stay in bath festive events bathGet into the festive spirit by attending a Tower Tour or choir concert at the atmospheric Bath Abbey.

Bath is never more magical than during the festive season; Christmas shoppers fill the picturesque Georgian streets and Bath Abbey stands resplendent as the perfect backdrop.

There are a number of events taking place at Bath Abbey over the holidays:

Festive Tower Tours

Climb the Tower and enjoy a free glass of mulled wine at the top (or a hot chocolate alternative).

Between 11am – 3pm on the hour. No tours on Sundays.

Tickets: Adult £6, Child (5-15 yrs) £3.

Special Services

Family Carol Services

Sunday 21 Dec 3pm and 4.15pm

Children are invited to come dressed as a shepherd, angel, wise man or citizen of Bethlehem to create a stunning Christmas tableau. Features Mr Frosty the donkey.

All welcome, no reserved seating or tickets required so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Festive Concerts

A Christmas Celebration

Saturday 20 Dec 7pm

Featuring the Abbey’s Choirs of Girls and Men, plus organ and harp, and the traditional candlelit performance of Benjamin Britten’s ‘A Ceremony of Carols’ by the Abbey Girls’ Choir.

Tickets: £8-£18

Available from Bath Box Office: Tel: 01225 463 362 or go to

Christmas Eve

Carol Praise 4pm 
An informal service with traditional carols.

Festival of Lessons and Carols with Abbey Boys’ and Men’s Choirs 7pm
Entry to this very popular service is by (free) ticket only. Tickets need to be obtained in advance from Bath Box Office (available from Monday 8 Dec 2014). Please note tickets will not be available to collect at the Abbey door.

Midnight Communion with Abbey Girls’ and Men’s Choir 11pm
Be there at the very start of Christmas.

Christmas Day

Holy Communion 8am
A said service of Holy Communion, using traditional language.

Family Communion 9.30am
An informal service, suitable for all ages. Music led by the Abbey Boys’ Choir.

Sung Eucharist for Christmas 11.15am
A formal service of Holy Communion. Music led by the Abbey Girls’ and Men’s Choirs.

Boxing Day

St Stephen’s Day Eucharist 11am

Need somewhere to stay? Take a look at our hotels in Bath and why not treat yourself to the festive menus on offer at these cafes and restaurants in Bath