10 Festive Things To do In Bristol This Christmas

Enjoy that well deserved time off with family and friends with our guide to 10 festive things to do in Bristol this Christmas.

  1. Ice skating at Millennium Square

What better way to get into the festive spirit than wrapping up warm and taking to the ice rink? This is the only way to guarantee you see a white Christmas.

  1. Shopping at St Nick’s Christmas Market

Located within Bristol’s old city, surround by the cobbled streets, St Nick’s Market contains independent retailers offering an array of gifts varying from jewelry to art. From Sunday 19th November to Sunday 24th December 2017.

  1. See a show at the Hippodrome

Each year, a Christmas pantomime graces the stage at Bristol Hippodrome. Only a stone’s throw away from SCD HQ, there is always a host of inspiring productions throughout the year.

  1. Watch a music concert at Colston Hall

With an exceptional variety of musical events across all genres taking place at this venue over the Christmas period, there is something for everyone at the Colston Hall. It is also home to the annual Made In Bristol Gift Fair, which brings together the region’s finest craft-makers and is the perfect place to find innovate, locally made Christmas gifts.

  1. Sunday Cinema at Bristol Zoo Gardens

Watching these classic festive films is the perfect activity for family and friends. Bristol Zoo Gardens will be showing Elf, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Home Alone and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Afterwards, you are then free to wonder around and visit all the incredible animals.


  1. Visit Christmas Steps Arts Quarter

Surely taking a wonder around one of the city’s most historic areas, which holds the festive name all year round, is a must? The Christmas Steps Arts Quarter is home to a collection of independent artisans and retailers with our own Sophie Cameron Davies boutique being one of them. Visit us in store this Christmas!

  1. Spiegeltent

The Spiegeltent can be found down on the Bristol Harbourside at Waterfront Square. This magnificent pop-up tent offers a selection of entertainment, including live music, dancing, cabaret, comedy, DJs, theatre and family events.

  1. Winter cocktails at The Milk Thistle

Amongst the streets of Bristol hides a selection of exquisite secret cocktail bars. A personal favourite is The Milk Thistle with its decadent 1920’s interior. This is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious cocktail while catching up with friends and making the most of no early starts!

  1. Sail with Santa

Join the ferry elves on Bristol Ferry Boats to find Santa. A festive treat for family and friends while touring Bristol’s historic harbour.

  1. Winter walks

A fresh, frosty walk in one of Bristol’s many leafy parks or country estates is an essential for my days off over Christmas. Ashton Court Estate is a favorite, with its endless routes to walk through – there is the option of following the paths around the mansion grounds and deer parks or opting for an off-terrain wander in to the magical woodland.

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