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Top 5 Christmas Markets to visit in 2017 in or near Bristol

21/11/2017 Jo Bailey News

Have you started your Christmas List yet? Christmas seems to start earlier and earlier every year and getting the right gift for everyone can be challenging. We have come up with a few places around us where you can enjoy the run up to the festive season while keeping an eye out for that special gift.

Here are our top 5 Christmas markets to visit near Bristol

1.Royal Victoria Park is one of our favourite places to launch our hot air balloons from in Bath, it is also one of our favourite Christmas markets. From 23rd November through to 10th December over 200 sparkling chalets will light up the Georgian streets of Bath.

bath xmas market credit visit bath

photo credit – visitbath.co.uk

2.Not far from one of our chief pilots’ favourite ballooning site in South Wales which offers panoramic views of the Brecon Beacons is Cardiff’s Christmas Market. From the 9th November to 23rd December this market offers visitors an array of stalls offering festive treats and gifts.

photo credit visitwales.com

3.Nothing beats the aerial views of Bristol’s Harbourside from a Hot Air Balloon. Enjoy the Harbourside Market every weekend from 25th November to Christmas. You can browse over 45 stalls, all local, hand crafted items before heading to the street food market by the fountains all with live music throughout and mulled drinks on offer at the harbourside bar.

photo credit – 365bristol.com

4.Balloon rides over Bristol also offer passengers some impressive views of the city including the shopping districts. The German Christmas market returned to Broadmead on 10th November and will be open until Christmas Eve. Enjoy browsing the stalls and get something tasty to eat and then relax at the Jägerbarn bar which is new for this year.

Photo credit – visitbristol.co.uk

5.Or enjoy a festive day out at the Winter Wonderland outside the Mall at Cribbs causeway.  Visit Santa in his Ice castle and get your skates on for a race around the largest open-air ice rink in the south west!

photo credit – visitbristol.co.uk

If you still have not found that special gift, for that hard to buy person on your list, we offer various Champagne Hot Air Balloon gift vouchers to suit all budgets, take a look here – from exclusive balloon rides with stunning views of Raglan Castle, group balloon flights starting from the historic Ashton Court Estate in Bristol or from Bath’s Royal Victoria Park for spectacular city views.

Check out our popular Black Friday discount event here or keep an eye out over the next few weeks for our Christmas Specials. If you don’t want to wait book your flight vouchers here, let your Hot Air Balloon Flight adventure begin.


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