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Some 100 miles north of cCentral London, the industrial town of Birmingham hosts Frankfurt Christmas Market, the largest German-style Christmas market outside of Germany and Austria. For seven weeks, New Street and Victoria Square are populated with dozens of stalls selling artisanal handicrafts, toys, Christmas ornaments, and seasonal treats like stollen (Christmas cake), roasted almonds, and glühwein. Don’t miss Chris, the singing moose in front of the entrance to Council House.

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  • 16 Cozy Christmas Markets in Europe

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Since the Middle Ages, Christmas street markets have delighted locals and visitors with food, ornaments, gifts, and entertainment. The start of the Christian Advent season in late November ushers in the opening of festive Christmas markets across Europe, which help revelers prepare for the holidays.  Lasting a […]