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Christmas in Bristol 2024

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas in Bristol is a truly enchanting experience that captivates locals and visitors alike. The festive season offers things to do with family and friends, as a couple or on your own.

As the festive season unfolds, the city transforms into a winter wonderland, adorned with twinkling lights, bustling markets, and a sense of joy. In this blog post, we'll take a journey through the magical moments that make Christmas in Bristol a cherished and unforgettable celebration. Here are all of the exciting Christmas events happening this year and all of the festivities you can enjoy.

Christmas Markets Bristol 2024

Bristol's Christmas markets are a highlight of the season, drawing locals and tourists alike to indulge in the festive spirit. There is a delightful selection of handmade crafts, artisanal gifts, and mouthwatering treats. The aroma of mulled wine and roasting chestnuts fills the air, and captures the essence of the season.


Christmas Market Bristol 2024

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

Located in the heart of Bristol City Centre, a 5-minute walk from Future Inns, the Bristol Christmas Market is home to over 50 unique stalls and entertainment. Enjoy heated seating, delicious drinks and live music. Try some of the delectable delights such as traditional German bratwursts and Aberdeen-aged burgers to crepes and other tempting treats. 

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The Vintage Winter Wonderland 

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Found in Millennium Square on Bristol's Harbourside, there are fairground rides, and Santa's Grotto alongside the Christmas market.

Head to the Apres Bar for a wintery drink, live music on Thursday evenings and a DJ running late into the night on weekends. Or dig into bratwurst sausages, Yorkshire Pudding Wraps, crepes, churros and other festive treats!

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St Nicholas Christmas Market

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9.30am - 5pm

For a truly festive shopping experience, look no further than St Nick's Market.

The traditional indoor market has over 60 stalls selling gifts, fashion, accessories, books, records and food. 

The Twilight Shopping event is on Saturday 2 December until 8pm. 

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Christmas Shopping in Bristol

Shop until you drop in Bristol!

Bristol is home to night markets, Victorian arcades, modern shopping malls and winding streets of quirky independent shops. Shoppers can rummage for bargains in the countless vintage shops across the city, potter aimlessly through the charming streets of the upmarket Clifton Village, or shop everything from high-street to high-fashion in Cabot Circus, Bristol Shopping Quarter and Cribbs Causeway. Bristol is the perfect place for a shopping excursion in one of the UK’s most vibrant cities.

A shopper’s guide to Bristol

Bristol At Christmas

Christmas in Bristol is a magical time filled with Christmas trees, festive lights, joyful celebrations, and a sense of community. Whether you're exploring the Christmas markets, gliding across the ice rink, or enjoying a festive performance, the city offers a unique and enchanting experience that will leave you with cherished memories for years to come. So, bundle up, embrace the spirit of the season, and immerse yourself in the magic of Christmas in Bristol.

Christmas Lights Bristol 2024

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Follow and interact with Avon Valley's Light Trails around the park as they use the lake and trees to create a spectacular backdrop. With stunning light installations and play areas creatively lit up the fun light trail to be enjoyed by all ages.

Golilocks and the Three Bears at The Bristol Hippodrome

7 December 2024 - 5 January 2024

Join Golidlicks and the characters you know and love this Christmas The Bristol Hippodrome. Goldilocks' circus is in jeopardy due to an evil rival circus owner. With the support of their zany circus friends, they are fighting to save their Big Top from destruction. Will they triumph? Just when all hope seems gone, three extraordinary bears join the team.

Family Christmas Events Bristol 2024

Victorian Christmas Weekends

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Upon the Brunel's SS Great Britain, you can meet Father Christmas and interact with 19th-century characters as the historic dockyard transforms into a winter wonderland. The Victorian Christmas Weekends invite you to explore the ship unlocking enchanting stories of Christmases past. 

Christmas at Aerospace Bristol

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Last Christmas, Aerospace Bristol will be transformed into Santa’s Workshop, where the elves will be working hard to prepare all of the presents ahead of the big day. You’ll have the chance to fly to the North Pole on a Bristol Freighter and meet Santa himself. 

Christmas at Bristol's National Trust Properties

Did you know that there are 9 National Trust Properties near Bristol? Last year, the magnificent houses and peaceful gardens around will be transformed. Go back in time to meet a Victorian family or to see what it would’ve been like preparing for Christmas in the 17th century. There are also decorations and Christmas trees galore, lots of opportunities to meet Father Christmas, plus winter walks and warming refreshments.    

Festive Woodland at Bristol Zoo Project

30 November 2024 to 5 January 2022

At the Bristol Zoo Project, you can step into the charmingly-decorated festive woodland, surrounded by wildlife and nature. Discover our amazing animals, including wolves, lynxes, wolverines, zebras, giraffes, cheetahs, geladas and meerkats!

Bedrooms at Future Inn Bristol

Stay at Future Inn Bristol

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

Future Inn Bristol is an ideal base for the night, offering various-sized bedrooms, including ones that can sleep up to four adults or a family. In fact, under 12s stay for free! Alongside parking for £9 per night and free WiFi, there are many home comforts. 

Book direct for the best rates guaranteed.

Book your stay online, where we guarantee the best rate, or with our Reservations Team on 0117 304 1010 or email reservations.bristol@futureinns.co.uk. 

Future Inn Rewards

For additional benefits, you can join the Future Inns hotel loyalty program. Alongside a member's discount rate, for every £1 you spend on accommodation, you earn 1 reward point. You also get a complimentary drink voucher to redeem in the bar when you dine. Plus, you get double points when you eat in the restaurant. Points collected can then be used to upgrade your bedroom to a suite or a free night's stay. It's also completely free to join! 

Dishes on the menu in Chophouse Restaurant

Bristol Restaurant

Chophouse Restaurant is ideal for fueling up before or after enjoying Christmas festivities. The team serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, or an evening a-la-carte menu. All produce is local, and the food is homemade on-site. Our set menu offers 3 courses for £26 daily from 5pm. Under 5's always eat for free. If you are staying in the hotel, room service is available 24/7. 

During December the festive lunch is ideal for a catch-up with friends, celebrating with the family or a working lunch with your colleagues. You can even upgrade and add on bottomless Prosecco for an additional £10 per person. Or join us on Christmas Day.

A large selection of drinks is also available, including popular local brands. Our local selection includes Buttcombe, Bristol Harvey Cream and Bristol Rum. An extensive gin and mixer menu and 2 for £16 cocktails

Reservations can be made on 0117 304 1010 or by emailing chophouse@futureinns.co.uk. Alternatively, you can book online:


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