Applications open as Festive market returns to Cathedral Grounds for 2022

28 April 2022

After welcoming over a quarter of a million visitors in 2021, Christmas in Cathedral Square will return for 2022, bringing with it a range of both new and familiar vendors.

Launching in 2021, Christmas in Cathedral Square welcomed over 300,000 visitors in its first year, with the market providing a platform for more than 50 local businesses, producers and craftspeople to showcase their goods in the run up to Christmas. Attractions such as a helter-skelter and pop-up bar, Pigeon in the Park became firm favourites with visitors and daily live music performances from Luxury Live entertainment ensured everyone passing through was in the festive spirit.

Delivered in partnership with Birmingham City Council, Birmingham Cathedral and Danter Attractions Limited, Christmas in Cathedral Square will return to the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral between 16 November – 18 December 2022, offering a mixture of award-winning local craft, gift, food and drink stalls for visitors to peruse and sample.

Colmore BID and partners have now begun the search for vendors for this year’s market, with applications now open. We would like all traders to have a presence within the Midlands region but encourage all to apply.

If you are interested in taking a stall, visit  to access the application forms.

Michele Wilby, CEO of Colmore BID, said: “We set out to make Christmas 2021 one to remember and judging from the feedback we had, Christmas in Cathedral Square accomplished this. The festive market was perhaps one of the most ambitious public events we’ve delivered as it transformed the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral into a bustling Christmas experience. After a challenging 18 months, Colmore Business District was once again full of life as people enjoyed the crafts, food, drink and live entertainment.

“We’re so pleased to be bringing Christmas in Cathedral Square back for the 2022 festive period. While it might seem early to be talking about it, a significant amount of work goes into planning and delivering an event of this size. 2021’s event showcased some of the very best independent talent the region has to offer and I can’t wait to see who we will have taking over the stalls this year.”

Over the coming months more information about Christmas in Cathedral Square will be released. To keep up to date with future announcements, keep an eye on the Colmore BID website.