Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Frankfurt Christmas Market in Birmingham

Yesterday was our last day with Scott's parents here, and we headed north to Birmingham for the day. Birmingham is home to the largest authentic German Christmas market outside of Germany or Austria. Judging from the crowds that were out at the market yesterday (even in the terribly cold dreary rain), it seems it is quite an attraction right now in the West Midlands region. Although the weather was not enjoyable, we did enjoy the German sausages, candy floss, sweet treats and shopping at the market. 
The entrance to the market. The Christmas candle pyramid is actually the top of a beer bar!
The German pretzels and pretzel sandwiches for sale...
Father Christmas (aka Santa to Americans) was perched on top of the creperie stand. 
A booth with lots of decorative cookies and candied nuts of all types that smelled delicious! 
German nutcrackers for sale at a booth. I bought one with a black fuzzy hat for our fireplace mantel. 
A view of the crowds in the center of the market and a sign lit up reading "Merry Christmas Birmingham."

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