Festive market in new location
BIRMINGHAM’S Christmas market got off to a festive start in a new location last week as it opened in the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral.
Scores of kiosks have been put up in the cemetery this year as Centenary Square is being redeveloped.
Meanwhile, the traditional German market also kicked off in Victoria Square and New Street as the city turned on its Christmas lights.
The all- imporant button was pressed by 12- year- old Louis Johnson, Birmingham Children Hospital’s Fundraiser of the Year. He is best friends with five- year- old Ben Collins, who has terminal bone cancer.
Birmingham Cathedral’s chief executive Anna Pitt said: “I am delighted that the Christmas Market adds an additional dimension to the cathedral’s celebration of Advent and Christmas this year.
“The market this year offers us an opportunity to engage with many more of our neighbours.”