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: