Local businesses specialising in crafts and gifts will be participating in Birmingham’s first ever independent Christmas market outside St Philip’s Cathedral during the festive period.
Providing opportunities for small businesses to showcase their goods, the event will run from November 17 to December 19 and will include more than 30, crafts, gifts, and food stalls.
The launch took place yesterday at 6:30pm with live music and entertainment, for shoppers to enjoy while they visited the exciting individual stalls.
The month-long Christmas market is part of a collaboration between Birmingham City Council and Colmore Business District, the city’s commercial and leisure quarter.
Birmingham city Councillor, Ian Ward said, “Birmingham’s festive events attract millions of people to the city centre every year and Christmas in Cathedral Square is a welcome addition to this year’s offer.
“Our city is blessed with a vibrant independent sector and this will showcase some of the very best and, after a tough 18 months, we can show our support for lots of great local businesses.
“There is something for everyone visiting Birmingham this Christmas and we know that businesses right across the city centre benefit from the upsurge in visitors at this time of the year.”
Visitors to the event can expect a warm festive atmosphere, fantastic food and drink and an opportunity to pick up some special Christmas gifts.
The line-up for the market includes local business companies, Miss Macaroon and let it bee, a business operated by two sisters creating natural, organic skin care products from Birmingham, as well as many more.
Food and drink stalls will serve customers daily throughout the run of the markets, while some crafts and gift stalls will participate on individual days.
Adding to the festive buzz, a ‘helter skelter’ slide will leads customers straight to the entrance of a fun Cadbury’s hot chocolate and Bailey’s’ bar.
“We know from successful events like Colmore Food Festival and Summer in the Square that there is an appetite for events that showcase Birmingham’s fantastic food and drink,” added Mr Ward.
“I’m sure Christmas in Cathedral Square will become a popular fixture on the city’s social calendar.”