Bristol buildings lit up with Christmas song lyrics

24 popular Christmas song lyrics will appear across Bristol during advent. Credit: Bristol Live/BPM

Popular Christmas song lyrics are being projected on buildings and places across Bristol city centre to bring some festive cheer in the run-up to the big day.They include lines from seasonal classics like 'Winter Wonderland', Chris Rea’s 1986 hit 'Driving Home For Christmas' and Mariah Carey’s 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' - which has finally hit the UK Number One spot 26 years after it was released.

Bristol is under the toughest Tier 3 restrictions, meaning hospitality, tourist attractions and entertainment venues are currently closed.

But organisers from the non-profit Bristol City Centre BID (Business Improvement District) want to spread Christmas joy across the city, by unveiling a new display of lyrics every night until Christmas Eve.Keith Rundle, BID Operations Director, says it aims to bring “a much-needed lift to the city centre and visitors, residents and workers.“It also enables us to remain careful to maintain social-distancing and be safe whilst having fun.”

The arts project, called Bristol ADVENTures, will light up a new building each day with catchy song words, thanks to kit from local lighting company SLX. Some messages may even appear underfoot.

There are a whole host of locations forming a trail across the city centre - from the Arnolfini, to the Bristol Beacon to Cabot Circus.

The projections are being revealed each night from 1-24 December and remain every evening until Christmas Eve.

Find out more and the locations of each lyric as they are unveiled here.

Here's a selection of some of the displays:

The first building to get the Christmas lyric treatment was St George's on Brandon Hill. Credit: Bristol Live/BPM
The opening of one of the most popular Christmas carols has been projected onto a derelict church in Prince Street. Credit: Bristol Live/BPM
Do you recognise these lyrics? They appear in King Street. Credit: Bristol Live/BPM
The words from Sleigh Ride appear next to some striking street art in Upper Maudlin Street. Credit: Bristol Live/BPM
Ooh la la! Words from Deck the Halls have to compete with some floral street art on The Florist on Park Street. Credit: Bristol Live/BPM
An appropriate line from 'Merry Xmas Everybody' for the recently renamed Bristol Beacon. Credit: Bristol Live/BPM
This 'beautiful sight', taken from Winter Wonderland, can be found on the Odeon Cinema in Union Street. Credit: Bristol Live/BPM
The sound effects from 'Little Drummer Boy' can be seen by the fountains in Millennium Square. Credit: Bristol Live/BPM
This line from 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' is projected onto Thunderbolt Square. Credit: Bristol Live/BPM

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