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Step into Christmas: where to go & what to do in Bath

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This is my favourite time of year in Bath – it was during this season that I made the decision to move here. With so much going on, catering to all ages and tastes, it can be tricky to experience the best that Bath has to offer within your hectic schedule.

To help, here are some of my favourite activities to do over the festive period:


Bath Christmas Market – 24
th November – 11th December

It’s such fun to wander amongst the beautiful chalets with the abbey as a backdrop – it doesn’t get much better.

Top Tip – Avoid visiting on the weekends, instead head there in the week and post-5pm.

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Bath Christmas Markets

Carols on the Circus – Friday 16th December

One of my favourite things to do – hundreds of people stand around the Circus singing Christmas carols. You can buy mulled wine to feel festive and keep warm. There is a brass band and choir to guide everyone. It’s a very special evening and, better still, it’s all for charity, so take some change!

Top Tip – Take a torch or candle for reading the song sheets.

Bath On Ice – 18th November – 3rd January

I love ice-skating. I also seem to think I’m good at it, which is not the case! This is such a great evening out with friends -you can eat pizza, drink champagne and ice-skate – what’s not to love?!

Top Tip – Book in advance, also the Trashy Fries are a must

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Bath On Ice

The Apre Ski Bar at The Abbey Hotel – 24th November – 8th January

A fab place for meeting friends and having a good night. It’s so cosy inside, but also sitting outside with the fur blankets and heaters is also a personal favourite.

Top Tip – You have to try the hot chocolate with Disaronno.

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The Apre Ski Bar at The Abbey Hotel

Secret Top Tip!

New to Bath this year is ‘Embrace at Brissi’ – the stunning space on Milsom Street is opening their terrace up for a very simple but effective offering of hot drinks, glamorous winter cosiness and an escape from the madness that is Christmas in Bath. It’s a space where people can meet with friends, sit comfortably on their own, or use as a private event space.

Think Brissi, winter glamour, great coffee – and you have ‘Embrace’.

I’m sure I will see you at one of the many venues or events across the city this Christmas – enjoy!

Best wishes,

JT