If you are lucky enough to live in the south west of England then you are privvy to some of the best Christmas markets in the UK. Since the tradition crossed over the Channel from central Europe we in Britain have been wholeheartedly embracing it and every year the British Christmas markets are getting bigger and better, to the point where tourists are staying at home rather than travelling overseas to visit these wonderful events.
While the majority of smaller ones have already come and gone, the Christmas markets in Bristol are open right through until Christmas with the German market open until right through until the 29th of December. All situated in the Broadmead area of the city, right in the heart of the shopping district, there is so much to see and do at these markets that a return trip is almost obligatory.
The local Christmas market has makers and producers from the Bristol area selling a wonderful selection of glassware, hand made jewellery, fairy light, pictures and decorations. For the Christmas table there are local ciders and beers, cheese, cake, chutney, chestnuts and biscuits. This market is open every day from 10am-4pm until the 23rd December.
The German market is a little piece of Europe in the heart of Bristol, with over 40 traditional chalets offering traditional German decorations, gifts, lights, toys, soaps, lamps, jewellery and much much more. There is nothing better than browsing the stalls, cup of gluhwein in hand, and the air thick with the aroma of cakes, chocolates, waffles, bratwurst and liquorice and it is open every day from 10am-7pm.
As it is located along the pedestrianised walkways of the city centre of Bristol beside the Christmas Pyramid and the magical skating rink, a great time can be had by the whole family in Bristol this Christmas, as well as the chance to pick up some great gifts.