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.
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.
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.”
‘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.”
‘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.”
‘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.”
Christmas in Cathedral Square full list of stalls
Food and Drink Listing
Dirty Dogs and Fries
Purecraft Bar & Kitchen
The Saucy Stallion
Gift and Craft listing
Anne & Paul
Beyond Your Skin
Birmingham Balti Bowl Company
Bug and Belle
Burning Barn Rum
By Lou Moffat
Draw My City
Funny Brummie Pictures
Let It Bee
Pinned on paper
Ros and Alice
Seasonal Ornament Company
Steve Woodhams Art
Summer and Silver
The Crackling Candle Co
Tropical Paradise Presents
To find out more about Christmas in Cathedral Square, visit www.colmorebusinessdistrict.com/christmas-in-cathedral-square
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