Video: Take a look around Birmingham Cathedral Square Christmas Market

The lights are on - Christmas has officially launched at Colmore Business District with the festive market at Birmingham Cathederal featuring the pop up Pigeon in the Park pub

As the countdown towards Christmas continues, what better way to start feeling the spirit than the sights, sounds and smells of Birmingham’s Christmas Markets which have become an important part of the city’s tapestry over the years.

There’s plenty to enjoy at the German Christmas Market around Victoria Square - and now the festive season has spread to to Colmore Business District and Birmingham Cathedral Square.

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An array of gift and food and drink stalls have opened on the popular city centre area, which also features the first ever pop up Pigeon in the Park - named after its most famous resident.

BirminghamWorld went to visit Cathedral Square Christmas Market as it official opening with the Dean of Birmingham Matt Thompson got to meet some of it’s very first customers and stall holders as they raised up the hatches for business.

Stall at Colmore Christmas Market

Matt said: “We’re really delighted to be offering this partnership with Colmore Bid, with DANTA, to provide the market here in Cathedral Square. We see it as a way of extending our hospitality and welcome to the people of Birmingham.

“It’s also great to be offering this opportunity for local traders who have had a tough year after the pandemic as we all know. So to give them an opportunity to work here over the next month, and to serve the people of Birmingham, is a great opportunity too.”

Matt Thompson, Dean of Birmingham, at Colmore Christmas Market

‘The local merchandise is great’

Jonathan, from Dudley, said: “It’s nice to see a Christmas market that’s full of local stalls. It is nice to see a German market, but to see a British market is really nice. All local merchandise, all local beer and that. It’s exciting.”

Jonathan, from Dudley, at Colmore Christmas Market

‘The independent retailers are brilliant’

Sophie, a store supervisor, said: “The Christmas market is brilliant as an independent retailer because it brings people together after Covid and enhances the Christmas spirit. It’s just a brilliant opportunity for all of us.”

Sophie, Store Supervisor at Colmore Christmas Market

‘We’re celebrating everything that is Birmingham’

Katie Paddock, Special Projects Executive for Colmore Business District said: “Christmas in Cathedral Square is really important to Birmingham. It’s the missing piece to the Birmingham Christmas offering. It celebrates everything that is Birmingham, all of our traders are from Birmingham, and it’s just great to be back out and supporting the city.”

Katie Paddock, Special Projects Executive, Colmore Business District, at Colmore Christmas Market

Christmas in Cathedral Square full list of stalls

Food and Drink Listing

Dirty Dogs and Fries

Donut Shack

Fruit Dippers

Hookways

Java Roastery

Loki Wine

Mumbai Grill

Pineapple Club

Purecraft Bar & Kitchen

The Saucy Stallion

Pigeon on the Park at Colmore Christmas Market

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

Birmingham Cathedral Square Christmas tree

Draw My City

Epicurisity

Funny Brummie Pictures

Glassy Silver

IKIGAI

Indian Gypsy

Jewelnique

Let It Bee

Natroma

Miss Macaroon

Paul Stringer

Pinned on paper

Birmingham Cathedral Christmas Square Market

Prices Spice

Quartermasters

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

YACreates

To find out more about Christmas in Cathedral Square, visit www.colmorebusinessdistrict.com/christmas-in-cathedral-square

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