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Bristol Christmas markets open for business

3rd December 2010 Print
Bristol Christmas Markets

Bristol's Christmas markets are officially open for business and combine high quality traditional German and locally inspired markets offering festive delights for Christmas shoppers.

In addition to an amazing city centre shopping offer, Christmas in Bristol will be bigger and better than ever before, with a new skating rink at Cabot Circus, a Christmas steam fair, Christmas light displays, a festive city Christmas tree and now the city's Christmas markets.

The Christmas markets are located on the pedestrianised streets, in the heart of Bristol's retail area and offer shoppers festive Christmas delights.

The Bristol Christmas Market: Open now until 19 December
Enjoy local delights from traders like The Bristol Beer Factory and Orchard Pig, or purchase a piece of Bristol art from Steve Hunt Photography. If fashion is your passion, try on Brazen Beads, Creation Jewellery, and eco-fashions from Mabboo. Howkapow has a little something for all, including jewellery, prints, home wares and accessories.

Children will be excited to hear that At-Bristol and Wood Like to Play will be featured at The Bristol Christmas Market, while the Bristol Evening Post will even have goody bags for Christmas shoppers.

After a day of retail therapy, tempt your taste buds at Lick the Spoon, Quick Crepes, Piescream, Bath Pig, The Hot Chestnut, Radfords Fine Fudge, Feeding Your Imagination and Bristol Cheese for a range festive treats or food gifts.

The Bristol Christmas Market is adjacent to the German Christmas Market and located on Broadmead West, from Union Street to the Podium.

The German Christmas Market: Open now until 22 December
Here, visitors can enjoy traditional German market stalls with traders which offer authentic arts, crafts and deliciously festive German food and  drink.

The open-air German Christmas Market will be located at The Podium, Broadmead East and on Merchant Street South. The market features a spectacular Christmas pyramid, bar, cafe with seating area, Christmas decorations, lights and a nativity scene, 30 wooden chalets with a good balance of food, arts and craft, wooden toys, baskets, gifts, soaps, lamps and amber jewellery.

Festive eats, including gluhwein, bratwurst, waffles, crepes, apple rings, liquorice, chocolates and cakes.

The Christmas Markets are not only a great place for Christmas shopping but also an opportunity to enjoy the Christmas festive spirit, socialise and meet up with friends, work colleagues and family from Bristol and beyond.

For a full list of Christmas market traders and other Christmas activity, log on to

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Bristol Christmas Markets