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Check out our Bath Christmas Market top tips to ensure you make the most of your visit.

Timing is everything…

Weekends and lunchtimes can be busy and bustling. Weekday evenings and mornings are a great time to visit if you prefer a more relaxed experience with plenty of time for browsing.

Wrap up warm…

Make sure your clothing is suitable for the Christmas market – there is nothing worse than being cold on your day out. The whole market is outdoors, so you will need warm clothing. Some of the site is on cobbled areas, and although very pretty, this is not the best place to show off your new heels.

Travel by train, bus or coach

With a number of popular events happening in the city, as well as an increase in people shopping at this time of year, the roads and car parks can be busy. Travel by train, bus or coach where possible – this will also allow you to take advantage of the warming mulled wine on offer. If you prefer to drive, take advantage of the city’s fast and reliable Park & Ride services, which will drop you straight into the city centre in 10 minutes.

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Come prepared with cash

Although many stallholders provide chip and pin machines, some of them take cash only. Please come prepared with plenty of money for quick and easy purchases.

The nearest cashpoints to Bath Christmas Market are on the High Street, near All Bar One and Starbucks, or outside the newsagents on Terrace Walk. There is also a cashpoint located inside Marks & Spencer’s food hall.

Bath Christmas Market Guide

Make sure you don’t miss a single stall by downloading a copy of the Bath Christmas Market Guide (available to download in early November). You can also pick one up from the Visitor Information Centre. This will include details of the chalets, along with a map of the market, to help you navigate your way through the maze of wonderful wares. Further help in planning your visit to Bath, including transport, accommodation, shopping, events and maps, is available at visitbath.co.uk.

Let us help…

Bath Visitor Information Centre is located in the very heart of Bath Christmas Market. Pop in for helpful advice about getting around the city, tickets for many attractions and the City Sightseeing Tour Bus, accommodation booking and shopping recommendations. Friendly, knowledgeable staff are ready to help with all of your queries. We also have a fantastic gift shop selling maps, guides and locally made Bath souvenirs– you may find the perfect present for someone!