Whats On This Christmas in Bath? 2022
Advent approaches and so Bath is adorned with sparkling lights and festive cheer. City illuminations highlight the stunning beauty of this classical city. Combining Christmas markets, artisan foods, and boutique shopping, Bath is the place to find the true spirit of Christmas. While Christmas can be overwhelming in other places, in Bath the pitch is perfect for gift hunting while feeling merry and bright. As tourists and locals connect in this mecca of culture and history, there is always a lot to discover and a place to make happy seasonal memories. For residents, there are plenty of ways to see the city in a new light as there are many dedicated Yule activities. With nighttime adventures, ice skating, and seasonal markets there are tons of events to put on your advent calendar.
24 Nov 2022 – 11 Dec 2022
Returning after a two-year break the award-winning Bath Christmas market is back and celebrating its 20th anniversary. The picaresque Christmas Chalets will be joined by Christmas Carts including a range of new first-time traders from local businesses. With over 170 stalls, there will be a huge array of Christmas gifts and festive food and drink. Handcrafted items, artwork, bespoke jewelry, and Christmas treasures are all available in the authentic Christmas shopping experience. Within this winter wonderland in the Georgian city streets, you will be able to find all kinds of gifts and support local businesses and connect with local traders.
Friday 9th & Friday 16th December 4- 9pm
Sunday 18th December 11- 4pm
For community-enriched talent, the Bath Independent Christmas market is worth checking out. With two evening markets scheduled and one day market on the 18th this will be buzzing with creativity. For retro, vintage, eco gifts and homegrown artistry check out these traders. With local drinks and music, there will be plenty of atmosphere to browse the potential gift opportunities within. Located at Green Park Station.
Illuminated day and night adventures have spread across the UK over the last few years, and there are several great opportunities in and around Bath to explore. Guaranteed family festive adventures away from the living room and the television.
Westonbirt Arboretum will be a haven of illuminated wonders. Beautiful walks and interactive displays will enchant this woodland enclosure. A wonderful winter event for all the family when the nights are long and dark. Opening on the 25th of November the illuminations will continue until the 21st. Advanced booking is essential, as slots are carefully organized to ensure the enjoyment of participants on their mystical trail. For those sensitive to strong flashing lights there are relaxed sessions on the 26th and the 3rd. For more details check their website. Before the trail, there is a festive village, food drink, and funfair rides.
The American Museum and Gardens has a full Yule adventure in store. The journey commences at the Colorado lodge, where there is festive food and refreshments to get the journey going with friends and family. With interactive light tunnels, installations, and light displays with true American flair. Mouthwatering treats and gourmet food will ensure that no one could be cold or hungry on a nighttime exploration. A full sensory experience with projections over the house and a host of reindeer, this will make enchanted Christmas memories for life.
If it is Santa you are after, then to Wookey Hole’s Winter Wonderland you shall go. This day adventure out of Bath is worth the time as it includes many different experiences. Christmas lights in their thousands will illuminate the caves, creating a subterranean enchantment that will thrill all age groups. Once you make it to Santa’s North Pole Grotto, there will be a chance to meet Santa and receive a gift from him and the Elves. Following that encounter there is a circus show courtesy of Elf on the shelf in the Wookey Hole Theatre. Christmas films will be shown in the 4D cinema and the whole place will be flooded with advent atmosphere.
Ice Skating in Bath
The winter wonderland would not be complete without some time on the ice. The timeless joy of gliding on ice invokes Christmases’ past, present and future. Bath on Ice is back at the Royal Pavilion in Victoria Park. Offering not only a great ice rink and Moguls Alpine Bar; there is also Glow Golf. With glowing balls and an illuminated golf course for nighttime play, there is novelty fun for all the family. A great venue for Christmas parties and get-togethers, with an excellent menu at the Moguls Alpine Bar. All activities need to be booked in advance from their website. Bath on Ice is open from November until just after the New Year.
Residents and Visitors
Whether you are visiting Bath or a resident there are many different Christmas activities to enjoy. If you have family coming to visit there are many special offers on food and hospitality worth checking out. Local National trust properties are offering seasonal special experiences, so there are great settings to explore with relatives over this seasonal time. With a spectacular Nordic Fir Christmas tree at the Abbey Churchyard, and the illuminated St Michael’s church, the heart of the city will be full of traditional Christmas magic. In a place like Bath, which attracts so many visitors it is wonderful to have so much local culture and creativity on offer. It is often this which enchants visitors to become residents and is one of the reasons why so many people move to Bath.
Thomas Firbank – Master Removers of Bath
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