BRISTOL: Experience festive magic at our Victorian Christmas Weekends

Take an unforgettable trip to Brunel’s SS Great Britain this December. For two weekends, the award-winning attraction will be transformed into a Dickensian winter scene, complete with falling snow and a host of 19th century characters…

Watch history come to life and embrace the true meaning of the holidays as the sights, sounds and smells transport you into the heart of a Victorian Christmas.

Brunel’s SS Great Britain is promising falling snow, whatever the weather. The historic dockyard will also be dressed with holly, ivy and mistletoe. You will also get to meet Old Father Christmas, who will be adorned in his traditional green robes and on deck to entertain visitors with tales of Christmas past…

Listen as the sound of carol singers and nautical shanty bands warms the air, a Victorian vendor will also be serving delicious mulled wine and mince pies from the Night Watchman’s Hut. An immersive soundscape will ring out throughout the ship, creating the atmosphere of a bustling voyage at Christmas time and featuring the voices of passengers from different countries. Traditional hand-made Victorian decorations will also deck the halls and cabins, depicting how the different classes would have been decorated at the time. Discover the festive smells wafting throughout the ship, as if an authentic Christmas banquet has just been served.

New for 2022, they’ll be extending the Christmas Weekends to 6:30pm. Book from 4pm to experience the historic dockyard illuminated by lamplight, with frost sparkling in golden light and live music to enjoy.

The Victorian Christmas Weekends will take place on 3-4 December / 10-11 December. Book ahead online to avoid disappointment.

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