This month we are taking a look at the wide range of exciting events and activities happening in and around the city of Bristol during the lead up to Christmas 2023.

From winter markets and festivals to light trails and festive shows, there’s something to keep every member of the family happy!

We are running a fabulous Christmas giveaway between 06 Dec - 20 Dec, enter to win a delicious meal a £50 gift card to spend at Koocha Mezze Bar. Follow the link to enter now: https://www.instagram.com/p/C0g9JNzttQ4/ 

 

Bristol Christmas Market

Dates: 03 Nov 2023 - 23 Dec 2023

Location: Bristol Shopping Quarter

Website: https://bristolchristmasmarket.com 

Located in the heart of Bristol City Centre, you can find over 35 stalls offering a unique selection of festive gifts and seasonal treats at the Bristol Christmas Market. Head to the Jäger Barn Bar to listen to some live music or book a private igloo and escape the hustle and bustle! New attractions for this year include a 15m high Ferries wheel (offering visitors stunning views of the market), a candy-themed escape room and a magical reindeer sleigh ride. The much-loved helicopter ride will also be returning for 2023. The market will also be introducing two new large snow machines which will be sending out flurries of snow each evening. You can find stalls selling a wide variety of festive food and drink, such as German bratwurst, crepes, hot chestnuts and Yorkshire pudding wraps! There will be plenty of entertainment, including elves on stilts, bubble-blowing soldiers, balloon artists and Christmas choirs.

Festive stalls: 10:00 - 19:00

Food stalls & bar: 10:00 - 22:00

 

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Christmas at Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park

Dates: Various dates during Dec

Location: Pixash Lane, Keynsham

Website: https://avonvalley.co.uk 

Get into the festive spirit with a trip to Avon Valley’s Christmas Experience this December. There’s a wide range of seasonal activities on offer, including: Santas’ Cabin, Santa’s Toy factory, The Rudolph Show, Mrs Claus’ Gingerbread Parlour, The Reindeer Shed, The Magical Forest, Santa’s Post Room, The Elf Express & The Grinch’s House. Guests can also enjoy the parks year-round attractions such as Dinosaur Valley, Mini Jeep Safari, Friendly Farm and Indoor Play Barn. There are wide range of food and refreshment vendors located around the park, serving mulled wine, s’mores and more! 

Best valued tickets are available online in advance. Additional events being held at the park this December include the Christmas Nights Light Trail and Festive Ice Skating, both of which require additional tickets.

 

Icescape

Dates: 07 Nov 2023 - 07 Jan 2024

Location: Tropicana, West-super-Mare

Website: https://icescape-tropicana.co.uk

The UK’s largest winter ice rink can be found at the Tropicana in Weston this Christmas. Sessions last45 mins and are split into the following categories - Disco Night Sessions, Quiet Sessions, Parent & Toddler Sessions, Skate & Donate Sessions, School Sessions and 2-for-1 Tuesdays. Private hire is available (subject to availability) and there’s a group discount of 10% for groups of 10 or more people. Youngsters can also enjoy meeting Santa’s reindeer on the Christmas roller coaster and jumping on the candy-cane trampolines (separate tickets required). A variety of festive food and drink options are available at Tropicana, so why not warm up with a mug of mulled cider or hot chocolate during your visit!

Tickets for ice skating start at £9.50 for children, £11.50 for adults and £36.00 for a family ticket. Skate hire is included for free with skating tickets.

 

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The Vintage Winter Wonderland in Millennium Square

Dates: 10 Nov 2023 - 02 Jan 2024

Location: Bristol Harbourside

Website: https://visitbristol.co.uk/whats-on/the-vintage-winter-wonderland-in-millennium-square-p2360303 

Head to the winter playground at Bristol Harbourside this winter! There is a fairground with a variety of rides for smaller children, including the big Ferris wheel and dodgems. Visitors can listen to live music on Thursday evenings and live DJs running late into the night on weekends. There’s are a variety of food stalls offering festive fare, including bratwurst sausages, crepes, churros and other festive treats. The Après Bar is back, supplying a warming selection of winter drinks including mulled wine and cider. Cuddle up under a blanket and enjoy the atmosphere!

 

Twilight Tobogganing at Mendip Activity Centre

Dates: 04 Nov 2023 - 03 Jan 2024

Location: Mendip Activity Centre

Website: https://mendip.me/book/priority-twilight/ 

Twilight Tobogganing is back for 2023! Groups of up to eight people can enjoy tobogganing, alpine-themed cabins, fairy lights, festive music and a Hollywood-style snow machine! Ticket prices include: 30 mins slope hire, eight Zibob toboggans, free Santa hats and festive music. After the tobogganing session, group can sit under giant canopies and enjoy toasting marshmallows, lighting sparklers and drinking hot chocolate around the woodland campfire. There’s also a licensed bar and cafe available.

Tickets can be purchased online and prices start at £176.00 for a group of 8 people.

 

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Festive Woodland at Bristol Zoo Project

Dates: 02 Dec 2023 - 07 Jan 2023

Location: Bristol Zoo Project

Website: https://bristolzoo.org.uk/festive-woodland 

Bristol Zoo Project has transformed into a festive wonderland this December! As well as enjoying the year-round attractions on offer, guests can enjoy Festive Fables with Father Christmas! Head to the woodlands to hear Santa and his forest friends, Squirrel Nutkins and Deer Darlington, sharing Christmas fables in their cosy tipi. These free drop-in story sessions are running on the following dates: 09 Dec - 10 Dec & 06 Dec - 23 Dec between 10:30 and 15:30. A green-robed Father Christmas will share stories filled with tales of kindness and compassion for the natural world. Bristol Rock Choir’s 100- member group will be returning to the zoo on 09 Dec 2023 to perform a selection of feel-good hits to get everyone in the festive spirit! They are performing from 12:30 - 13:00 and entry is included in zoo admission.

Tickets are available online and start at £9.50 for children (2-14) and £12.68 for adults. Children under 2 go free!

 

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Winter Wonderland at Wookey Hole

Dates: 25 Nov 2023 - 01 Jan 2023

Location: Somerset

Website: https://www.wookey.co.uk  

Feel the magic at Wookey Hole’s Winter Wonderland this Christmas! Tickets include three incredible Christmas experiences as well as all of the year-round attractions. Start you festive experience by visiting the caves to see a breath-taking light show  featuring over 100,000 lights! Head on towards the North Pole Grotto to meet Santa, where every child will get a present to take home. Finally, enjoy a spectacular Christmas-themed circus show, performed in the Wookey Hole Theatre. This year’s show features the Grinch causing mischief!

Tickets are free for children under 3, £17.95 for children (3-15), £22.45 for adults (16+) and £21.45 for seniors (60+).

 

Brunch with Santa at Clifton Observatory

Dates: Dec 2, 9, 10, 16, 17, 2023 (9:00, 11:30, 14:00)

Location: Clifton Observatory

Website: https://cliftonobservatory.com/event/brunch-with-santa/ 

Meet Santa Claus and enjoy a delicious brunch buffet at Clifton Observatory this December! The buffet includes bacon, eggs, waffles, pancakes, fresh fruit and toppings! Children can enjoy a hot chocolate whilst the adults can relax with a mimosa! 

Tickets are free for children under 1, £5 for children (1-3), £12.50 for children (4-14) and £15 for adults (14+). Ticket price includes brunch, a gift from Santa and access to the Clifton Observatory attractions and Elf Hunt.

 

We hope that you found our round-up of festive fun helpful! You can find details for our Christmas Giveaway below.

 

Christmas is just around the corner, so we’ve decided to team up with our friends at Koocha Mezze Bar for a festive giveaway! 🎅🎄🦌

Koocha is a plant-based restaurant located on the Gloucester Road (Bristol) that showcases locally sourced ingredients and Persian and Middle Eastern cooking. Vegan or not, you will fall in love with the fresh colourful and creative dishes they offer!

We are offering you the chance to win a £50 gift card to spend on a meal for two this Christmas. All you need to do to enter is follow the instructions below:

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This competition is live for TWO WEEKS ONLY. The winner will be picked randomly by @airsat_real_estate on 20/12/23.
 
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