The Downtown Bristol Christmas Tree Village will be on display from November 20 - January 3, at Cumberland Square, Downtown Center, and Anderson Park. Presented by Believe in Bristol, the Downtown Bristol Christmas Tree Village will feature 50+ holiday trees, each decorated by a local business, individual, or non-profit organization. The community Christmas tree lighting ceremony will take place at Cumberland Square on Sunday, November 26th.
In addition to the Downtown Bristol Christmas Tree Village, our downtown will be decked with several new lighted photo opportunities this season! First, there will be a beautiful ornament-style display set up in Anderson Park alongside 25+ live decorated trees. In addition, there will be a new 20' tall tree placed in the Downtown Center alongside several more live decorated trees. Finally, the Bristol Christmas tree is getting a major facelift with over 200 brand new strands of lights added this season to make Christmas in Bristol bigger and brighter than ever. Surrounding that tree at Cumberland Square will be 20+ live decorated trees AND a replica of the Bristol Sign with lighted instruments serving as a frame--a fitting addition directly in front of the beautiful Bristol Hotel and Birthplace of Country Music Museum.
Window Dressing Contest
Visitors to Downtown Bristol TN/VA are also invited to vote for their favorite Christmas decorations in the windows and facades of various downtown businesses. Our 2023 Merry Merchants Window Dressing Contest will have a vintage department store feel this year. Think: retro NYC department stores and toy store vibes! Vintage Macys, Woolworths, FAO Schwarz, Miracle on 34th Street, Sears Roebuck catalogues of days gone by.Windows will be decorated from November 20 through the New Year and voting will take place by scanning the QR code sticker in participating businesses’ windows, with a winner announced on social media in early January.