Discover the Magic of Bath this Christmas

Video credit: Richard Wyatt – Bath Newseum


The Bath BID represents just over 700 levy payers whose contributions are used to make the city environment better for their businesses and we have been working behind the scenes with our partners to create a festive package of delights.

Bath’s glittering Christmas lights will herald the start of the festivities and late-night shopping on 16th November.

Bath BID’s main focus is during the period either side of the Christmas market and this year will see an exciting new attraction in Northumberland Place and The Corridor.  This will celebrate the area’s Victorian heritage stepping back to a Dickensian Christmas with costumed street performances, musical entertainment and traditional festive treats – 7th, 14th and 21st December from 5 pm.

All the family need entertaining to make sure their shopping trips remain enjoyable and we will see the return of Bath on Ice in Victoria Park and the much loved carousel, outside the Pump Room in Stall Street, as well as the Walcot Street Winter Festival and children’s lantern procession.

Beginning on 23rd November this year’s the Christmas market footprint will extend to Southgate Street, Union Street and Hot Bath Street encouraging visitors to explore more of what the city has to offer.  Our Rangers will be providing support to visitors arriving for the by coach, making sure that people know where to go and offering a warm welcome.  Local people can make the most of the city during a quieter time of the market period by sampling a delicious midweek brunch or lunch from our city’s lovely cafes and restaurants.  There is a Residents Only exclusive preview on 22nd November and the Resident’s Discovery card & incentives will be available.

A new Kingsmead Square Festive Street Food market will see the area alive with food from around the world – look out for the lobster stall. (24th November until 9th December each Friday and Saturday) and the Square will be hosting a community open air carol concert on 21st December, led by St Michael’s Without.

This year brings a varied and extended festive programme to the city, enabling visitors a little time to breathe, relax and immerse themselves in Bath.