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The Best Festive Events in Bath 2017

2 December 2017 | Nicola Freedman

Bath comes alive during the holiday season with plenty of festive events held across the city. From the famous Christmas Market to concerts and wreath making, there is something to keep the whole family entertained.

Bath Christmas Market
 

Image credit: Bath Christmas Market/ via Facebook
 
Without a doubt, the festive event in Bath is the award-winning Christmas Market. Returning bigger and better than ever, this year’s market will host over 200 chalets spread out across the city, selling everything from handmade Christmas gifts and homewards to delicious food and mulled wine. So whether you’re looking to do a spot of shopping, enjoy a festive treat or just soak up the fantastic atmosphere, don’t miss one of the UK’s best Christmas markets!
 
Bath Christmas Market is open every day until Sunday 10th December 2017 at Abbey Churchyard, Bath, BA1 1LY.


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
 

Image credit: Freia Turland
 
The classic fairytale comes to life as a traditional pantomime this holiday season. Packed with slapstick comedy, singing, dancing, and plenty of audience participation, ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ will delight and entertain audiences of all ages.
 
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs runs from 7 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018 at Theatre Royal Bath, Sawclose, Bath, BA1 1ET
 

A Dickensian Christmas in The Corridor and Northumberland Place


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Head to the Corridor this December and you may feel like you’ve just stepped back in time to A Dickensian Christmas. Every Thursday during the month, the shopping arcade will host musical entertainment, costumed characters and traditional festive treats.

Dickensian Christmas will be held every Thursday in December at The Corridor, Bath, BA1 5AP.
 
 
A Christmas Carol
 

Image credit: Charles Dickens Museum
 
Inspired by Charles Dicken’s beloved masterpiece, ‘A Christmas Carol’ takes to the streets of Bath in this unique, immersive promenade production. A heart-warming and joyful tale for all ages, this is Bath’s must see theatre production of the season.
 
A Christmas Carol runs weekly from 7- 14 Dec 2017, meeting at the Visitor Information Centre.
 
 
Kingsmead Square Festive Street Food
 

Image credit: Kingsmead Square Festive Street Food/ via Facebook
 
Eat, drink and be merry this holiday season as Kingsmead Square hosts a vibrant Festive Street Food market. Feast on a range of tasty cuisine from across the South West, sip on a glass of mulled wine or cider and listen to excellent live music alongside the popular Christmas Market.
 
Kingsmead Square Festive Street Food takes place on the 8th and 9th December 2017 at Kingsmead Square, 2AJ, Kingsmead Square, Bath BA1.
 
 
Christmas Wreath Making
 

Image credit: The American Museum/ via website
 
Get into the festive spirit and make your own fresh Christmas wreath at two fantastic workshops. Both Verve and The American Museum will host wreath making classes, where participants will have the chance to craft their own unique Christmas wreath.
 
Christmas Wreath Making is being held at The American Museum in Britain 6th December 2017 and at Verve 13 December 2017.
 
 
The Snowman
 

Image credit: The Mission Theatre/ via website
 
Catch the magical story of ‘The Snowman’ live at The Mission Theatre. Using piano, puppets and more, the enchanting musical performance is the perfect show for the whole family.
 
The Snowman will be held on Wednesday 20 Dec 2017 at The Mission Theatre.
 
 
Bath on Ice at Royal Victoria Park
 

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Get your skates on and hit the ice at Royal Victoria Park this winter. Glide around the outdoor rink in the centre of the city, and enjoy a hot beverage and fresh wood fired pizzas courtesy of the indoor heated café and bar. Alongside the rink, you’ll also find the UK’s first outdoor glow-in-the-dark mini golf course.
 
Bath on Ice is open daily (except Christmas Day) until 2 January 2018 at Royal Victoria Park, Bath, BA1 2NR.
 
 
The Night Circus
 

Image credit: Festival in a Box Presents/ via Facebook
 
For something a little different, don’t miss The Night Circus. This unique and immersive pop-up experience features incredible performers and theatrics, magic and mystery. Enjoy the show, a welcome drink, canapés, a three course festive feast, and free entry into the luxury club at Walcot House for post dinner dancing. Better yet, 5% of all ticket sales will be donated to Jamie's Farm Charity.
 
The Night Circus runs from 14 - 22 Dec 2017 at Walcot House, 90.b Walcot Street, Bath, BA1 5BG.

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