It’s Christmastime in the city…

The Christmas Market may be over, but there’s still plenty of festive cheer to go around in the final few days before Christmas. And we even have a little something for those looking forward to ringing in the New Year too!

Visit Santa’s Grotto
Keep the magic alive by bringing your little ones to meet Father Christmas in his grotto at Southgate Bath. The grotto is open every day up to and including Christmas Eve and you can book a visit at the Southgate Shopping website.

Bath on Ice at Royal Victoria Park
Bath’s annual temporary ice skating rink is back and bigger than ever. Open from 10am to 9pm every day (except Christmas Day) until 4th January. This year sees the addition of the Ice Lounge, a new heated indoor cafe area, as well as a larger rink and beautiful Christmas lights after dark. Take to the ice!

Cinderella at the Theatre Royal
It wouldn’t be Christmas without panto… (oh yes it would!). Starring CBBC’s Dani Harmer as Cinderella and Gavin and Stacey star Melanie Walters as her Fairy Godmother, the show runs nightly until 11th January. Don’t miss it!

Bath Abbey Christmas Services
Take time to remember what Christmas is all about and celebrate where it all began with sung and spoken services at the beautiful Bath Abbey:

  • Christmas Eve

4pm Carol Praise An informal service with traditional carols.
7pm Festival of Lessons and Carols with Abbey Boys’ and Men’s Choirs. Entry to this very popular service is by (free) ticket only. A limited number of returned tickets for this very popular service will be available at the West Door of the Abbey from 6.00pm.
11pm Midnight Communion with Abbey Girls’ and Men’s Choirs

  • Christmas Day

8am Holy Communion
9.30am Family Communion with music led by the Abbey Boys’ Choir.
11am Sung Eucharist for Christmas with music led by the Abbey Girls’ and Men’s Choirs.

Ring in the New Year
Whether you’re after a sit-down dinner or prefer to drink and dance the night away, you’re sure to find a way to start the New Year with a bang! Here are some highlights:

  • New Year’s Eve at Komedia

Three course dinner, live stand-up with Krater Comedy Club and music from Motorcity Gold – New Year’s Eve with soul! Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 8pm – book ahead to avoid disappointment. For ticket availability and booking visit the Komedia Bath website.

  • Prohibition Party at The Boater

Three course dinner, a glass of prosecco on arrival, live music all night from local swing band the Harlem Rhythm Kats… What more could you ask for? And if your music tastes are a little more contemporary, there’s a DJ in the cellar bar for dancing from 9pm til 1am. Tickets £35.

  • NYE at The Cork

Open ’til 3am with DJs on both floors playing everything from the latest chart toppers to ‘guilty pleasures and party classics’, plus the midnight chimes broadcast live from Big Ben in Westminster on the big screen TV. With free entry all night, this is the New Years party to beat!

However you choose to celebrate, we wish you all the happiest of holiday seasons and a peaceful and prosperous New Year, from all at Three Abbey Green.

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