Bristol Shopping Quarter, comprising Broadmead, The Galleries, The Arcade and Cabot Circus, has everything you need for the perfect Christmas shopping trip from high street names such as Marks & Spencer, TK Maxx, Boots and Superdrug to independent shops, cafes and restaurants (almost 100 of them) and fabulous festive markets. After shopping, you can relax over a drink, enjoy dinner with friends, go to the cinema, play adventure golf, or even experience virtual reality – check out our leisure and eating out pages for more ideas.

Bristol’s Christmas Market

Photo: Bristol Christmas Market

Located in the very heart of Bristol Shopping Quarter and open from 5 November until 23 December, the Christmas market is home to over 40 unique stalls where you’ll find an array of traders selling seasonal delights, crafts and unique items which are perfect for those hunting for that special Christmas gift.

There will also be a wide range of delicious food available, from traditional Bratwurst to crepes, churros and plenty of sweet treats!

Visitors can enjoy heated seating and delicious drinks in the popular Jäger Barn Bar or book exclusive use of one of the private, cosy igloo pods – brand new to the market this year!

There will be a range of live music from local musicians and you may even be lucky enough to meet Santa! Everything takes place underneath a spectacular Christmas tree, adorned with an array of delightful decorations and spectacular lights that welcome you to the Market.

For more information or to book an igloo pod, click HERE.

There will be a glittering Christmas tree, adorned with an array of delightful decorations, and spectacular lights.

Find out more HERE.

Bristol Local Christmas Market

From Friday 26 November, Bristol Local Christmas Market, located outside M&S, will also be open, offering locally-produced crafts, food and more.

Monday to Saturday 10:30am-6pm
Sunday 10:30am-5pm

Both markets will run until Thursday 23 December.

Salvation Army

Back for 2021, the Salvation Army musicians from Both Bristol Citadel (Ashley Road) and Bristol Easton (Hassell Drive) bands look forward to bringing the message Christmas to the shoppers of Broadmead.

Commencing 27 November they will be playing Christmas carols between 10:30 and 14:30 each Saturday, please come along to listen, have a sing along and even request your favourites.

They will once again be collecting for the work of The Salvation Army taking place in and around the Bristol area.

Rock Choir

Bristol Rock Choir will be singing near Bristol Local Christmas Market from 11am until midday on Saturday 4 December.

Rock Choir has been getting people singing in the UK for over 15 years, and is celebrating its 10th year in Bristol, where over 100 local people meet regularly to sing, dance and socialise. Rock Choir always put on a great show, so come on down to Broadmead to have a listen and sing along. If you like what you hear, the choir are always recruiting new members; you’ll find further information HERE.

Gospel Generation Community Choir

Gospel Generation Community Choir will be singing near Bristol Local Christmas Market on Saturday 11 December between 2 and 4pm.

Gospel Generation Community Choir is made up of five choirs that meet across Bristol. Each choir learns the same songs so they can come together as one big choir to perform. They sing a wide variety of gospel music, some traditional spirituals, contemporary gospel and also some well known chart songs that have the gospel theme of hope at their heart. They’re a friendly non-audition choir and always welcome new members! They say: “We’re very excited to be able to sing again after such a long time!”

Click HERE to find out more.

Bristol Pop-Up Shop

The Bristol Etsy Team will be bringing their pop-up shop back to The Galleries this Christmas. Opening on 18 November, the shop showcases designers, artists, and makers based within a 30 mile radius of Bristol. Expect jewellery, fashion, wellness, craft kits, stationery, homewares, illustration, and much more.

Follow them on Instagram, HERE, to find out more.

If you’d like to find out what’s happening in Bristol Shopping Quarter throughout the year please visit our news & events page.