Whether you'd prefer to explore all the Christmas markets, or bounce around at Airhop, we've got 15 ideas on what you can do over the winter break.
Head on down to the City Centre for Bristol’s Christmas Market to get yourself in the mood for Christmas. With over 40 traditional chalets full of unique gifts and homemade crafts and plenty of food and drink to choose from, it will provide the perfect winter atmosphere for this festive season.
If you’ve not explored the old cobbled streets of Bristol yet, St Nick’s Christmas market is the perfect opportunity! Try out some festive food from the street stalls and find the perfect Christmas gifts.
The Harbourside will transform into a Christmas haven for the five weekends leading up to Christmas. Taking centre stage of one of Bristol’s favourite spots, the Harbourside Christmas Market will provide mulled wine and mince pies aplenty and festive music throughout, making it the perfect place to spend the winter weekends.
Head to the winter playground at Millennium Square this month where there’s an ice rink, a Christmas market, Apres Bar and a ferris wheel.
Wrap up warm for the free outdoor film screenings in Millennium Square. The Muppets Christmas Carol is showing on 18 December and Disney’s Frozen is on 7 January so get your popcorn ready!
Experience Longleat’s Festival of Light this winter! This year’s theme is classic tales and the magic of storytelling.
This fantastic festive experience encompasses the South West’s largest outdoor ice rink, Santa’s Enchanted Ice Castle, a magical Christmas train ride inside The Mall and a selection of festive foodie treats to enjoy.
Wrap up in your best woolly scarf and gloves and take a stroll through the peaceful and beautiful Westonbirt forest. The perfect place to relax over the Christmas period.
Grab your friends to watch some festive film favourites at the Zoo. Access to the Zoo is included in your ticket so you can explore and meet the animals before you settle down for your viewing.
When was the last time you looked up at the stars? This winter, explore the night sky with tales of ancient stargazers and galaxies far, far away.
Mix up your Christmas activities and see Aladdin at the Hippodrome. Tickets range from £12 to £39.50.
Spice up your Christmas by putting a bounce in your step with Airhop. Students also get 20% off with a valid NUS/Student ID!
Warm up those pipes and get ready to sing your heart out with Illusions’ festive themed karaoke!
The Watershed plays host to live music, events and independent film screenings. You can learn the art of spying with Roger Moore in the classic Live and Let Die and even share some marmalade on toast with everyone’s favourite bear, Paddington.
One of Bristol’s most iconic landmarks, Clifton Suspension Bridge was designed by Brunel and is situated next to Clifton Village. Spend the afternoon taking in the sights and there is even free guided tours of the area.
Ever wanted to see behind the scenes at the BBC studios? Well now you can visit the studio with a guided tour and learn how television and radio programmes are made as well as having a go at presenting yourself. What better time to visit the studios then with festive decorations hanging!
If your travelling over the festive period, be sure to check the Christmas timetables: