• Bristol Christmas Markets

    From traditional food and drink to unique hand-made toys and more

Bristol Christmas Markets

From traditional food and drink to unique hand-made toys and more


It's the most wonderful time of the year! Come and celebrate the festive season at Bristol Christmas Market, where you’ll find an array of traders selling seasonal delights, crafts and unique items, which are perfect for those hunting for that special Christmas gift.

The Christmas markets in and near Bristol offer an array of traditional delights that awaken your senses: aromas of delicious spiced mulled wine, gingerbread and German sausages fill the air as you stroll along the cold streets, taking in the festive atmosphere. From traditional food and drink to unique hand-made toys, Christmas decorations and scented candles, the stalls have so much to offer.  Our Bristol hotel is conveniently located in the city centre and within close proximity to the Bristol Christmas Markets/Train & Bus Stations.

Bristol's Christmas Market

8th November - 23rd December 2019 |

Traders 10am-7pm | Food and drink 10am-10pm

Free entry

Come and celebrate the festive season at Bristol's Christmas Market, where you will find an array of traders selling seasonal delights, crafts and unique items, which is perfect for those hunting for that special Christmas gift.

Located in the very heart of Bristol City Centre, the Christmas market is home to over 50 unique stalls, as well as entertainment.  Santa and reindeer even visit in December. Visitors can enjoy heated seating, delicious drinks and live music, and also try their hand at the much-loved sport of curling for some competitive fun.

Or, for those looking to try some of the delectable delights on offer, you will not be disappointed with our selection of food stalls that are sure to tempt your taste buds! With delicious offerings such as traditional German bratwursts and Aberdeen aged burgers, to crepes and other tempting treats for those with a sweet tooth, there really is something for everyone. 

Fancy some competitive fun? You can take to the ice and try Bavarian curling!

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The Harbourside Christmas Market

23rd, 24th, 30th November 2019

1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd December 2019


Free entry

The city’s historic waterfront will come to life with a 60-stall market that’s brimming with independent Bristol spirit, local creators, vintage and flea traders, street food, live music and festive drinks.

From small-batch infused Christmas tipples crafted by Espensen Spirit,to handsewn leather wallets and Gingerbeard’s award-winning preserves; or from hand-poured candles and wheel-thrown ceramics to one-of-a-kind illustrations, there’ll be something for even the hardest-to-buy-for, all under one roof.

Expect to find a lip-smackingly good line-up of the South West's best street food. From NYC-style hotdogs, handmade Tibetan dumplings, award-winning wings, smoked tofu tacos and jackfruit gyros, or artisan pizzas fired with wood - all sustainably sourced and cooked from fresh.

The market serves some of the very best in festive beverages; artisan spiced Somerset cider, organic mulled wine, crisp local pilsners, and winter ales.

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St Nicholas Christmas Market

17th November - 31st December 2019 

Monday to Friday, 9.30am - 5pm
Saturday, 9.30am - 6pm
Sunday, 10am to 5pm
Christmas Eve, 9.30am to 3pm
Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day

Free entry

All of your favourite things are wrapped up in St Nick's Christmas Market. Soak up the festive atmosphere whilst you eat, drink and shop. 

St Nicholas Markets has been the traditional centre of Bristol market activity since 1743. The traditional indoor market is home to over 60 stalls covering everything on your Christmas shopping list and will be open daily in the run-up to Christmas. The permanent indoor market buildings and outdoor stalls are home to the largest collection of independent retailers in the city offering a variety of quality crafts, giftware and food.

Soak up the merry atmosphere, discover handmade crafts and feast your taste buds on delicious street food.  From vegan street food and wellbeing, Bristol Farmers' and Producers' Market to Christmas gift stalls.

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Bristol Local Christmas Market

29th November to 23rd December 2019

Monday - Wednesday 10.30am-6pm

Thursday - Saturday 10.30am-8pm

Sunday 10.30am-5pm

Free entry

You will find an exciting and eclectic mix of local artists and makers selling gorgeous gifts and seasonal treats from seasonally decked wooden chalets. This years theme is 'Made In Bristol', so you can expect the best of what the city has to offer.

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Christmas Market at Arnos Vale

1st December 2019, 10am-4pm

Free entry

Showcasing a host of local craft and produce suppliers from Bristol. You can expect small-batch spirits, including gins, vodkas & infused-liqueurs, quirky handmade gifts, jewellery and homewares, and bath and body products.

Hot food will also be available including a hot sausage or two and cheese toasties.

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A shopper’s guide to Bristol

Stay at Future Inn Bristol

Based in the City Centre, opposite Cabot Circus, Future Inn Bristol is in the ideal central location.  All of the tourist attractions are within walking distance and with public transport routes on the opposite side of the road to the hotel, it makes it easy to get around Bristol.

Bristol's Christmas Market is in Broadmead.  This is a 6-minute walk from the hotel. St Nick's Christmas Market is on Corn Street, which is a 10-minute walk from Future Inn Bristol. The Harbourside is approximately a 19-minute walk from the hotel. On public transport, the journey would take around 14-minutes.

Future Inn Bristol is an ideal base for the night offering various sized rooms including ones that can sleep up to four adults or a family.  Perks include free car parking, free wifi and a complimentary robe and slippers. Book direct for the best available rates on our website or by contacting the Reservations Team on 0117 304 1010 or reservations.bristol@futureinns.co.uk. 

Pre or Post Shopping Dining

Chophouse Restaurant is ideal to fuel up before or after shopping. Every day the team serve breakfast, brunch, lunch, or an evening a-la-carte menu. Our set menu offers 3 courses for £20 daily between 6pm-9.30pm. Under 5's always eat for free, and the offer is extended to under 12's with a paying adult during school holidays. A large selection of drinks is also available including cocktails all of which are £7. Bookings can be made on 01752 701000 or chophouse@futureinns.co.uk.  Alternatively, you can book online:

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