Festive Planner

Pleased to publish Visit Bath’s list of festive attractions coming up. So find a pen and get your diary or calendar at the ready!

The magic of Bath at Christmas returns as the city’s picturesque Georgian streets twinkle with decorations, merry choirs sing carols by candlelight and mouth-watering aromas of roasted chestnuts fill the air.”

Here is Visit Bath’s round-up of #BathAtChristmas festive events, activities, foodie experiences and hotel packages. 

Festive Experiences and Events

Bath Christmas Market 

23 November – 10 December

Bath’s magical, award-winning Christmas Market returns to the historic city centre streets this festive season, featuring over 160 wooden chalets filled with local, handmade produce. 

Bath Christmas Market – Visit Bath

Bath on Ice 

17 November – 3 January 2024

Experience a dreamy winter wonderland with a glistening ice rink glowing under atmospheric lights, a cosy alpine bar and Glow Golf. 

Bath on Ice – Visit Bath

Winter Wonderland at Wookey Hole

25 November – 4 January 2024

Get into the Christmas spirit at Wookey Hole’s Winter Wonderland, with three very special festive experiences: 100,000 lights transforming the caves, a Santa’s Grotto, and a Christmas Circus show.  

Winter Wonderland at Wookey Hole – Visit Bath

Bauble Blowing at Bath Aqua Glass

Workshops available to book Tuesday – Saturday throughout the festive period

Head to Bath Aqua Glass for their ‘Breath in a Bauble’ experience – choose your colours and breathe into the iron to create a beautiful glass decoration. 

Glass Making at Bath Aqua Glass – Visit Bath 

Carols in the Abbey at Bath Abbey 

Tuesday 5 December

A special Christmas Carol concert in the run-up to Christmas, in aid of Wiltshire Air Ambulance. 

Carols in the Abbey at Bath Abbey – Visit Bath

Winter Wonderland at The American Museum & Gardens

1-31 December 2023

Visit the American Museum & Gardens for a festive hand-crafted Christmas experience. A stunning 18 foot tree will take centre stage in the hall, dressed in 9000 twinkling lights and decorations. A range of workshops and activities will be on offer and festive food and drink will be available in the Deli. 

Winter Wonderland – American Museum & Gardens

Christmas Special Supper Clubs at Iford Manor

Select dates in December 

A wonderful evening full of delicious food and live music with a festive feel, crackers and decorations at Iford Manor’s on-site restaurant.  

Iford Manor Kitchen – Christmas Special Supper Clubs – Visit Bath

Komedia Bath Christmas Specials 

Thursday/Friday/Saturday nights in December 

Top up your levels of festive cheer with these comedy nights in December – a party with an all-star line-up of comedians and an indulgent three course meal.

Krater Comedy Club Christmas Specials at Komedia Bath – Visit Bath

Christmas throughout the ages at Dyrham Park

1 – 23 December 2023

Step back in time this season and experience Christmas through the ages at Dyrham Park. The house will be dressed in the style of five different eras, from Tudor times right up until the 20th century. 

Christmas Through the Ages at Dyrham Park – Visit Bath

No. 1 Royal Crescent 12 Tales of a Georgian Christmas 

18 November – 13 December 2023

Experience this festive immersive experience which will bring the house to life. 

12 Tales of a Georgian Christmas at No.1 Royal Crescent – Visit Bath

Sleeping Beauty at Theatre Royal Bath

7 December 2023 – 7 January 2024

This year, the Theatre Royal’s fabulous, family-friendly festive pantomime stars local legend Jon Monie alongside EastEnders and West End star Neil McDermott. 

Sleeping Beauty at Theatre Royal Bath – Visit Bath 

Nutcracker Candle Pouring Workshop at Paddywax Candle Bar

1 November – 22 December 2023

Celebrate this festive season with a limited-edition candle pouring workshop, featuring a coveted Nutcracker vessel! This festive vessel will add charm to your holiday décor. 

Christmas Nutcracker Candle Pouring Workshop at Paddywax Candle Bar – Visit Bath

Father Christmas Grotto at Milsom Place

23 November – 24 December

Enjoy a magical experience, receive a gift and meet Father Christmas!

Father Christmas’ Grotto at Milsom Place – Visit Bath

Festive Foodie Experiences

Festive Igloos at The Bird 

From 24 November 

Stop by The Bird, Bath, where the snowy woodland sprigs strewn with fairy lights, flickering candelabras and draped Bavarian rugs inside the Winter Igloos tucked behind the hotel will put you in a festive frame of mind. 

Festive Igloos at The Bird – The Bird, Bath

Après Ski Bar at The Abbey Hotel 

From 23 November

Rest weary feet after a busy day of shopping and exploring at the snow-topped Après Ski Bar outside Abbey Hotel Bath. The Ski Bar will be serving mouth-watering bratwursts, winter cocktails, indulgent luxury hot chocolates, and locally sourced mulled cider that will help set the festive tone. 

Après Ski Bar at The Abbey Hotel – Visit Bath

Green Park Brasserie

Open throughout the festive period 

At Green Park Brasserie, based in the distinctive setting of the former Green Park railway station, you will find local favourite Bath Pizza Co, as well as an independent casual-dining restaurant serving local produce and cocktails. Look out for their live jazz nights and Christmas party menu. 

Green Park Brasserie – Visit Bath

Rooftop Igloo at Ludo Sports Bar & Kitchen

From 8 November 

Ludo Sports Bar & Kitchen’s brand-new rooftop igloos are the perfect spot to spend cosy winter nights in the city, offering atmospheric and enchanting dining and a one-of-a-kind sporting experience with their UHD screens. 

Rooftop Igloo – Ludo Sports Bar & Kitchen

Festive Afternoon Tea at The Bath Priory Restaurant 

29 November – 23 December 

Indulge in a sumptuous afternoon tea at The Bath Priory’s award-winning restaurant. Enjoy warm scones, seasonal preserves, local clotted cream, assorted homemade festive cakes & pastries and a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, served with a selection of fine teas or coffee.

The Bath Priory Restaurant – Visit Bath

Heavenly Desserts 

Relax and enjoy Heavenly Desserts’ diverse range this Christmas, including their exclusive ‘croffles,’ 16 flavours of Italian gelato, coffees, teas, as well as their latest seasonal creations.

Heavenly Desserts – Visit Bath

Stay a While

Celebrate Christmas at the MacDonald Bath Spa Hotel and unwind in luxury with a 2 or 3-night stay between 24 -27 December including a champagne drinks’ reception and canapes, followed by a delicious three-course Christmas Eve dinner. Christmas Day festivities include a delicious breakfast and a glass of Champagne, a five-course lunch and a scrumptious buffet dinner. From £562 per person.

Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel – Visit Bath

Head to the Francis Hotel in Bath this December for an unforgettable three-night Christmas break. Take time to relax and indulge in mouth-watering festive food and drink. Choose a three-night festive break arriving on Christmas Eve and departing full of festive cheer on 27th December. From £449 per person.

Festive Breaks in Bath | Offers | The Francis Hotel Bath

Book the Bath Christmas Market package at Roseate Villa Bath tucked away on the edge of Henrietta Gardens and enjoy a glass of mulled wine before you head off the Market. From around £220 per room per night. 

Best Christmas Party Venues in Bath | The Roseate Villa Bath (roseatehotels.com)