Get into the Christmas spirit with Glos Rd Central!

Gloucester-Road-Central-ChristmasCelebrate Independent shopping this Christmas with Glos Rd Central! Based at the mid section of Gloucester Road in (known locally as Pigsty Hill), Glos Rd Central was set up earlier this year to support independent traders and promote links with the local community.  This Christmas, to help customers shop locally, traders will be staying open late every Thursday and opening on Sunday throughout December. This will follow on from the incredibly popular North Bristol Art Trail which takes place in the area during the last weekend of November.

To launch the extended opening hours and celebrate the festive season Glos Rd Central will be having a Christmas Party on Thursday 4th Dec. Shops and galleries such as Room 212, Paper Plane, Fig and Artemis will be keeping their doors open until 8.30 to show off a huge array of Christmas goodies from local art, jewellery and gifts to mugs, cards, decorations and bags. Moodles and Odd Sox offer UK made children’s clothing, shoes and stocking fillers while Osna Therapy Centre have made their own body creams.  Nuala Morey will be celebrating becoming an Aveda salon by offering rituals and goody bags. Photographic centre Catch the Moment will be organising a fun photo booth event and all the shops will be making a special effort to make their window displays beautiful and sparkling.

Locally run Independent cafes and restaurants Lashings, Boston Tea Party, Café Dream, Lona & others will offer hot drinks and Christmas specials while the famous Joes Bakery will be offering mince pies and roast chestnuts. Skipchen will be serving up delicious soup to show what you can do with left overs and Cake will give a taste of beautifully decorated cakes. Bristol Pound and Your Street Gift Cards will be encouraging shoppers to use alternative local currency options.

Golden Hill Community Garden will be raising funds with natural wreaths while Horfield Common, Sustrans will also take part. Uncanny Creations will provide a giant Christmas Fuzzy Felt for children to make and pin on their own felt pictures

Live music will bring extra Christmas magic to the event with songs from the Bishop Road School choir, Highly Strung at the Chimp House and a fantastic 17 piece big band called GBH – The Gorgeous Big Horns at the Golden Lion later in the evening.   So, make your way up Gloucester Road to Glos Rd Central and support the wonderful mix of independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants this Christmas.  For more information follow GlosRdCentral on facebook & twitter or contact

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