The signature event of the Christmas season here in Bristol is the Grand Illumination, and you and your family won’t want to miss the fun. The festivities kick off with area students and artists performing for us along Hope Street. And, just before 6 pm, the man in red joins us from the North Pole to flip the switch that lights our Town Christmas tree and giant snowflake. It’s nonstop excitement and the perfect start to another Bristol-style Christmas Season. Don your Santa hat and come along!