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Christmas lights switch-on at Wapping Wharf

Wapping Road, BRISTOL, Avon, BS1 4RW

Tel: +44 (0)1179 441415

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Christmas lights switch-on at Wapping Wharf


Expect music, magic and festive fun at Wapping Wharf on Thursday 14th November when the community comes together to switch on its sparkly Christmas lights.

Bristol's much-loved harbourside quarter will welcome the wonderful cast of Tobacco Factory Theatres's Snow White to the neighbourhood to mark the start of the festive season. 

The cast will entertain the crowd with some lively musical numbers, giving a taste of their fantastic show. This original take on the much-loved fairy tale Snow White, created with the fabulous New International Encounter, runs from November 28 to January 19 at Tobacco Factory Theatres.

The evening will also include a performance from the Blackbird Children's Choir, which has a repertoire from musicals to folk songs to pop songs and comes together regularly to perform at events such as the Lord Mayor's Christmas Concert.


First 50 people at Salt & Malt from 5pm onwards will get a free hot chocolate or mulled cider. Just ask at the counter & don't forget your KeepCup! T&Cs apply

Toffee apples & 'poison' glitter apple tattoos at BOX-E

Hot spicy mulled cider at Bristol Cider Shop

More live music, food & drink tasters and 10% off purchases at Fig 1 on the night

Clifton Seafood Company giveaway of little pots of smoked haddock chowder

A Christmas special of wild boar sausage from Mount Olympus & halloumi cheese souvlaki at The Athenian

Cranberry margaritas & chestnut tacos at Cargo Cantina

Chorizillos a la sidra served with roast chestnuts & hot spiced mulled Sangria at Gambas

A festive cheese nibble from The Bristol Cheesemonger

Wapping Wharf is home to an array of independent shops, restaurants, cafes and many other businesses, so it's the perfect opportunity to grab a bite to eat after the festivities or do a spot of Christmas shopping.

The festivities will kick off around 5pm with the switch-on itself planned for 5.45pm

Free Entry 


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