Bristol is looking and feeling very festive this year, and there are plenty of markets and goings on to keep you busy over the festive period! Here is my pick of the things you can look forward to this weekend (6th-8th December).
♥ From 5pm-12midnight the Eat.Drink.Dance first ever market is on at the Island. It’s described as “Bristol’s first street food event combining local breweries, artists, music and all things local. A magical night of eating, drinking and dancing…” Sounds awesome!
♥ There is also the Antlers Winter Shop, which launches on Friday 6th from 6pm-9pm. It sounds like they have some awesome chefs cooking up a warming winter stew, and as ever a select group of designers to showcase. Again, more details are available on the Facebook page.
♥ It’s the Bedminster Winter Lantern Parade! Starting at South Street Park (i’m going to have a lovely view!) at around 4.30pm – get involved!
♥ Before you head to the Lantern Parade, why not check out the East Street Christmas Market?
♥ It’s markets galore on Saturday – on the other side of town the Royal York Gardens Christmas Market is happening on Royal York Crescent in Clifton. I’ll be there, supporting the lovely Bramall & Smith with their first Christmas market.
♥ If wandering around markets in the cold isn’t really you’re thing, how about checking out the Made in Bristol pop-up shop at the Architecture Centre? More details are available on the event Facebook page.
♥ The Bristol Old Vic are showing The Little Mermaid – it looks spectacular!
♥ Sustrans have organised a ‘Santatastic’ cycle ride, so expect to see lots of cycling Santas and reindeers from M Shed on Sunday from 10.30am-2.30pm!
♥ Swingin’ at the Spiegaltent – “Swing Dance Bristol presents a night of retro indulgence, with music from the 1920s to the early 1940s.” There is dinner, dancing, and the dress code is strictly Gatsy, 20s glamour.
There are so many more things on, as well as the usual markets in St Nicks and the Harbourside market…what will you be going to this weekend?
Big (Christmassy) love!