Enjoy the Frankfurt Christmas Market Family Fun Day

By on 04/12/2010 in News

Enjoy the magic of the festive season at Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market on Saturday (December 4) with the second of our ever popular Family Days.

Organisers have lined up the following special activities for today’s visitors to the market (11am – 4pm)

  • Victorian Street Hustler & Sugar Plum Fairy (Charlie Farley and Rags)
    Two Christmas Theme walkabout acts will be performing balloon modelling, juggling and magic.
  • Santa Clause
    Walkabout Act Santa Graham is a warm and caring Santa who will take the time wandering from shop to shop, market stall to market stall lending an ear to an adoring family.
  • Special offers
    Discount offers will be available on each stall during the Family Day. Offers are available to everyone, not just families.

And Birmingham Central Library's Centre for the Child will also host a programme of children's activities throughout the day.

Birmingham City Council Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport and Culture Martin Mullaney said: “The Family Days are hugely popular events and this year we've got some great entertainment for visitors to the market.

“For many people the return of the Frankfurt Christmas Market really means the festive season is on its way and we're looking forward to welcoming thousands of visitors on Saturday.”

Now in its tenth year, the Frankfurt Christmas Market is the largest authentic German market held anywhere in the world outside Germany and Austria.

Staged in Victoria Square and New Street, the Frankfurt Christmas Market features traditional stalls offering handmade toys, Christmas decorations, jewellery, clothing and craft goods.

Visitors can also enjoy the delights of German mulled wine (Glühwein), grilled sausages, pretzels, German beer, gingerbread, stollen, crepes and marzipan sweets.

The market will also once again incorporate a Christmas Craft Fair, featuring a selection of beautiful hand-crafted items created by local artisans, as well as ethnic goods imported from all over the world.

The Centre for the Child have the following free German Christmas-themed activities, they are happy for these to be publicised as part of the wider Frankfurt Christmas Market Family Days programme.

Their events include:

  • 11-12pm Traditional German Crafts – “Giving Shoes” – Make a giving shoe to be filled by St. Nikolaus
  • 2-2.45pm Christmas Family Storytime – Join us as we share our favourite Christmas stories and tales of St. Nikolaus
  • 3-4pm Traditional German Crafts – “Giving Shoes” – Make a giving shoe to be filled by St. Nikolaus

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