Get Festive in Bristol this December

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and even better in Bristol! The Christmas lights are up, the tunes are on the radio and as we head into December, the countdown is officially on.

Whether you’re a big fan of the holiday season or not, there’s lots of great things you can get up to in and around Bristol to bring a bit of cheer to those darker, colder nights.

Bristol Christmas Market

3 Nov 2023 to 23 Dec 2023

Starting off strong, and if you’ve been following our socials recently you would have seen that the Urban Creation team have already paid ourselves a visit!

Located in Bristol’s Shopping Quarter, the streets are playing host to wooden chalets and ski themed bars, offering a selection of gifts as well as festive food and drink.

Twilight Tobogganing at Mendip Activity Centre

4 Nov 2023 to 3 Jan 2024

Fancy trying a new Christmas tradition this year? Look no further than twilight tobogganing. An annual favourite and Mendip Activity Centre’s most popular event of the season! This is a one-hour outdoor festive adventure, perfect for the whole family. Toboggan down an artificial snow slope as you take in the twinkly lights and festive cheer! Beats the turkey trot, right?!


7 Nov 2023 to 7 Jan 2024

This is not just any ice ink, this is the UK’s largest undercover winter ice rink. Because is it really the festive period without an embarrassing trip to an ice-skating rink where you spend most of the time on your backside! Unless you’re that friend that is secretly channelling Torvil and Dean (we all have that friend!)

Located at the Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare and running until early January 2024, there is plenty of time to get involved!

Festive Bottomless Lunch at Bar + Block

9 Nov 2023 to 31 Dec 2023

Less of an ice-skater, more of a wine and dine type of person? We’ve got you! To kickstart the Christmas celebrations, steak and cocktail specialists Bar + Block have launched a Festive Bottomless Lunch. Be sure to book your space soon – this one will fill up quickly!

The Vintage Winter Wonderland in Millennium Square

10 Nov 2023 to 2 Jan 2024

Bristol knows how to do Christmas…with not one, but two Christmas markets set up this year. The hustle and bustle of the centre not your vibe? Check out the winter playground on Bristol’s Harbourside. It has a more ‘relaxed’ feel, whilst still boasting fairground rides, Santa’s grotto, Christmas markets and more!

Have you also checked out our list of Festive Light Trials you can get involved in this month? There is so much to do and see!

Make the most of sparkly month and have a very #merrybristmas

Published: Wednesday 6th December by Phoebe Clutton