Birmingham's very first Digbeth Indie Xmas Market is coming to the city's cultural quarter on Saturday, December 17.
It will be hosted by independent brewery and taproom Halton Turner from midday. The market will be the first of its kind, showcasing an amazing lineup of indie stalls, festive activities, delicious food pop-ups and more.
Cosy and intimate, the market will play host to Birmingham's small makers, selling an amazing array of artisan and hand-crafted items. The market will transform indie taproom Halton Turner into a festive indie treasure trove filled with festive treats and workshops.
Digbeth is home to Birmingham's thriving creative district, and the market will be a chance to celebrate the city's small business owners and entrepreneurs. With sustainable and ethical Christmas shopping increasingly important to so many of us, the market provides the perfect opportunity to shop small and support local this festive season.
Entry to the Digbeth Indie Xmas Market is free, but you can treat yourself to a cheeky glass of mulled wine and a mince pie for just £6.
Tickets can be purchased here.
What is there to do at Digbeth Indie Xmas Market?
You'll find the usual festive food stalls and Christmas gifts but with a special Digbeth Indie Xmas Market eclectic, handmade twist!
There will be festive live music throughout the day, a mouth-watering Vietnamese street food pop-up from Viet Ventura and more to sink your teeth into.
The market will also host fun festive experiences and Christmas activities. You can pre-book pottery workshops, festive beer-tasting flights, and other Yuletide workshops. Below is a closer look at what's on offer:
Pop-up festive experiences at the market:
Make a pottery candlestick holder at a pop-up workshop:
Want to jazz up your Christmas decor this year? Then why not have a go at making your own unique candlestick holder?
This festive pottery workshop is the perfect way to soak up some seasonal spirit, all while getting creative and doing something a little different. Beautiful and definitely quirky, these candlestick holders will be sure to get the conversation flowing around the Christmas table.
🕯 Make a pottery candlestick holder: £40 per person
Christmas wreath-making pop-up workshop:
The smell of fresh pine. Beautiful winter berries galore! This classic festive wreath-making workshop is a sure way to capture those magical festive feels.
You'll be learning how to design and build your own unique hanging wreath from scratch. Definitely Christmassy and a lot of fun, this pop-up workshop is the ideal way to give your usual door decor a spruce.
🎄 Christmas wreath-making workshop: £45 per person
Christmas Beer Tasting With Roberto's:
Have your festive cheer with a side of tasty craft beer at this Christmas beer-tasting experience. For this pop-up event, you will join beer sommelier and founder of Cult of Oak, Roberto Ross, for a special tasting experience.
You'll be taken through four different artisan beers from around the world and hear fascinating facts about the brewing process. Set in the backdrop of the hustle and bustle of Halton Turner microbrewery, this one is sure to win points with any drinks connoisseur.
🍺 Christmas Beer Tasting With Roberto's: £20 per person
Watercolour Wreath Painting Workshop:
Beautiful Christmas wreaths. Dreamy watercolour paints! This one is perfect for relaxing, unwinding and pressing pause during the busy festive period. In this watercolour workshop, you'll be having fun getting creative with paint, all under the expert guidance of a professional artist.
Come along with friends, family or by yourself and leave with a lovely festive painting to hang up and display with pride (no matter how it turns out!).
🎨 Watercolour Wreath Painting Workshop: £35 per person