As the chilly winter days and nights move in and the trees become bare, do you know what’s on the horizon? CHRISTMAS! Think twinkling festive lights, the smell of gingerbread and cinnamon filling the air and the buzz of Christmas joy and bustling crowds shopping. It’s a truly magical time of the year and we all love visiting a Christmas market too! How about travelling to the historic city of Bath Christmas Market 2023 for your annual trip?
Market Location and Opening Times
This year, the Bath Christmas Market returns for a limited time from Thursday 23rd November to Sunday 10th December.
You’ll find the festive market right in the heart of the centre of Bath, with iconic architecture surrounding the market. Such as Bath Abbey, the Roman Baths and the famous Thermae Bath Spa. Wind around Georgian streets as you explore the market’s magic!
Thursday 23rd November to Sunday 10th December 2022
Monday to Wednesday 10:00 - 19:00
Thursday to Saturday 10:00 - 20:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Things To Do and See
Wintery Wooden Chalets
Discover hand-knitted gifts, crochet yarns and accessories. Nibble on delicious chocolate and superfoods, and grab your hands on decorative and delicate porcelain pottery.
Love the gentle light of candles? There will be a stall dedicated to soy wax candles with an effortless small of essential oils and pleasing fragrances.
With so many unique and wonderful market stalls and chalets, you can find whichever kind of gift is perfect for a special someone.
What will you find there?
There will also be amazing charity chalets there to bring festive cheer to the crowds of Bath. In 2019 over £26,000 was raised to help charities because of these market stalls! And since they’re back this year, you can help support local charities too – by doing what you can.
Festival of Food
Did you know that Bath strives to be more environmentally friendly each year? Being a leader of Event Sustainability for the Bath and North East Somerset region, it’s a positive impact that cities should follow!
They’ve reduced single-use plastic in the market, as well as eliminated the use of unnecessary plastic. So, you can rest assured you’re exploring an enchanting and eco-friendly Christmas marker!
Bath On Ice
Picture this. Enchanting warm lights twinkle above you, the sound of people giggling with glee and gentle screams of delight as they take to the ice. Wintery music is filling your ears, everyone is snuggled up in warm clothes and you can end the night with a trip to the cosy bar! With seasonal drinks and warm sips, you’ll know Christmas is truly here. A trip around the ice rink sounds super tempting, right?
Well, you can’t forget about Glow Golf! Here you’ll find Adventure Golf truly decked out with Christmas lights and installations. Putt a hole-in-one with your own glow-in-the-dark golf balls and enjoy an exciting night of mini-golf.
Royal Victoria Park,
From 17th November 2023 to 3rd January 2024
Monday to Friday 11:45 - 22:00
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 - 22:00
Child (12 and under) £12.50
Getting to the Market
Bath Spa Railway station is only a few minutes’ walk from the city centre where all the hustle and bustle of Christmas will be. With regular train services coming in from London Paddington and London Waterloo – it’ll be a simple journey.
Bristol Temple Meads is also a national railway where frequent trains nationally will come in. Including South Wales and North England.
Coach services are a popular mode of transport, with multiple services across the UK. Please check local providers for the nearest coach transportation near you.
There are numerous bus services from in and around Bath that travel into the city centre.
You can purchase day tickets for £4.50 for Adults, £3.20 for 16-21-year-olds and £2.30 for Children 5-15. Children under 5 can travel for free with a full-paying adult!
Bath is around 10 miles from Junction 18 off the M4, so there are direct links from London. As well as the North, Devon and Cornwall via the M5.
You can park at the following places in Bath:
- Avon Street Parking
- Charlotte Street Car Park
- Manvers Street
- Podium Shopping Centre
- South Gate
Most car parking areas will have Blue Badge parking bays in close proximity to the market.
Now you know everything you need to know about Bath Christmas Market, you can start planning your festive trip! Whether you’re excited to explore wintery markets and festive stalls, indulge in characteristic food or take a trip on the ice rink. You’ll find bounds of Christmas cheer here.
Looking for more Christmas markets? How about travelling up north to Manchester Christmas Market and York Christmas Market? Maybe you fancy visiting the Rochester Christmas Market? There are many enchanting events on for Christmas, you won’t get bored this festive season!