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What’s On In and Around Bath in December 2023?

What’s On In and Around Bath in December 2023?

Lots! Apart from enjoying the Christmassy atmosphere at our lovely Christmas Market (also good for present shopping, of course!), there is plenty going on during December in Bath and nearby. See below for a few suggestions…

Bath On Ice: 17 Nov 2023 to 3 Jan 2024
Glowing in atmospheric lights, Bath on Ice is back for its 11th year and is the perfect place to practise your skating and show off some moves. With wintery music, a cosy bar, and seasonal drinks, you’ll be transported to a dreamy winter wonderland! Whether you’re a Dancing on Ice champion, a total newbie or just about anything in between, you can be sure to find some festive euphoria on the surface of the genuine ice.

Bath Independent Christmas Market at Green Park Station: 17 Dec 2023
Under one stunning glass roof you will find this vibrant Christmas market filled with local independent up & coming and established contemporary artists, designers, makers and traders – offering a wide range of unique handmade creations such as artwork, jewellery, clothing, gifts, products & items. Still Sisters Gin will be offering their London Dry Gin – which they distil in Somerset, using botanicals sourced from independent businesses.

Christmas at Stourhead: 1 Dec 2023 to 31 Dec 2023
Christmas at Stourhead provides a special way to celebrate the festive season with an unmissable after-dark experience. The trail is designed for visitors of all ages and is accessible for everyone to enjoy. New features
this year include a Sea of Light stretching into the distance, larger-than-life crystals suspended in trees, and Liquid Lake, which fills the air with all the colours of the rainbow.

Christmas at Bath’s National Trust Properties: 20 Nov 2023 to 7 Jan 2024
A day out with the National Trust near Bath could transport you back in time to meet a Victorian family or to see what it would’ve been like preparing for Christmas in the 17th-century. There’s also decorations and Christmas trees galore, lots of opportunities to meet Father Christmas, plus winter walks and warming refreshments. Dyrham Park is just a 15 minute drive from central Bath but there are plenty more National Trust properties within easy reach for an afternoon out.

The Snowman and Bath Philharmonia at The Forum: 16 Dec 2023
The classic animated film “The Snowman” on the big screen accompanied by live orchestra with a hamper of seasonal orchestral delights. ‘The Forum’ is in the centre of Bath and an easy walk from both our apartments.

Meet Father Christmas at No.1 Royal Crescent: 2 Dec 2023 to 24 Dec 2023
Father Christmas is making a special stop at No.1 Royal Crescent this year, he’s keen to experience the ’12 Tales of a Georgian Christmas’ tour! The children will be greeted by Christmas helpers and led in to our beautifully decorated Servants Hall where Father Christmas will read them a story. They will have a chance to talk to him, have a photo with him and there is a special post box if your child would like to leave a letter for him.

Winter Wonderland at Wookey Hole Caves: until 1 Jan 2024 This December, you’re invited to get into the spirit of Christmas with Santa and his elves at Wookey Hole’s Winter Wonderland. Your ticket for Winter Wonderland includes three very special Christmas experiences including 100,000 lights illuminating the caves wrapped up into one magical day out, plus all the other great activities available at Wookey Hole

Winter Wonderland at American Museum and Gardens: 1 Dec 2023 to 31 Dec 2023
Visit the Winter Wonderland at the American Museum & Gardens for festive workshops, music and cinema events and a LEGO bricks exhibition.


Sleeping Beauty at Theatre Royal Bath: 7 Dec 2023 to 7 Jan 2024
The fabulous family pantomime at Theatre Royal Bath promises a laugh-a-minute extravaganza with stunning sets, top musical hits, fantastic costumes, and exciting special effects to keep audiences both
young and old entertained! Eastenders’ and West End star Neil McDermott will play Prince Vincent alongside Bath favourite Jon Monie as Lester the Jester, Eastenders’ Nick Wilton as Dame Nanny Nora, Hollyoaks’ Sarah Jane Buckley as Fairy Snowfall and Maisie Sellwood as Princess Rose

A Christmas Carol at Theatre Royal Bath: 3 Dec, 11 Dec and 18 Dec 2023
Olivier Award winner Guy Masterson returns to Bath following previous sell-out visit with his highly acclaimed solo performance of Charles Dickens’ classic fable.

A Christmas Carol at Hobgoblin – 8 and 9 Dec 2023
‘A Christmas Carol’ is a fun retelling of the classic Dickensian story which is suitable for families with children from 4 years old. All the characters are there, from the grumpy Mr Scrooge, loveable Bob Cratchit to Tiny Tim! The 60-minute play has lots of audience participation and is fast paced and funny. It has been especially written to appeal to families and children, so there’s no need to worry about it being scary! Treat your family to some festive fun this December.

The Stolen Winter Light at The Rondo Theatre: 13 Dec 2023 to 24 Dec 2023
In the dark of Midwinter, nothing’s more valuable than the light – and no one needs it more than Clementine. But as she darts through the forest, stealing away every last glimmer of brightness, her actions are beginning to draw attention. And when the ever-inquisitive Bo turns up at her hideaway, looking for the so-called ‘stealer of light’, suddenly everything she holds dear is in danger…

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve at Green Park Brasserie: 31 Dec 2023
Enjoy live music, a six-course menu and a buzzing atmosphere at Green Park Brasserie with live jazz, funk, soul and swing through the evening and into 2024!

New Year’s Eve Ball at The Roman Baths and Pump Room: 31 Dec 2023
Dust off your dancing shoes and head to the Pump Room for a New Year’s celebration like no other! Enjoy a spectacular night filled with glamour, fizz and fun! Immerse yourself in the elegance of the Roman Baths, with a canape reception lit by flickering torchlight. Then go upstairs in the Pump Room, for an indulgent four-course menu with wine. Dance the night away under our glittering chandelier, as we welcome the New Year in style!

The Big Disco New Year’s Eve Party at Komedia Bath: 31 Dec 2023
The team behind Bath’s biggest Saturday night out will be throwing the ultimate New Year’s Eve Party to see 2023 out in style – with guilty pleasures and pop anthems to keep your feet stomping right into 2024!
There will be glitz, glamour and plenty of surprises as well as a professional photographer to capture those mad midnight moments!

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