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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Rain, occasionally heavy, will clear around midday, then sunny intervals will develop during the afternoon. A windy morning with gales.
Wet and windy with a spell of heavy and squally rain crossing all parts. This will clear through the afternoon.
Westminster officials have said they support the idea of a statue of the former Prime Minister, but the current proposal is not right.