Don’t leave your Christmas shopping to the last minute – with lots of shopping events in Bath this festive season, there are plenty of opportunities to plan ahead, get organised, and have an enjoyable gift-buying experience...
1. Christmas Artisan Markets at The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens, Wells
1st–3rd November 2019
Kick off your Christmas shopping in style in historic Wells. Roam around the medieval rooms of the Bishop’s Palace, which will be filled with unique gifts from local artisan producers, before taking a stroll around the beautiful gardens.
2. Nordic Delights at SouthGate Bath
14th November 2019–5th January 2020
Head to SouthGate Bath and experience falling snow on the hour, every hour. Jump into the SnowGlobe and grab a golden snowflake, and get cosy with a festive drink at the Christmas-themed bar.
3. Woolley Grange Spa and Christmas Shopping Event
21st November 2019
Head to Woolley Grange Hotel for a day of spas and Christmas shopping. Enjoy a glass of fizz and mince pies and browse and try the Elemis Christmas range. Take advantage of the discounts on offer, relax in the spa for just £5 (redeemable against Elemis products bought on the day), and take away a goodie bag.
4. Bath Vintage and Antiques Christmas Market
24th November 2019
Head to the historic Green Park Station for Bath Vintage and Antiques Market, where you will be able to browse Bath’s best-loved vintage and antiques market for unique and special Christmas gifts.
5. Bath Christmas Market
28th November–15th December 2019
Bath’s 18-day shopping extravaganza is regularly voted as one of the most popular Christmas Markets in the UK, and for good reason. Discover the magic of Bath this Christmas, and enjoy the twinkling lights, seasonal smells and festive sounds that Bath Christmas Market brings to the city, whilst you shop for the perfect present. Showcasing the very best craft makers and designers from the South West, Bath Christmas Market is proudly local and the ideal place to find a unique gift. Enjoy musical entertainment from a whole host of performers, before settling down to a festive feast and a warming beverage in the Lodge, brought to you by Bath Ales and Framptons Café, Bar and Kitchen.
6. Guildhall Christmas Marquees and Chalets
28th November–15th December 2019
One of Bath’s oldest shopping venues, you will be able to seek out some treasures whilst you keep warm with a mulled wine at the Guildhall Christmas Market.
7. Bath Artisan Christmas Markets
30th November, 7th, 8th and 14th December 2019
The popular Bath Artisan Market will be having a festive makeover this Christmas, with over 60 independent stalls selling handmade products.
8. Colourful Christmas Craft Fair at the American Museum & Gardens
30th November 2019
From ceramics and textiles to jewellery and prints, you’re bound to find the perfect gift at the American Museum’s Christmas Craft Fair. Meet the makers and find unique Christmas gifts in a friendly and festive atmosphere.
9. Bath Christmas Market Experiences
2nd–13th December 2019
For the ultimate Christmas shopping experience, book a Bath Christmas Market Experience package. Try your hand at wreath-making or blow your own glass bauble, enjoy a two-course Champagne lunch, shop till you drop at Bath Christmas Market and rejuvenate at Thermae Bath Spa.
10. Luxury Gift Wrapping Station
28th November–24th December 2019
Once you've picked up all of your Christmas presents, head to Union Street, where experts will be on-hand to beautifully wrap your gifts in beautiful Bath-themed festive wrapping paper. The service is free, but there is a suggested donation to local homeless charity Julian House.