Looking for magical things to do in Bristol this December? Fill the lead up to Christmas with all the trimmings of the festive season, from gloriously glittering craft workshops to mesmerising light shows.

Discover your ultimate Christmas in Bristol with this handy festive guide to Bristol’s Christmas highlights:

Christmas wreath making workshops

Wreath making is one of the most popular things to do in the lead up to Christmas. Whether you’re a plant lover or simply love decking the halls, a wreath is the centrepiece to any festive home. 

Here are five Bristol wreath workshops to get stuck into:

Wreathmaking class

Deck the halls with handmade touches

Looking to add some handmade flourishes to your Christmas tree? Or want to send out handmade Christmas cards this year? Or maybe just get Christmas crafty because ‘tis the season? Don your elf hat and check out these unmissable festive workshops:

Discover more Christmas craft workshops

Crafting Christmas decorations

Winter illuminations and Christmas light experiences

Banish the cold winter nights with bright lights! One of the most magical ways to celebrate the festive season is to make the most of darker evenings with illumination walks, Christmas lights, and spectacularly bright events!

Evolution Drone Light Show (19-21 December, Seat Unique Stadium)

Evolution is a spectacular drone light show that will have thousands of Bristolians watching the sky in awe! This epic-scale narrated theatrical spectacular in the sky is one of Bristol’s most anticipated Christmas events, and will feature hundreds of lit drones flying in unison to tell the story of our evolution. The sky will set the stage for a whirlwind dance of dinosaurs, the Big Bang, and creatures from the mighty and majestic to the microscopic.

Light drone show showing a fox
Image - Evolution drone show

Lumosphere: Winter Illumination Experience (selected dates in December, Leigh Court Stables)

The Lumosphere is a winter illumination experience with a twist! This unique trail has 10 remarkable areas to explore and interact with and is perfect for curious young minds this Christmas. 

Wake The Tiger: FESTIVE AFTER HOURS (6-15 December, St Phillips)

Step into an adults-only wonderland after dark! Wake The Tiger’s mysterious world of Meridia will be having an extra special Christmas makeover this holiday season and big kids will certainly not want to miss out.

Wake the Tiger exhibition
Image - Wake the Tiger

Your Christmas fun sorted

Whatever way you like to celebrate the festive season, from lowkey and handmade to spectacular and showstopping, you’ll find all your must-do Christmas activities on Yuup.

Indulge in all things Christmas with unmissable festive food tours, wholesome holiday workshops, extra jolly tastings, and awe-inspiring events. All right here in Bristol!

And Yuup isn’t just for Christmas, give someone the gift of Yuup and they can experience the magic of hidden local gems and incredible things to do 365 days of the year. Start planning your Christmas and new year now on yuup.co 

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Lumosphere: Winter Illumination Experience at Leigh Court Stables
Lumosphere: Winter Illumination Experience

A winter illumination walk with a twist! Enter a world where technology and art combine to create an immersive walkthrough art experience suitable for all ages.

Evolution Drone Light Show: Bristol at Seat Unique Stadium
A fox made from drones

Get ready to be taken on an epic theatrical journey through time and space starting at the Big Bang. Watch the sky above Bristol come alive with the light of a 500-drone swarm in a 3D cinematic aerial show: Evolution.