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Christmas in North Bristol

See Santa, sing-a-longs, donate to the food bank and pick up your tree – we’ve got Christmas wrapped up…

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See Santa at Old Down Estate 

Enjoy festive crafts and creative fun at the Elf Station while you wait for Santa to check his Naughty and Nice list. Then follow cheeky Christmas Elves through the secret path to visit Santa himself.

The grotto is open until Christmas Eve, tickets are £12 and include park entry for one adult and one child.

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North Bristol Food Bank Christmas collections 

The North Bristol FoodBank will be welcoming donations of food and funds this Christmas.

In the three weeks leading up to Christmas the foodbank will provide more than 200 food parcels for local individuals and families in crisis. 

The top ten Christmas food donations include:

Christmas chocolates and biscuits
Selection boxes
Christmas puddings
Fruit juice
Tinned ham
Tinned custard
Sponge puddings
Stuffing
Gravy
Savoury snacks

Call 0117 9791399 or visit their website for more information. 

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Best places to buy your tree 

Cadbury Garden Centre

Cadbury Garden Centre stocks a wide range of real and artificial Christmas trees to cater for everyone’s needs. You can also pick up the perfection tree decoration thanks to their considerable selection.

Call 0844 288 5091 for more information. 

Almondsbury Garden Centre

Whether you want to spend a little or a lot, Almondsbury Garden Centre has something to suit every budget. From £50 to £325 you’ll be able to pick up the perfect tree.

Call 01454 457300 for more information.

White Christmas Tree Farm 

There are several locations across Bristol that you can buy your real tree from Frenchay Forestry – that grows thousands of trees every year. 

The closest to us will be at the Wild Place Project and Next to Saracens Rugby Club, but for the full list visit their website. 

Call 07811 576405 for more information. 

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Shopping and singing

The WillowBrook Centre has a range of Christmas shopping and activities taking place across December, including a performace from Little Stoke Primary School choir. 

They’ll be singing and sharing Christmas cheer from 10.30am on Wednesday, 12. 

A week later on December 19, Bradley Stoke Churches carol service is taking place at 6pm, including several local primary schools.

The event is being run in conjunction with Bradley Stoke Radio. 

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