On the run up to Christmas the city becomes a chocolate box of delight and a magical festive wonderland. The warm glow from the windows frame a range of treats, with delicate white lights twinkling in the streets. The Bath Christmas Market is a German-style market with 150+ chalets wrapped around Bath Abbey and the inner city, which are full of trinkets, nibbles and gifts to tempt you.

As you weave through the market expect the aroma of mulled wine and roasted chestnuts permeating the city centre. The market is at its calmest during the week before dusk, but it comes alive in the early evening onwards as twilight brings on the Christmas glow. The local cafés, restaurants and pubs take on the festive charm, serving up winter warmers like steaming mulled cider and hot mince pies; even Scrooge would feel festive.


If you are visiting Bath and are planning on staying, we have a large range of hotels for you to choose from.