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Discover the Magic of Bath at Christmas

As the city sparkles with glittering lights, delightful aromas of sweet roasted chestnuts fill the air and cheerful choirs sing carols by candlelight, soak up the smells and sounds of Christmas in Bath. 

There are plenty of ways to make the most of the festive season in Bath - get all your Christmas shopping done in one go at the famous Bath Christmas Market, catch a traditional pantomime at Theatre Royal Bath or get your skates on and head to the outdoor rink at Bath on Ice.

From enjoying a mug of steaming mulled wine at Abbey Hotel’s Après Ski Bar to filling your boots with moreish mince pies at The Bird Bath’s Winter Wonderland, venues and attractions across the city will be getting in the Christmas spirit.

There really is no better place to enjoy the most wonderful time of the year than Bath!

What's On In Bath This Christmas

Bath Christmas Market

Bath Christmas Market is back for 18 days of merriment! With over 180 twinkling chalets spread out across Bath’s picturesque streets, the award-winning Market offers the perfect place to do a spot of Christmas shopping, running from 22nd November through to 9th December.

From unique homeware to personalised presents, Christmas decorations, handcrafted jewellery and more, you’re guaranteed to find something special for your loved ones. With so many local makers and designers showcasing their artisan gifts, you can tick off everything on your Christmas list all in one place and feel reassured that you’re supporting Bath’s small businesses.

On a crisp winter’s day, warm up with a comforting hot drink or hearty street food and revel in the festive atmosphere. A memorable day out in a stunning setting, there’s always something new to discover at Bath Christmas Market.

Make the Most of Your Trip to Bath

Relax, unwind and soak in the atmosphere in a city made for Christmas.

Bath's stunning Georgian scenery makes the perfect backdrop for a festive getaway. Fill your itinerary with delicious food, warming pubs and the all-important Christmas shopping; where better to find unusual gifts than a city of artisans. With unique homewares, locally-made crafts, handmade jewellery and more, you’re guaranteed to find something special.

There's a bounty of festive events on the calendar - try your hand at wreath-making, enjoy a raucous pantomine, or have a tea party with Father Christmas himself!

To really make the most of your visit, why not book a stay at one of Bath's luxurious hotels or charming guesthouses, and make your trip one to remember for years to come?

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Enjoy a Short Break in Bath this Christmas

Bath at Christmas is the perfect excuse for a city break. Whether it’s to visit friends and family, spend some quality time with your partner, finish your Christmas shopping or just relax and get away from it all.

From boutique bed and breakfasts and grand guesthouses to stylish self-catering apartments and affordable hotels, you certainly won’t be disappointed with Bath’s excellent selection of accommodation.

Christmas can be a busy time of year so it’s the ideal opportunity to take some time out to de-stress. Check in at one of the many luxury spa hotels in Bath and the surrounding area to unwind in the indulgent facilities and enjoy some pampering treatments.

With so much to see and do across the city at Christmas, book a stay at one of Bath’s hotels and make a trip of it.

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Make Travelling Easy

Bath is a compact city, making it easy to navigate on foot, with a good selection of public transport options.

Bath Spa train station takes you right into the city, only a short walk from the main attractions - book your train tickets with Great Western Railway now.

Getting around Bath by bus is easy, with a number of routes from the centre to the city’s outer areas. First West of England is the largest operator, running from the bus station by Bath Spa train station.

Whilst Bath Christmas Market is running, the easiest way into the city by car is via one of Bath's three Park and Ride services, running seven days a week. 

Bath is just 20 miles from the M4 motorway, with excellent links from the North of England, Devon and Cornwall via the M5, whilst Wales is just a short drive west.

When you’re here, make the most of your visit by stopping off at our Visitor Information Centre — our team will be happy to help.

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