Review: Christmas Market 2021 @ Finzel's Reach

Posted on: 2021-11-26

Our rating:

Plenty of cheer and locally-made produce in central Bristol.

Redcliffe and Temple BID launched it’s first Christmas market this November, bringing local producers, handcrafted gifts, and entertainment to Finzels Reach and Temple Quay.
Taking place on 25th, 26th and 27th November 2021, and curated by Sophie Bowden Events, the market will move between Finzels Reach and Temple Quay. Each will feature over 20 local craft and gift stalls, street food vendors and a festive bar serving mulled wine. 


Finzels Reach will feature a host of local producers including Espensen Spirit, Two Belly and Left Handed Giant on Thursday 25th and Saturday 27th November, from 11am to 6pm. Pick up handmade gifts from local crafters such as natural gemstone jewellery from Birdsmith Jewellery, linocut prints from Harriet Rose Art, unique accessories from W;EAR by Woo, or a macrame plant pot from Wild Wood Designs. Live music will provide a festive soundtrack from local talent. 

Christmas Market at Finzel's Reach.

Temple Quay’s Friday market will take place on 26th November from 11am to 6pm. Ceylon and Beyond will bring a taste of Sri Lanka to the market alongside delicious Persian kebabs from Open Sesame, sweet and smoky short ribs from Big Nath’s BBQ and locally grown produce cooked up by Bristol's last working farm Yew Tree Farm. 


The crafters will include Mooke Handmade with their organic natural skincare and soy wax candles, SkyxFyre with her beautiful ink prints and Gills Barrow bringing her festive wreaths and flower arrangements. 

Christmas Market at Finzel's Reach.

Speaking ahead of the event, Steve Bluff, Head of Redcliffe and Temple Business Improvement District (BID), said:


“This will be our first Christmas since the inception of the BID and we’re delighted to be bringing some festive cheer to these lovely spots. The markets will be a great place to head out for lunch with colleagues, grab a festive team drink after work or to visit somewhere different in the city to buy your Christmas presents.


“We are showcasing a number of Bristol craftspeople and traders and celebrating the incredible talent we have locally for sustainable and one-off gift producers.”

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