A Guide to Bristol’s Christmas Lights

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Westonbirt’s Enchanted Christmas

A key ingredient of Christmas is undoubtedly the sparkling lights. Whether it's candles, fairy lights on pine trees or fireplaces, these lights illuminate our seasonal aspirations and help bring us closer together. Here is our guide to the top Christmas light experiences in and around Bristol!

Avon Valley Christmas Lights Experience

Avon Valley Christmas Lights Experience

2 - 31st December on selected dates.

Pixash Lane, Bath Road, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 1TP.

The award-winning Avon Valley Christmas Lights Experience is a clear family favourite and for good reason. Involving an interactive light trail that weaves around the lake, make sure to head over to the play barn for a festive disco. Make sure to wrap up warm because there is lots to see!

Christmas at Stourhead 2022

Image: Richard Haughton

On selected dates between 25 November - 1 January.

Stourton, Warminster BA12 6QF.

The result of a partnership with Sony Music, Christmas at Stourhead is the culmination of over 1 million lights making it an incredible (and very popular so book soon!) visit. A huge stately garden with a lovely lake, this world-treasure of a landscape is ideal for sparkling tunnels, giant baubles and a variety of indie street food vendors. Anyone for a hot chocolate? Marshmallows?

Clifton Christmas Lights Switch on in Mall Gardens

Mall Gardens

November 9, from 6.30pm.

West Mall, Bristol, BS8 4BG.

Taking place in Clifton Village in early November, this light switch-on at The Mall Gardens will be turned on by newsreader Alex Lovell of BBC Points West. Additionally, Christmas carolling will commence at 6pm in front of the giant Christmas tree so be sure to bring some mulled wine with you to get the most out of the evening!

Westonbirt’s Enchanted Christmas

Westonbirt Enchanted Christmas

25 Nov - 21 Dec, open on selected evenings - 4.00pm - 9.30pm.

Westonbirt, Tetbury, GL8 8QS.

Created by Santa's trusted elves, Westonbirt's Enchanted Christmas involves a trail that is frantically being finished in time for Christmas - you may even see them in action! The illuminated trail is set in Westonbirt's National Arboretum which is the UK's most important of its kind and is sure to provide a magical backdrop for this event. Will you meet an elf?