An Après Ski Bar, an immersive light show, BUMP Roller Disco, free film screenings, Christmas tipi’s and more are heading to Bristol as The Square returns for the festive season!

The Square will be launching November 15 and running through to January 5 with dedicated Christmas events throughout December at Millennium Square, Bristol.

The Square returns this winter for a Christmas pop-up like no other in Bristol for friends and family alike. This time around an Après Ski Bar, interactive light show aptly named Submergence, BUMP Roller Disco, free film screenings on We The Curious Big Screen Bristol, Christmas tipi’s and more all confirmed. Food comes from kitchen kings Pepe Nero bringing sustainable ingredients and ideology.

Apre Ski Bar PURE CREDIT: Jon Craig Photography.

The Après Bar is back for its fourth consecutive year, supplying a warming selection of drinks for those cold wintery nights. Mulled wine and cider will be flowing with the chance for all to snuggle up with a blanket and listen to live music on Thursday evenings. During the weekend, events will be DJ led running late into the night. As always, The Square retains its sustainable ethos with compostable cups at the bar and upcycled shipping containers from Pure Spaces creating the majority of the location.

Submergence by Squidsoup will be a free immersive and interactive art installation popping up on Millennium Square. The piece uses many thousands of individual points of suspended light to create feelings of presence and movement within a physical space. Squidsoup is a digital arts group specialising in interactive installations within physical 3D space. The work combines sound, light, physical space and virtual worlds to produce alluring and emotive headspaces.

Apre Ski Bar PURE CREDIT: Jon Craig Photography.

Jon Ojo, Operations Manager of Pure Spaces, said: “Pure Spaces are delighted to be working with We The Curious again to create Winter at the Square. After the success of the Bristol Beach Club and Apres bar, we’re coming back bigger and better for the people of Bristol over the festive period.

“Our good friends Bump Roller Disco will be back on the square to offer a more sustainable alternative to the ice rink of previous years. We have lots of great surprises in store and can’t wait to get going!”

An alternative winter activity is BUMP Rollerdisco, returning to Millennium Square with the upcycled mobile roller rink, giving Bristol a more sustainable option for skating. BUMP Rollerdisco will welcome the whole family for festive sparkle and vibes and also offers rollerskating classes alongside skate with Santa sessions, weekly disabled sessions, Christmas drinks from the Disco Ball Bar and a Charity BUMP Roller Contest for those keen to show off their skating skills.

Apre Ski Bar PURE CREDIT: Jon Craig Photography.

Throughout the seven-week pop-up, food will be taken care of by Pepe Nero upholding an independent vibe with this family-run business who brought Bristol their first vegan pizza. They’ll be offering some mouth-watering pizzas including vegan and gluten-free options.

For those planning a special Christmas party in Bristol, luxury, rustic tipis will also be setup in Millennium Square and offer the perfect break with convention, transporting ticket holders to a Christmas wonderland near the waterfront. Gather in the garland-strewn Scandinavian tipis and enjoy a glass of fizz on arrival, before indulging in a sumptuous three-course meal and Christmas classics on the dance floor.

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