Thursday, 12, December 2019
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A festive weekend in Bristol
Head to the southwest for a fabulously festive weekend in Bristol
A city break during December is the best way to explore a location at its most magical. Bristol is no different, with twinkling lights, vibrant markets and beautiful installations brought to life across the city for guests to enjoy. Read on for our recommendations for a wonderfully festive weekend in Bristol.
Check in for Christmas at The Bristol
From midweek overnight stays to romantic weekend breaks, The Bristol’s variety of accommodation options can accommodate your every need during the Christmas period. Comfort and style meet beautiful harbour or city views, with beautiful festive décor available throughout the hotel for guests to enjoy. The hotel’s central location is ideal for a weekend of exploring the very best of the city too, with a variety of art galleries, restaurants and markets, all within walking distance.
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Embrace the nearby Christmas markets
Go for a picturesque stroll, starting from The Bristol, past independent shops and cafes down to Bristol’s very own winter wonderland, Millennium Square Winter Fair. Enjoy the wintry views of the city from the Sky View Wheel (until 5 January 2020), then warm up with a mulled wine or two at the pop-up Apres Bar, which also offers indulgent raclette within alpine décor and surroundings. If you’re still peckish, head over to Bristol’s Christmas Market for a delicious Yorkshire Pudding Wrap – an indulgent festive alternative to a hot dog or burger!
Last-minute Christmas shopping
Bristol plays host to an abundance of brilliant independent boutiques, ideal for finding last minute Christmas gifts for loved ones. Clifton Village is a charming place to spend an afternoon, with the traditional 19th century arcade providing shelter from any rain (or snow!) and housing eclectic stores such as the Bristol Trading Post, My English Home and Nook Deco. St Nicholas Markets is also worth a visit. It is home to Bristol’s largest selection of independent retailers with Mediterranean, Japanese and South African vendors selling beautiful original gifts. Bristol Christmas Market has plenty of seasonal delights too, with over 50 chalets offering unique gift ideas as well as festive food and drink to keep energy levels up during Christmas shopping.
Sample delicious local delicacies
Bask in the festive lights of Wapping Wharf as you head along to Bristol Cider Shop to try a delicious locally brewed beverage. The team are offering mulled cider over the Christmas season – the perfect antidote to the cold outside. There are a host of other independent eateries in the area too, such as Woky Ko for lovers of Asian cuisine and Pigsty for all thing’s meat.
Indulge in a festive meal at the River Grille
Enjoy exceptional cuisine, wonderful surroundings and a personal service that always goes the extra mile at The Bristol’s signature restaurant, The River Grille. The hotel’s festive menus are available now, with a variety of beautifully appointed event spaces and intimate dining areas available for parties of up to 300. The award-winning River Grille offers stunning harbourside views while enjoying traditional Christmas lunches, delicious vegetarian options and a special Festive Afternoon Tea – ideal for guests with a sweet tooth.