Top Things to do in December in Bristol

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Top Things to do in December in Bristol

written on 25/11/2021 3:04pm

Deck the halls…it’s Bristmas!

Christmas is just around the corner and we’re all feeling festive, so we’ve put together a guide of what’s going on this December, in Bristol! With everything from Family Events to Shopping, there’s something to help everyone get into the Christmas Spirit. 

Family Events:

  • Vintage Winter Wonderland – Until 3 January 2022 (closed Christmas day)
    This year’s Vintage Winter Wonderland at Millennium Square is a great place to take the whole family this December. Bring the little ones along for some vintage style games and rides including vintage Chair-o-Planes, Vintage dodgems and the Observation Wheel or give them the chance to win a prize at one of the game stands. For the adults, there’s a selection of bars and drink stalls serving seasonal mulled wines and cider. Follow their latest updates via the Vintage Winter Wonderland’s Facebook page.
  • Paddington Bear at Cribbs Causeway – Until24 Dec 2021
    A must-see for kids and adults,  join Paddington Bear and friends this December for a trip down his very own magical Christmas experience. Meet Santa and sit in for story time with Paddington himself, before finishing the experience at Cribbs new indoor ice-rink, Planet Ice. Head over to Cribbs Causeways website for more details.
  • Sail with Santa – Until 24 Dec 2021
    Take the children along to the Bristol Harbourside for a unique Christmas boat ride experience! Meet Santa and enjoy a 45-minute boat ride, complete with a personalised gift for the kids, a photo with Santa and not forgetting, snacks and a glass of sherry for the adults! Book your tickets on the Bristol Ferry Boats website.

Local Seasonal Shopping:

You know we love all things Bristol…so make sure to pop along to The Bristol Etsy Team’s pop-up shop, in The Galleries. Open seven days a week, the Bristol Pop-Up Shop displays the perfect Christmas gift selection from local Bristol artists and designers, all coming from only a 30-mile radius from Bristol! A great way to support a local artist.  Why not also pop into the Clifton Village for some independently owned shops and brands, including extravagant fashion boutiques and art galleries? To see what they have to offer, follow Bristol Etsy Team on Instagram.

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Festive Tipples and Treats:

  • No.4
    With winter here, what’s more fitting than popping into No.4 at Clifton Village for their new Winter Warmer afternoon tea? With three packages from £18pp, it’s a beautifully cosy way to get the festive feels flowing. Take a look at No.4’s packages and menus here.

  • Zero Degrees  
    Stop in at Zero Degrees for a warming pint of their home brewed beers and enjoy alongside a delicious stone baked pizza! Occasionally offering festive brews, this is a great place to pop in for something new. Why not pick up one of their own mini kegs as a special gift for a fellow beer lover? See what else Zero Degrees have to offer on their website.
  • Browns Brasserie and Bar
    If you’re looking for the full Christmas experience, then Browns Bristol may be the place to be. With their seasonal menu created with fresh ingredients and a selection of expertly crafted cocktails, throughout the whole of December, including Christmas Day. Make sure to book in on the Browns Bristol website, to avoid disappointment.

For some more tips on where to get your festive fixes, check out our Winter Drink Spots blog

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New Year’s Eve:

When it comes to New Year’s Eve, Bristol has a lot to offer. From themed parties to Black Tie events, there is a venue to suit everyone and we guarantee you’ll find the perfect place to see the new year in, in style. Check out our NYE blog for more details on where to go and what’s on this year!

Images: Browns Bristol Food, Vintage Winter Wonderland, Loft Live Session

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