Though it’s often overlooked by its larger, and nearby, counterparts such as Cardiff and Bristol, few cities can match Bath for festive cheer. The architecture of the city alone evokes something of a fairytale all year round, and this is beautifully magnified when the evenings set in and the Christmas lights go on.
And they sure pull out all the stops. Bath is fully equipped for Christmas and New Year, and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK during the festive season. Here’s how to make the most of it.
Bath Christmas Market
Nestled in the shadow of the glorious Bath Abbey, the Christmas Market pulls in the visitors from the 23rd of November to the 10th of December. Quaint wooden huts spring up in the streets and the courtyards, selling wares ranging from food and drink to quirky, handmade gifts. Over 70% of these traders are Bath locals, so you’re supporting the local economy with every purchase, and there’s plenty of scope for a pick-me-up at one of the traditional pubs and cafes that you’ll encounter as you stroll. It doesn’t get more Chistmassy than this.
Bath on Ice & Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf
For something a bit different this December, why not head to Bath’s Victoria Park for Christmas-themed fun? This spectacular park is not only home to the likes of the iconic Royal Crescent and Botanical Gardens, it also plays host to a seasonal ice rink and a new spin on mini golf. Running from the 17th of November to the 2nd of January, you can skate in beautiful surroundings and putt to your heart’s content amid twinkling lights – both the ice rink and mini golf course are lit up for after-dark enjoyment. Once you’re done, there’s freshly baked pizza and a fully-licensed bar to enjoy – a great idea for a staff get-together, or a New Year’s Eve party starter.
Without going into the myriad other attractions that Bath has to offer, we think that these have you set up for a great day out in Aquae Sulis (bit of trivia for you: that’s what the original Roman settlers called Bath). Bath Taxi Transfers can provide you with a private chauffeur service to take you to and from the events in style. Get in touch today for a quote or to make a booking.