The city of Birmingham is a vibrant place to be on any night, for Christmas 2019 The German Market is in town and is a good night out. There are food, gift and drink stalls selling a variety of things from the Museum and Art Gallery down New Street towards The Bullring. The library area towards theatreland and centenary square has an ice rink, big wheel and the City Flyer ride amongst other things.
Frankfurt Christmas Market Birmingham
The Frankfurt Xmas Market is located from The Bullring along New Street towards BMAG. There is entertainment in the form of a live singer and even a carousel. Food ranges from hot-dogs with German sausages, roast ham, cakes and chocolate. Brinks include many German favourites from beer or lager in 2 ping glasses to schnapps and other shots.
From experience most nights are vibrant and have a good atmosphere even in the cold or rain. I recently enjoyed Bratwurst, onions in a bun as well as ham, cabbage and baked potato washed down with Hofbrau beer and a jagermeister for the road.
My last visit this week made me look forward to visiting Christkindlesmarkt on my imminent Inter-rail adventure. Christkindlesmarkt is a Christmas market that is held annually in Nuremberg, Germany.
Just along from BMAG towards Brindley Place is Centenary square near to the new library. Centenary Square is a public square on the north side of Broad Street, named in 1989 to commemorate the centenary of Birmingham achieving city status.
The annual ice rink is here where people of all abilities can skate on the ice, one for my to do before Xmas activities.
A big wheel is located here with great views across the city at night or in the day. RJ enjoyed a late evening ride on a cold wet night but thoroughly enjoyed the view and took a few photographs. Well worth the £5 entry for a one off or to try and get a perfect shot.
The city flyer is a ride not for the feint hearted or those that fear heights, towering about the city at over 50 metres tall. Your legs dangle as the ride spins getting great views of the area and better than the big wheel. I had my camera attached to my wrist to get some great night time skyline photos. This ride was great and felt very safe despite the mild dislike of heights. A great activity for a date and liven up an night with the other half and get some adrenaline going.