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Bath serves as a stage for a packed calendar of events throughout the year, giving you even more reasons to visit this alluring city.

There’s lots for culture vultures. With 160 events spread out over more than two weeks, the multi-arts Bath Festival is the perfect excuse for a longer stay in the city. The huge bill features rock, classical and world music from a host of global performers like Robert Plant, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and the Royal Northern Sinfonia. For bookworms, there’s also an encyclopaedic literature programme of talks and Q&As from top writers.

And you can immerse yourself in the world of Bath’s most famous literary resident at the Jane Austen Festival, featuring elegant masked balls, walking tours and talks (many staged in locations straight out of Austen’s stories).

There’s more music at Mozartfest and Bachfest, when the cream of the international classical music scene descends on the city for performances of pieces by (of course) Mozart and Bach plus other legendary composers. The venues – including the Assembly Rooms and Bath Abbey – are pretty legendary too.

Indulge your sense of fun at the Bath Comedy Festival, nearly three weeks of shows at venues everywhere in the city. Expect to see comedy legends like Barry Cryer and Paul Merton, plus a host of rising stars.

Get in the festive spirit at our famous Bath Christmas Market. Even the hardest-hearted Scrooge won’t be able to resist this Christmas shopping experience, the most magical in Britain. Browse pretty wooden chalets packed with one-of-a-kind gifts and seasonal surprises, plus plenty of warming winter food.

Bath is fizzing with festivals and events 12 months of the year. We’ve only scratched the surface here. Use the events search to find out what’s on and start planning your trip now.

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  • Nov
    10
  • Jan
    7

The Festival of Light 2018

at Longleat

This year Longleat are inviting guests to join a thrilling expedition around the world, journeying through time and space with three new characters.

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  • Nov
    13
  • Jan
    20

Snow Mouse

at The Egg, Theatre Royal Bath

Winter has arrived and the woods are covered in white. A child hurries to put on their winter clothes so they can run outside and play!

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  • Nov
    15
  • Dec
    22

Italian Aperitivo Nights

at The Italian Food Hall

Thursday-Saturday from 5:30pm. Festive drink and antipasti from just £10.

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  • Nov
    16
  • Jan
    6

Bath on Ice

at Royal Victoria Park

Bath's festive ice rink returns with their biggest year ever!

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  • Nov
    16
  • Jan
    6

Glow in the Dark Mini Golf

at Royal Victoria Park

Lighting up Bath’s famous adventure golf course in Victoria park.

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  • Nov
    20
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    24

42nd Street

at Theatre Royal Bath

Bath Light Operatic Group presents the classic musical.

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  • Nov
    20
  • Jan
    1

Christmas Tree Carol Trail

at Bath

Follow the trail to see if you can spot all ten uniquely decorated trees.

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  • Nov
    20
  • Dec
    24

Cycle of Lights

at Old Bond Street

Put in some pedal-power to light-up an innovative and interactive display.

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  • Nov
    21
  • Nov
    24

Live Music and Food

at Green Park Brasserie

Free live jazz, swing and funk in the former railway station.

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  • Nov
    21

Oz Clarke Wine Tasting

at Museum of Bath at Work

The irreverent Oz chooses wines to celebrate his autobiography, Red & White.

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  • Nov
    21

Ben Aaronovitch

at Topping & Company Bookshop

Leading modern fantasy writer introduces his new novel, Lies Sleeping.

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  • Nov
    21
  • Nov
    22

44AD Open Studios

at 44AD artspace

44AD Artists open their studio doors, offering a unique insight into their creativity.

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  • Nov
    21
  • Dec
    9

Bath Humbug Art Market

at 44AD artspace

Showcase of affordable art and unique crafts to suit every taste, gift budget and stocking.

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  • Nov
    21

Rush Hour Concert: Roger Heaton and Maria Garcia

at Michael Tippet Centre, Bath Spa University

Hour of music by Roger Heaton and Maria Garcia

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  • Nov
    21
  • Dec
    22

Après-Ski Bar at Abbey Hotel

at Abbey Hotel

Be transported to the Alps at Abbey Hotel’s Après Ski Bar.

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