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Christmas at Prior Park

A small child bending over to open one of the advent doors that's nestled in leaves near at path at Prior Park
Opening an advent door on the Christmas trail at Prior Park, Bath | © National Trust/Ruth Newell

The Christmas themed advent trail is once again returning to the garden for 2023, along with bigger and better Christmas decorations. It's a perfect place for a peaceful escape away from the city crowds.

Family Christmas trail

Follow the advent trail hidden in 24 logs around the garden. The calendar doors open to reveal seasonal images, riddles and facts about Christmases past. The trail will be running throughout weekends in December and during the two-week school holiday (closed 24 and 25 December).

Christmas decorations

In 2023 the decorations will be even bigger and better with the Palladian Bridge dressed with festive foliage in time for the school holidays - perfect for a winter picture, and you'll find wreaths at the Tea Shed and visitor reception. Decorations will be on display from Saturday 16 Dec.

Christmas food and drink

You’ll be able to grab a festive snack and seasonal beverages from the Tea Shed in the Cabinet, which will be open on selected days during the winter months.

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Get into the festive spirit

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

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Many of the houses and buildings in our care that will be transformed with colour this Christmas. Find out more about our winter illuminations and lights trails and book tickets for your visit.