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Christmas at Bath Assembly Rooms

A child hanging a decoration on the community tree in the Great Octagon at Bath Assembly Rooms
Creating a festive feeling with a decorated Christmas tree. | © National Trust Images/James Beck

In 2023 you could step back from the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping and enjoy a moment of calm in the historic Assembly Rooms.

Christmas 2023 has now finished at Bath Assembly Rooms

The information in this article is about the Christmas offer for 2023. We hope you enjoyed visiting and please return later this year to find out what will be happening during the festive period for 2024.

Christmas in the Ball Room

For 2023 we'll be creating a memorable Christmas in the ballroom, with the addition of fully decorated Christmas trees. Light will fill the room as the decorations twinkle and sparkle under the chandeliers. The festive scene will be complete with presents wrapped under the tree and soft Christmas music playing. A magical moment to capture a selfie. On selected weekends a live pianist will be playing in the Ball Room.

Get crafty in the Great Octagon

Whilst the Ball Room will be decorated for Christmas, the Great Octagon will provide a chance to get crafty. There will be a community tree in the middle of the room and you can create a decoration to hang and write a letter to post to Father Christmas. Try making an origami Christmas tree, pom poms or just colour in some seasonal pictures.

See the Tea Room

The Tea Room will be open for visitors to enjoy a walk around, admire the architecture and chandeliers. We'll also have a small display about the future plans for Bath Assembly Rooms as we move towards a new Georgian experience.

Christmas is free for National Trust members and under 12s. Non-member charge of £4 per adult.

Visitors exploring the Christmas decorations inside the house at Killerton, Devon

Get into the festive spirit

From wreath-making workshops and carol concerts to winter illuminations, find Christmas days out near you.


Future plans for Bath Assembly Rooms 

Find out more about the Bath Assembly Rooms project and how we're working with partners and the local community to develop an exciting and relevant future for the Bath Assembly Rooms. We want to reveal the stories of the building and Georgian society as well as explore its role in twenty-first century Bath.

The Winter Lights Trail at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Christmas lights and winter illuminations 

During winter, many of the places in our care are transformed with colour as they host winter illuminations and lights trails. Check back later in the year for details of the events coming up in 2024.

Christmas at Powis Castle, Powys

Historic houses decked out for Christmas 

Step back in time and experience a historic Christmas first-hand. From the 1800s to the 1980s, see houses decked out with decorations from across history at the places in our care.

Two women, one holding a small child, stand by the wooden stalls and fairy lights of the Christmas market, busy with shoppers, at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Christmas markets and winter fairs 

Find perfect Christmas presents or stock up on seasonal treats and decorations at a Christmas market or winter fair.