Quingo Christmas Market Series: Birmingham

Your Quingo means going out is much more pleasurable and safe during the winter months so we thought we would find you some great ways you can use your scooter to keep active and enjoy the wintertime!

This week we’re heading to the West Midlands as we visit the Birmingham Christmas Markets. Together with the huge range of Christmas events on offer, Birmingham’s Christmas markets offer a delightful and exciting experience for all visitors.

Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market

This is the largest authentic German market outside Germany and Austria. The centrepiece of the city’s festive event calendar returns to Birmingham each year in mid-November for 5 weeks. Explore over 180 stalls selling gifts, jewellery, decorations, handmade toys, delicious German fare and of course the ever popular Glühwein!

According to Visit Birmingham, there are some highlights you mustn’t miss out on…

German Bratwurst & Brezel – German Bratwurst (white or red sausage) and Brezel are traditional German foods and are famous throughout the world. How the Bratwurst is served varies by region, but it is commonly served with a Brötchen (roll). The Brezel is type of bread and is particularly famous in South Germany and Austria. German speakers also call it “Laugenbrezel” (lyle pretzel).

Glühwein – German mulled wine. Glühwein is a traditional and loved hot alcoholic Christmas drink which is usually made of white and red wine and various spices such as cinnamon, cloves, lemon slices and aniseed. The perfect warmer for a cold winter night!

Sing along with the singing mooseOver the years, Birmingham’s singing Christmas moose, named Chris Moose, has become a famous Christmas favourite! Chris Moose is located directly in front of the Council House entrance. This guarantees a Christmassy atmosphere and a lot of fun for young and old!

Craft Market

Adjacent to the Frankfurt Market the West Midlands’ own traders offer an entirely different selection of beautiful hand-crafted items at the Christmas Craft Market, all created by local artisans, as well as ethnic goods imported from all over the world.

Stalls offer a huge range of locally hand-crafted items, including decorative ironwork, wood carvings, handbags, toys, musical instruments and organic soaps and cosmetics.

In addition to the crafts, a huge range of locally produced food and drink is on offer to tantalise hungry shoppers, including organic sausages and real ale from local micro-breweries, as well as homemade chutneys and cheeses to take home and enjoy.

Coupled together, the two markets generate an incredible atmosphere and a unique shopping experience, creating the feel of a small, bustling village within the heart of the city centre.

The markets run from 12 November to 22 December in Victoria Square, New Street and Centenary Square from 10am-9pm every day. Find a really useful map of the markets here.



It is advised that you travel into Birmingham Christmas Markets by public transport wherever possible. For more information on rail, bus and Metro services, and an interactive journey planner, visit Network West Midlands.

If you do travel in by car however, the nearest car parks are Town Hall, Paradise Circus (accessed via diversionary route), NIA, Snow Hill, Markets or Dudley Street.

Fully accessible toilets are on Waterloo Street and in Centenary Square.

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