Henleaze Festival 2017


    Wednesday December 6th From 4PM - More information coming soon!

  • Welcome

    Welcome to our 9th Henleaze Christmas Festival. The organising committee hope you have an enjoyable evening. I would like to thank everyone for their support over the past few months. Thanks also go to the local businesses who have generously donated prizes for our raffle which means we can support local charities, raising over £2750 in last year.


    We are also grateful for the entertainers who give their time free of charge to ensure the evening goes with a swing. However, if the Festival is to continue we desperately need more help. If you can help in any way at all please contact me via the web form at the bottom of the page. We hope you enjoy what is on offer this year.


    Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year to you all.


    Jane Emery,
    Festival Co-ordinator

  • What's On?

    Scroll to find out what's on this year

    Henleaze Junior School Choir

    Henleaze Junior School Choir are back again for the 8th year to open the festival in the outside arena – always a big moment in the evening. They have a long tradition of music at the school and currently have 2 choirs and an orchestra.

    Red Maids’ Bell Ringing and Choir

    Red Maids` Junior School are returning to the festival for the fifth year running. This year the Red Maids’ Ringers Handbell team and the Junior School choir perform a selection of festive music.

    Bristol Gilbert & Sullivan

    Making a welcome return to the Festival, bringing a dash of colour in their period costumes, they will be performing a selection of Gilbert and Sullivan favourites.

    Panama Jazz Band

    A talented group of West Country musicians with a lively style and varied repertoire ranging from the great jazz classics , upbeat numbers like High Society and The Saints Go Marching In, to rock n` roll. www.panamajazzband.co.uk.

    Salvation Army Band

    The Salvation Army Band are always very popular at the festival and we are very pleased they are returning for another year. They will be on in the arena and out and about throughout the festival.

    Hum & Drum Recorder Group

    Hum and Drum is run by Penny Rawlings in Henleaze. It is designed to be an interactive musical education for both children and parents. As well as the recorder Penny teaches the violin and piano. Lessons are weekly in term time with opportunities to perform in concerts, eisteddfods – and most importantly the Christmas Festival!

    Richie and Jamie the Stilt Walkers



    A welcome return from last year you can hardly fail to notice Richie towering over the festival crowds. And this year he`ll be bringing his stiltwalking colleague Jamie. So watch out for the two of them towering over the crowds and leaning down to high five anyone who wants to stop them for a chat. www.circussensible.co.uk

    Trinity-Henleaze URC Choir


    The final event of the evening in the Bradbury Hall will be the Trinity Henleaze Choir leading community carol singing from 7:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in.

  • Entertainment Program

    Wednesday December 7th From 4 PM

    Master of Ceremonies

    Steve Yabsley of BBC Radio Bristol


    Outside Arena in Waterford Road

    4.00 pm Henleaze Show Choir

    4.30 pm Arrival of Father Christmas

    5.30 pm Panama Jazz Band

    6.30 pm Salvation Army Band

    7.30 pm Prize Draw


    Bradbury Hall

    4.45 pm Red Maids` Bell Ringing and Choir

    5.15 pm Hum & Drum Recorder Group

    6.00 pm Gilbert & Sullivan Group

    6.45 pm Carols with Trinity-Henleaze Choir


    Out and About

    Salvation Army Band

    St Peter`s Church Hands on Christmas Activities for All

    Richie and Jamie the Stilt Walkers


    Stalls & Shops


    From arts & crafts to cheeses & cakes - there are fifty stalls & shops to browse

  • Gifts & Games

    Handmade Gifts

    Wooden items Arcadian Furniture

    Hand Crafted Bags Clevedon Bag Co

    Handmade Doorstops Cosy Crafts

    Baby Blankets Cushions by Sophie & Lynsey

    Handmade Gifts Diggle Biscuit

    Scrapbooking Janet Higgins

    Paintings Jenny Urquhart Art

    Knitted Gifts Katnit

    Pottery Gifts Liz Isaacs Pottery

    Hand Made Pottery Pamela Shellard Ceramics

    Cot Quilts Sarah's Sewing

    Christmas Decorations Seasonal Inspirations

    Handmade Cushions Samantha Cox
    Prints & Cards Katja Huth Arts
    Handmade glass Jackie Victory
    Coastal inspired crafts Coastal Creativity
    Fine silver jewellery - Jewellery By Jo
    Jewellery by Jula Jeweller
    Home decorations Harcourt Flowers

    Nifty Gifts

    iPad Rests Tablet Beanbag Buddies

    Polish Pottery
    Tom O’Rourke Fused Glass
    Bootiful Bunny Gifts Soap & accessories
    Stained Glass Lesley Scarfe
    Wooden Gifts Handpainted Stuff
    Handmade Jewellery Send A Cow fundraising
    Children's gifts Bubbaloop

    Fun & Games

    Games CJ Hole

    Charity Stall C.H.S.W.

    Tombola Cancer Research

    Children's Games LMCA

    Fun & Fundraising Maggs & Allan

    Foody Gifts

    Cakes Absolutely Cakes

    Organic Cheese Bath Soft Cheese 

    Special Teas Bristol Tea Company

    Honey & Wax Balms Henleaze Honey

    Chilli Jams Made at Home by Maggie

    Christmas Puddings Snowdrop Cottage

    Healthy Dog Treats Pupcake Princess

    Sausage Rolls Little Jack Horners
    Craft Beer Bolt Hole Brewery
    Handmade sweets Nature's Pantry
    German Gingerbread


    Food Fest!

    You'll find plenty of delicious food & drink from hog roasts to wine tasting!

  • Where?

    Henleaze Christmas Festival will be taking place in Henleaze, Bristol, BS9. The main festival site can be found on Henleaze Road, Waterford Road, Dublin Crescent and Cardigan Road.

    Henleaze Christmas Festival location

  • Charity Prize Draw

    Last year, we raised £2,750 for local charities. You can help again and win fabulous prizes like a Christmas hamper from Waitrose.


    Scroll right to find out about the charities we support >>>>

    Flamingo Chicks

    Flamingo Chicks CIC provides an inclusive community giving children with disabilities and illnesses such as cancer the opportunity to enjoy ballet alongside their friends.​


    MIND the mental health charity which has a shop in Henleaze Road. MIND provides anyone experiencing a mental health problem with supportive and reliable information

    Smile With Siddy

    Smile with Siddy raises awareness and funds research and treatment for neuroblastoma - a rare form of cancer which took the life of Siddy the young boy after whom the charity, set up by his parents, is named.

    Bristol Dementia Awarness Alliance

    Bristol Dementia Awareness Alliance explains what dementia is, how symptons can be recognised and sufferers assisted and helped.

  • Charity Prize Draw Prizes & Supporters

    First prize is a splendid festive hamper from Waitrose.

    There`s also a hot air balloon flight courtesy of First Flight. Among the array of other tempting prizes are a meal for 4 at the Eastfield Inn, a hamper from the Co-op, a £20 voucher from the Post Office, a Disney toy from Thomson, a Yankee Candle Gift Pack from Kondi Gifts and much, much more.

    Tickets are £1 and are on sale at various local shops as well as on the night!

    Lovely Prize Donors


    Newsom and Davies

    Gales of W Park

    Kondi Gifts

    Cameron Lee

    Harveys Cycles

    Tesco Express

    Kondi Brasserie




    Goodman & Lilley




    Maggs & Allen

    Wine Rack


    Right Foot

    Resolve Recruitment

    Cafe Arabica

    The Carpet Shop


    Lovely Prize Donors

    First Flight

    Costa Coffee

    Lloyds Greengrocers

    Jaydene Boutique

    Barber Company

    Parsons Bakery

    Chandos Deli

    Haigh & Sons

    Gary Henri

    Eastfield Inn


    Henleaze Hardware

    Cafe 96

    Westbury Inks

    Sky Blue


    Up and Running

    Molesworth Butchers


    AMD Solicitors

    Henleaze Post Office


  • Contact Us

    If you have any questions about the event, please get in touch.

    Please note, we now have our full complement of stalls.

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