Bath Christmas Market is due to take place six months from now, but we understand that, due to the unprecedented situation the country finds itself in, planning decisions may still change in the months ahead. Visit Bath will be monitoring PHE guidelines very closely, so please be assured that the health and safety of visitors, local residents and all those who participate in the event will always be our utmost priority.
The Government has said that over the coming months, it will move towards phased relaxation of lockdown restrictions implemented in March 2020. The Government has also recently announced that as part of their COVID-19 recovery strategy, we may see shops reopening on our high streets and some outdoor markets operating by July.
As many previous Bath Christmas Market participants are aware, an event of this size and magnitude requires months of advance planning, so this is usually the time of year we begin our stallholder application process. This allows our small artisans and producers enough time to start making their products, source their materials for the event and be ready if any event contingency plans need to be implemented. We have, therefore, made the decision to continue with the stallholder application process in the hope that the event will be able to operate in some format, whether this be on-street with strict hygiene and social distancing measures in place, and/or a virtual market with online sales.
If you are a catering or bar business wishing to apply to sell food or alcohol to be consumed onsite, please be advised that these pitches are subject to a separate tendering process. Please do not complete a stallholder application form – instead, email us with your business details, which we will add to our database. We will then contact you should opportunities arise and a tendering process begin.
Bath Christmas Market is proud to support local charities. Every day during the Market, a different local charity takes a chalet for free, to fundraise and raise awareness of the amazing work they do. If your enquiry is regarding our charity chalet, please email us with your charity details and we will send you an application form when our charity chalet application process opens in July.
This year’s Bath Christmas Market will run for 18 days, from Thursday 26th November to Sunday 13th December 2020
* Subject to Government guidelines and BATHNES Planning and Licensing Consent.
The deadline for completed applications is Friday 19th June 2020.
If you would like to apply to become a stallholder at this year’s Bath Christmas Market, please download the following documents: