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5 Ways to Have a Festive Christmas in Bristol with Family

Christmas carols here and there, Christmas lights and lanterns everywhere. Truly, the spirit of the Yuletide season is coming near!

Well, of course, there’s no better way to celebrate the Holiday season than spending it together with your whole family. 

And truly, there are lots of ways you can do to spend Christmas with the most special people in your life.  

Having mentioned that, do you already have plans for the most exciting and anticipating season of the year? 

Hmm, if you’re still looking for something new to try, you can make the most of your Christmas vacation by booking a flight to Bristol in the South West of England!

This city is always giving its all-out effort in surprising its guests no matter where you’re from. 

So, come grab your pen and paper and start taking notes of the following key points gathered just for you!

  1. Check out the Christmas Markets in Bristol

Almost every place give way to a variety of Christmas markets that exceptionally gather family and friends together. 

And if you love shopping and strolling around a fascinating line or groups of Christmas markets, the city of Bristol got you covered.

Like any other European countries and cities, Bristol is also home to different Christmas markets where you may find either food, Christmas toys, Christmas souvenirs, more pieces of cute stuff ideal to send over as a present to a family or a friend.  

So, call someone to join you and do some holiday shopping in the following Christmas markets below: 

  • Harbourside Christmas Market
  • St. Nicholas Christmas Market
  • Millennium Square
  • Tobacco Factory Market

Got some more to add on the list of the Christmas markets in Bristol? Let us know!

2. Visit the Bristol Zoo together with your kids

Some tourists that come to enjoy the Christmas season in Bristol also bring their kids to make it more memorable.

So, to give your children a kind of Christmas they won’t ever forget, visit the Bristol Zoo along with them. 

The best days to visit the Bristol Zoo with your kids is from the 2nd day of December to its 23rd. 

Because between those days, Santa will be in his second home of Bristol Zoo to deliver a month-long of festivity and fun. 

Also, families especially the kids will be able to say “Hi” to Santa and receive a special present from the man himself! Isn’t that exciting?

3. Visit Bristol Cathedral for Carols by Candlelight

For a whimsical Christmas experience in the exceptional city of Bristol, complete your holiday stay by visiting the Bristol Cathedral. 

This place is one of the most prominent Christmas destinations in the city. 

Normally, On the best-picked days in December, the Bristol Cathedral opens its doors for a mystical evening where the Cathedral Choir sing for the crowd.  

4. Have a cosy stay in a hotel in Bristol Cabot

Finding a place to stay in Bristol isn’t something that will cause you a headache. 

Because you can find comfortable and affordable accommodation in Bristol Cabot or a hotel stay in Bristol city centre where you and your family can spend the days and nights in the city.

Either of the given choices will surely make your Bristol visit and holiday experience a lot more special. 

Whether you’re in a cosy accommodation in Bristol Cabot or a luxurious hotel stay in the Bristol city centre, you’ll feel at home as you spend the Christmas season with your whole family in a very enchanting city.  

5. Experience and enjoy Christmas shopping in the city of Bristol

If you still can’t get over the Christmas markets or you feel like you need to see more and more stuff before you leave Bristol, then you better head to the city’s shopping centres. 

The Cabot Circus and Broadmead are the most well-known Bristol shopping centres that absolutely got anything that you might need.  

But wait, because if you want something more Christmasy, then make your way to the Clifton Village where you may find magical Georgian townhouses and chic boutiques to shop in. 

Now that you’ve read the 5 of the best ways to have a festive and truly unforgettable Christmas in the city of Bristol, go check your calendar and start planning your Holiday vacation in Bristol!

And just know that whatever your plans right now, we’re excited to hear your Bristol travel stories. So, keep in touch and don’t forget to give us a nudge. 


Kath Ramirez is daytime and a committed writer in PREMIER SUITES Bristol Cabot. She’s been pouring her dedication and love for writing ever since she was in fourth grade. Kath is also a die-hard fan of travelling, photography, dancing, and head over heels to her furbabies.

Kath Ramirez
Kath Ramirez took up journalism as her Bachelor’s Degree with Bachelor of library and information science on the side and now writes for a few Australian, European, and NZ-based companies. She spends her weekdays in front of her computer writing about business, lifestyle, health and fitness, sports, travel, dating and relationship, and everything under the sun. On weekends, you’ll either see her binge-watch on Netflix, cuddling with her fur babies, bonding with her family or devouring her mom and sisters’ homemade goodies.

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