Christmas in Bath 2023

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

With so many events and attractions taking place all throughout the City, it’s difficult to know what to do if you have limited time in Bath! Luckily for you, we’ve compiled a list of our festive favourites to help you maximise your time in Bath this Christmas! 

So get ready for the ultimate lantern festival, a wreath-making masterclass, and even a round of glow-in-the-dark crazy golf! 

Family Festive Favourites


Longleat Festival of Light: Treasured Tales

Journey through an incredible display of life-size lanterns and the iconic winter safari at the UK’s original and biggest lantern experience! 

Experience amazing scenes from treasured tales like The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe, Winnie The Pooh, Peter Pan, Cinderella, The Wizard of Oz and much more! There will also be the return of the beloved Santa train, the marvellous 15m Christmas Tree at the main house and a spectacular fountain display on the Half Mile pond. Longleat House will also be glistening in all its glory with an amazing light show, it’s an event you won’t want to miss. 


WHEN: Selected dates from 7th Nov 2023 – 7th Jan 2024

WHERE: Longleat Safari Park


Winter Wonderland at American Museum

An all-American Christmas is back and better than ever! 

Immerse yourself in a festive winter wonderland and marvel at the amazing 18-foot Christmas Tree illuminated in 9000 twinkling lights  and wander through the frosty gardens at the American Museum! Throughout the month there will also be Christmas workshops and Festive food and drinks at the American Garden Deli. 


WHEN: Throughout December 

WHERE: American Museum & Gardens


Bath Christmas Market

From the 23rd November, 200 local stall holders will be dotted around the cobbled streets of Bath, offering artisan crafts, food and gifts! The Bath Christmas Markets are situated right in the heart of Bath, transforming the beautiful City into a magical Winter Wonderland. The Markets are nestled amongst some of Bath’s most iconic landmarks, winding themselves around the Roman Baths, Bath Abbey and the Thermae Bath Spa to name a few. 

Head to the top of Milsom Street to get your festive fix of chalet shopping and find your family and friends the perfect Christmas Gift!


WHEN: 23rd Nov – 10th Dec


Bath on Ice

Bath on Ice is back! Enjoy festive music, a cosy bar and seasonal drinks at the magical winter wonderland… it’s the perfect place to practise your skating and show off your moves!


WHEN: 17th Nov 2023 – 3rd Jan 2023

WHERE: Royal Victoria Park


Glow Golf

Located right next door to the Ice Rink you can find Bath’s popular crazy golf course which will be decked out with atmospheric fairy lights. With glow-in-the-dark golf balls and a night-time setting, you’ll be playing crazy golf like you never have before!


WHEN: 17th Nov 2023 – 3rd Jan 2023

WHERE: Royal Victoria Park


12 Tales of a Georgian Christmas

Experience a traditional Georgian Christmas in this immersive tour which brings the house to life.


WHEN:  18th Nov – 31st Dec

WHERE: No.1 Royal Crescent 


Father Christmas’ Grotto at Milsom Place

A fun, interactive experience where you can meet Father Christmas and receive a gift! 


WHEN: 23rd Nov – 24th Dec

WHERE: Milsom Place


Meet Father Christmas at No.1 Royal Crescent

Father Christmas will also be making a very special stop this year to read a story to the children and give them another Christmas gift! 


WHEN: 2nd Dec – 24th Dec

WHERE: No.1 Royal Crescent


Carols in the Abbey

Experience a wonderful festive experience of traditional Christmas carols sung to you in the wonderful setting of Bath Abbey. It’s bound to be a truly spectacular experience. 


WHEN: 5th Dec

WHERE: Bath Abbey


Sleeping Beauty at Theatre Royal Bath

Fun for the whole family, this fabulous pantomime promises to keep all audiences, young and old, entertained. With stunning sets, top musical hits and fantastic costumes, you’re guaranteed a laugh-a-minute! 


WHEN: 7th Dec 2023 – 7th Jan 2024 

WHERE: Theatre Royal Bath


Festive Fun for the Adults


Bath Racecourse Christmas Party

Have a fabulous and festive night out at Bath Racecourse. Gather a group of friends or family and get into the spirit while the venue takes care of food, drinks and those all important Christmas hits! 


WHEN: 1st Dec – 16th Dec

WHERE: Bath Racecourse


Wreath-making Masterclass

Learn how to put together a stunning Christmas Wreath and create your very own show-stopping door decoration! Afterwards you can enjoy an afternoon tea on the terrace and a glass of champagne! 


WHEN: 29th Nov & 30th Nov

WHERE: The Bath Priory


Krater Comedy Club Xmas Special

Take Christmas cheer to the next level with Komedia’s Festive comedy extravaganza!


WHEN: Selected dates throughout December



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