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Christmas in Bath and Bristol

Bath on Ice

Every Christmas, Royal Victoria Park becomes the perfect winter spectacle. Whether you picture yourself at the next Winter Olympics, or are a complete beginner, it’s worth spending an hour on the ice to get yourself in the festive spirit. After this experience you can make a visit to the Glow in the Dark Mini Golf course which has also gone through a Christmas makeover. After all the sporting activities, settle yourself in Moguls Alpine Bar to enjoy a delicious wood-fired pizza accompanied with a warming drink, maybe a hot chocolate or mulled wine.

Winter Wonderland at Cribbs Causeway

This year’s Winter Wonderland is bigger and better than ever! Still with the largest outdoor ice rink in the South West, this magical experience can facilitate your inner child with its vintage fairground rides and Santa’s Enchanted Castle, this year with an all new 3D experience. After enjoying all of this there are is a vast array of festive food and drinks to warm you from the Bristol chill, all located in sweet little chalets.

Christmas Tree Carol Trail

This is the perfect Christmas fun for all of the Freshers still wanting to get to know your city. Running until January 1st, you’ll need to find the ten additional Christmas Trees placed at various welcome points in the city centre. Each of these is decorated with a musical theme (hence the “Carol Trail”), which you must try to identify. Along the way you could also pop into the Après Ski Bar at the Abbey Hotel to enjoy some warming food. You can choose to settle yourself in their Alpine lodge or warm yourself under a blanket outside. Bath Christmas Market

This is the perfect Christmas fun for all of the Freshers still wanting to get to know your city. Running until January 1st, you’ll need to find the ten additional Christmas Trees placed at various welcome points in the city centre. Each of these is decorated with a musical theme (hence the “Carol Trail”), which you must try to identify. Along the way you could also pop into the Après Ski Bar at the Abbey Hotel to enjoy some warming food. You can choose to settle yourself in their Alpine lodge or warm yourself under a blanket outside.

Bath Christmas Market

No matter where in the world you come from, I’m sure many of you have heard of Bath’s famous Christmas Market. This is simply unmissable if you are visiting the city centre. With 180 chalets filled with hand-crafted Christmas gifts suitable for anyone, from your Grandma to your little brother, you won’t be left short of the opportunity to do some Christmas shopping. Don’t miss out on the food on offer in many of the chalets, particularly the Vintage Crepes and Coffee stand to keep you toasty and warm.

Winter Fair in Millennium Square

Take a trip to Bristol’s harbourside to enjoy even more Christmas festivities. Take a ride on the Big Wheel to catch a view of Bristol’s winter scenery, and then enjoy their Apres Bar, cosying up with friends or your significant other under blankets. Here there is also another opportunity to go ice skating and have a look around a slightly smaller Christmas Market than Bath. What should be one of the most popular aspects of this event is the outdoor screenings of a variety of Christmas films including the Polar Express and Elf: what’s even better is that it’s FREE!!

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