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Christmas, it’s the most wonderful time of the year; well it is if you visit Bath this festive period. This historic city really comes alive at Christmas with a range of special events taking place right across the city and surrounding areas.

The star attraction of this winter wonderland is the hugely popular Bath

Christmas Market, which this year takes place 26th November to 6th December. Each year one of the most picturesque areas of the city between the glorious Bath Abbey and world famous Roman Baths is transformed into a shopping haven.

123 traditional wooden chalets will grace this year’s market; each will be offering their own unique gifts, decorations and delicious food and drink, pretty much everything you need for a great Christmas.

If all this shopping is not enough for you then there will be plenty of entertainment provided to delight and enthrall people of all ages. This year there will be carol singers of course as well as musicians and children’s entertainers. For a special experience a visit to the markets beautiful back drop, Bath Abbey, is a must. The Abbeys choir will fill the beautiful building with spin tingling performances which drift out from the Abbey right across the market. For a more spiritual experience the Abbey will also be holding special shortened services especially for busy shoppers.

Other festive events to look out for include a special festive trail at the National arboretum, Sleeping Beauty at the Theatre Royal, performances by the Bath Philharmonia and a Jane Austen Regency Christmas.

If you fancy turning your Christmas trip to Bath into something a little bit more special then there are plenty of fine Bath Hotels to provide accommodation for a Bath Short Break.

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