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by Tammy Facey (subscribe)
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Bringing the festivities inside
Only a couple of weeks ago, my friends and I mooching around the Birmingham German Market, happy with our eats and purchases but also freezing. We ended up leaving after about an hour to warm our cockles in the nearest restaurant.

If you've ever felt the same, you'll know that while Christmas markets are festive and wonderful, they're outside. If the crowds and bitter winds are spoiling your festive fun, then you'll be overjoyed at my recent discovery.

Victorian Market
Victorian Market entrance

Tucked away in Campfield covered market hall, the Victorian Christmas Market is the smart destination for all things mulled and twinkly. Run by the enterprising souls behind Castlefield Artisan Market, the cavernous space is home to traders selling warming treats, from crêpes to Greek and Vietnamese street food, alongside craft, vintage and homeware stalls.

Judging by the sheer variety of food and wares at the usual Castlefield Artisan Market, revellers are in for a treat.

The main bar serves beers from London's Meantime brewery and a cider bar offers 10 different varieties.

Victorian Market
Vintage finds

Catch the market before it's over - it will stay in Upper Campfield until the week before Christmas. Let the festivities begin.
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Why? For an indoor, slightly artisan Christmas market
When: 10am - 8pm
Phone: 07826465673
Where: Campfield Market Hall, corner of Deansgate and Barton Street, M3
Cost: Free entry
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