Welcome to Whats on Bristol

Find awesome places, bars, restaurants and activities in Bristol

View Bristol Attractions View Eating out in Bristol View Places to stay in Bristol View Entertainment in Bristol View Bristol Activities View Pubs & Bars in Bristol View Sport in Bristol View Home and Garden View Motoring in Bristol View Shopping in Bristol

Bristol a city made for Christmas
Whats on Bristol are pleased to present our Christmas Video showing what festive delights our great city has to offer. #celebrateinbristol

Bristol Christmas Market 2023

Bristol’s Christmas Market returns to heart of Bristols Broadmead Piazza from 3rd of November until 23rd of December. Home to over 35 unique stalls, as well as entertainment and visits from Santa and his elves. Why not treat yourself to a bite to eat! With a variety of offerings such as traditional German bratwurst, ingenious Yorkshire pudding wraps, crêpes and other tempting sweet treats Visitors can enjoy delicious drinks and live music in the warm Jäger Barn Bar or you can book a private Igloos or Gondolas to escape the bustle of the Market for a while. For lovers of music, the Jäger Barn Bar is not to be missed! From Thursdays to Sundays, visitors will be treated to a selection of exceptional live music from a variety of local performers, perfect for getting into the festive spirit!

Pantomime Afternoon Tea

Join us for a festive afternoon for Chaplin's mini panto Treasure Island. Enjoy an afternoon tea paired with comedy, songs, adventure and audience participation. They will love to cheer their hero Jenny Jiggles and boo the evil pirate Long John Silver! They will roar with laughter at the comedy antics of Dame Auntie Nelly, and of course meet the friendliest cat ever! December 9th at 1:30 pm De Vere Tortworth Court. Tortworth, Wotton Under Edge GL12 8HH

Rumdoo Club Presents… Once Upon a Time in Bristol

An exhilarating show fusing high energy circus acts, comedy and live music. Whether you’re a fan of heart-stopping tricks, laugh-out-loud comedy, or simply crave a night of unforgettable entertainment, this show promises to deliver an experience like no other. Get ready to be amazed, delighted, and thoroughly entertained! Featuring incredible national and International artists… 12+. Includes; mild swearing, mild sexy themes, partial nudity. 22 December. The Spiegeltent, Waterfront Square, Off Canons way, the Harbourside, Bristol, BS15LL

Winterlights on the West Somerset Railway

At Bishops Lydeard Station, the magic begins. A seat aboard an illuminated train awaits, ready to take you on an unforgettable winter journey. Travel along our enchanted track, through woodlands and countryside transformed for the season. Spectacular lineside displays will shine and glow, to the amazement of the whole family. An encapsulating tale will unfold along the way, before you arrive at Crowcombe Heathfield, where you will gaze in wonderment through the carriage windows at a famous station steeped in festive spirit. It's then back to Bishops Lydeard in your cosy, comfortable carriage before your wonderful Winterlights journey becomes Christmas memories to treasure. 1 - 30 December. West Somerset Railway, Bishops Lydeard Station, TA4 3RU.

Santa Specials at Avon Valley Railway

Once onboard, the whistle will sound and you’ll depart on your fifty minute train ride. Whilst you’re travelling, you’ll enjoy a mince pie or festive biscuit and Santa will pass through the train saying hello to everyone. Then, when you return to Bitton Station each family group will meet Santa again and all good boys and girls will receive a present from him too! There will also be the chance for your family group to take photographs and create those special festive memories.Runs till the 24 December. Avon Valley Railway, Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD

Michael - relive the magic of Michael Jackson starring Ben

His music spanned a generation. His moves defied gravity. His career transcended the heights of superstardom. He was the undisputed King of Pop... He was Michael. James Baker Theatre Productions invites you to witness history once again with this electrifying show as we celebrate over 40 years of the King of Pop's music. With two incredible dancers, stunning costumes and the World's Number 1 Michael Jackson soundalike, this show promises to create the most authentic, lively and powerful re-creation of the iconic superstar to leave even the most die hard MJ fans crying out for more! 9th December, 2023 - 7:00 pm to 12:30 am. BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Bristol BS34 7RG

Festive Illuminations at Old Down Country Park

Its Back… 2023 will see the return of our Festive Illumination Trail! A magical sensory experience that lights the beauty of our Country Park. This year, our after dark event will feature a Starry Night trail guiding you around Old Down Estate, surrounding you with music, colour and light with interactive areas along the way. A truly magical Christmas experience for children and adults to explore. 26 November - December. 4:30pm - 7:30pm. Old Down Estate, Foxholes Lane, Nr. Tockington, Bristol, BS32 4PG

Icescape at the Tropicana

The iconic Tropicana’s outdoor arena on the seafront at Weston-super-Mare has been transformed once again into a spectacular winter wonderland, where friends and families can skate on the UK’s largest covered winter ice rink. With loads of different skate sessions available it is fun for everyone this festive period! Visitors can enjoy special selected skate sessions like the popular Parent Toddler skates where toddlers skate for free and pushchairs are allowed on the ice, Disco Nights with adult tickets only, Quiet sessions which are perfect for those who would benefit from a more relaxed atmosphere with no music and reduced capacity on the ice and new for this year 2 for 1 Tuesdays!

Puxton's Enchanting Christmas Wonderland

Step into a world of pure Christmas magic with Puxton's Enchanting Christmas Wonderland. Join us for a day filled with wonder and joy, featuring four enchanting attractions that will captivate the hearts of the entire family. Gingerbread Decorating with Mrs. Claus - Create delectable memories and take home your very own gingerbread masterpiece! Santa's Grotto - Experience a private, heartwarming encounter with Father Christmas himself, and receive a special gift to cherish forever! Christmas Tree Village with a Wish Granting Tree - Wander through a forest of glistening Christmas trees, where dreams come true beneath the enchanting Wish Granting Tree! Elves' Workshop - Peek behind the scenes at the Elves' Workshop and craft a holiday bauble that will shimmer with festive delight! 2 - 24 December. Puxton Park, Cowslip Lane Hewish, BS24 6AH

Kid’s go half-price throughout November and December

As well as Kid’s going half-price throughout November and December*, there are a whole host of festive family fun planned at Noah’s Ark this Christmas. This will be a Christmas for all the family to remember! Festive activities taking place every day from November 25th – December 31st Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, Clevedon Road, Wraxall, Bristol, BS48 1PG


A drone light show spectacular through time and space. Experience the sky as it becomes the stage for the story of our evolution. Witness an epic-scale theatrical event for all ages told through a swarm of mesmerising drones flying in unison. Watch the universe unfold, from the humble beginnings of single-cell organisms to the awe-inspiring reign of the dinosaurs, see our planet blossom over thousands of years, and spark your imagination with a story that stirs the soul. 20 & 21 December. Seat Unique Stadium, Bristol

Are you on What’s on?
Win £75.00!

This months winner step up and collect your £75. Call our offices on 0117 963 2263 or message us on Facebook.

Latest News and Reviews


Discover Alfresco Cleeve

An authentic Italian restaurant located in Cleeve, near Bristol. Alfresco Cucina Italiana provide traditionally made Italian food using fresh and authentic Italian ingredients, enjoy all the warmth of real Italian home cooking with family or friends. Come enjoy contemporary decor in the dining and bar areas with rich wood and relaxing colours. If the weather allows, be sure to dine al fresco in the courtyard patio. We have a large car park that can accommodate 20 cars, so your visit is sure to be stress free without the worry of finding somewhere secure and nearby to park.

Have you considered a rewarding career in care?

What better way to start 2023, by helping us to continue providing exceptional care in the beautiful surroundings of our care homes? In return, we can offer you competitive rates of pay, paid training, generous overtime rates, clearly defined career pathways and great employee benefits. View our latest vacancies online and apply today. Working in a care home doesn’t just limit you to working in a care role. There are plenty of auxiliary roles on offer, so whether you’re looking to assist with activity coordination, daily maintenance of our care facilities or work in our top-class kitchens, we’ve got something for everyone. We welcome applications from anybody looking for a change of pace, offering space for growth and progression into the year.

Whats on Bristol Recommended

Our Magazines

Whats on Bristol Magazine

The Secretary Magazine

Property Southwest Magazine

Building Plant News

Eating Out & Nightlife Guide

Student Guide

Whats on Days Out Magazine 2022