Once again, due to hard work and commitment by a team of volunteers this annual event is due to take place for its 12th 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 4 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
Austin Ferrante - Festival coordinator
Link House Bristol
Link House Bristol provides safe, high quality support for women who are experiencing a mental health crisis and are unable to cope in the community.
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. Among the array of other tempting prizes are meal and other vouchers from local traders, lots of wine and Champagne and much, much more!
Lovely Prize Donors
Absolute Wealth Management AMD
Bristol Curtain & Linen Shop
Fish with Feet
Gales of Westbury Park
Good man & Lilley
Henleaze Dental Practice
Henleaze Garden Shop
Henleaze Post Office
Johnson Cleaners & Timpsons
Lovely Prize Donors
Maggs & Allen
Molesworth's of Henleaze
Newsom & Davies Opticians
Sky Blue Framing & Gallery
St Peter's Hospice
The Carpet Shop
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 4th 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
7.00 pm Storm Force 10
7.30 pm Prize Draw
4.45 pm Redmaids` High Bell Ringing & Choir
5.15 pm Westbury Scottish Club Dancers
6.00 pm Streetenvy Dance Academy
6.30 pm Melody Makers
7.00 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
Wooden items Arcadian Furniture
Handmade Doorstops Cosy Crafts
Paintings Jenny Urquhart Art
Knitted Gifts Katnit
Hand Made Pottery Pamela Shellard Ceramics
Handmade Jewellery Jewellery By Jo
Fused Glass Jewellery Rainbow Glass Creation
Pottery, knits and jewellery Crafty Neighbours
Knitted, crocheted, clothing & accessories - Hunkaboo
Plant based ornamends The City Garden
Floral arrangements The Kitchen Florist
Hand painted stones for the garden Garden Rock
Belts from bike tyres Le Retif
Driftwood trees, mirrors and plaques Driftwood
Bags from recycled leather MaybeMabel
Photographs & gifts Square Eyes
Books and accessories Novel North
Handmade Jewellery Jula Jewellery
iPad Rests Tablet Beanbag Buddies
Fused Glass Gifts Tom O’Rourke
Handmade Soaps, Ceramics & Cards Bootiful Bunny
Handmade Soaps, Candles & Xmas Decorations Laura Hathway
Posters, Cards & Illustrations Bemmie
Fused Glass & Xmas Hangings Gifts2Btreasured
Crafted Christmas decorations Coco & Ned
Home made crafts Charlotte Darby
Handmade leather good The Stitching Crew
Christmas wreaths and table decorations Lorna Scott
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.