Explore Bristol

See Bristol’s city centre spaces as you never have before, filled with colour, light and play. Six familiar Bristol locations are being transformed by local and international artists for the first edition of this brand new festival.

Find more suggestions for things to do and places to eat, drink or stay at visitbristol.co.uk/bristollightfestival

Quakers Friars in Cabot Circus

Popular piazza Quakers Friars in Cabot Circus is home to sleek designer stores providing a stylish start to the Light Festival trail. Watch the dancing water fountains on the square that are surrounded by a diverse range of well-known restaurant chains where you can dine, drink or meet for a winter-warming coffee. They’re among more than 130 shops and restaurants that make up the Cabot Circus complex.

Castle Park in Bristol

Castle Park

Castle Park is a leafy green retreat tucked between Bristol Shopping Quarter and the Harbourside. Make your way to Castle Park and walk along the water’s edge before heading to Baldwin Street, which adjoins the park at Bristol Bridge and offers a good opportunity to stray into the Old City.

Old City in Bristol at Night

Old City to Park Street

Discover a diverse food and drinks scene within the Old City’s intriguing streets, offering everything from Spanish tapas and wine to award-winning cocktails. Follow the trail to Park Street and discover the well-loved quirky mix of boutiques, bars and restaurants. There are endless opportunities to eat here, from breakfast pastries and sourdough specials to beautiful botanic-inspired cocktails and indulgent desserts.

Habourside in Bristol at Night

Around Harbourside

The city’s lively waterfront is packed with possibilities. Top attractions make this area popular with families during the daytime, as well as offering alternative all-weather experiences. Explore the waterfront and the surrounding area to discover live music, restaurants and bustling bars that bring the harbourside to life at night.

Part Street in Bristol at Night

Queen Square to King Street

Finish the Light Festival trail on Queen Square followed by a stroll along the cobbled areas of King Street & Welsh Back, home to theatre, live jazz, craft beer and many great eating and drinking opportunities.