Birmingham started getting ready for Christmas today with the Christmas Parade and Lights Switch On. Here is my video of the parade, and some of the entertainment in Brindleyplace – its not very polished, but hopefully you will get the gist!
The atmosphere was great – the kids were loving it – and the crowds seemed huge. The police are apparently estimating 40,000 along the route. Now the parade is finished the Frankfurt Christmas Market stalls can be built in Victoria Square and New Street ready for the opening on Thursday 17th (the Craft Fair is already being built in Chamberlain Square). This will be the 10th Frankfurt Christmas Market!