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This fab festive family guide features places to go and things to do this Christmas in Bristol and North Somerset. Includes handy information on ice-skating rinks, Christmas markets, Santa’s grotto and Victorian Christmas celebrations.
in Portishead 2015
Once again I offer you Practically Perfect Mums’ guide to Christmas in Portishead, featuring festive community events in and around the town including carol concerts, shows and school fairs. Please remember to share it generously using the social media buttons at the bottom.
High Down Infants School Fair
High Down Infant School, Down Rd, Portishead
5th December from 10.30 to 12.30
Come and join the fun. We will have games, stalls, choir, cafe & of course, Father Christmas in Portishead
Portishead Primary Christmas Fair
5th December from 1 – 4pm
The video says it all!
St Peter’s School Christmas Fayre, Portishead
Saturday 5th December 12 to 3pm
Lots of stalls and games. Everyone welcome
Trinity School Christmas Fair, Portishead
Saturday 5th December 2 to 4pm
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
The Bristol Hippodrome’s Christmas Panto
5th December – 3rd January 2016
Kim Ismay, Francesca Lara Gordon and Special Guest Star Shaun the Sheep will be joining previously announced film and television star Warwick Davis, Cbeebies presenter Andy Day and panto favourite Andy Ford in this year’s dazzling family pantomime – Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs. Kim will play the Wicked Queen Morgiana and Francesca will play the beautiful Snow White with Warwick Davis as Prof, Andy Day as the loveable Muddles and Andy Ford, with his usual comedy mayhem, as Herman the Henchman.
Shaun the Sheep of course needs no introduction to his fans and will be baaaa-forming his way through the pantomime alongside this hugely talented cast.
Somerset Hall, Portishead
10th – 12th December
Christmas on Broadway
Princes Hall, Clevedon
11th & 12th December
Clevedon Light Opera Clubs concert will feature festive melodies from Broadway and beyond, as well as popular and recent musicals, such as Hairspray and Billy Elliot. CLOC – in its entirety of both Juniors and Seniors combine their voices to bring you a seasonal treat which will put you in the Christmas spirit. The concert will be on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th December at the Princes Hall Clevedon.
All tickets £8.00 Children under 12 years £5.00.
Portishead’s Victorian Evening
Friday 11th December
The Victorian Fayre takes place on Friday December 11th along the High Street
RNLI Selfie with Santa!
Sunday 13th December
VIP Visitor for RNLI Portishead! Come and get a Selfie with Santa. The doors to the RNLI Shop in Portishead will be open from 10am – 4pm, with Father Christmas visiting from 10-1pm. His Elves have been working very hard in preparation for our VIP visitor. So why not bring the kids along to meet the big man himself. The crew will be training (subject to call outs) so it will be a busy morning down at your lifeboat station. We look forward to seeing you there!
Portishead Youth Centre Soft Play Christmas Party
Tuesday 15th December from 9.30 to 1.30pm
Join in with all the fun!
£6 for over ones, under ones £4 per ticket. Call 842461 for more details.
Charity Christmas Concert
Venue: Gordano School Main Hall.
Friday 18 December, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Charity concert to help children in Africa at Sachiwe School in Katerere Village, Nyanga, Zimbabwe.
Cold Water Swimming Gala
Portishead Open Air Pool
Saturday 19th December 9am-4pm
We are thrilled to be holding our first ever cold water swimming gala on the 19th December 2015. The Portishead Popsicle is a friendly competition that we hope will provide all cold water swimmers with a goal to aim for. There are events to suit all abilities, and there is also the opportunity for swimmers to challenge themselves to raise funds for charities and causes close to their hearts. There will be mulled wine, mince pies, a wood fired hot tub and, we hope, more than a bit of festive fancy dress and imaginative headgear. Places are limited, so do enter early to avoid disappointment. Spectators will also be very welcome, so come and cheer the swimmers on. You can find more details here.
And in case you missed it, here’s my little video of the Christmas lights switch on!
Thank you to our Christmas in Portishead Sponsors
If your organisation would like to be involved in supporting one of our community features please email
jane @ practicallyperfectmums.co.uk.
If you have any other information or updates to suggest about local Christmas events, then please comment below or email me on the address above.
HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
P.S. Details of these and more events on the Special Events Calendar.
Always check with the organiser before you travel as times may be subject to change.