Bristol celebrates National Elf Service Day

Bristol celebrates National Elf Service Day

Look out for an influx of elves across the city today celebrating National Elf Service Day. This is the second year of the event, organised by Bristol-based charity Above and Beyond, which focuses on raising funds for local hospitals. People across the city are dressing up as elves and holding fundraising events ranging from candy […]

Bristol church hosts Treefest to raise money for community groups

St Mary Redcliffe Church in Bristol is hosting a charity led Christmas tree festival raising money for charities supporting some of Bristol’s most deprived communities. As well as supporting its own initiatives, ‘Treefest’ will see the church donating to Young Bristol, a community club that run youth services in and around Bristol’s most challenging areas. […]

Union strikes to affect train services in Bristol over Christmas

The strikes, which have been called by the RMT union, are planned for tomorrow and Sunday, as well as Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. They were called following a dispute between members of the union and CrossCountry trains. The rail company said: “We plan to operate a reduced service, but using longer trains where possible.” […]

Cop Shop donates gifts to Bristol Children’s Hospital

Avon and Somerset Police (A&SP) have made Christmas at Bristol Children’s Hospital that little bit brighter by gifting presents, generously donated by shoppers of The Galleries in Bristol, to the children on its wards. Were you one of over 3000 shoppers who visited The Galleries in Bristol and took respite in the A&SP pop up Cop Shop? As a result of the shop’s overall success, […]

Christmas photography competition

Get into the festive spirit by enjoying the decorative outdoors. Enter our seasonal photography competition for Christmas by sending  your photos to with a small description. The most outstanding photos will be featured on our website.

Treefest launches at St. Mary Redcliffe church

Treefest kicks off at St. Mary Redcliffe Church this weekend. The event runs from 10:00 to 17:00 between December 9th and December 14th. People can go to the church and see some amazing different tree designs and enjoy  music. This year the event is sponsored by Hollis Morgan and Smith & Williamson. Treefest has been up […]

Gloucester Road’s annual Christmas party returns

Bristol’s Gloucester Road has ushered in the festive season last night with its annual Christmas party. Local businesses lined the street with stalls selling food, drink, and gifts. Organised by local group Glos Rd Central, the event aimed to celebrate the area’s community spirit, and encourage Christmas shoppers to support small, independent businesses. The event also […]