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Welcome to the


Winter Markt Event


Experience the magic of the holidays at the annual Birmingham Winter Markt featuring displays from local artists and vendors, European cuisine, thousands of holiday lights, ice sculptures, live entertainment, complimentary carriage rides and more. Santa House, a Kinderhaus children’s activity area and warming stations are sure to please visitors of all ages! 

Watch our Winter Markt video to see what you can expect at Winter Markt!
Join us on opening night (Friday, December 1) at 6:00 p.m. for the annual Birmingham Holiday Tree Lighting featuring Channel 955's Mojo and Shannon, Santa, live caroling and the lighting of a 41-foot holiday tree adorned with over 40,000 LED lights! 

Friday, December 1, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. (Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:00 p.m.)
Saturday, December 2, 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Snow Queen and Frozen Princess 12:30-3:30 p.m.)
Sunday, December 3, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

**Winter Markt is open rain, snow or shine!**

Shain Park in downtown Birmingham

View the event map and vendor list for more details.

View the performance schedule for entertainment details. 

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Interested in Volunteering? 

Volunteering for Birmingham Shopping District (BSD) events is a great way to give back to your community, while learning more about event management, interacting with community members and getting a behind-the-scenes look at what we do in the BSD. It's also a fun way to fulfill volunteer hour requirements for school or other organizations, or build camaraderie with within a sports team/club/troop. Complete this simple volunteer form or contact the BSD office at (248) 530-1200 for details. 

Information for Vendors

All interested vendors must review the Rules and Regulations and complete the 2023 Vendor Application by October 6, 2023. Applications received after October 6, 2023 may be considered if space is available. Submission of the application does not guarantee acceptance as a Winter Markt vendor. If you are selected as a Winter Markt Vendor, you will receive an invoice from the Birmingham Shopping District. 

For more information or if you have questions, please call the Birmingham Shopping District office at 248-530-1200.

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