Christmas is coming. And whether you’re already singing carols or saying bah humbug, there’ll be no stopping the celebrations taking over Bristol’s streets soon. Unfortunately, the party won’t extend to everywhere. As there will be no Cabot Circus Christmas lights switch-on event this year.
The annual event hasn’t happened for the past two years due to the pandemic, and concerns over people’s safety. The Cabot Circus Christmas lights event will not be returning this year either. It means there will be no Christmas lights switch-on in the centre of Bristol.
There will, however, be a Christmas tree lights event over in Clifton Village. The BBC Points West news presenter, Alex Lovell, will be in town to light up The Mall Gardens on November 9. Christmas carolling will take place in the centre of Clifton Village from 6pm, with the switch-on taking place at 6.30pm.
Of course, Cabot Circus isn’t alone in cancelling its Christmas lights event this year. It follows a trend across the UK, including in Manchester. With the main cause for cancellation due to rising energy costs. It remains unclear what led to the decision to not host an event this year at Cabot Circus, however.
Before you get too worried, Cabot Circus’ Christmas lights will still make an appearance this year. There just won’t be any fanfare surrounding their arrival. So expect the shopping centre to be just as festive as previous years. While Cabot Circus will also host some other special Christmas events to be revealed at a later date.
If this isn’t enough, you can also check out the lights over at the Bristol’s Christmas Market in Broadmead. From November 4 to December 23, you’ll discover over 40 stalls selling the perfect Chrtismas gifts, traditional Bratwurst and even churros.