Once again, due to hard work and commitment by a team of volunteers this annual event is due to take place for its 11th year. Without their dedication there would be no festival, so I thank them all very much. Local businesses also need to be thanked for their generosity in donating some absolutely fantastic prizes for this year’s raffle. All proceeds will go to 5 chosen charities (details on the next page). Entertainers also give up their time free of charge, all so that you can have an enjoyable evening.
Thank you Maggs And Allen once again for their generous donation to the festival.
Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year to you all
Jane Emery - Festival coordinator
Charity Prize Draw Prizes & Supporters
First prize is a splendid festive hamper.
First prize is a luxury festive hamper packed with fine foods and drinks. Second prize is a hot air balloon flight courtesy of First Flight. Among the array of other tempting prizes are meal and other vouchers from local traders, a bundle of children’s books, lots of wine and Champagne and much, much more!
Lovely Prize Donors
Bristol Blue Glass (Henbury) Ltd
Bristol Curtain Shop
C J Hole
Goodman & Lilley
Haigh & Sons
Henleaze Dental Practice
Henleaze Garden Shop
Home Instead Senior Care
Lovely Prize Donors
Maggs & Allen
Molesworth's of Henleaze
Newsom & Davies Opticians
Right Foot First
The Carpet Shop (Westbury Park)
The Dog Shop
Up & Running
Westbury Park Pub
As well as Santa, the children’s rides also return to Cardigan Road. There will be a Roundabout, Big Wheel and Helter Skelter which are always a big draw for youngsters and their parents.
For many Badminton girls, their triumphs outside the classroom in their extra-curricular activities shine as brightly as their triumphs inside the classroom. The staff at Badminton are subject enthusiasts and ensure a holistic approach to learning that enables the girls to have a deep understanding of their subjects.
Wednesday December 6th From 4 PM
Master of Ceremonies
Steve Yabsley of BBC Radio Bristol
Outside Arena in Waterford Road
4.00 pm Henleaze Junior School Show Choir
4.25 pm Arrival of Father Christmas
4.30 pm Badminton School Choir
5.30 pm Panama Jazz Band
6.30 pm Salvation Army Band
7.30 pm Prize Draw
4.45 pm Redmaids` High Bell Ringing & Choir
5.15 pm Hum & Drum Recorder Group
6.00 pm Westbury Scottish Club Dancers
6.20 pm Circus skills (Children join in!)
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
Gifts & Games
Pottery, knits and jewellery - Crafty Neighbours
Knitted, crocheted, clothing & accessories - Hunkaboo
Plant based ornamends The City Garden
Bags from recycled leather MaybeMabel
Photographs & gifts Square Eyes
Books and accessories Travel North
Handmade Jewellery Jula Jewellery
iPad Rests Tablet Beanbag Buddies
Fused Glass Gifts Tom O’Rourke
Handmade Soaps, Ceramics & Cards Bootiful Bunny
Pottery & Ceramic Gifts Elisa Maria
Handmade Soaps, Candles & Xmas Decorations Laura Hathway
Handblown Vases & Ornaments Bristol Blue Glass
Posters, Cards & Illustrations Bemmie
Fused Glass & Xmas Hangings Gifts2Btreasured
Christmas Cakes Jemma Merrick
Herbal tea Cidy's Tea
Artisan cakes & muffins Crumpet Cakes
Organic Cheese Bath Soft Cheese
Honey & Wax Balms Henleaze Honey
Chillie Preserves & Sauces – The Wicked Chilli
Pastries, Pies & Cheese Snowdrop Cottage
Marmalades & Jellies Timmy’s Chillies
Sweets, Fudge, Nut & Seed Butter Nature's Pantry
Artisan Hummus Moist
Travelling to the festival
Please help us to reduce the congestion to a minimum by walking to the festival or going by bike. Henleaze Road gets very congested due to the amount of traffic and pedestrians using it. There will also be very limited parking in the side roads due to road closures. Wherever you park, please be considerate to the residents.
Lost Children/First Aid
There will be a lost children and First Aid point by Father Christmas’s Grotto (see map in central pages).
Please take any lost/found property to Father Christmas’s Grotto or hand into anyone with a ‘Henleaze Christmas Festival’ Hi-Viz tabard.
Once again due to the generosity of local businesses there will be a raffle with 50+ prizes, the proceeds of which will be distributed to 5 local charities (see inside programme for more details). Please buy your tickets where you see the sign ‘Tickets on Sale Here’ before the festival, they will also be available on the night.
Bristol City Council have this year insisted that we have recycling bins at this years festival. Please use them, they will be situated in prominent places e.g. by food outlets. If they are not used it could jeopardise our licence for future years. Please remember that we cannot go home until all the rubbish has been cleared so your co-operation would be greatly appreciated.
We have employed Security staff who will be present throughout the festival period and will be wearing Hi-Viz jackets. Should you have any security concerns ie. suspicious persons or package, please notify one of the above immediately. Alternatively seek advice from any of the festival organisers who will also be in Hi-Viz jackets. Remember to keep well clear of the threat whilst making your report.
Bus Stop Henleaze Road
As in previous years we will be applying to close the bus stop near Parsons Bakery and have a temporary bus stop outside of Costa for the afternoon of the festival.
Please be aware that there might be live filming at this year’s festival.