festive events bath 2017

Don’t miss out on the festive events taking place in and around Bath this Christmas. You will find something for all of the family. Choose from traditional pantomime, Christmas wreath making, a trip to the Theatre, Christmas Carols and lots more.

Here is a selection of just some of the special activities on offer:

Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

7th December to 7th January

Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, which will be the best pantomime of all…?

It has to be Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – a traditional family pantomime heading to Bath for only the third time ever in our illustrious history! Packed with comedy, slapstick, singing, dancing, beautiful costumes and plenty of audience participation, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is set to thrill West Country audiences.

Snow White has skin as white as snow and lips as red as rubies. No wonder a magic mirror declares her to be ‘the fairest of them all’. But not in the view of her wicked stepmother, who flies into a jealous rage and demands her death. The beautiful princess is forced to flee to safety at the home of the seven dwarfs. But who is the curious old crone selling apples door to door? And can true love’s kiss really save the day?!

Hilarious, glamorous and one of the UK’s best loved actresses Harriet Thorpe stars as The Wicked Queen. Best known as Carole in The Brittas Empire and Fleur in Absolutely Fabulous, her recent starring West End roles include Her Ladyship in The Dresser, Madame Morrible in Wicked, Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd and Tanya in Mamma Mia. Her films include Calendar Girls and AbFab: The Movie.

Snow White is played by Devon-Elise Johnson, direct from her Whatsonstage Award-nominated role as Anne in Half A Sixpence, one of the biggest West End hits of recent years.

Hi Ho! Seven short actors will be playing the magnificent seven; much loved comedian Jon Monie returns by huge popular demand to play Muddles; one of the best dames in the business, Nick Wilton, best known as Mr Lister in EastEnders makes a welcome return as Dame Dolly and the delightful dancers from Bath’s Dorothy Coleborn School will also be back.

Price: £24.25 to £35.75


A Christmas Carol Theatre Performance

7th December – 16th December (no performance on Monday 11th), 6pm and 8pm

Join Bath Spa University for this must see theatrical production across the City of Bath. A joyful tale for all ages.

Price: £7.00 – £14.00


Dickensian Christmas at the Corridor & Northumberland Place

7th, 14th & 21st December. 5-7.30pm

Step back in time and celebrate Bath’s most famous resident from the Victorian era. The Corridor was the first fashionable shopping arcade in Britain and will play host to costumed characters, musical entertainment and traditional festive treats.

Price: Free


A Christmas Concert For All

8th December 2017 at 7:30pm

This year’s concert by the City’s brass band will include the majestic and stirring Jubilee Overture and a musical tribute to World’s Greatest Storyteller, Roald Dahl. Well known tunes from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory and Matilda the Musical will set the scene to be followed by exciting arrangements of traditional and Christmas Carols and tunes. Bath Spa Training Band, which performs regularly in the local Community, will also be playing and joining with the main band. Our special guest soprano this year is Krystl Ride who will delight us all with a classical Aria and traditional Christmas songs. No concert would be complete without rousing audience participation of carols and well-loved Christmas songs.

Refreshments will be available during the evening and there will be a raffle in aid of Forever Friends (R.U.H.) Charity.

Bath Spa Band look forward to welcoming its supporters and all members of the local community to this evening of musical entertainment.

Price: £6-£8


Christmas Wreath Making

13th December

On Weds 13 December, for one day only, talented florist Nanneke Kingston will host her fabulous wreath making workshops at Verve. There will be 2 sessions, from 10.00-12.30 and from 1400-16.30pm with a choice of wreath sizes. Please note, spaces are limited.

£32.85 – £48.98


A Jazz Age-inspired Christmas at the American Museum

23rd November to 17th December

‘A Little Party Never Hurt Nobody’ A Jazz Age-inspired Christmas at the American Museum

Get a wiggle on to the American Museum in Britain this winter for a party like no other. Party through the ages in our period rooms and discover what Americans did to let their hair down in days gone by.

The jewel in the crown is the dazzling Central Hall Christmas tree, bedecked in decadent decorations, glorious glitz, and Gatsbyesque glamour of the 1920’s. Whether you’re a dancing dame or a fancy fella, our Jazz Age inspired Christmas is set to be the swankiest soirée in town!

In a 17th century home in Massachusetts, the family is giving thanks for the bounteous harvest provided by the New England autumn, and sharing an abundant feast together with their friends and neighbors.

In December 1800, a young lady has just returned home from the excitement of the first White House Christmas party, held in honor of the Granddaughter of President Adams.

In New York 1835, the young ladies of the family have decided to give an impromptu concert to entertain their friends and family at a party on the eve of the New Year.

Price: Entrance £8


Many of our accommodation providers still have availability for the Christmas period but be sure to book soon… Take a look at our live availability