Best places to go Christmas Shopping in and around Birmingham this Christmas: christmas markets/shopping/toys/gifts/santa grotto

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Santa CCTV compare Christmas parking, Christmas grottos and Christmas events, late nights and special offers at Bullring, Grand Central, Mailbox, Touchwood, Resorts World and more.... Want to get all your Christmas shopping done and dusted? Santa CCTV compare parking prices, Christmas grottos and events, late night opening hours and offers and deals available so you can work out which shopping destination will be best for you in the run up to Christmas 2017. We also have ideas to make it fun too, like restaurants, cinemas and even crazy golf and soft play to keep the kids entertained. Bring on Christmas 2017 shopping, let’s get it done! German Market and city centre shopping Birmingham will officially become Christmassy on Thursday, November 16. That’s when the Christmas lights will be switched on and the German Market, ice rink and big wheel will open. The German Market, which runs until Christmas Eve, features dozens of colourful, lit-up stalls selling lamps, toys, decorations, delicious treats and lots more. You can shop there or maybe pop in for a glass of gluhwein or German beer after you’ve shopped elsewhere. There will also be a Christmas Floating Market on the canal near Arena Birmingham on December 9 and 10.The heart of Birmingham is home to House of Fraser on Corporation Street, where a special Christmas grotto is planned from November 30 to December 24. Look out for the quirky Urban Outfitters and independent boutique Disorder, or go jewellery shopping at Watches of Switzerland or Rex Johnson plus there are large Primark and Apple stores too. The pretty Burlington Arcade is just off New Street is where you can buy clothes and accessories from Flannels and Onu and stop off for a drink at Bacchus Bar, an underground gem where you can grab a bit to eat.There are some wonderful food and drink shops in the picturesque Great Western Arcade on Colmore Row. Check out the cakes at Miss Macaroon, the cheeses at Anderson & Hill and the wines at Loki. There’s even a spa too, if you fancy a massage after all that shopping. And you can pick up jewellery from Onyx Workshop Jewellers in the traditional Piccadilly Arcade just off New Street where there’s also an independent cafe called Sixteen Bakery, which is a good place to go for brunch before you start shopping. Birmingham’s German Christmas Market will open from 10am to 9pm every day. Elsewhere, opening times vary from store to store. Click here for the Christmas shopping hours for House of Fraser.City centre parking The nearest parking to the German Market is Town Hall Car Park (2 hours for £3), Navigation Street (2 hours for £3) and Grand Central (2 hours for £5). For House of Fraser, park at Snow Hill Station, where charges start at around £1.50 per hour. For the Burlington and Picadilly Arcades, park on Hill Street, where charges start at around £2.50 for one hour.If you want lots of choice, this is the place to go. Bullring houses more than 160 stores, selling fashion and lingerie, homeware and electricals plus lots of places to stop for lunch, cocktails, afternoon tea and meals out too. It’s home to stores like All Saints , Diesel , Forever 21 , Gap , TK Maxx , Hollister , H&M , Next , New Look , Hugo Boss , River Island , Victoria’s Secret , Pandora and many more. For kids presents, there’s Build-a-Bear, Disney Store , The Entertainer , Game and Smiggle Shoe lovers should look out for Dune , Irregular Choice , Jones Bootmaker , Office and one of the largest Footlockers in the UK. And, when you’re done shopping, grab a bite to eat at Bill’s, Brown’s, Five Guys, Wagamama, Not Dogs or Nando’s. There’s no grotto at Bullring this year although there are likely to be events taking place, particularly at Selfridges, in the run-up to Christmas. And there’s a soft play centre to bribe the kids with after you’ve dragged them round the shops for hours!

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