Can you believe that Christmas is only next month? Luckily you’re studying and living in a city that has one of the best Christmas markets in the country!
The Bath Christmas Market runs from 22 November to 9 December this year, with over 150 chalets dotted around the city centre.
It’s one of the city’s biggest events that’s not to be missed, so why not invite your friends and family along too?
Reasonably priced accommodation can be hard to find in Bath when the Market is on.
However, if you’re a current University of Bath student, you can book a room for your visitors from just £40 a night.
Once you’ve sorted somewhere for everyone to stay, it’s time to get into the festive spirit! Here’s some of our favourite ways to enjoy the market…
- Shop until you drop
The Market is a great place for Christmas shopping, with many products from local suppliers. Whether you’re after wine, cheese, candles, decorations or jewellery, you’ll find it here.
- Discover discounts
Make sure you get your Discovery Card. This entitles you to all sorts of freebies and discounts, including money off the market stalls.
- Visit midweek
It can be tempting to leave your visit until the weekend, but that’s when the Market is busiest. Heading over between Monday to Thursday is your best bet for a more relaxed shopping experience.
- Festive fare
If you love warming winter fare, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Tuck into a hog roast, gourmet doughnuts, crepes, mulled wine and more. It’s almost impossible to walk past the delicious smelling chou chou nuts stall without buying any!
- Beyond the market
Outside the Market there’s a whole host of other festive goings on in Bath too. Don’t miss the ice rink, Christmas craft fairs, workshops, pantomime and light shows. View all the Christmas events here.