Is there any better time of year than Christmas? No, there is not. That was a question of the rhetorical kind. With presents under the tree, a few days off from work, and the perfect excuse to eat and drink to excess, there’s very little not to love about Christmas. Of course, it isn’t just the day itself that’s special. If you want to enjoy the whole Christmas season to its fullest, it’s vital you put some Christmas markets on your calendar.
You’ll find Christmas markets going on in cities all across the UK. If you’re looking at somewhere in the South West, Bristol should certainly be on your radar.
The whole of Bristol is charming during the winter months, but you’ll find the Christmas market located along the pedestrianised area of Broadmead in Bristol Shopping Quarter. Last year’s event attracted 55 wooden chalet-style stalls offering everything from Fairtrade produce, to local handmade goods, to delicious food and drink.
If you want some festive tipples, try the Jägerbarn beer garden for Glühwein (mulled wine), hot chocolate, and German beer. If you’d prefer something a little more filling, try the covered Food Village. There are quite a few German favourites to be had, including authentic German bratwursts and schnitzel, but you can also find cool culinary creations from our own shores, including a Yorkshire Pudding Wrap.
Getting to the Bristol Christmas market is simple since it’s within easy reach of the bus & coach station, Bristol Temple Meads train station, and several car parks. If you want to stay for a night or two instead of just popping in and out, you’ll find a great range of hotels and serviced apartments – just make sure you get booking fast to beat the rush!
The Christmas market runs right up to Christmas Eve, so you’ll find it easy to fit this great Festive event onto your Christmas calendar.