Hundreds head to German Market for opening day

Hundreds of people have packed into Birmingham city centre for the first day of the German Christmas Market.

Now in its 13th year, the market is said to be the biggest outside Germany.

Shoppers enjoy Birmingham Christmas Market today
Shoppers enjoy Birmingham Christmas Market today Credit: ITV News Central

This year, the market features 190 stalls and an ice rink, as well as the usual range of entertainment and seasonal drinks.

Shoppers in Victoria Square head to the opening day of the German Market
Shoppers in Victoria Square head to the opening day of the German Market Credit: ITV News Central

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