Christmas in Bristol

  1. Illustration of green Santa in front of the SS Great Britain by Bex Glover

    Find festive things to do in Bristol and countdown to the jolliest day of the year with our advent guide.    

  2. Bake Off winner Giuseppe holding plate of mostaccioli biscuits

    Get stuck into some festive baking with this recipe for mostaccioli biscuits from Bake Off 2021 winner Giuseppe Dell'Anno. 

  3. There's more Christmas events this year in Bristol than decorations on the tree. From traditional Christmas markets to ice rinks and grottos we've got you covered.
  4. Christmas Adventures
    A selection of the most jolly and iconic Christmas lyrics, with a trail of projections across the city centre.
  5. Christmas markets in Bristol -Harbour Christmas market

    Don your thermals, savour the street food and get your Christmas shopping sorted at Bristol's Christmas Markets...

  6. GWR Christmas graphic

    Find out all you need to know about travelling to Bristol by train this Christmas and where to enjoy the city's festive spirit. 

  7. Bristol Christmas Market at night

    Bristol's annual Christmas Market is back for 2021. Find out why you should plan a visit from the team behind the market. 

  8. Clifton Christmas Lights

    Grab a warm coat and a woolly hat and experience a little bit of Christmas magic with a twinkly festive light walk in and around Bristol.

  9. Nutcracker dolls at Bristol Christmas Market

    Visit Bristol’s elves have searched for top Bristol-themed gifts that’ll have your nearest and dearest dancing a Christmas jig.

  10. Green Father Christmas at SS Great Britain meeting little boy

    From a green Father Christmas to ragged Victorians, find out about the festive season at Brunel's SS Great Britain.

  11. Hand feeding a reindeerat Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park

    The team at Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park share their exciting plans for the most wonderful time of the year… 

  12. Where to see Santa in Bristol this Christmas

    Santa Claus is coming to Bristol! Here are the places you can meet the jolly old man in red. 

  13. Christmas Choir at Bristol Cathedral
    Explore some of Bristol’s sacred buildings, which are at their most impressive during the Christmas period.
  14. Christmas Markets in Bristol
    Bristol’s good cheer extends to our Christmas Markets, stretching from the Harbourside all the way to Bristol Shopping Quarter.
  15. Sherry, olive oil and olives from Mercado 44

    Give the gift of food and drink, whether it's a hamper stocked with local goodies or a tour of Bristol's best breweries!

  16. Food Friday: Mulled apple & damson cocktail from 6 O'clock Gin

    If you're looking for a Christmassy winter warmer drink, definitely give this recipe from 6 O'clock Gin a go...

  17. The Bristol gift guide: Experiences

    Give the gift of memorable and fun Bristol experiences to your loved ones.

  18. The Bristol gift guide: Support local artists

    Treat someone to a beautiful print or gift featuring artwork by Bristol creatives.

  19. Food Friday: Festive ricciarelli biscuits

    To get in the #MerryBristmas mood, we asked the team from Papadeli to share one of their favourite festives recipes...

  20. 8 Independent shops for Christmas shopping in Bristol

    We highlight a selection of Bristol's independent shops for Christmas shopping.

  21. Head out on one of these head-clearing winter strolls around Bristol…

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