Stall holder Astrid Raadschelders said she was happy to be welcomed back to Birmingham again this year.
She said the market gets everyone in the Christmas mood, and it is about spending time with your family.
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After a chilly start, it will be a largely dry day with sunny spells.
Another largely dry and fine day, though cloud may tend to thicken from the north, with perhaps some outbreaks of rain in the evening.