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Christmas Adventures invites Bristol to explore the city this festive season

Bristol’s festive light trail, Christmas Adventures, is lighting up iconic buildings until the 28th of December with a selection of famous song lyrics and Christmas movie quotes.


Christmas Adventures, Bristol’s festive light trail, will launch on 1st December 2021, lighting up iconic buildings until the 28th December with a selection of the jolliest Christmas lyrics and phrases.

The project, created by Bristol City Centre BID and Redcliffe & Temple BID, will light up buildings across the city from Arnolfini and St George’s, to Cabot Circus and Waitrose on Queen’s Road. Expect glowing building frontages, famous song lyrics and Christmas movie quotes emerging across the city centre.

The project is part of Bristol City Centre BID’s #LoveBristol campaign which promotes the recovery of the city, bringing together 100s of businesses to help create the festive trail. New to this year is the partnership with Redcliffe and Temple BID, adding many new and iconic locations to the attraction.

Keith Rundle, Director of BIDs explains;

“As we enter the festive period, we want to invite Bristolians into the city centre to explore, shop, dine and enjoy hospitality and leisure activities. By heading out to discover a trail of Christmas projections, people can enjoy an outdoor activity with family, friends, and colleagues, as well as supporting local businesses.”

Expect the return of some of the big hits from last year including ‘Driving Home for Christmas’, ‘Bring us some figgy pudding’ and ‘Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal’ as well as a host of new Christmas songs and famous film quotes.


There will be a downloadable trail map available online on the BID websites. The projections will begin to appear from 17th November on Park Street, Queens Road and around the city centre, with further sites at Cabot Circus and Redcliffe joining on 24th November. The full festive trail launches on 1st December when Harbourside and Old City projections get switched on, and the Christmas Adventures will stay in place until 28th December.


Bristol City Centre BID Christmas lights will also be lit from the 15th November with over a mile of festive lighting and 25,000 LEDs, and new lights will adorn Park Street, and College Green.  The displays also include King Street, Corn Street, Broadmead and Bristol Shopping Quarter.


It will also launch “Something Special from Somewhere Special” Christmas shopping Mondays on 15th and 29th November and 13th December with special offers from retailers and restaurants.


Keep an eye out on Bristol City Centre BID and Redcliffe & Temple BID’s social channels for more information and a full list of Christmas Adventures locations.


Share your photos with the hashtag #ChristmasAdventures and #LoveBristol.



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