Christmas Adventures 2021: Where buildings will be lit up with festive cheer in Bristol this year

‘Driving home for Christmas’ and Happy Christmas ya filthy animal’ could be among the messages shone on buildings

A Christmas lights trail with festive phrases and lyrics projected on buildings across Bristol is returning this year

The event will launch on December 1 but there will be special previews starting on November 17 on Park Street and Queens Road as well as around the Bristol Royal Infirmary.

And on November 24 additional projections will be turned on at Cabot Circus and Redcliffe before the final messages are shone on buildings in the Old City and Harbourside on December 1.

They will stay alight up until December 28.

There will be a trail map to download shortly on the website for Bristol City Centre’s Business Improvement District (BID) which has created the scheme with Redcliffe and Temple BID.

Launched last year, this project was a way to bring Bristolians together when we couldn’t physically be together.

Another message displayed as part of last year’s event
Another message displayed as part of last year’s event
Another message displayed as part of last year’s event

This year’s festivities are part of the #LoveBristol campaign which sets out to help Bristol businesses recover from the pandemic and attract people back into the city centre.

Last year’s light projections included ‘Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal’ a classic line from Home Alone 2, ‘Bring Us Some Figgy Pudding’ from classic Christmas song ‘We Wish You A Merry Christmas’ and Christmas radio favourite Chris Rea’s ‘Driving Home For Christmas’.

Other highlights included lyrics from Slade’s ‘Merry Christmas Everybody’ and everyone’s favourite Christmas tune Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’.

Keith Rundle, director of BIDs, said: “As we enter the festive period, we want to bring Bristolians into the city centre to explore, shop, dine and enjoy hospitality and leisure activities.

“By heading out to discover a trail of Christmas projections, people can enjoy an outdoor activity with family, friends and colleagues, as well as supporting local businesses.”