Wed. Dec 1st, 2021

The date for this year’s Christmas lights in Birmingham city center has been revealed – and it’s much earlier than usual.

Preparations for Birmingham’s festivities are already underway, with the German market’s much-loved Gluhwein stalls and ‘Chris Moose’ beer stand making a long-awaited return to the city.

Builders have already started construction on the festive attraction, as it opens earlier than ever this year from Thursday, November 4th.

READ MORE:First pictures of Birmingham’s German Christmas market as stalls erected in Victoria Square

It is understood that the city council has now confirmed that the lights will be turned on in the city center on the same date – November 4.

The event will be an appropriate way to mark the return of the German market in the city with huts, bars and the landmark Christmas tree that is to appear in the coming days.

This year’s market will have 56 stalls spreading down New Street while work in progress takes place on Victoria Square.

The view of the new Christmas tree in 2020 at the top end of New Street
The view of the new Christmas tree in 2020 at the top end of New Street

Kurt Stroscher, Frankfurt City Council’s director of festivals and events, said: “We are so excited to return to Birmingham this year and look forward to seeing people enjoy the festive cheers of the market.

“We have missed being a part of the city’s Christmas parties.”

Over five million people visit the festive market every year, and the stallholders are getting ready for an influx of people who missed out last year.

But Birmingham City Council has warned that the market could still be canceled if Covid restrictions take effect during the autumn.

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