Bath Christmas Market

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I was looking forward to going home this weekend as Bath Christmas Market opened on Friday! and I luuurve it.img_2954
Nothing beats walking around with a mulled wine and shopping from cute chalet-style huts.

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I love the festive atmos and smell of chestnuts wafting through the air. Apart from the crazy crowds you end up getting stuck amongst…

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Recharging mid-shop
It’s been going since around 2000, with roughly 170 stall holders exhibiting.
More than 80% of stallholders are local businesses from Bath and the surrounding area, ideal for finding unique and quirky gifts… like wooden ties or a lemon & Pimms Christmas pudding.

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Another essential stop off @ the Real Italian Co
Waitrose Magazine voted it in the top 3 UK Christmas markets… Dontcha know!
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With well known brands who originated from Bath, including Bertie & Jack (who started from the same market stand below!)img_7462

….and Godminster, to newer companies like Purely Picked EggsRubis Chocolate Wine (who completely ran out of everything by 3.30pm), Bath Aqua Glass Ltd (gorg baubles), lots of pottery and ceramics such as Feeder Pottery and all the usual brownies, cheese, gin and foodie chalets.

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The traditional ‘Christmas market’ roots from Germany, Austria, Northern Italy and Eastern France; the Stuttgart and Frankfurt markets attract more than three million visitors each year.

Last year we stayed in Bath on Christmas eve and went to the carols in Bath Abbey. It would definitely win a Guinness world record for all the 80+ dancing in unison to the 12 days of Christmas.. Who knew there were dance moves!?devizesphantIf you’re in the area, don’t miss the Devizes Lantern Parade. Usually on the last Friday in November, paper-mache style lanterns are paraded through the town. Surprisingly good for d-town, last year there was even a giant elephant on wheels!

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8 thoughts on “Bath Christmas Market

      1. That’s amazing! So glad you liked. Can’t wait until there more daylight ours and walking seasons starts again properly. It’s a beautiful stretch. We walked the whole canal this year. Are you local to the area?

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      2. Oh that must have been gorgeous. A pretty lengthy walk – great effort! Me too, much happier the days are getting longer & lighter again. I live in London but have family dotted around, ‘home home’ is in between Devizes and Salisbury. Look forward to seeing your new walks on the blog!

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      3. Thanks. I agree. Roll on spring and summer. We live in Chipping Sodbury near Bristol but home home for me is Somerset. Have easy access to Wiltshire and Cotswolds from here which is great. Thanks for reading and keep exploring!

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