The best Christmas light displays in Bristol

The best Christmas light displays in Bristol

With less than two weeks until Christmas, we are all itching to do as many Christmassy activities as possible. Anyone will agree that nothing says Christmas more than going to watch the beautiful light displays. Bristol is certainly pulling out all the stops this year, with every nook and cranny being lit up with colourful illuminations. Here are some of the best Christmas light displays in Bristol which will put you in a festive cheer.

Ashton Court’s ‘Light Up Bristol’

The best Christmas light displays in Bristol
Source: Bristol World

Address: Ashton Ct, Bristol BS41 9JN

Up until the 24th December, Ashton Court Estate will be lighting up its massive grounds to offer you a beautiful illuminated walking experience. For £16 on weekdays and £17 on weekends, you will be able to stroll around Ashton Court guided by their 45 minute light trail. There will also be plenty of festive food and drink on offer from various vendors, so you can admire the gardens whilst sipping on a mulled wine or hot chocolate to keep you warm.

The best Christmas light displays in Bristol
This Bristol Brood

Bristol City Centre’s ‘#ChristmasADVENTures’

If you are looking for a more adventurous way to enjoy the Christmas lights, you will want to head to Bristol’s city centre. From the 1st till 28th December, as part of the Bristol festive art’s BID project, various famous buildings and landmarks will have our most cherished Christmas sayings and lyrics projected onto them. Going out to spot the light displays is a great and refreshing way to explore the city, and best of all, it’s free! For those of you who want to plan your route ahead of braving the cold, you can get your cheat sheet here. This shows you a map of the city and where all the various projections are located.

The best Christmas light displays in Bristol
Source: The Bristol Brood

Avon Valley Christmas Light Trail

Address: Pixash Ln, Bath Rd, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1TP

If going to see the Christmas light displays means going all out, then you need to get down to the Avon Valley Christmas Lights Trail. With Avon Valley putting on Christmas lights, a polar express train ride, an ice-skating rink, festive funfair and a Santa letter writing service, there is no doubt that it will be a Christmas bonanza! What’s more, it won’t be a trek to access all this festive fun as it will only take you a 25-minute drive from the city centre. Avon Valley will also be hosting a number of caterers to keep you replenished between activities. Tickets costing from £15, click here to book.

The best Christmas light displays in Bristol
Source: Visit Bristol

The Clifton Village Christmas Tree

Source: Visit Bristol

For a calmer yet just as magical Christmas light display experience, look no further than Clifton Village. Already a picturesque village, lit up and with its signature Christmas Tree in The Mall Gardens standing tall, Clifton Village is truly beautiful. If you go on Saturday, you will also be able to catch the carol singers whilst enjoying a warm cup of mulled wine.

The best Christmas light displays in Bristol
Source: Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park

Cabot Circus and Millennium Square Christmas Markets

Source: Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park

Address: Bond St S, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3BX and 80 Explore Ln, Bristol BS1 5TY

For a classic night out to admire the Christmas light displays, going to the vibrant Christmas markets at Cabot Circus and Millennium Square is a great option. Both markets are decorated beautifully and offer various food and drink stalls to indulge in. At the Harbourside Christmas market, you can also play fairground games and ride a Ferris Wheel. A warm atmosphere to embrace yourself in at the end of the year, it is recommended that you go with your new friends.

There are so many great christmas light displays in Bristol to enjoy this year.If you’re looking for some more festive activities in the city then check out this list of the best christmas carols and concerts too.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.