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23 Nov - 10 Dec 2017

The best Christmas Market in England - its official!

In 2012, VisitEngland came to Bath Christmas Market and awarded the event accreditation as a quality assured visitor attraction - the only Christmas Market to have gained the quality marque! So if you are thinking where you might do your Christmas shopping, remember that the best Christmas Market in the country is right on your doorstep!

The 18 day event is the biggest Christmas Shopping event in the South West region which consists of more than 150 beautifully decorated wooden chalets, each selling a variety of high-quality products such as Christmas decorations, gifts, toys, clothes, household and festive food. Bath Christmas Market has a wonderful romantic atmosphere, with tempting fare and gentle entertainment befitting the time of year, helping to build the anticipation of the celebrations to come. Set in the picturesque streets and squares surrounding Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths, there couldn't be a more perfect setting for a Christmas Market in the UK.

To further Bath's accreditation as being the best Christmas Market in the country, last year Bath Tourism Plus were delighted to have been chosen to receive the Quality Rose Marque from National Tourist Board VisitEngland under the Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme. Bath is the only Christmas Market in the country to receive such an accolade.

Located in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage city, the Christmas Market is perfect for visitors to enjoy all that the city has to offer - a wonderful mix of high street and designer shops, fascinating attractions and warm, inviting cafes and bars.

Christmas in Bath starts with the Bath Christmas Lights switch-on, signifying to most the start of the Christmas shopping. But there are many other wonderful festive treats in store in the run up to Christmas. Returning for a second year, Bath on Ice is wonderful addition to the city's winter festivities and there are candlelit carol concerts, special exhibitions, shows and music events. Why not treat yourself to a pre-Christmas break to really get yourself in the spirit?

Opening times
Mon - Wed 10.00 - 19.00
Thu - Sat 10.00 - 20.30
Sun 11.00 - 18.00

Tours & groups - please note

All tours and groups planning to visit Bath by coach during the period of the Christmas Market (23 Nov -10 Dec 2017) must pre-book a parking space, drop off and collection time.

Contact Bath & North East Somerset's Parking Services on 01225 477133/4 or email

To order brochures and discount vouchers for your customers, please contact Bath Tourism Plus:, 01225 322429

For further information and details on how to register see:
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December 25, Bath - An Aladdin’s cave
December 25th Christmas shopping all year round

‘An Aladdin's cave' is how many visitors to this wonderful shop describe the vast array of festive decorations at December 25TH. Many of the ornaments are designed by the owners and are therefore exclusive to this shop. Each display is colour themed for ease of selection but mixing and matching is also very easy. Tree decorations, accessories, lights, nativities, candles, glass ornaments…..the choice is endless!

This year's themes include:

Venice Collection - An antique-style blend of dusky rose pink, sage greens and old gold.

Art-deco - A look back to the elegance of the era which gave us Hercule Poirot.

Woodland - Many in-house designs are included in this high fashion take on a woodland theme.

Peacock - Rich vibrant blues and greens.

Traditional - Classic red and gold with many in-house designs in this well-loved theme.

Choosing from this vast array of decorations couldn't be easier, whether you are looking for a few small items or decorating and entire house you will find everything you need at December 25th. We are able to post your selection throughout the UK and ship overseas.

December 25th is in the heart of Bath City Centre, literally a stone's throw from the Christmas Market, and an absolute ‘must visit' for those wishing to find beautiful and unique decorations.
For more information please contact:

16 Cheap Street, BATH,
Somerset, BA1 1NA
Tel/Fax: 01225 315555
Email: gtdec25th
Booking for coach parking

Due to the reduction in capacity at the Riverside coach park Bath has introduced a second pick-up/drop-off location this year. When you make your booking you will be able to choose to use either the Riverside coach park or the alternative site at *Royal Avenue as your drop-off/pick-up location. Coaches will need to use the same location within a single booking to both drop-off and pick-up passengers.

*Please note – Royal Avenue will only be open for bookings for the first two weekends of the market – the 25th and 26th November and the 2nd and 3rd of December.

There will be directional signage and marshals to help direct your driver to/from the drop-off/pick-up locations to the all-day parking locations. Royal Avenue will be operated with a one way system - with access from Marlborough Lane only.

The booking charges have now remained the same for over 5 years, at a charge of £1 per seat for the seating capacity of the vehicle which is being booked. The charge covers two 30 minute slots at your chosen drop-off/pick-up location, it also covers the cost of parking at one of our marshalled all day parking locations.

Please ensure that you read the full terms and conditions before making your booking. To make a booking please visit our dedicated booking site at

Maurizio - part of the Venice collection at December 25th
What else is on

Get your skates on and head to Royal Victoria Park for a spin on Bath’s festive outdoor ice rink. This year’s Bath on Ice is set to be bigger and better than ever – the ice rink will be nearly 50% bigger, with the all-new Moguls Alpine Bar serving up wood-fired pizzas and festive tipples. When night falls, head to the Mini Golf Course next door to enjoy some glow in the dark mini golf..

Located in the spectacular parkland setting of Royal Victoria Park beneath the world famous Royal Crescent in central Bath, the rink attracts local residents and visitors from all over the region.

17 November to 2 January 2018, visitors and groups will be also able to enjoy a new indoor Ice Lounge bar and café serving freshly made pizzas, perfect for Christmas parties. The heated indoor lounge area will be designed to create an ideal setting for people to sit and enjoy the skating.

The rink will be open from 10am until 9pm daily (except Christmas Day) from the 21st November until the 4th January. Sessions last for one-hour with skate hire included.

For further details and to book online visit

So come on, get your skates on, and glide on down to Bath on Ice.

See also American Museum

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