St Peter’s Hospice Christmas Market celebrates 40th anniversary with festive flourish

St Peter’s Hospice Christmas Market will offer even more festive fun this year as it moves to the heart of Bristol

St Peter’s Hospice celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and marks the occasion by expanding its much-loved Christmas Market, moving to City Hall on College Green.

The change of venue to this historic and beautiful building will provide a fully accessible experience for all to enjoy the 40+ stalls and Market Café on the day.

The market takes place at City Hall from 10am to 3pm on Saturday 24 November.

New traders to this year’s market include Staddon and Pamley’s children’s cotton clothing, ceramics by Quantock Mosaics and local craft beer specialists The Incredible Brewing Company.

Another new addition is a gallery showcasing the photography of local artist, the late Denzil Ellis. His exhibition, kindly donated by his wife Ethne, is a fitting tribute to his passion and body of work. Prints of Denzil’s landscapes, portraits and more experimental pieces will be on sale for £35 each.

Elsewhere at the market, Bristol institutions Pieminister and Zara’s Chocolates will be selling delicious savoury and sweet treats, and the creative soul of the city will be represented by Eva Glass Design’s window art and jewellery and CoCo & Ned’s hand-crafted Christmas decorations, among many other Christmas themed stalls.

Offering a welcome respite from all the shopping will be the Market Café, serving up fresh sandwiches, cakes, mulled wine and delicious mince pies.

The St Peter’s Hospice Christmas Market is a key fundraising event for Bristol’s only adult hospice and the charity are aiming to raise more than £18,000 for patient and family care across the city and surrounding areas at this year’s event.

Esther Hall, St Peter’s Hospice Community Fundraiser, said: “We are so proud of the quality of our Christmas Market; which not only provides a delightful opportunity to support your local hospice, but also offers an excellent selection of locally-made, beautiful and delicious seasonal gifts for all ages. We, as well as Father Christmas himself, look forward to greeting shoppers on Saturday!”

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