Bristol ADVENTures Illumination Trail

Throughout Bristol City Centre, Bristol

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'Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell ROCK' on St George's Bristol


If you head to the city centre this Christmas, you’re in for a bit of a surprise… if you can ever really be surprised in a city as wonderful and creative as Bristol.

Bristol ADVENTures, a new arts project spearheaded by Bristol City Centre BID, will light up a new building each day with a selection of the jolliest and iconic Christmas lyrics, with a trail of 24 locations complete by Christmas Eve.

Expect some of your favourite Christmas phrases and even suggest your own, for later in the advent project. So, whether The Pogues, Mariah Carey, or Slade are your favourite Christmas artist, look out for the daily unveilings. Locations have been selected across the city centre from Park Street to Cabot Circus, taking in City Hall to Broadmead, featuring some of Bristol’s most iconic buildings.

Without further ado. Let us Hark the herald angels sing, kiss on the corner and dance through the night, with a festive rum pa pum pum. Get ready to Step into Christmas.

Don't forget to share your photos with the phrases with hashtags #BristolADVENTure, #MerryBristmas and #BristolTogether.

- Find out more about all the Bristol Advent-ure illuminations throughout Bristol city centre

- Find out what else is going on this Christmas in Bristol


Please make sure that you adhere to governement covid-safety guidance when visiting the Bristol Advent-ure illuminations. Please social distance from others outside of your household, wear a mask where possible and do not visit if you or anyone you live with are displaying any symptoms. 

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