Located in the heart of Bristol with more than 50 stalls, Bristol Christmas Market is returning to the city centre in 2022. The event is known for its cosy igloos, Bavarian bar and the stunningly decorated Christmas tree on Broadmead. In this guide, I share with you the dates, location and opening times during the Christmas season as well as how to book a private igloo.
Bristol Christmas Market 2022
The Christmas market in Bristol is one of the most festive events of the year, a great time for family and friends to gather for mulled wine, hot chocolate and classic Christmas treats like bratwurst and gingerbread. You’ll find handmade, unique gifts on offer that are made locally and you can buy Christmas ornaments, lights and trees.
Bristol Christmas Market dates: 4th November to 23rd December 2022.
Opening times: 10am to 7pm. Food and drink stalls close at 10pm.
Location: Bristol Shopping Quarter, 69 Broadmead, in front of The Galleries.
Reason to visit: Home to 50 Christmas stalls, Bavarian alpine bar, Santa and reindeer meetups, igloo hire.
Where to stay: Hotel du Vin is one of the best hotels in Bristol and it is less than a 10-minute walk to the Christmas markets. Alternatively, Hampton by Hilton is an excellent budget hotel, located 5 minutes from Broadmead.
Hotels near Bristol Christmas Market
I suggest staying at Hotel du Vin as it’s one of the best hotels in Bristol and it is less than a 10-minute walk to the Christmas markets.
Alternatively, Hampton by Hilton is an excellent budget hotel that is even closer to the markets, located 5 minutes from Broadmead.
There are a handful of other places to stay that you can find in my guide to hotels near Bristol Christmas Market. These are all within walking distance of Broadmead and other sights and attractions in the city centre.
Book an Igloo
You can book your igloo online. Igloo hire is for 90 minutes and you can pre-order your drinks and food to avoid the often long queues, especially during peak periods.
The Medium Package offers food or drink for up to four guests, while the Large Package caters for groups of up to eight guests. Food and drink options include:
- Bratwurst Platter
- Charcuterie Board
- Cheese Board
- German Glühwein, Hot Cider or Prosecco
You can also visit the Ski Gondola and Jager Barn, experiences that are unique to Bristol.
If you’re interested in more places to visit this Christmas, read my guide to the top Christmas markets in UK for ideas and planning tips.
Visit Bristol has further information regarding events and the best ways to experience the city at Christmas.
Location of Bristol Christmas Market
Sustainable Travel Tips
The choices we make have an environmental and social impact on the places we visit. When visiting the Christmas markets, it’s important to keep sustainability in mind.
Implement some or all of these responsible travel measures during your visit.
- Shop mindfully. Only purchase what you really need.
- Walk, cycle and use public transport to get around.
- Stay in a sustainable hotel powered by renewable energy.
- Stay in hotels. Short-stay apartment accommodation can lead to a lack of affordable housing for locals.
- Avoid using plastic or buying items made or packaged with plastic.
- Try to eat locally sourced organic food where possible.
- Limit your consumption of meat and dairy.
- Be open to diverse cultures and experiences.
- Explore more than just the main tourist areas.
- Support the arts and attend local events.
- Visit fewer places but stay longer at each destination.
4th November 2022.
7pm with the food and drink stalls closing at 10pm.
If you have visited Bristol in winter or would like to leave a review of the Xmas market, feel free to comment below. This helps others who are interested in visiting and are trying to plan their holiday.
Recommendations are independently chosen based on personal travel experiences and extensive research. This post contains affiliate links to hotels and tours in Bristol, UK. This means I get a small commission from any bookings at no extra cost to you.
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