Christmas in Birmingham

Posted by Melanie on

The Christmas magic and festivities arrive in Birmingham this weekend. The Birmingham light switch on is on Saturday 8th November when the guest of honour, Father Christmas and his reindeers arrive in their fabulously illuminated sleigh, for the spectacular Christmas Parade.

Christmas lights will be switched on as the Parade leaves Colmore Row and cheerful makes its way through the City Centre at 5:30PM. Expect a night full of Christmas cheer and fun gimmicks along the way.

The theme of the 2014 parade is ‘Christmas through the ages’ – The night will feature the birth of Jesus in the Medieval, Tudor, and Victorian time’s, right through to the modern Christmas day, the parade will provide a living History lesson for spectators; Great fun for adults and children alike.

The Frankfurt Christmas Market will arrive in Birmingham on Thursday 13th November. Now this is where all the real fun starts

The market features hundreds of stalls with delicious food and drink to wonder upon throughout December. Chocolate covered fruit, Frankfurt sausages, beers and hot adult drinks too! We absolutely love this time of year and can’t wait to be a part of yet another spectacular Christmas year in Birmingham.

The Frankfurt Market will be open daily from 10AM - 9PM until 22nd December. It is centrally located in Victoria Square but as the years have gone on, the Christmas festivities have spilled out along New Street too. The Craft Market is in Chamberlain Square and continues through to Centenary Square as well.

And more fabulous attractions this Christmas, the magical Big Wheel and Ice Rink; they will be open for business from Saturday 15th November. As you make your way through Birmingham from November 8th, you will see how the Big Wheel comes together as the workers bond to build the structure.

We’re excited for yet another year of festivities, but most of all we are excited about the Frankfurt hot dogs and the Baileys hot chocolate at the Christmas Markets. What’s your favourite thing about the Christmas Markets? Is it the Crepes, the Mulled Wine, the Crafts, Chocolates, or simple the Christmas spirit? Let us know in the comments below.