The historic city of Bath is a great place to visit at any time of the year, due to its ancient Roman Baths, stunning Georgian architecture and plentiful green spaces. In fact, so beautiful is Bath that it is has even been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
However, it must be said that if you want to get the full effect of all the Somerset city has to offer, you should visit the city around the Christmas period.
During the festive season, Bath takes on a magical glow, which is down to more than just the impressive Christmas lights that brighten up the city. There is simply something in the air at Christmas, and this atmosphere, combined with some fabulous festive events, makes Bath the place to be this Christmas.
Whether you are looking to shop for unique and interesting Christmas events, or you simply want to soak up the festive atmosphere and perhaps eat some favourite Christmas foods, Bath Christmas Market is the place to be.
Taking place from 24th November – 11th December, Bath Christmas Market is one of the country’s best Christmas events, and is regularly voted to be one of the most popular events in the UK. With around 170 wooden chalets, all decorated to mark the season, it is fair to say that Bath Christmas Market is one of the biggest and best Christmas shopping events in the country.
If you decide to visit the event, you can expect to find hundreds of British-made artisan presents that are sure to impress your loved ones. There will also be plenty to eat and drink, and you will be able to enjoy the romantic atmosphere of Bath, along with the unique Christmas spirit that the event brings to the fore.
While in the city, you may want to consider purchasing vouchers for a hot air ballooning experience in Bath. Along with the bespoke handmade products you can purchase on the market, a hot air balloon ride voucher makes a fantastic present for people of all ages, and enables them to see the beautiful city of Bath for themselves.
Another event that marks the festive season is the Bath on Ice & Glow-in-the-Dark Mini. This fun event is perfect for families who want to spend some time together in a serene setting over Christmas.
Taking place from 18th November- 3 January (excluding Christmas Day), this event consists of a real outdoor ice rink and glow in the dark mini golf course in the heart of Bath. What makes it so special is a combination of the pretty glow in the dark lights, the beautiful surroundings of Bath, and the wonderful aromas of the events café, where you can sample fresh woodfired pizza, gourmet fries, delicious cakes, and a whole host of other foods. There’s even a licensed bar on site, so the adults can really let their hair down and celebrate Christmas.
As you can see, Bath is really the place to be, not only at Christmas, but during the other 11 months of the year too and the best way to see it is from the sky with a Hot Air Balloon flight with Bailey Balloons!