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Christmas light trails Bath | Christmas trails near Bath

Christmas light trails are a great way to get outdoors and into the festive spirit of Christmas. Bath and the surrounding areas are playing host to numerous magical Christmas light trails in 2022, with our favourite walks and trails included below for you to look over as Xmas approaches.

Check out our pick of the best Christmas light trails taking place in and around Bath in 2022 below...

Bath on Ice 2022 & Glow Golf

Bath on Ice 2022 & Glow Golf

Where: Royal Pavillion, Royal Victoria Park, Bath, BA1 2NR

About: Bath on Ice is returning to the city in 2022 and is bringing with it a host of magical Christmas lights to their hidden winter wonderland. Although not a stand-alone Christmas light trail, Bath On Ice features a selection of bright illuminations, whilst their Glow Golf feature sees you take a tour through a festive light trail experience as you play some crazy glow-in-the-dark golf.

Dates: Saturday 12th November 2022 - Tuesday 3rd January 2023

Christmas Features: Ice skating rink, Glow Golf, Christmas lights and The Moguls Alpine Bar.

Price: Various prices for each activity, click HERE to find out more.

How to book: Book tickets online by clicking the button below.

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Westonbirt Arboretum - Enchanted Christmas

Westonbirt Arboretum - Enchanted Christmas

Where: Westonbirt Arboretum, Westonbirt, Tetbury GL8 8QS

About: Enchanted Christmas at Westonbirt Arboretum is a magical family-fun experience full of Christmas lights, illuminated trees, Xmas activities and more. This Christmas light trail is just one junction up from Bath on the M4 and is a great way to experience nature whilst also getting in the festive spirit. Tickets must be pre-booked for this exceptional Christmas light trail featuring an Xmas adventure where you will meet playful Elves creating Westonbirt’s spectacular illuminated trail. This is hugely popular with visitors from Bath and Swindon so book your tickets early to avoid missing out.

Dates: 25th November 2022 - 21st December 2022

Christmas Features: Magical light trail, Find Santa adventure, Talking trees and tree elves.


  • Adults: £19*
  • Concessions (students & job seekers): £17*
  • Children (aged 3 - 16 years): £11*
  • Infant (aged 0 - 2 years): Free, but will require a ticket
  • Access: Personal assistant goes free

How to book: Buy tickets online for Enchanted Christmas at Westonbirt Arboretum HERE.

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Christmas light trail around Bath City Centre

Christmas light trail around Bath City Centre

Where: Milsom Street

About: This Christmas, Bath’s most iconic streets and buildings will be brought to life with magical illuminations as part of the Bath Christmas Light Trail.

Dates: 17th November 2022

Christmas Features: Thursday evening late-night Christmas shopping will see many retailers staying open well into the evening. There will also be lots of pop-up entertainment around the city centre, and the Bath Abbey Chamber Choir will be there to sing some festive favourites.

Price: Free

How to book: No need to book, download an official Christmas light trail map HERE.

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The Enchanted Garden of Light at the American Museum & Gardens

The Enchanted Garden of Light at the American Museum & Gardens

Where: American Museum & Gardens, Claverton Manor, Bath, BA2 7BD

About: Bath’s American Museum & Gardens has announced the return of The Enchanted Garden of Light, a sparkling festive trail of illuminations through gardens and woodland this December.

Families and friends will be transported into a magical after-dark adventure through light displays which will emblazon the entire house, gardens and woodland in glorious colour.

What’s new for 2022? This year’s trail has a new hour-long route, and all new exciting light installations. There will be an atmospheric American style woodland lodge meeting point at the start of the trail, for friends and family to join together and enjoy a range of delicious warming food and drink.

The event is perfect for families of all ages, with a step-free route throughout, bring a buggy for tired legs! Children can collect a lantern at the start to carry along the way, plus there’s a great climb and slide play area, and under-fives go free! You can even bring furry family members as dogs on leads are allowed.

Dates: Thursday 1st - Saturday 31st December 2022

Christmas Features: Christmas lights, pop-up shops, food vendors serving festive treats.

Price: Under 5’s: Free, Adults: £19.50, Children (5-17): £12, Family: £54, Carer free

How to book: Please visit their website here.

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Christmas at Stourhead 2022

Christmas at Stourhead 2022

Where: Pick up signs near Mere, Wiltshire, BA12 6QD

About: The Stourhead Christmas light trail is one of the South-West’s most popular festive experiences with their illuminated light trail attracting thousands of visitors from Bath and Somerset. The National Trust property is under an hours drive from Bath city centre and is a great Christmas light trail to explore featuring illuminated magical lights, lasers, decorative trees, and much more. Put a visit to Christmas at Stourhead in your December diary and enjoy an evening visit to one of the best Christmas light trails near Bath.

Dates: 25 November 2022 and 1 January 2023.

Christmas Features: Illuminated light trail, Lasers, Festive music, Christmas adventure activities.

Price: National Trust members: Free - £15pp, Non-Members: Free - £30pp

How to book: Buy tickets online for Christmas at Stourhead 2022 HERE or by clicking below.

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