It feels like Christmas comes around quicker every year. And as Bristol Christmas lights switch on, the city centre is looking more festive than ever. In a collaboration between Bristol City Centre BID, Redcliffe & Temple BID and Broadmead BID, Christmas lights will light up the festive spirit in all corners of the city as of today (November 14).
Corn Street will become Bristol’s answer to Carnaby Street with a love themed light installation. There are eight love-themed lyrics to spot and bring the love to Bristol this Christmas. The city centre will also light up after dark with Christmas light installations on King Street and the Old City.
Park Street will also once again glow with stunning festoon lighting, which will extend to Queens Road this year. While Love Bristol disco balls will bring sparkle to the streets outside the Clayton Hotel, Mother’s Ruin, Mr Wolf’s, Four Wise Monkeys and the Queen Shilling.
Redcliffe & Temple BID’s sparkling tree light installations are already bringing a taste of Christmas to Victoria Street and Temple Gardens. Illuminating key pedestrian areas within the city, these sparkling tree lights should also provide a pleasant and safer environment for locals. In Broadmead, meanwhile, new canopies, alongside tree lights on Union Street and The Horsefair, join overhead Christmas lights on Merchant Street this year.
To coincide with the arrival of the Christmas lights, all three BIDs have also launched a new edition of the Love Bristol Gift Card campaign. The Night Out Gift Card invites locals to support Bristol’s night-time economy. It can be used at several hotels, theatres, restaurants, clubs and bars throughout the city centre. A perfect present for any night owls in your family.
“Whether you’re looking to treat your loved ones to sneakers, paint supplies, vintage clothes or a night out at one of Bristol’s best restaurants, the Love Bristol Gift Card has it all and is sure to delight when recipients find it in their stockings on Christmas morning,” said Vicky Lee, Head of Bristol City Centre BID. “Our city has so much to offer and we’re thrilled that the most wonderful time of the year is finally here to see it sparkle even more than it usually does, through the festive lights and love lyrics that have appeared throughout the city.”
To learn more about the Love Bristol Gift Card head here.