Brindleyplace set to bring something of the après-ski with new Alpine Market

Brindleyplace Alpine Market
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If anyone thought the Frankfurt German Market was the only show in town this Christmas then another Birmingham business community development is anxious to prove them wrong.

Brindleyplace is bringing another slice of European festivities to the city with the launch of its new Alpine Market. The market, in Central Square, aims to bring something of the après-ski to the mixed-use office and leisure scheme.

Taking place between December 1 and 23, the Alpine Market will bring traditional chalets, live music and a host of Yuletide treats to Brindleyplace.

Nathan Sanghera, Marketing and Events Executive at Brindleyplace, said: “Christmas is definitely in the air at Brindleyplace, with a stunning 30ft tree in Central Square and our 27 bars, cafés and restaurants already bustling with people getting in the party spirit and trying out the new festive menus – thanks to our new Alpine Market there’s even more on offer this year.

“Central Square will be full of chalets selling tasty treats, stocking fillers and of course a festive tipple or two. So, whether you’re looking for a festive day out with family and friends or just want to give your after work drinks an après-ski feel for December, there really is something for everyone.”

Open from 11am to 9pm daily, the Alpine Market at Brindleyplace will have a selection of stalls selling everything from crepes to charcuterie, gingerbread to glühwein, hot chocolate to handcrafted gifts and more.

And with another festive date for the diary, Brindleyplace will be hosting Birmingham St. Mary’s Light up a Life concert in Oozells Square on Thursday (November 30). The alternative Christmas light switch-on is a celebration and remembrance of the lives of family and friends with visitors invited to dedicate a light to a loved one and write a name on a star that will be placed around the estate’s second Christmas tree located in Oozells Square and in the Hospice Book of Remembrance.

“This year we’re proud to be working with one of our charity partners, Birmingham St. Mary’s Hospice, to bring Light up a Life to Brindleyplace for the first time and celebrate the lives of loved ones on Thursday 30 November in Oozells Square,” added Nathan.

The Alpine Market at Brindleyplace will run alcohol free until December 7.

Elsewhere, Telford is aiming to spruce up its own festivities with the opening of its Telford European Christmas Market.

The Southwater market is in its second year and it is bigger and better than last year after the inaugural event proved a success.

Running until December 23, the Telford European Christmas Market has all the traditional elements of a Christmas market with wooden chalets decked with garlands and lights and festive gifts from around Europe.

The market will be open 10am-9pm Thursday to Saturday and 10am-7pm Sunday to Wednesday.

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