Spelling out the season at Glos Rd Central

Shops and busineses are gearing up for Christmas at Glos Rd Central. The buzz has already started with the North Bristol Art Trail (Nov 25-26) and many of the artists on the trail continue to sell their artwork at Room 212 year round. Also, there’s a fabulous competition, dreamed up by Alice Darley, creator of the Shop Local Gloucester Road Facebook group. Alice photographed shop signs and put letters from the business names together as an alphabet. Spot which business names the letters and icons come from, then follow the Facebook group for further instructions on how to apply and win the range of brilliant prizes, including gift vouchers for you to spend on our favorite high street! Catch the Moment is working on some fantastic gifts which will include the design. Deadline is December 5.

Our Christmas Late Opening Party, Thursday December 7, (5.30 – 8pm) is when the festive season really kicks off. This is a great chance to meet up with friends, neighbours and family and browse the lovely things our shops have got in store for Christmas. All our art shops and galleries show work by local artists so this is a great way to support them and buy really unusual one-of-a-kind gifts. Paper Plane will have their usual paper snowflake making and the winner of the Gloucester Road Alphabet competition will be announced outside Room 212 at 6.30pm.

Jojo’s Beauty will be giving hand and arm massages and a giveaway Neal’s Yard skincare goodie pouch, while keeping the kids amused with balloon (bio degradable) face decorating. Next door, Nola Interiors will have prosecco and mince pies to enjoy whilst browsing their gorgeous gifts and decorations. Osna Therapy will be celebrating their move into a new premises, 222 Gloucester Road, with delicious mulled wine – including lots of brandy! Sidney and Eden will also be serving mulled wine, cider and spiced apple.

Oddsox will be offering their usual fabulous footwear for kids and adults with 50% off all slippers and boots. The Food Shop will be setting up a stall outside Gloucester Road Books, who are planning some ‘meet the author’ sessions. Catch the Moment are still riding the positivity wave they created with their successful Greentember campaign and will be launching their latest new lines.

If you’re feeling peckish, Gopal’s Curry Shack will be serving their delicious curries, alongside a Bishopton Preserves stall, outside Pawsons while Giles’ Butchers will have their usual barbecue. Joes Bakery will be offering tasters of their fantastic Christmas specials and treats.

Perfecto will give 10% discount on every sale – including bags of coffee and coffee machines as well as hot drinks and food. New bubble tea shop Mooboo will and join us outside Shoe Express, offering discounts on their bubble teas.
Billie Jean’s Cashmere Event will be popping up outside Bristol Furniture Works. Its always great to welcome Billie and John back onto Gloucester Road! Rambling Rose will have Christmas wreaths and other seasonal plants and Rollquick will be demonstrating all their great bikes and cycle accessories.

For the first time Boston Tea Party are going to join in the fun with a Christmas Market of craft, gifts and children’s stalls, including Bobby and Bee kids craft.

All in all this promises to be a magical event and a great way to help you shop local with Glos Rd Central! Follow us on Facebook Glosrdcentral for more details.