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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 2023, 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 2023 below...

Bath on Ice 2023 & Glow Golf

Bath on Ice 2023 & 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: 17th November 2023 - 3rd January 2024

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: 24th November - 23rd December 2023, 16:00-21:30

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: These illuminations will run throughout December

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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Longleat's Festival of Light

Where: Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7NW

About: Longleat's Festival of Light is returning for 2023-24, where families can immerse themselves in a magical Christmas event! This Festival of Light is biggest and better than before, featuring a Winter Safari, featuring lifesized lanterns inspired by many exciting stories; including Wizard of Oz, Cinderella & The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. 

This light trail includes a 15-metre Enchanted Christmas Tree Show, a Santa Train and a fountain display.

Dates: 11th November 2023 - 7th January 2024

Christmas Features: Encahted Christmas Tree show, Santa Train and lights trail.

Price: Prices start from £18.70, with a variety of ticket types. View here

How to book: Book here

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Where: Avon Valley

About: Follow and interact with Avon Valleys light trail around the park as they use the lake and trees to create a spectacular backdrop. Once again, Avon Valley have collaborated with an award winning event lighting specialist to illuminate your Christmas! 

With stunning light installations and play areas creatively lit up we are bringing you a family focused, fun light trail to be enjoyed by all ages.

Dates: From Friday 1st December 2023 to Sunday 31st December 2023

Christmas Features:

  • The Elf Express 
  • The Grinch's House
  • Dinosaur Valley
  • Food & Refreshments

Price: Various prices available

How to book: Click HERE!

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Stourhead Christmas Trail 2023

Stourhead Christmas Trail 2023

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: 1st-31st December 2023

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

Price: Adults £21.50pp Children £15pp Parking £8 (Free for national trust members when booked in advanced)

How to book: Buy tickets online for Christmas at Stourhead 2023 HERE or by clicking below.

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