Opening of The Mall’s Winter Wonderland

Ice skating at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway

The Mall at Cribbs Causeway’s Winter Wonderland, the largest Christmas attraction in Bristol, will open for its seventh season on Thursday 11th November 2010.

Featuring the region’s biggest outdoor ice rink, Santa’s Castle and traditional market stalls, the Winter Wonderland will be officially opened by Father Christmas, helped by Heart Bristol’s Bush, Troy and Paulina.

Father Christmas will arrive in a traditional sleigh pulled by reindeer at 5:45pm. After the opening, visitors will be able to admire and stroke Santa’s reindeer and the ice statues, play in the ‘real’ snow and watch 13-year-old Olympic ice skating hopeful Bella Larkin in action as she officially opens the region’s largest outdoor ice rink with a short ice skating display.

The ice rink will open at 6:30pm and stay open daily throughout the Christmas and New Year season (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day). The ice rink will stay open for weekends and selected days throughout January and February 2011.

The ice rink offers over 1,000m2 of ice and is festooned with white fairy lights. There’s plenty of room to stretch out and skate and with ‘seal’ skating aids available to help the youngsters, it’s a fun activity for the whole family.

To pre-book tickets and check out special offers, go to or visit the Winter Wonderland ticket office on the day you wish to skate.

After completing his official opening duties, Father Christmas will move into his spectacular Castle next to the ice rink, ready to meet children throughout the run-up to Christmas.

Related link: The Mall at Cribbs Causeway (The Post)

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