictures, Glassy Silver, IKIGAI, Indian Gypsy, Let It Bee and Woody Things are just a handful of crafter-makers who will be at Christmas in Cathedral Square.

The full list is below.

A festive market is returning to Birmingham Cathedral with 50 stalls full of quality produce

What do the Christmas in Cathedral Square organisers say?

Michele Wilby, CEO of Colmore BID said: “The countdown is truly on for Christmas and while some may say it’s still too early to be talking about it, we’re incredibly excited about the city’s offering this year. Christmas in Cathedral Square is a new concept for us and one we’re pleased to be bringing to the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral. It’s great to have some of the city’s venues joining us in the festive chalets, as well as other independent businesses from across the region.

“We have worked with partners and other city centre attractions to build upon Birmingham’s already fantastic offering – this isn’t about competition, it’s about collaboration and ensuring the city attracts people from the across the county, not only to visit our stalls, but also our fantastic hospitality venues, shops and hotels. 2021 will be a Christmas to remember – but this year for all the right reasons”.

Leader of Birmingham City Council Cllr Ian Ward said: "Christmas in Cathedral Square is a welcome addition to Birmingham’s festive offering and provides another great reason to visit our city this Christmas. We have so much to offer visitors and this new attraction will showcase local businesses, producers, craftspeople alongside a number of our excellent food and drink venues."

Christmas in Cathedral Square opens on 17 November with the official switch on of the District’s Christmas lights. More details about this event will be released over the coming weeks.

Christmas in Cathedral Square returns with a glistening lights switch on and 50 fabulous stalls

Christmas in Cathedral Square full list of stalls

Food and Drink Listing

Dirty Dogs and Fries

Donut Shack

Fruit Dippers


Java Roastery

Loki Wine

Mumbai Grill

Pineapple Club

Purecraft Bar & Kitchen

The Saucy Stallion

Gift and Craft listing

Anne & Paul

Bear Books

Beki’s Brownies

Beyond Your Skin

Birmingham Balti Bowl Company

Blissful Batter

Bug and Belle

Burning Barn Rum

By Lou Moffat

Cielo Pottery

Draw My City


Funny Brummie Pictures

Glassy Silver


Indian Gypsy


Let It Bee


Miss Macaroon

Paul Stringer

Pinned on paper

Prices Spice


Ros and Alice

Seasonal Ornament Company

Steve Woodhams Art

Summer and Silver

The Cluttery

The Crackling Candle Co

Tropical Paradise Presents

Wax Essence

Wood Reinvented

Woody Things


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