There's nothing more festive than visiting a German Market in the weeks closing up to Christmas. The cold air, dark nights with Christmas lights illuminating up the streets of Birmingham. It's my favourite, i wasn't looking forward to Christmas much this year (I'm still not, really) but visiting the market once a year is always a lovely time, no sadness, just pure happiness. Filled with food and beer and the most beautiful trinkets and presents to buy (sometimes with silly prices for what you're getting, but it's only once a year so why not?!) Apart from the recent 'pickpocketers' reported to be raiding Birminghams German Market, i kept hold of my Camera very tight, often hiding it under my scarf, i couldn't take any chances could i? I thought i'd show you a few photographs i took the night i went.