Bristol’s best festive finds

It’s the most wonderful time of year, and after a busy 2022, we’re desperate to get out and join the December festivities this year. Our city knows how to celebrate, so we’ve lined up some of our favourite Bristol festive finds for all to enjoy!

Fancy a film?

Bristol Film Festival is back, screening timeless films in some of the city’s most iconic locations. Bristol Museum is showing loads of best-loved festive classics this December, but for us, we will be heading to their showing of Home Alone on the 19th! 

For an extra special experience, a vintage screening of It’s a Wonderful Life is also being shown at Averys historic wine cellars on December 20th. This unique experience pairs a Christmas classic with a tasting of specially selected wines, as well as a deli box from Two Belly!

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Bristol Christmas Markets

Located within the heart of the city centre, Bristol Christmas Market has over 50 Christmas chalets housing traders offering unique gifts and tempting treats, as well as mouth-watering food stalls including traditional German bratwursts and festive vegan wraps. The Jager Barn Bar offers festive classics from Baileys hot chocolates to mulled wines and cider. The bar is surrounded by private igloos providing the ultimate winter wonderland experience and seating up to 8 people; these magical domes can only be booked in advance online.

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Sail with Santa

Join Bristol Ferry Boats for some festive family fun this December. The onboard elves create a unique experience for kids to go on the hunt for Santa on a 45-minute boat trip around Bristol Harbour. This special voyage is topped off with sherry, seasonal snacks for the adults, and personalised gifts for the children from Santa Claus.

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Cinderella at Bristol Hippodrome

What would Christmas be without a Panto? Starring Craig Revel Horwood, Cinderella has it all, laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses. Make sure you book in advance as this Bristol festive feature promises to book out fast…oh no it doesn’t…Sorry.

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