Henleaze Festival 2019


    Wednesday December 4th From 4PM

  • Welcome

    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

  • Charity Prize Draw

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


    Scroll right to find out about the charities are supporting in 2019 >>>>

    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.

    Bristol Area Kidney Patients Association

    BAKPA aims to provide the treatment, welfare and comfort of kidney patients at Southmead Hospital

    Julian Trust

    Julian Trust aims to relieve poverty, distress and homelessness in Bristol - particularly by the provision of emergency night shelter accommodation. 18 beds are available for guests on a first come, first served basis on the nights they are open.

    The Nicola Corry Support Foundation

    The foundation provides financial support for pre-school nursery, complementary treatments and holiday breaks for families impacted by cancer and its treatment.

    Stroke Association

    Stroke Association work to prevent strokes and support stroke sufferers and their families.

  • 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
    Cafe 96
    Caffe Arabica
    Cameron Lee
    Coffee #1

    Costa Coffee

    Eastfield Inn

    Fish with Feet
    Gales of Westbury Park
    Gari Henri
    Good man & Lilley

    Helping Hands
    Henleaze Dental Practice

    Henleaze Garden Shop

    Henleaze Post Office

    Home Instead

    Johnson Cleaners & Timpsons
    Kondi Brasserie

    Kondi Gifts

    Lovely Prize Donors

    Little French
    Lloyds Greengrocers
    Maggs & Allen
    Max Minerva’s
    Molesworth's of Henleaze
    Newsom & Davies Opticians
    Parsons Bakery

    Redland Bakery

    Sky Blue Framing & Gallery
    St Peter's Hospice


    Tesco Express

    The Carpet Shop
    The Dog Shop

    Turners Opticians

    Up & Running
    Wards Solicitors
    Westbury Inks
    Westbury Park Pub

  • What's On?

    Scroll to find out what's on this year

    Children's Entertainment

    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.

    Henleaze Junior School Show Choir

    Henleaze Junior School Choir are back again for the 10th 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 two choirs and an orchestra.

    Redmaids High Bell Ringing and Choir

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

    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.

    Badminton Choir

    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.

  • Entertainment Program

    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


    Bradbury Hall

    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


    Stalls & Shops


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

  • Gifts & Games

    Handmade Gifts

    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



    Nifty Gifts

    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

    Fun, Games & Good Causes

    Games CJ Hole

    Charity Stall C.H.S.W.

    Tombola Cancer Research

    Children's Games LMCA

    Handmade Earings, Xmas Decorations Send A Cow

    Games For Charity AMD

    Wards Solicitors Wards



    Foody Gifts

    Artisan cakes & muffins Crumpet Cakes

    Organic Cheese Bath Soft Cheese 

    Honey & Wax Balms Henleaze Honey

    Chillie Preserves & SaucesThe Wicked Chilli

    Pastries, Pies & Cheese Snowdrop Cottage

    Healthy Dog Treats Pupcake Princess

    Marmalades & Jellies Timmy’s Chillies

    Artisan Hummus Moist


    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

  • Useful Information

    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).


    Lost Property
    Please take any lost/found property to Father Christmas’s Grotto or hand into anyone with a ‘Henleaze Christmas Festival’ Hi-Viz tabard.


    Raffle Tickets
    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.                                                      

  • 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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