22nd November–9th December 2018

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Visiting Bath at Christmas was a truly magical experience, and the world-renowned Bath Christmas Market was certainly the sparkling centrepiece. Find out what entertainment was on offer during the Market here.

There was plenty more going on in Bath during the Christmas season than just the Market…

Bath Artisan Market at Queen Square

During Bath Christmas Market, Bath’s biggest independent market, The Bath Artisan Market took up residence at Queen Square where they usually appear on the last Sunday of every month. Over 60 local food and artisan traders were there selling unique, handmade and designer-maker gifts with plenty of street food to keep shoppers happy. There was also a pop-up bar and pop-up musical performances, all in one of Bath’s prettiest parks, making Christmas shopping fun and fruitful while supporting local, independent traders at the same time.
26th November & 2nd December 2017

Bath Vintage & Antiques Market

Shoppers could browse Bath’s best loved vintage and antiques market and discover up to 60 high-quality traders under the vaulted glass ceiling of the historic Green Park Station.
5th & 26th November & 3rd December 2017

Bath On Ice

Bath on Ice & Glow in the Dark Mini Golf

The whole family could get competitive in Royal Victoria Park. The festive ice rink and glow in the dark mini golf was bigger and better than ever with a fully licensed indoor bar and wood fired pizzas.
17th November – 2nd January 2018


Bath Christmas Market

The Market let you soak up the sights, smells and sounds last year as you wandered around Bath’s historic streets.
23rd November – 10th December 2017

Après Ski Bar at Abbey Hotel

For an authentic Alpine ambience in the heart of Bath, Abbey Hotel’s very own pop-up Ski Bar was the place to be. The snow-topped cabin bedecked with twinkling lights was the perfect cosy hideaway, keeping out the chill with warming mulled wine, hearty food and plenty of woolly blankets!
23rd November – 12th December 2017. 10am-11pm

Après Ski Bar Abbey Hotel

Kingsmead Square Festive Street Food Market

Lots of people feasted on some festive fare at Kingsmead Square last Christmas. There were plenty of opportunities to try something new from some of the South West’s best street food traders who served up lunch and dinner time treats. From Valencian paella to Cantonese dumplings and Alpine-style mac and cheese, mouth-watering world flavours were in abundance, along with mulled wine, cider and fantastic live music.
24th & 25th November, 1st & 2nd, 8th & 9th December 2017. 12-9pm 

Kingsmead Square Street Food

Shoppers’ Carols at Bath Abbey

There were opportunities for weary shoppers to drop into Bath Abbey for an informal service with traditional carols.
25th November, 2nd & 9th December 2017. 1-1.20pm


Christmas Craft Fair at the American Museum

Situated in 120 acres of beautiful grounds, the American Museum was the perfect place for a festive craft fair. A diverse range of crafters and makers were on hand, along with their wonderful handmade Christmas gifts.
25th – 26th November 2017

Dickensian Christmas at the Corridor & Northumberland Place

Did you step back in time last Christmas? Celebrating Bath’s most famous resident from the Victorian era, The Corridor – Britain’s first fashionable shopping arcade in Britain – played host to costumed characters, musical entertainment and traditional festive treats.
7th, 14th & 21st December 2017. 5-7.30pm

Dickensian Christmas

Victorian Carousel

The beautiful Victorian carousel, stationed on Stall Street, let you enjoy a spin last Christmas.
14th – 30th December 2017


Festival of Light at Longleat

Stunning Chinese lanterns once again lit up the historic grounds at Longleat House & Safari Park last Christmas. All your favourite classic fairytale characters were there, bringing to life the magic of storytelling.
5th November – 2nd January 2018 

Festival of Light

More about Christmas in Bath

Bath Christmas Market Guide

Includes a list of all the 200+ chalets so that you can plan your visit early. Plus a free map of Bath. Download

Bath Christmas Market Guide