Very much Birmingham’s neighbourhood du jour, Stirchley is home to a cavalcade of craft ale bars, with none better than Attic Brew Co on Mary Vale Road. Sunday 10 December sees the return of Attic’s Indie Jolly Xmas Market and, as well as being able to sample superb beers in its spacious taphouse, Attic will be hosting many local vendors throughout the afternoon.Bringing Christmas cheer to Stirchley, the variety of traders in previous years has run from the ethical organic clothing of Punks and Chancers through to festive wax melt gifts from Sister Scents.
Address: Attic Brew Co, 29B Mary Vale Road, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2DA
4. Edgbaston Village Christmas Market
Not only is Edgbaston Village Christmas Market Birmingham’s largest artisan market, but it’s also arguably the city’s most picturesque. Set amid the handsome Georgian architecture and shimmering fairy lights of Greenfield Crescent, the market will host several stalls, including a farmers’ market selling cheese, bread, fruit and vegetables. The November instalment will include the area’s Christmas lights switch on, visits from Santa and Mrs Claus and carol singing.
When: Saturday 11 November 2023
Address: Edgbaston Village Christmas Market, Greenfield Crescent, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3AU
5. MAC’s Christmas Arts Market
When: Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 December; Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 December 2023
The Midlands Art Centre’s annual craft fair is having a Christmassy makeover for two weekends in December. Expect designer-makers selling ceramics, jewellery, paintings, textiles and more, and seasonal drinks, treats, and meals from the KILN café to fuel your gift shopping session, too.
Address: Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH