Christmas in Bath 2022

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in Bath!

The carollers are singing outside Bath Abbey, the streets are illuminated with glittering Christmas lights, and 170 local stallholders are dotted around the cobbled streets, offering traditional and artisan crafts, food and drinks.

But we’ve only scratched the surface with all of the goings on in Bath this Festive season… Below you will find our Festive Favourites for this Christmas!

Santas Elves have been working hard this year to bring festive cheer to the streets of Bath… below, you’ll find our pick of unmissable festive favourites!

Bath Christmas Markets 2022 (24th Nov – 11th Dec)

For the first time since 2019, The Bath Christmas Markets are back and better than ever to celebrate their 20th anniversary!  From 24th November, 170 local stall holders will be dotted around the cobbled streets of Bath, offering artisan crafts, food and gifts! Head to the top of Milsom Street to get your festive fix of chalet shopping! 

Bath on Ice (12th Nov – 3rd Jan)

The Iconic ‘Bath on Ice’ will be returning for its tenth year to welcome skaters of all abilities to Victoria Park. Dust off those ice skates, grab a group of friends and head to this wintry wonderland!

Glow Golf (12th Nov – 3rd Jan)

Neighbouring the ice rink, Victoria Falls crazy golf will be undergoing its very own neon transformation. With glow-in-the-dark golf balls and an 18-hole, wacky outdoor course, you’ll be playing crazy golf like you never have before!

‘12 Tales of a Georgian Christmas’ at No.1 Royal Crescent (26th Nov – 30 Dec 10am-5pm)

This amazing period house will be decked out in festive style to simulate a true Georgian Christmas. As told through stories and poems, walk through festive life as a Georgian and explore the traditions and celebrations of a Georgian Christmas through this new immersive experience.

Meet Father Christmas at No. 1 Royal Crescent  (26th Nov – 24th Dec)

On his way to the North Pole this year, Father Christmas will be making a very special stop at No.1 Royal Crescent to read children a special Christmas story and give them a gift. Tickets are £15 and each session lasts around 35-40 minutes.

The Wondrous World of Roald Dahl at Longleat (5th Nov – 8th Jan) 

Step into the Wondrous World of Roald Dahl as you walk through an incredible exhibition of lanterns at this year’s ‘Festival of Lights’ show at Longleat. Take a trip to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate factory and visit Fantastic Mr Fox as you immerse yourself in the extraordinary mind of Roald Dahl.

‘The Enchanted Garden of Lights’ at American Museum & Gardens (1st Dec – 31st Dec) 

Make sure you head to the American Museum & Gardens for a magical after-dark experience. Children can collect a lantern to guide them through an hour-long trail of incredible light installations. The trail is step-free, dog friendly and is a fantastic festive experience. Afterwards, head to the brand new, all-American pop-up Colorado Lodge for some festive food and drink to warm those little hands.