For the Gift & Craft and Off Sales categories we are keen to receive applications from traders who only wish to participate for a single week or maybe 2 weeks. Traders who wish to participate for the whole duration are also encouraged to apply.

For the Food and Alcohol categories only applications for the entire duration will be accepted.

If your application is successful, every effort will be made to offer you the duration you applied for, but we will continue with a market mix format that allows visitors to experience something different on a weekly basis.

Trading Fees

Gift & Craft Weekly, fortnight or whole £396 per week £150 £246
Off Sales - Sweet Treats Weekly, fortnight or whole £750 per week £250 £500
Off Sales - Alcoholic Weekly, fortnight or whole £750 per week £250 £500
Food Total Period £8,000 £2,500 £5,500
Alcohol Total Period £12,000 £4,500 £7,500

Trading Fees: These consist of trading rental fee and a service charge, and are inclusive of VAT

Deposits: If your application is successful, an offer to trade will be made to you. A deposit payment will be required if you decide to accept the trading offer.

Final payment: This payment must be made in full by the due date stipulated in the offer to trade.

Key Dates

All applications will be assessed, and the outcome communicated to each applicant by the end of June / early July.

Market Trading dates
are Wednesday 13th November to 22nd December 2024

Operating Periods

Week 1 Wednesday 13th November Sunday 17th November
Week 2 Monday 18th November Sunday 24th November
Week 3 Monday 25th November Sunday 1st December
Week 4 Monday 2nd December Sunday 8th December
Week 5 Monday 9th December Sunday 15th December
Week 6 Monday 16th December Sunday 22nd December

Week 1 only consists of 5 days

Think Green & What You Need To Know

There will be a Think Green approach to trading this year, with a focus to reduce, reuse and recycle waste.

The application assessment process will seek your commitment to avoid the use of single use plastic


There will be 24/7 security throughout the load in, load out and trading periods.

Market staff will be available during trading hours and successful applicants will be given a list of key contact names and numbers as part of the market briefing pack.


Cathedral Square is in the heart of Birmingham city centre so a traffic management plan will be developed to allow traders to access by vehicle the perimeter of Cathedral Square to allow for setting up, re-stocking and load out.


There is parking available across the city centre with several parking options near to Cathedral Square. Please note that Clean Air Zone charges are enforce and you can check if your vehicle(s) is exempt via CAZ.

Parking Links