Christmas Market in Bath, England

Bath Christmas Market

One of the things I have been anxiously awaiting to visit this holiday season is a Christmas market.  We went to the German Christmas market in London two years ago and came home with the fondest Christmas memories. I do not think we will get to London this year but it was our first time to check out the Christmas market in Bath, England.  We moved to Bath on the evening of the 23rd of December last year and had just missed the opportunity to visit it before closed for the holidays.  Days before the market was ready to be opened we were seeing all the signs of it being set up around the Bath Abbey.  From what I had seen online I did not think it would be as big as it was and the stalls seemed to fit every little alley, nook, and cranny around the Roman Baths area in town.  We even found glühwein to keep us warm as we enjoyed the evening of holiday cheer.  I will say there were quite a lot of people also enjoying the holiday cheer as the crowds were thick.  It did not stop us from having an amazing time and even meeting some great people.

We met up with a couple of Ryan’s work colleagues which made the night even more joyous as we could share it with family and friends.  Our christmas gift to ourselves was buying in on the 3 bottle deal at the hot sauce stand.  Since we love things spicy two of our three bottles was The End, the hottest one available and very tasty.  My kids fell in love with a stand that boasted tons of tiny figurines each with their own personality and character.  ‘Uncle’ Hugo bought each of my sons one for Christmas: Ronan chose a blue dragon and Maddox chose a black bat.  I got a chance to talk to the couple who were selling them who are originally from Australia but have been traveling over here.  While he drives she makes these creative figurines on a tray on her lap. I really loved all the Christmas ones she had available including the figgy pudding ornaments for the tree.

It was a lovely evening and I hope to keep checking back around the markets each time we are in town. There is something about being around the sights, smells, and sounds of Christmas that really put me in a great mood.

Bath Christmas Market

Bath Christmas Market

Bath Christmas Market

Bath Christmas Market

Bath Christmas Market

Bath Christmas Market

Bath Christmas Market

Bath Christmas Market

Bath Christmas Market

Bath Christmas Market

Bath Christmas Market

Bath Christmas Market

Bath Christmas Market

Q: Have you been to a Christmas market this year?

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  • Sarah Shumate

    We haven’t been to any markets yet, but I’m hoping to before the season is over!

    I bet Bath is even more beautiful this time of year than it is normally! I loved your pictures, especially the ones with places I’ve seen! :o)

  • Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

    Bath looks beautiful. The market looks lovely too. I’ve missed out this year, there’s nothing near us, but I am hoping next year that we can take the boys to Germany to a market.

  • Dannielle @ Chic-a-DeeDee

    I feel so much more festive when I go to the markets too! I wish we had one so close to go hang out at every night.

  • Robert Wareham

    Although I haven’t done so this year (yet!), I love visiting Christmas markets, and I can think of no better market to visit than the one in Bath. The city is so beautiful and almost has that ‘Christmassy’ feel all year round – I think it must be the architecture or something. Anyhow, glad to hear you had such a good time there! :)

  • Jenn

    I love Christmas markets!

  • KC Saling

    Love this! It all looks so wonderfully charming. And I would definitely be making a stop or two at the mulled wine stand :)

  • Emskiruns

    Ohhh thanks for this review I am going on Monday with Mum as we both have a day off! I’m excited as I didn’t manage to get there in previous years. We are making a day of it and going on the train so Mulled wine stall here I come! :)

  • Sarah Benson

    We went to one Christmas market this year and got everything needed to send back home for presents. I heard about this market and wanted to go but heard that it tends to be very crowded. Which doesn’t sound like a whole lot of fun to push a stroller through :) Looks like it was a wonderful time!

  • Sammy Dorn

    Such pretty pictures. I have been to some Christmas markets and am heading to Belgium next weekend to check them out there :)

  • Chantal

    I haven’t been to a Christmas market in forever but I’ll be in London this weekend so I might be able to enjoy some Christmas atmosphere while there, very much looking forward to it. Seeing your photos makes me want to go to a Christmas market so I’ll have to see if there’s one in town here this year. Now I want some gluhwine!

  • Sara Rose

    So far I’ve been to the ones in Bristol and Salisbury. I really want to make a trip out to the one in Bath though!

  • Betsy Transatlantically

    the Bath Soft Cheese guys had a stand at the weekly farmers market outside my old office in London! loved them :)

  • Sara Louise

    It looks perfectly festive! I’ll be going to a Christmas market next weekend and I cannot wait! :)

  • Molly @ The Move to America

    I went to a Christmas craft and food fair on Sunday at the local park here in Toledo, Ohio. There is a beautiful manor house that had different rooms decorated in a particular Christmas theme – so lovely!

    Bath market is awesome!

  • Anda Alexandra

    yes I have 😀 every weekend me and my newly wedded husband check the Christmas Market in Krakow Main Square. Wish you could come see it live and do better pictures than I have 😀

  • Mandy Southgate

    What a lot of fun! Yes, I have been to two markets – one in London’s Southbank and one in Belfast, I liked the Belfast one best.