Christmas shopping in Bath has a great atmosphere with the city's christmas lights & street entertainers. You will find small boutiques and gift shops, art galleries and antique shops. At this years Christmas Market you will find a whole host of different stalls to give you great ideas for Christmas gifts. Located next to Bath Abbey.
Officially The Best Christmas Market In The Country
24 November - 11 December 2016
Set against the magical backdrop of Bath’s majestic Abbey and amongst the city’s quaint Georgian streets, the market is a very British take on the usual German Christmas market and showcases the best produce of Bath and the South West.
Hailed as ‘the biggest and most beautiful Christmas shopping event in the region,’ the 18-day event will be the most substantial yet, with over 150 traditional wooden stalls lining Bath’s central streets and squares. Offering an abundance of choice, providing a variety of high-quality gifts and Christmas essentials such as decorations and locally produced festive food, with a strong emphasis on handmade, local and unique items.
Another highlight this year is the opening night Holburne Lantern Procession, when a throng of local children will form a parade from the Holburne Museum, along Bath’s widest and stunning Great Pulteney Street, over the iconic Pulteney Bridge and through the Christmas Market. Armed with their own handmade lanterns, the children will light up the streets as they march along celebrating the ‘feast’ of Christmas.
Always romantic and traditionally festive, with tempting fare and gentle entertainment befitting the time of year, the area around Bath Abbey will play host to choirs singing carols and talented solo musicians singing festive songs. The market’s location, in the heart of the city, is perfect for visitors to enjoy all that the city has to offer – just steps away from the city’s train station, a wonderful mix of high street and designer shops, fascinating attractions and warm, inviting cafes and bars.
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Bath Theatre Royal Panto - Aladdin
8 December 2016 - 8 January 2017
British Soap Award winner Bill Ward stars as the wicked magician, Abanazar. No stranger to playing Mr Nasty, he is well-known as the builder from hell, Charlie Stubbs, in Coronation Street from 2003-2007 and as James Barton in Emmerdale. With Dancers from the Dorothy Coleborn School of Dance.
Box Office Tel: 01225 448844
Sawclose, Bath BA1 1ET
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Bath Charities Annual Fair
Saturday 12 November 2016
The Guildhall, High St, Bath, City Centre BA1 5AW
The Bath Charities Annual Fair. 11am - 3pm. Free entry. more..
Bath Christmas Lights 2016
Bath is top of the list for the region’s Christmas shoppers as it combines the festive Christmas market next to Bath Abbey, with unusual gifts in Bath independents and all the top high street brands with a picture perfect backdrop. Bath has a gift for everyone, a wide choice of restaurants and cafes and even the opportunity for some pamper time at Thermae Bath Spa after a productive day of shopping.
In previous years the city of Bath has invited Bath Rugby Club (2014), Mary Berry (2013), Matt Baker and Alex Jones (2012), John Cleese (2011), The Duchess of Cornwall (2010) and Nicolas Cage (2009) to switch on the lights at the bottom of Bath’s most famous shopping street, Milsom Street. Featured in Jane Austen’s novels as the place that her heroines would pick out their fashionable gowns, today Milsom Street is the artery to retail heaven.
The Holburne Lantern Procession
The Holburne Museum has revealed it is not going to be holding its annual lantern procession this year.
Only a portion of Santa's availability is released online. If the day you wish to visit is fully booked online, you may still arrive at the grotto and queue. Though please remember to arrive early during the busy periods. SouthGate, Bath is located next to Bath Spa railway station and the bus station, so finding us couldn't be easier. SouthGate, Bath also boasts an 860 safe and secure car park making it the ideal place to park in the city centre. southgatebath.com
Krater Bath Christmas Kracker.
Ministry of Burlesque Christmas Special.
Suspiciously Elvis Christmas Special.
Friday 2 December 2016
Book early before it sells out! A delicious evening of dancing, variety & cabaret performed by the finest performers on the circuit.
Chapel Arts Centre, Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR
11 November - 24 December 2016
The popular German Christmas Market is open in Bristol Shopping Quarter this year from November. Shoppers can enjoy the chalet market stalls selling traditional crafts, gifts and mouth-watering festive German food and drink. Visitors are invited to wander around and will find traditional German Christmas decorations, lights, nativity scenes and gifts, including wooden toys, baskets, soaps, lamps and amber jewellery. Delicious festive food and drink is on offer including the now famous gluhvein, bratwurst, waffles, liquorice, stollen cake, gingerbread hearts and candied fruit.
Our Christmas season is always a favourite time for families to visit. Every year we have a children’s trail and this year is no different. Bertie the Bookworm loves a good book and he has crawled into our Period Rooms to enjoy the stories first hand. See if you can spot him!
One of the things that has visitors returning year after year to see our Christmas displays is the rich array of handmade decorations throughout the Museum. Inspired by ‘book art’ and a monochrome palette, this year’s designs promise to be as creative as those of previous years. We look forward to welcoming you to the Museum during this year’s Christmas displays. americanmuseum.org
Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 November 2016
11 - 4:30pm
Following the success of last year's event, the museum is once again hosting a Christmas craft fair to coincide with the Christmas displays and shops. In the Stables and Coach House mainly local craftspeople will be selling their unique handmade gifts, perfect for the festive season. Visit and browse the selection of carefully curated quality handmade products. Celebrate Christmas away from the bustle of town in this friendly festive atmosphere with free entry to fair, free parking and entrance to shops and cafe before visiting the Christmas displays in the main house.
New Year's Eve Party at Komedia Bath
Westgate Street, Bath, BA1 1EP
Saturday 31 December 2016
Krater Comedy Club followed by Motorcity Gold - New Year's Eve with Soul! Delicious three-course meal, three top stand-ups and a compere, followed by Motorcity Gold.
At this time of year it will definitely be a case of first come, first served - we recommend you book early. The cheapest and easiest way is to book online. For tickets, show and full venue information visit komedia.co.uk/bath
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