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Eleven Festive Shopping Experiences in Bath

Don’t leave your Christmas shopping to the last minute – with lots of shopping events in Bath this festive season, there’s plenty of opportunity to plan ahead, get organised, and have an enjoyable gift-buying experience...

1. Christmas Artisan Markets at The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens, Wells

9th–11th November 2018, 10am–4pm

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

15th November–7th January 2018

Step through the magical wardrobe at SouthGate and enter an enchanted Nordic forest. Bath’s high street shopping hotspot will be transformed into a magical wonderland this festive season complete with cosy cabins, forest glade and winter woodland animals.

3. Guildhall Christmas Market

22nd November–9th December 2018

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 Guildhall Christmas Market.

4. Bath Christmas Market

22nd November–9th December 2018

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. With over 80% of stallholders from Bath and the surrounding region, and 99% of products handmade in Bath, the UK or overseas with Fairtrade certification, you’re bound to find something unique and special.

Don’t miss Bath Christmas Market’s all-new shopping area on Milsom Street. Browse the chalets lining the street, admire the stunning Christmas decorations and sample warming mulled cider and mouth-watering raclette-smothered jacket potatoes. 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.

5. Festive Family Artisan Market

24th November, 1st and 8th December

On each Saturday of Bath Christmas Market, Queen Square will host a Festive Family Artisan Market, sponsored by Mogers Drewett. Take the whole family along to take part in the exciting activities; including festive storytelling, Christmas arts and crafts workshops and face painting. With stalls serving tasty street food and local makers from the monthly Bath Artisan Market, you can get a spot of shopping done whilst the kids are being entertained.

6. Hartley Farm Christmas Market

1st December 10am–4pm 2018

Head to Hartley Farm for a fabulously festive day at the farm, featuring food demonstrations, Christmassy performances and storytelling. Some of Hartley Farm’s best-loved suppliers will be there on the day with plenty of beautiful and original treats to help you along your way with your Christmas shopping.

7. Christmas Craft Fair at the American Museum

24th November, 11am–4pm 2018

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.

8. Bath Vintage and Antiques Market

25th November and 2nd December, 8am–4pm 2018

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.

9. Late Night Christmas Shopping at Kilver Court Designer Village

30th November, 9:30–8pm 2018

Shop under the glow of twinkling Christmas lights at Kilver Court Designer Village, when all of their shops will be open until 8pm. With more time to shop, make the most of the fantastic discounts on designer brands including Hackett and Whistles. Don’t miss the Christmas Room where you’ll discover unique gifts, decorations and tempting treats.

10. Grace and Ted’s Christmas Shopping Party

8th November, 10am–7pm 2018

Join Grace & Ted at The Apex Hotel for their festive shopping party. Rummage through rails of pre-owned designer goodies at discounted prices with a glass of bubbly and find something special for your loved ones or a fabulous outfit to dazzle in at Christmas parties.

11. Festive Sip and Shop at Graham and Green

10th November, 10am–6pm 2018

Get your Christmas shopping well underway at Graham & Green and enjoy 15% off everything in store. Treat yourself to a complimentary glass of prosecco and a delicious mince pie to celebrate the occasion.

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