Victorian Christmas Weekends

December 03 2022

Free with admission

Join us this December for the return of our Victorian Christmas Weekends!

Step back in time to encounter a host of characters, including Old Father Christmas in his traditional green robes, and discover our dockyard transformed into a winter wonderland complete with Christmas greenery and even falling snow.

Then, come aboard the SS Great Britain to experience festive life at sea, from the scent of marzipan to the sight of traditional handmade decorations.

We will also be joined by a variety of choirs and shanty bands. See the timetable below for details.

Our Christmas celebrations will take place over two weekends:

  1. 3-4 December
  2. 10-11 December

Extended Opening Hours

New for 2022, we’ll be extending our opening hours to 6:30pm to allow you to experience a Victorian Christmas at Brunel’s SS Great Britain by night. The live music and snow will continue into the evening as we illuminate the dockyard by lamplight after 4pm.

Live Music

  • Saturday 3 December


    High & Dry Shanty Band

    From 4pm

  • Sunday 4 December


    Bristol Voices Choir

    Port of Bristol Shanty Crew

    85er’s Shanty Crew

    From 11am

    From 2pm

    From 4:15pm

  • Saturday 10 December


    Keep it Vocal Choir

    Severn Whalers Shanty Band

    From 11am

    From 4pm

  • Sunday 11 December


    Hartcliffe & Withywood Choir

    Sound Men of Bristol

    From 11am

    From 4pm

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