My Christmas has officially started! The tree is up – we had our first lot of snow yesterday and for the third year running I’ve been up to Bath Christmas Market to really get into the festive spirit! I wanted to rave about the Christmas markets in Bath this year because I really had one of the nicest days out ever! There are still a few days left of this years market so if you haven’t already been – try and get up there this weekend.
They have over 200 chalets there this year that offer everything from Christmas ornaments to locally produced food and drink. The majority of stalls are local and small business’ so it makes it extra special to know you are supporting someone locals dream when you purchase from them. This year was pretty impressive to see how many talented and creative small businesses there are so close to home! You could spend hours just walking along trying their samples and hearing all about their products. There is something for everyone and the atmosphere is magical! Georgie Portie Puddings where a favourite for me this year – I think between us we left with 6 Christmas puddings! Including a chocolate orange & baileys one which I tried and absolutely loved!
I noticed lots of different spirits, chutneys & cheese – and I believe
I spent Rhys spent close to £70 on cheese alone this year! It was all too darn good!!
I went up with Rhys and my parents last weekend which made it extra special as my dad has never been and he is the biggest kid when Christmas comes round – he loves the carols – the food – the decorations and lights! All of it. It was like seeing a kid enter Disneyland seeing him take in all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas markets. We drove up and parking was easy – walked down and drank mulled wine while we mooched around all the stalls for a few hours before stopping for a warm up and a gingerbread latte.
In Bath there is also a shop called “December 25th” and they sell the most incredible baubles and other decorations. I have made it a tradition over the last few years to buy a new decoration each year I go. This year I ended up with three new additions. I also managed to pick up a beautiful snow globe – ive been on the look out for a traditional looking one since I moved into my own house but they were always either too expensive or not quite what I was looking for – but I managed to find a beautiful one on a market stall. Its even more special now as it will remind me of my perfect Christmas Day with my parents & Rhys.
I treasure days out with my family and my latest trip to Bath with them will make me smile always. I hoping this is a new tradition that my mam and dad come with us each year now as its a beautiful city and their Christmas Market is one of the best I’ve been too.
What Christmas markets have you visited and recommend – and have you been to Bath what did you think? Leave me a message in my comments with recommendations.