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Birmingham Festive Gift Fair & Birmingham Christmas Market

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  • Duration: 2 days
  • Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI9068

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

2 days


Let us whisk you away for a fabulous weekend of Christmas shopping and festive entertainment.

Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market is a firm fixture in the city’s annual calendar and a massive favourite with both residents and visitors to the city from across the UK and Europe. Birmingham comes alive with the arrival of the Market, a clear sign that Christmas is just around the corner. The stalls on Victoria Square and along New Street offer something for everyone.

And whilst Birmingham will be buzzing, you can relax knowing that everything is taken care of. We'll get you there safely and look after the parking, leaving you to simply enjoy the magical atmosphere of Birmingham and their Frankfurt Christmas Market! You can also explore the famous Bullring and Grand Central for the ultimate shopping and dining experience - it has the UK's biggest Primark with the world's biggest Greggs!

After a relaxing overnight stay with breakfast included at our comfortable hotel on the outskirts of Birmingham, we head to the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham for the fabulous Festive Gift Fair, one of the very first Christmas Fairs staged in the UK, now in its 28th year. You won’t be stuck for ideas as you browse around over 300 stalls and find plenty of inspiration and temptation to buy unique Christmas gifts, stocking fillers, dramatic decorations, delicious food treats and trendy tipples you won’t find on the High Street! Enjoy the atmosphere created by the live performances on the four stages dotted around the show and get in the Festive Spirit!

Enjoy two days of festive fun for Christmas shopping, sightseeing and magical market browsing!

An ideal choice for:

* Value-conscious Christmas-shopaholics
* Lovers of traditional German-style Christmas Markets
* Couples and friends who fancy a fun-filled pre-Christmas break

PRICE FROM ? £109 per person
Plan My Trip


Day 1

Join your comfortable coach this morning and head straight for bustling Birmingham and arguably the largest Christmas Market in the UK. This one is directly from Frankfurt, and offers the best in German tradition, food and twinkling Christmas chalets. Enjoy free time to browse at your leisure and soak up the atmosphere and festive entertainment. Alternatively you can visit the famous Birmingham Bullring, one of the UK’s most visited shopping centres located in the very heart of the city.

We will give you time into late afternoon / early evening to enjoy the Christmas Market and centre of Birmingham, maybe also having a meal at one of the many restaurants or cafes in the city centre or the food stalls at the Christmas Market itself. We will then head for a later check in to your comfortable hotel on the outskirts of Birmingham for our overnight stay and to relax ahead of more festive fun tomorrow.

Day 2

After a filling buffet breakfast get ready for a fun day as we head to the NEC for the Festive Gift Fair which offers festive fun, food and gifts for everyone all wrapped up in one visit. Promoted as the biggest and best indoor Christmas Fair in the heart of the country, it is located in one huge hall bursting at the seams with a colourful, eclectic mix of unusual presents, traditional gifts and great home decorations. Whilst browsing the stalls you can also enjoy the Christmassy atmosphere created by festive music and sparkling Christmas lights on the stalls.

This afternoon it is time to join your coach and head homewards with time to relax with your fabulous festive memories and perhaps a gift or two.

Birmingham & Frankfurt Christmas Market

INCLUDED Visitor Destination

Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market is the largest traditional German-style Christmas Market outside of Austria and Germany and is packed full of continental festive fayre and traditional goods that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. From the traditional German bratwurst sausage and gluhwein stands through to the intricate lacework, porcelain and handmade gifts, you may have to step back and remind yourself you are in this modern metropolis which is transformed into a quaint German Christmas world. Over the years, Birmingham's singing Christmas moose (Chris Moose) has become a Christmas attraction in his own right. Located directly in front of the Council House entrance, the singing moose (Chris to his mates) guarantees a Christmassy atmosphere and a lot of fun for young and old. Carols in the City as well as daily bands on the Christmas market stage create a romantic Christmas atmosphere. Enjoy a hot mug of gluhwein while listening to traditional Christmas songs or great Jazz music.

Away from the market, you can explore the famous Bullring and Grand Central for the ultimate shopping and dining experience - it has the UK's biggest Primark with the world's biggest Greggs! Alternatively discover the thriving Jewellery Quarter with over 700 jewellers and independent retailers including museums and great places to eat and drink.

For further information on The Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market, please click here (opens in a new window)

Birmingham & the famous Bullring

INCLUDED Visitor Destination

Vibrant and cosmopolitan, world-class culture and scintillating shopping, Birmingham is now one of Europe’s most exciting cities. Its compact, pedestrian-friendly centre, public squares and revitalised canals provide an attractive setting for a visit full of pleasant surprises.

The famous Bullring is the glamorous heart of Birmingham with over 160 imaginative and desirable shops to explore. Since opening in 2003 the Bullring has helped to transform shopping in Birmingham – making it one of the most popular destinations for retail therapy in the UK. Known both for its vibrant mix of shops and restaurants and for the iconic Selfridges building (which was inspired by a Paco Rabanne sequinned dress) it offers the perfect shopping experience with over 200 brands and retailers, and more than 40 restaurants and cafés to relax in. For more information on what you will find at the Bullring, please click here (opens in a new window).

You can also find the UK's biggest Primark in Birmingham with the world's biggest Greggs! The historic side of Birmingham also offers a unique experience for you to discover with over 1400 years of history, seeing it develop into one of the leading industrial towns in Britain, with an extensive canal system and great prosperity. A visit to the thriving Jewellery Quarter is not to be missed with over 700 jewellers and independent retailers including museums and great places to eat and drink, bringing modern life and history together into a wonderful experience.

Festive Gift Fair

INCLUDED Visitor Destinatiion

Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s off to shop we go… let the festivities begin!

Shopping for presents or decorating your home, you won’t be stuck for ideas at the Festive Gift Fair!

1000’s of unusual gifts, stocking fillers, decorations, artisan food & drink from pocket money presents to handcrafted gifts, setting the mood for happy Christmas shopping... it's fun, it's lively and oh so Christmassy with lots of entertainment!

Great live music throughout the day to get your toes tapping while you browse over 300 colourful stalls. Festive characters, huge Santa sacks to WIN and lots of special offers on the day and of course the amazing Santa and his sleigh will be there every day joined by the naughty Grinch at the weekend!

Come along with friends and family and enjoy a fun-filled day of shopping…Christmas starts at Festive Gift Fair!

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Tour includes

  • 1 nights' hotel with English breakfast
  • Free time to enjoy Birmingham and its Frankfurt German Christmas Market
  • Entrance to the Festive Gift Fair at Birmingham NEC
  • Direct Coach Travel
  • Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
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Holiday Inn Express Birmingham - Oldbury Birmingham

The comfortable and modern Holiday Inn Express Birmingham Oldbury is located close to the M5, around 15-minutes drive from Birmingham city centre.

It offers air-conditioned bedrooms with free WiFi, an en-suite bathroom with a power shower, 32-inch TV with Freeview channels, tea and coffee making facilities, iron/ironing board and a hairdryer.

A hot and cold buffet breakfast is available and a snack menu is offered at other times of the day from the bar.

For more information, click here for the hotel website (opens in a new window)

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