Glos Rd Central gets festive!

November 27 2015

GLOUCESTER Road Central will become abuzz with festive cheer this month when it hosts in free Christmas street party.

GLOUCESTER Road Central will become abuzz with festive cheer this month when it hosts in free Christmas street party.

The event, on December 3, 5.30-8pm, will launch the Thursday late-night openings, allowing everyone to shop local for Christmas.

Many of the shops, such as Bristol Furniture Works, Artemis, Moodles and Room 212, will also be opening later on other days and every Sunday until Christmas.

Fun activities, food and drink are all on the menu for this year’s street party. 

Following last year's outstanding performance, the Bishop Road Community Choir will be singing outside Room 212 at 7pm.

Mr Gotalot – Monkey Trousers Theatre’s famed puppet – will be appearing in his pop-up Shop outside Odd Sox, selling t-shirts and badges.

Uncanny Creations will be set up next to Moodles children’s clothes store, offering needlefelting workshops.

Billie Jean Clothes is also returning to Gloucester Road to sell vintage cashmeres and lots more, outside Bristol Furniture Works.

Golden Hill Community Garden will be hosting a raffle and selling lovely natural wreaths, and Friends of Horfield Common have something up their sleeves as well.

 Bristol Fairtrade is selling fairly traded Christmas gifts and food, as well as providing information about the impacts buying Fairtrade makes to small producers in developing countries.

Party-goers can enjoy fresh burgers and sausages from Giles Butchers, Christmas fare, cake and mulled wine from Joe’s Bakery, and exquisite, homemade treats from the Italian Sausage outside Millard’s.  

The Boston Tea Party will also be laying on some Christmas delights, and Lona restaurant will be providing live music throughout the evening.