At Christmas time Bath really comes into its own - especially after dark. Wreathed in light, the magnificent Abbey watches over the shoppers thronging through the beautiful Christmas markets. Visitors can enjoy ice skating, mini golf, carols, theatre, street food - and a trip to the stunning American Museum for Jazz Age-inspired exhibits and activities. Could this be the most charming Christmas city in England?
BATH CHRISTMAS MARKET
Until 10th December
Regularly voted amongst the most popular events in the UK, the 18-day Christmas shopping extravaganza is the biggest Christmas shopping event in the South West and consists of more than 200 beautifully decorated wooden chalets in the heart of Bath’s World Heritage Site. The Bath Christmas Market has a romantic atmosphere and attracts thousands of visitors from across the UK. Set in the picturesque streets surrounding Bath Abbey, there couldn’t be a more perfect and magical setting for a Christmas Market.
BATH ON ICE & GLOW IN THE DARK MINI GOLF
Until 2nd January
Bath on Ice, Bath’s festive outdoor ice rink, and Glow in the Dark Mini Golf are back this Christmas and will be even bigger and better! The ice skating and mini golf are located in Royal Victoria Park and will be open from 17th November - 2nd January. There is also an indoor fully-licensed bar and café, providing lots of space to relax and soak up the atmosphere. The café menu includes the hugely popular, freshly made pizzas, cooked in a wood fired oven, and gourmet fries, together with a selection of cakes and refreshments.
CHRISTMAS AT THE AMERICAN MUSEUM
Until 17th December
A short 10-minute shuttle from the centre of Bath, we strongly recommend a trip up to the American Museum this month - its Jazz Age inspired Christmas scenes will really get you in the mood for a party. Each room features a different period of American history decked out ready for Christmas. The museum is also running a Christmas wreath-making workshop on the 6th and 7th.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL IN BATH
7th - 16th December
Onset Productions invites you to relive this classic festival tale and join characters from Dickens’ many Christmas stories. Starting from the new Visitor Centre on Terrace Walk, you will take to the atmospheric night-time streets of Bath, as the spectres guide you through this unique 90-minute promenade production to save Ebenezer Scrooge.