Posted 20.11.23

Christmas in Bristol

Christmas Time in Bristol

The most wonderful time of the year is fast approaching and if you’re planning a trip to Bristol there is something for everyone to enjoy during this special time of year. Bristol’s good cheer extends to the festive and famous Christmas markets. Here's our insider guide to Christmas in Bristol.

Bristol Christmas Market

Based in the heart of the city centre, Bristol’s traditional Christmas market is ready to add some sparkle to those dark evenings.

The Bristol Christmas Market stretches from the Harbourside all the way to Bristol Shopping Quarter, you will walk through over 40 stalls with a varied selection of souvenirs, arts and crafts. There will also be a bar, delicious traditional food from crepes to churros, sweet treats and Bratwurst. It’s the perfect place for some last-minute gift shopping or if you just want to treat yourself and get into the festive spirit. For dates and opening times keep updated on the website.

 

Bristol’s Shopping Quarter

Based in the heart of the city centre, Bristol’s Shopping Quarter is home to hundreds of shops including high street names, designer stores, restaurants, bars, cafes and independent stores. So it’s perfect for Christmas Shopping. Take a trip to The Galleries for all your essential shopping with a wide variety of shops across three floors as well as a food hall for a little refuel on a long shopping day. Looking for something a bit different? Visit The Arcade a Grade II listed Victorian shopping arcade with independent stores throughout.

Cabot Circus

Cabot Circus is located in Bristol’s shopping quarter with a unique indoor and outdoor shopping experience. Here you’ll find all your high street favourites or if you’re looking for high-end, designer shops make sure you head across to the nearby Quakers Friars. If you’re looking to make a day of it, then there are plenty of restaurants and bars to relax after ticking off your shopping list or take a break from the shops altogether and enjoy some crazy golf or a trip to the cinema.

 

St. Nicholas Market

Trading since the 1700’s St. Nick’s Market had the largest selection of independent retailers inside ‘The Exchange’, a large historic building, and ‘The Glass Arcade’ where you can find a selection of food outlets, florists, sweet shops and everything in between. Each week other markets join to add an additional offering, these include the Saturday Flea Market, street food and local farmer and producer’s market.

 

Christmas Steps Arts Quarter

Nestled in the Old City, the charming Christmas Steps Art Quarter is the perfect location for searching for a unique gift, souvenir or artwork there is an array of interesting and eclectic shops. It’s hard not to fall in love with the architecture in this fun, quirky and historic area.

 

Cribbs Causeway

Located just off the M4/M5 interchange, if you fancy heading out of the city Cribbs Causeway has all your favourite brands all under one roof. There is late night opening, so you’ll have plenty of time to explore.

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