Work in Abbey Courtyard – as part of Bath Abbey’s Footprint Project – and emergency repairs in York Street – are going to affect the layout of this year’s Christmas Market which will be looking to expand to other parts of the city.
Because of the Abbey Footprint workings the market will not be able to use Kingston Parade and is looking at spreading the footprint further encouraging visitors to explore more of Bath.
This is likely to be achieved be achieved by relocating stalls to Southgate Street, Union Square and Hot Bath Street.
Though it was originally proposed to try again for a market extension to 25 days this year – Visit Bath – who organise the event – have decided to go for an 18 day planning application as normal.
A 2016 survey concluded that £16 million was spent in the city when the market was operational so the event is important to the economy of the city.
If any stallholders have any direct questions they can call the events team on 01225 322 436 or email Christmas_market@bathtourism.co.uk