Christmas markets originated in Germany, Austria and some French regions and date back to the middle ages.
Markets are generally held in town squares and sell a wide variety of food, drink, crafts and seasonal items.
For some people, the Christmas Market is the highlight of the year, often bringing thousands of visitors to the area.
Did you know that Lincoln was the first town in the UK to introduce Christmas Markets as part of its friendship and twinning with the town of Neustadt in Germany and now has over 250 stalls?
Over the years, Christmas markets have become more and more popular throughout the UK and Solihull is no exception.
The Solihull Christmas Market will be located in Mell Square from Saturday 29th November to Monday 22nd December and promises to be bigger and better than ever before.
Over fifty market stalls, painted in festive colours will be offering visitors the perfect opportunity to purchase unique Christmas gifts from jewellery and candles to decorations and wooden toys and an al fresco German bar "The Merry Monk" will serve up plenty of Gluhwein and bratwurst to warm your cockles!
Theatre Square, Touchwood will be transformed into an Arctic Haven with an ice bar that will be in place until Saturday December 13th.
If you're looking for the opportunity to buy the perfect gift and you want to join in the festivities of Christmas, go along to the Solihull Christmas Market and enjoy every minute.
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