The beautiful city of Bath is famous for its Roman baths, historic Bath Abbey, Pulteney Bridge and in winter, the Bath Christmas market. A city teeming with historic attractions, green spaces, museums and galleries, Bath is one of the most desirable winter destinations in the UK.
Bath Christmas Market 2021
Unfortunately, the Bath Christmas Market has been cancelled in 2021. The city will run a number of smaller Christmas events in December but not the traditional Christmas markets Bath is has become known for in recent years. However, a virtual Bath Christmas market will take place online where people can meet with local artisans and buy their handmade Christmas gifts, ornaments and specialty products.
Bath Christmas market dates: Cancelled in 2021. Expected to take place on the 25th November to 19th December 2022.
Opening times: The markets open at 10am every morning and close at 7pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 8pm on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 6pm on Sundays (in 2022).
Location: Bath city centre.
Reason to visit: Experience the Roman baths along with the festival Christmas experience at the markets.
Specialities: Hot drinks (take your own resusable cup to help reduce single-use plastic), cheddar cheese, artisan plum pudding.
Hotels near Bath Christmas market: Eight – steps from the Christmas market or try Hiding Space – a highly-rated central apartment.
Hotels near Bath Christmas Market
If you’re looking for somewhere nice to stay, our guide to hotels near Bath Christmas Market list all of the well-located hotels and apartments in the city centre. Whether you’re going to experience Christmas in Bath or just a weekend getaway, we recommend hotels suitable for a range of budgets.
Christmas Markets Cancelled
The Christmas markets in Bath have been cancelled in 2021 not only due to the pandemic but also as a result of Brexit shortages, including a shortage of security staff. Bath in December 2021 will instead involve a number of local traders opening stalls along Kingston Parade and Abbey Green.
Bath artisan market and the vintage carousel will now be the highlights of the festive celebrations and Christmas lights and decorations will still go ahead.
Festive Christmas food and drinks will be for sale in the centre of Bath along with street performers and Christmas carol events.
The Christmas markets in Bath are expected to return in 2022. We’ll update this page when dates and times are confirmed for next year.
If you’re looking to visit other Christmas cities, read our list of the best Christmas markets in the UK.
Map of Bath Christmas Market
If you have any questions or comments about visiting Bath Xmas market in 2022 or Bath at Christmas more generally, please leave a comment below. Please be sure to follow all government guidelines and restrictions while in Bath and Somerset which may change at short notice.
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