Bath Christmas Market
The precisely organised rows of wooden chalets, decorated with twinkling fairy lights and set against the illuminated backdrop of Bath Abbey and Abbey Green are back for another year, taking up residence in the city between 23 November and 10 December. Regularly voted among the most popular events in the UK, the 18-day extravaganza is the biggest – and most beautiful – Christmas shopping event in the South West and, with over 170 traditional stalls, including short-term pop-ups and charities getting involved, it’s all set to be the most memorable yet. Our top tip for tackling the throng, while maximising your shopping potential, is to visit on a weekday evening when the market is at its quietist. That way you can take a leisurely stroll, stop and admire the colourful sights and find perfect stocking filler ideas along with plenty of festive cheer.