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Six celebratory events you ‘must book’ before Christmas

07 October 2019


 However you choose to spend it, Christmas is always a special time of year. Whether you enjoy lots of partying, music and dancing or you prefer to relax, winding down with just a few special people, it’s never too early to start thinking about how you’ll spend your time – or to make a booking so that you have everything planned before it’s too late. Here are just a few suggestions you can add to your list.

Drinks with the girls

It can be difficult to get everyone together, so if you haven’t caught up in a while, Christmas is a great opportunity to do so. Why not get something in the diary early on so that the whole group can celebrate? To start the evening, find a quiet corner where you can sit and chat, sipping festive cocktails, before heading out to enjoy the nightlife. At the Bath Spa Hotel, we have two comfortable, cosy and welcoming bars which are the perfect place to stop on a cold winter’s evening. We can offer a sophisticated choice drinks menu, as well as a friendly, personal service just a short walk from the city centre.

Kids festive fun

Christmas is always exciting as a child, not least because of the many incredibly activities on offer. The city of Bath is no exception to this. You can join the crowds heading to the Theatre Royal’s popular annual pantomime or book tickets for The Egg’s Christmas Show. Within this intimate theatre setting, built specifically for children, they’ll have the chance to see all the action close-up. To visit Santa, try Milsom Place in the centre of Bath, or purchase tickets for the Santa Special at Avon Valley Railway. Or for something different, visit the Victoria Art Gallery to get creative and make festive fairies and angels.

Office party

The Christmas office party should be the occasion when you celebrate your successes as team over the past year and kick back to enjoy each other’s company outside of the usual four walls. This is a big evening for all involved, so it’s extra important to make sure you book ahead as places are already filling up. If you’re looking for somewhere special, why not try the Bath Spa Hotel? We can offer a mouth-watering three course feast, followed by a night on the dance floor grooving to the DJ’s latest tracks and old school anthems. It’s the perfect setting for a really memorable night out together.

Christmas shopping 

The Bath Christmas Market always looks incredibly picturesque, which is why it’s so popular with visitors who flock to buy gifts from a wide range of sellers across the 150 different chalets. With many local designers and makers showcasing artisan products, you’re bound to find something a little bit different. It only runs from November 28th to December 15th so it’s best to get these dates in your diary. You can also try the Christmas Craft Fair at the American Museum or simply browse many of Bath’s brilliant independent shops.

An alternative Christmas

If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, why not try the Santa and Elf run at Bath Spa University? This is a fun family event, where you can either run 2.5km or 5km, in aid of a great local charity – Dorothy House Hospice Care. Children will get a festive elf hat and for adults, you’ll get the full kit: Santa hat, beard, jacket and trousers! Christmas is after all a time for giving, and many of Bath’s amazing charities will be holding their own festive appeals. To find out how you can give back, look out for details from organisations like Julian House, FoodCycle Bath and The Genesis Trust.  

A romantic evening out

Christmas is all about spending time with the ones you love. In the run up to the big day, things can get a little hectic with last minute preparations, so don’t forget to book time out to spend with your partner. Look no further than the Bath Spa Hotel for a relaxing pampering session, to help you unwind together. As well as our gym and spa facilities, we offer a wide range of treatments, from a deep tissue massage or cleansing salt scrub to our Elemis body nectar nourishing wrap. Whatever your needs, our team of highly qualified experts will work with you to recommend the right option.

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