6 festive things to do in Bath this Christmas

6 festive things to do in Bath this Christmas

Posted on: 22 Nov 2019

When it comes to places bursting with festive feeling, there’s nowhere quite like Bath. 


A city armed with picturesque, cobbled streets, grand Georgian architecture and lush green spaces, Bath provides the perfect backdrop for seasonal celebrations.


This year, things will be no different. From the infamous Bath Christmas Market to Love Actually in concert (yep - in concert!), there’s loads of activities that’ll get you in the Christmas spirit.

Festive things to do in Bath

Get your skates on @ Bath on Ice


You’ve done some Christmas shopping, you’ve eaten a few mince pies - what’s next? Ice-skating seems like a good option.


Bath on Ice – the city’s beloved open-air ice rink – is back for 2019.


Situated in the beautiful surroundings of Royal Victoria Park, this year’s edition features 1000 square meters of ice, glow in the dark mini golf and a fully licensed bar. 

Bath on Ice

Visit the Bath Christmas Markets 


After a slip and slide on the ice, visit the Bath Christmas Market, which is due to open at the end of November.


From 28 November, discover over 150 twinkling chalets on Bath’s Georgian streets filled with festive food, unique gifts and merry music.


And for the first time this year, you can make your visit to the Bath Christmas Market extra special with a Christmas Market Experience. Find out more on the website. 

Bath Christmas Markets

See Love Actually – In Concert @ The Forum 


Is it a Christmas film? Is it not? Who cares. For many, Love Actually is a movie which has become synonymous with the festive season. And this Christmas, Bath has got the chance to experience the film like never before.


On 29 November, catch Love Actually live in concert; with a full orchestra who will perform Craig Armstrong’s enchanting score live, alongside a screening of the film. Get tickets here.  

Love Actually

Sing carols @ Bath Abbey 


Enjoy carols, readings and candle-lighting at Bath Abbey this Christmas, as part of Dorothy House’s annual Services of Light.


Scheduled to take place on November 26, the Service of Light at Bath Abbey will kick off at 18:00, and everyone is welcome!

Bath Abbey

Kick back at the Abbey Hotel's Après-Ski Bar 


Looking to recreate that feeling of the slopes this Christmas?


Now in its seventh year, the Après-Ski Bar at Abbey Hotel has become an integral part of the Bath Christmas experience.


At the bar, you’ll find authentic Alpine foods including warming goulash and delicious bratwursts, as well as festive mulled wine and cider, hot chocolate and local beers.

Apres-Ski Bar

Enjoy a festive production


This Christmas, there’s a plethora of festive productions taking place across Bath.


At Theatre Royal, catch a classic panto favourite Beauty & The Beast, or if you’re looking for something a bit different, nab tickets for riotous Peter Pan Goes Wrong.


Or, at the Rondo Theatre, enjoy an entirely improvised production of a Dickensian Christmas Tale.
Panto at Theatre Royal Bath

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Kate Hutchison



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