Bath at Christmas

Bath at Christmas

Discover the magic of Bath at Christmas

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Although Christmas in Bath looks slightly different this year, there is still a chance to soak up the festive atmosphere.

There will be an exciting programme of events happening in the run-up to Christmas, including music and entertainment, street stalls and artisan food, meaning you can still discover the magic of Bath this Christmas.

Bath BID will begin the festivities with two Early Bird Christmas Shopping days, on 12th and 19th November, with entertainment around the city centre, and a range of shopping promotions available. There will also be times dedicated to those in need of a little more time and quiet to feel welcome in the city centre shops, with dedicated Compassionate Christmas Shopping from 10am to 12pm on 10th and 17th November.

Some of Bath’s most iconic buildings will be brought to life with festive illuminations, and the spirit of Bath Christmas Market will be celebrated, with 12 chalets dotted around the city centre selling locally made gifts and treats, the same number that came together to form the very first Market in 2000.

The Bath at Christmas programme will begin on 27th November and will run until 20th December. Each weekend, different arts organisations will run events in the unique buildings and open spaces of our beautiful city. All will be planned following government guidelines on the coronavirus pandemic.

Bath Festivals will open the programme in partnership with The Holburne Museum, in conversation with Grayson Perry at The Forum talking about his remarkable career.

Bath Carnival and ArtSeen will create lanterns with community groups and schools, which will animate the city. There will be lanterns attached to rickshaws in a cycle promenade around the city streets.

Open air stages in the city will have students, local musicians, storytellers and poets ushering in the festive spirit, and The Forum will open their doors on the final weekend, culminating in Bath Philharmonia performing The Snowman. This will accompany Raymond Briggs’ animated masterpiece for a moment of charm and beauty in the run up to the holiday season.

All events are subject to latest government advice and restrictions and may be subject to change. All visitors should adhere to the latest guidance when travelling, including the use of face coverings and social distancing, and are reminded to ensure that reservations are made in advance for travel and specific events to avoid disappointment. 

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