It’s time to get into the festive spirit (it’s not too early in our eyes) and here to add some magic alongside the Bristol Christmas Market and countless Christmas light trails is a winter wonderland that makes for a cosy setting as well as bringing plenty of entertainment. Bristol’s Vintage Winter Wonderland features an après chalet-style bar, fairground rides, food stalls and plenty of festive cheer.
Taking over Millennium Square from tomorrow (November 10) until January 2 (closed Christmas day), the attraction will bring plenty of entertainment in the form of a helter-skelter, dodgems and vintage funfair games with prizes up for grabs. Meanwhile, a Vintage Chair-o-Planes allows you to fly through the Bristol sky this festive period. Entrance to Vintage Winter Wonderland is completely free, so just have to pay as you play on these rides.
Plus, the iconic observation wheel will be open daily from 10 a.m. on Anchor Square so you can enjoy a breathtaking view 40 metres high above Bristol’s harbour. During the daytime, you can see the city and beyond and witness the city aglow as the festive illuminations appear at night.
The après bar at Vintage Winter Wonderland is a great spot for you to retreat from the cold, put your feet up after a spot of Christmas shopping and enjoy a festive tipple or two. It will be in Millennium Square throughout the festive season and will be serving mugs of mulled cider and mulled wine, as well as plenty of other drinks such as wine, spirits, soft drinks and beers
The cocktail menu features passionfruit martinis and espresso martinis as well as pink gin martinis available from a designated tap and chilled to perfection. As for foodie options, you can tuck into a Yorkshire pudding wrap filled with the best bits of a Christmas roast, burgers, German sausages, crepes and luxury hot chocolate with lashings of cream and topped with marshmallows.
Vintage Winter Wonderland, Millennium Square, BS1 5DB