When does the german market in birmingham start?

This year, Birmingham's German Market will take place from from Thursday, November 16 to Sunday, December 24 2017.

Marker organiser Kurt Stroscher, who is Frankfurt City Council's director of festivals and events, told the Birmingham Mail:

"Last year we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the partnership between Birmingham and Frankfurt, therefore the market took place until the 29th of December.
"This year there is no anniversary and every year we discuss which time the market should finish and this year we decided the 24th of December."

The market is known by the council and its organiser Kurt Stroscher as Frankfurt Christmas Market Birmingham. Taking place in Victoria Square and New Street, it's the largest market of its kind outside Germany and Austria.

Birmingham's German Christmas Market will open from 10am to 9pm every day. Weekends tend to be the busiest times - great if you enjoy a bustling atmosphere but it can get very crowded.

Weekdays are less hectic though it can get crowded in the middle of the day (from noon to 2pm when office workers go there in their lunch break).

It experiences a second busy spell after 5pm on weekday evenings, up until about 7.30pm, as people stop for a drink and a bite to eat on their way home from work in the city centre.

For further info about Birmingham's German Market visit Birminghammail.co.uk.

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