The Christmas Market in Birmingham is a renowned festive destination that has grown to be a highlight of the season. To journey to the Christmas Market in Birmingham, visitors have several convenient options.
How to get to the Birmingham Christmas Market
Birmingham New Street Station offers convenient rail connections from many of the UK's largest cities.
To get to the Christmas Market, exit onto Hill Street. From there, turn right and follow Hill Street up to Victoria Square. You'll arrive in less than five minutes.
When arriving from Manchester Piccadilly, you will also arrive at Birmingham New Street in less than two hours.
While not having the enviable proximity of New Street, you can still walk to the market in under 15 minutes.
If you’re travelling by car, Birmingham offers road connections to every major UK city.
The city hosts the Christmas Market in the centre, so there are ample parking options. Notable car parks within walking distance of the market include Bullring NCP, New Street NCP, and Grand Central NCP.
If you’re considering arriving by coach, Birmingham Coach Station receives coaches from all across the UK. From here, the city centre and the Christmas Market are a 15-minute walk or a short taxi ride away.
What to do at the Birmingham Christmas Market
Influenced by German traditions, the Birmingham Christmas Mark is a major attraction for both locals and visitors. Here, you can shop from over 150 stalls, finding unique gifts like handcrafted ornaments and artisanal soaps.
Indulging in festive food is a key part of the Christmas market experience. Expect classic German offerings, such as bratwurst sausages and warm glühwein.
You can enjoy city-wide sights on the Ferris wheel, which look especially magical as the lights begin to glow at dusk. The markets also offer the chance for kids to meet Santa Claus. He always visits so that they can share their Christmas list and snap a photo.
Weekdays are generally less crowded and allow you to avoid the hustle and bustle of the evenings. Since it’s an outdoor market, you should consider bringing some extra layers to keep warm will be a wise idea.
About the Birmingham Christmas Market
Established in 1997, the Birmingham Christmas Market has grown into a beloved tradition. It is now recognised as one of the largest authentic German Christmas markets outside of Germany and Austria.
Inspired by the classic Christmas markets of Germany, Birmingham’s version began as a small event. Now over the years, it has expanded.
Today, it features over 150 stalls and is a key part of the city's festive calendar. The Christmas Market transforms Birmingham’s city centre into a festive wonderland and attracts over five million visitors each year.
Ways to save on your train ticket to the Christmas Market in Birmingham
Travelling to the Birmingham Christmas Market by train with us is both convenient and cost-effective. When you book directly through us, we guarantee you won’t pay a penny in booking fees, and you’ll always get the best price for your journey.
If you’re planning a family trip then you should consider our Family Tickets. These are perfect for groups, which cater to groups from one adult and one child up to two adults and three children.
We also offer Family Advance options for even lower fares and Family Refundable tickets for savings and flexibility. Children under five travel free with a fare-paying adult. For older children, aged 5-15, we cut 50% off the cost of a normal Standard Class ticket.
You should also consider investing in a Railcard, which offers 1/3 off adult fares and 60% off kids’ fares.
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