The festive season is nearly upon us, and there are an array of magical Christmas events on the horizon in Nailsea and the surrounding areas, perfect for the whole family to enjoy.
From seasonal food markets to Christmas concerts to festive workshops, there’s something for everyone in Nailsea this winter. Come together with friends and family and show your support for the local organisations, charities, and businesses banding together to put on this calendar of fantastic events!
Christmas Window Trail
December, various locations in Nailsea
The Christmas season has arrived, and windows throughout Nailsea are going to be decked out accordingly! Pick up your map from 65 High Street and take the whole family on a wintery walking tour. If you complete the trail, you’ll receive a special festive prize!
eat:Nailsea Christmas Market
3rd December @ 10:00-16:00, Nailsea town centre
Head to the high street the first weekend in December for a festive extravaganza! eat:Festivals are rounding up the very best local food and drink producers for a delicious Christmas market. Come for lunch, a festive treat, or to snag the perfect foodie gift!
Christmas Events at Tyntesfield
Various Dates 3rd-22nd December, Tyntesfield
The National Trust are putting on a range of festive events throughout December, including a series of spectacular concerts in the chapel and Christmas horse and carriage rides. If you feel like getting creative, there are also lino printing workshops where you can learn how to make your own Christmas cards and gift wrap. You can even learn how to make a seasonal wreath using foliage gathered from the Tyntesfield estate.
Nailsea Choral Society have joined with distinguished guest soloists and the Charivari Agréable Baroque Orchestra to bring us a thrilling performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. The perfect way to celebrate the festive season, this is not one to be missed!
BRACE, a dementia research charity, is putting on a family friendly Christmas concert to raise some much needed funds. Enjoy performances from the Evergreen Chorus, Acorns Folk group, and the Ladye Bay handbell ringers. There’s also a raffle, BRACE Christmas cards for sale, mulled wine, and plenty of mince pies!
This December, VW owners are gathering in Nailsea to kick off their Christmas cruise. Decked out in tinsel and fairy lights, over 100 vehicles will travel from Nailsea to Clevedon to Portishead – all in the hope of celebrating the VW, and raising invaluable funds for Bristol Children’s Hospital.
11th December @ 2:00 and 5:00, Nailsea Little Theatre
The Folksy Theatre Company are returning to the Little Theatre for an adaptation of Dickens’ classic tale of festive hope and redemption. With live music, puppetry, and multimedia, this is sure to be a magical Christmas show, perfect for the whole family!
12th and 21st December @ 10:00-12:00, 65 High Street
For two mornings in December, 65 High Street is hosting a special children’s Christmas craft morning. Come along with the family and enjoy a mindful moment or two, and create something beautiful to take home. Though this event is free, you will need to reserve your space by emailing: email@example.com.
Christmas Sparkle Brush Party
14th December @ 7:00, Ring O Bells
Explore your creative side with a festive iteration of the Paint & Sip art party. Suitable for beginners, hobbyists, and experienced artists alike, you’ll be guided through some new techniques by a talented teacher with a paintbrush in one hand and a drink in the other!
On the third Saturday in December, the high street will be shut to vehicles for a vibrant celebration of local produce, plants, and artisan makes including pottery, and ceramics. Come along and sample some festive food and drink while you shop for unique, handmade gifts and get ready for the big day.
Johnny Coppin: All on a Winter’s Night
18th December @ 7:30, Nailsea Tithe Barn
Johnny Coppin – a celebrated singer/songwriter and member of Decameron – is bringing his special Christmas show to Nailsea as part of its 25th Anniversary Tour. A rich mix of traditional carols, new songs, stories, folklore and superstitions, this is the perfect way to warm your soul on a cold winter night!
Visit the Tithe Barn on the 19th December and you and your children will be greeted by a magical Christmas experience. Puppets, actors, and pianists will be performing festive classics like ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and The Snowman. Book early to avoid disappointment – only one of the three time slots still has tickets available!