From high street names to boutiques, it's all here
Christmas in Bristol this year is guaranteed to be big, bright and jolly. The city boasts the best Christmas shopping in the South West, plus ice skating, traditional markets, fairs, a Santa's Grotto and more!
In the heart of the city centre, Bristol Shopping Quarter is home to hundreds of shops, from high street favourites to independent boutiques, plus great restaurants, cinemas and bars.
Made up of four key areas, Broadmead, The Galleries, Quakers Friars and Cabot Circus, this huge shopping area has something for everyone.
Cabot Circus has more than 120 shops, including 15 flagship stores and signature stores Harvey Nichols and House of Fraser.
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Covered by a unique shell-shaped glass roof the size of one and a half football pitches Cabot Circus is linked by a specially designed raised footbridge to a car park.
The pedestrianised Broadmead includes Debenhams, Marks & Spencer, Bhs and the UK's second largest Primark, while The Galleries is an attractive three-storey indoor shopping centre. Here you'll find Boots, The Post Office, WH Smith, TK Maxx and a further 100 stores, again connected to its own 1,000-space car park.
More than 25 restaurants and cafes offer plenty of options for weary shoppers to rest their feet and enjoy a quick latte or a tasty lunch.
Among the eateries is Giraffe, Yo Sushi!, Coal Grill & Bar and Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
Meanwhile, in Quakers Friars piazza, renowned celebrity chef Raymond Blanc has his restaurant Brasserie Blanc.
A map detailing the areas of Bristol Shopping Quarter and a full store directory is available to download from www.visitbristol.co.uk.
The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, is north of Bristol at J17of the M5, with over 500 brands, including John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Next, Paperchase, Hobbs, Hotel Chocolat and Apple, all laid out over two floors.
Open now at The Mall is the new Enchanted Ice Castle – a magical place for children, where they can meet the Ice Queen and her Ice Fairies before walking through to greet Father Christmas.
Every hour throughout the day everyone at the Winter Wonderland will be able to enjoy the castle's musical light display.
Children of all ages can learn to skate on the brand new nursery rink, opening at the Winter Wonderland for the first time this year.
The nursery ice rink offers a friendly environment for younger children with experienced ice marshals on hand and seal skating aids for hire.
This year, children and families will be able to take a ride on The Mall's Christmas Train, through the snowy Winter Wonderland garden. Tickets cost £2.
With more than 135 stores, 17 cafés and restaurants and a range of excellent facilities including a crèche, children's play area, cash machines and AccessAbility all under one roof, The Mall is a convenient place to shop.
The Mall is open until 9pm on weekdays and has over 7,000 free parking spaces.