In the City #IlluminateBradford

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We welcome Illuminate Bradford this weekend, experience three days of magical acts amazing performances, interactive installations and colourful street theatre.    See our amazing 3D video show projected onto City Hall then wander out and discover surprising happenings around the city centre. (30 Nov – 2 Dec: Fri 5-8.45pm, Sat 4-8.45pm, Sun 4-8.15pm.)

Make a day of it, explore the city, go shopping, have a bite to eat…. create wonderful memories,  illuminated brilliantly.

Our top highlights

wur bradford‏ – Join us @BradfordMarkets Oastler this Saturday 1st December for a Meet The Traders guided walk for #SmallBizSatUK. Places free but limited, email to book!

‘Made Bradford’ is delighted to be hosting its first arts and crafts night market at the Illuminate Bradford 2018! Stalls of handmade goodies produced by local artists, crafters, designers and producers.  The creative traders offer a wide variety of products including art, fashion, jewellery, accessories and homewares as well as a great range of food.

CreativeEye2018‏ – Hey, photographers a meetup and chat all things creative, images, photography at Bread and Roses, North Parade.  Saturday 1st Dec 1.00pm-3.00pm Drop in and have coffee then #IlluminateBradford

Impressions Gallery‏ at City Park – We can’t wait for #IlluminateBradford this weekend! Look out for eyeSay, a dynamic projection on the side of Impressions Gallery all about Bradford, from 5pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

Visit Bradford‏ – Look out for our new #SparklingBradford Snapchat filter tomorrow at #IlluminateBradford. Don’t forget to share your selfies with us. (Friday, Saturday & Sunday between 5pm-8pm) #Bradford

TheBroadwayBradford‏ – This Saturday we will play host to a very special visitor, as Father Christmas himself visits the centre to have breakfast with the children of Bradford in the first instalment of #BreakfastWithSanta (Booking necessary)

The Snowman and The Snowdog… The Broadway welcomes everyone’s favourite Christmas characters The Snowman™ and The Snowdog. Meet them at intervals throughout the day this Saturday 1 December 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm Free event, no booking required.

Light Cinema Bradford‏ – He’s mean, he’s green and he’s back on our screens! Don’t miss Benedict Cumberbatch voicing #TheGrinch for just £7.99 for an adult ticket over the weekend.

Food & Drink

Our Taste of Bradford Trail has something for everyone and recommends some of the best places in Bradford to get your food fix.  Bradford is home to delicious and exciting options, from the modern to the traditional, Bradford can cater for you.

Sunbridge Wells Nr. City Park – It’s all looking wonderful here @BearsPantry Get Yourselves down for some delicious food options only in Sunbridge Wells.

Brick Box Rooms at Ivegate – If you’re heading to #IlluminateBradford this weekend, call in at our twinkly little bar on Ivegate in #Bradford for some mulled wine when you’re done, or get it to take out so you can sip it while you watch the lights at @CityParkBD

We love seeing your pictures so tag us in @visitbradford or hashtag #IlluminateBradford

For the full listing of things to do in December in Bradford & District take a look at our events calendar. Find the best Sparkling Bradford & district Christmas events and festive activities including, pantos and Santa visits.