From 9th November to 24th December 2018
Bristol Shopping Quarter is home to the best selection of shops in the South West including designer brands, high street fashion and over 100 independent retailers.
On Friday 9 November the Christmas Lights will be switched on, coinciding with the start of Bristol’s Christmas Market which will run until Christmas Eve. Visitors can expect a magical winter atmosphere as they explore over 40 wooden chalet-style stalls full of unique gift ideas such as original homemade crafts and food and drink from around the world. Returning this year is the Jägerbarn bar and beer garden. It will be open until Christmas Eve.
Additionally, the popular Local Christmas Market, offering handmade gifts with a Bristol twist and Fairtrade products, will run from Friday 1 December until 23 December.
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Victorian Christmas Weekend at Brunel’s SS Great Britain
Step back in time to meet the ghosts of Christmas past as Brunel’s SS Great Britain is transformed into a winter scene complete with a beautifully decorated dockyard, Victorian characters and even falling snow!
We The Curious Ice Rink and Winter Fair
We The Curious (formerly At-Bristol Science Centre) is a state-of-the-art visitor attraction, offering an amazing world of hands-on discovery for the whole family, with over 300 exhibits. From 18th November, Anchor Square and Millennium Square, outside the centre, will host lots of family-friendly activities including an ice rink, a Skyview Observation Big Wheel, an Apres Bar, a helter skelter, a bungee trampoline as well as chalets offering festive food and drink.
Christmas at Speigeltent, Bristol
The circus, a must-see building in Amiens, seats between 1400 and 1650 people and is the largest circus building in France. The Jules-Verne Circus is also a National school of Circus and Street Arts whose main vocation is to promote circus art in all its forms, traditionnel and contemporary, as well as opening up to other artistic forms. Every year a special Christmas show with exceptionnal acts is proposed to the general public.