17. Frankfurt Christmas Market
The annual German Christmas market has become the most anticipated event of the winter season as traders from across the Channel head over to Birmingham to showcase their authentic goods and serve up some delicious food and confectionaries.
While a cup of Glühwein is good enough to warm the heart, there is a lot more on offer such as traditional German sausages, schnitzel, and huge pretzels.
A number of booths also sell German made handicrafts and artisanal products which make for excellent and exclusive Christmas gifts.