Five festive favourites for you this Christmas

Whether this is your first festive period in Bristol, or you have been here for years, we wanted to show you five things that Bristol has to offer to get you into the Christmas spirit. We hope you enjoy our list below.

Whether this is your first festive period in Bristol, or you have been here for years,  we wanted to show you five things that Bristol has to offer to get you into the Christmas spirit. We hope you enjoy our list below.

Festive fun at Bristol zoo

Bristol Zoo is a great day out with friends, family and your favourite animals with over 300 species plus a Christmassy themed zoo, so it is sure to put you in the Christmas mood.

If you are stuck for gift ideas, the Bristol Zoo shop offers lots of unique and sustainable gifts for your loved ones, with each purchase supporting the care of the animals at Bristol Zoo! The festive fun is running until 4 January.

Opening times and prices can be found here.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Bristol Hippodrome

Is it even Christmas if you don’t go and see a pantomime? You can look forward to a spectacular show featuring comedy, special effects and lots of magic. Featuring Rob Rinder of Judge Rinder and Strictly Come Dancing fame, along with Birds of a Feather actor Lesley Joseph, the show is bound to be a real Christmas cracker!  

Click here for more on the show.

Millennium Square Christmas Market

Open daily, this year's event is bigger and better than ever! With the observation wheel, mulled wine, hot chocolate, vintage Chair-o-Planes, freshly made bratwurst sausages and a Christmas bar serving all your favourites!

Click here for more.

Light Up at Bristol Ashton Court Estate

Walk through Ashton Court Estate with a warm mulled wine or hot chocolate and your friends by your side! The stunning ground is lit up to make everything seem extra Christmassy.

Click here for more on the event

Bristol Pop-Up Shops

The Bristol Pop-Up Shop has returned to the first floor of The Galleries in Broadmead. Open 7 days a week 10:00 – 18:00 with stalls that have homeware, stationery, clothing, ceramics, knitwear, edible delights and so much more!

Visit their website here.