Visit Bath: A SUAVE OWL Christmas Guide

What To Do In Bath At Christmas?


Christmas is coming! A time full of festivities, carolling, presents, mulled wine, food, and parties, there is so much to be excited about. Bath at Christmas is a sight to behold. Many people make an annual winter visit to Bath to see the stunning city, get in Christmas shopping in Bath’s famous shopping district and take in the seasonal attractions. If you're planning a Christmas trip to Bath, want to know what to do for Christmas in Bath, or want to know what to do in the West Country this Christmas, this blog is for you. 



Here is a quick summary of Christmas attractions in Bath and the surrounding area. If you are planning a visit in the 2023 Christmas season, use this as a guide and make sure you stop in at SUAVE OWL.


SUAVE OWL seasonal gin with Christmas decor.

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Bath Christmas Market & Bristol Christmas Market

The Bath Christmas Market is one of the most popular and famous Christmas markets out there. It has been ranked one of the top 10 Christmas markets in Europe and attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. The Christmas market is always highly anticipated, and this is definitely the case for Bath Christmas Market 2023. 


Bath Christmas Market - Image Sourced From Christmas Markets In Europe

Image From: Christmas Markets In Europe



The market winds itself around the historic city, surrounding Bath Abbey, the Pump Rooms, and The Roman Baths. You can explore the whole of the beautiful city while enjoying the festivities. There are more than 170 wooden cabins to browse this year, each hosting a different small business with an eclectic mix of local and artisan goods available. There is also a a selection of micro-businesses selling out of smaller Christmas carts for shorter period of time, meaning you get to see even more independent, small local sellers with unique goods up for grabs. The market is also dedicated to sustainability – taking further steps each year to reduce emissions and eliminate single-use plastics.



You are guaranteed to find Christmas presents and Christmas treats galore, all while enjoying a mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, and delicious winter-warming food. With pop-up musicians, carollers, choirs and performance, the market is special and Bath at its finest. It is perfect for getting thoroughly into the Christmas spirit. The Bath Christmas Market dates are Thursday the 23rd of November to Sunday the 10th of December 2023. Do not miss out on this festive treat!


Wooden cabins by Roman Baths - Busy Christmas Market - Total Guide to Bath

 Image From: Total Guide To Bath



Bath’s close neighbour Bristol, only an hour away via a direct bus and fifteen minutes via train, also has a Christmas market to offer. Bristol Christmas Market has a different character to Bath’s. Bristol’s market takes full Germanic inspiration. European and local sellers in fifty cabins line the streets of the city centre. There is a bustling seasonal feel, you can enjoy a hot chocolate or a mulled drink or you can settle yourself into the Jäger Barn Bar. With heated seating and covering, enjoy live music performances at the weekends or simply catch up with friends in a fantastic atmosphere. The Bristol Christmas market dates are Friday the 3rd of November to Saturday the 23rd of December.


City Centre - Bristol Christmas Market

 Image From: Bristol Christmas Market



If nothing gets you as excited for Christmas as a good punt around a festive market, these are perfect for you!


Bath Christmas Attractions

There is much more available during a Christmas visit to Bath than just the market. There is a world of different Bath Christmas days out just waiting to get you into the Christmas spirit. Whether you want to spend time with your partner, friends, family, children, or just by yourself. There is something for everyone to enjoy.



Running from Friday the 17th of November to Wednesday the 3rd of January, Bath On Ice is making its yearly appearance once more. Located in Royal Victoria Park, Bath On Ice offers ice skating all day long and into the night. The rink is a mini-winter wonderland with Christmas music and atmosphere. Spend an hour on the rink  then drink in a cozy alpine bar or pop to next door’s Glow Golf. Glow Golf is mini-golf surrounded by fairy lights using glow in the dark balls in the evening, creating stunning visuals and a unique experience of the game. These experiences are unique to Bath’s Christmas season; they are just waiting to be enjoyed thoroughly.


Ice rink with skaters on a cloudy winter day- Bath On Ice

 Image From: Bath On Ice



Christmas pantomime at the Theatre Royal Bath never lets us down. This year’s pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, runs from the 7th of December to the 7th of January. This fantastic family pantomime promises a world of laughs. It is packed with celebrity stars from a variety of places, including the West End, Emmerdale, and Hollyoaks. Visit the royal theatre and take in the gorgeous sites of the Grade II listed Georgian building. Expect laughter, booing, cheering, and an overall charming experience with plenty of heartfelt moments! Book your tickets early - this show is sure to be a sell out!



Winter walks are something special. The crisp air, bare trees, mist and, dare we hope, snow are all things that spell winter. Whilst there are plenty of winter walks that Bath Christmas 2023 has to offer you, one historic one is particularly special. 



On weekends only from Saturday the 2nd of December to Monday the 1st of January, there is the Christmas Advent Trail at Prior Park. Pick up a trail sheet and explore the depths of the authentically regency gardens. The gorgeous scenery is straight out of a regency book and full of tranquility. The dams and Palladian bridge, one of only four left in the world, giving this trail a unique feature. With 24 doors to find, each with a Christmas picture and message, you can take in the sights and enjoy some good Christmas fun. Visit the National Trust website for more information!


Palladian bridge at Prior Park in snow - National Trust

 Image From: The National Trust


 There is so much to draw you to Bath for the Christmas season: shows at the Komedia, light trails around the city, late-night shopping, festive museum experiences, excellent retail adventures. Bath at Christmas truly is whatever you make of it. Enjoy your festive time in this gorgeous city.


Visit SUAVE OWL Bath This Christmas


There's so much to do in for Christmas in Bath, a Bath Christmas visit is a must. Enjoy the sites, taste the food, do your annual Christmas shopping – and remember to make a stop at SUAVE OWL!



SUAVE OWL has everything a gentleman needs for the holidays. Christmas outfits, winter layers, cozy casualwear, and handsome formalwear for you to make a fantastic impression at your Christmas parties, you will be in perfect style for the season. Our accessories range and very own SUAVE OWL gin make fantastic Christmas presents. You can find us at 33 Milsom Street, Bath, right in the city centre!



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SUAVE OWL shop front with blue Christmas lights and a tree from 2021.

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