Christmas in Bradford on Avon


With Christmas not far around the corner we thought we would let you know about the exciting events planned in Bradford on Avon over the holidays. There are lots of shopping events, concerts, Christmas Tree Festivals, boat trips and shows all with plenty of mulled wine and mince pies.

Best wishes
Bradford on Avon Town Council

Here is a selection of some of the events happening.  Please also see the Tourist Centre Website for lots of other events

Christmas Lights Switch On and Late Night Shopping – Bradford on Avon
Friday 27th November
The entertainment starts at 5pm with the Christmas Lights being switched on at 7pm. 

This year will see the introduction of sparkling Christmas globe lights hanging outside many of the shops and cafes. Trees will be erected in Westbury Gardens, Lamb Yard and outside the Station, with the tree in Lamb Yard designated as a ‘Giving Tree’ to collect donations for Dorothy House and Bath Cats and Dogs Home.

Bar and food in Westbury Gardens with children’s rides, choir and samba band which will ‘lead’ crowds over footbridge into Church St, along Market St, through the Shambles and over to Lamb Yard where there will be food and entertainment.

Christmas Show – St Margaret’s Hall
Wednesday 2nd December – 7pm

Join Saltmine Theatre Company as we weave the classic poem through this magical adventure as Christmas explodes into a little girl’s bedroom. Discover the wonderful truth of St Nicholas and the importance of giving and gratefulness this Christmas.

It promises to be a very special experience for adults and children, so book your tickets before they sell out for this one-night only performance!
Tickets are available for £12 per adult and £7 per child (under 12) from The Wiltshire Music Centre either in person, via telephone 01225 860100 or online at

Late Night Shopping – TitheBarn Workshops
Wednesday 2nd December 5-9pm
A great selection of unique gift ideas for you to choose from – and you can enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie while you shop.
Lions Christmas Float
Various locations around the town please see the Lions website for more details –

Christmas Tree Festival – Holy Trinity Church
Tuesday 8th – Sunday 13th December
Enjoy the beauty of over 60 decorated trees and enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie.

Christmas Gifts Craftacular – St Margaret’s Hall
Sunday 29th November and Sunday 13th December
Festive Fun for all the family 

Free Admission

Christmas Charity Auction and Illoom Balloon Launch – Swan Hotel
Thursday 10th December 2015 7-9pm

An evening filled with festive mulled wine, mince pies and illoom balloons – all in aid of good causes. Auction will start at 7pm followed by illoom balloon light up event in aid of Cancer Research UK and Dorothy House Hospice. Donations taken for each balloon to be released in memory of a loved one.  Details of this event and others can be found at

Christmas Fair – The Vaults, Lamb Yard
Tuesday 22nd – Thursday 24th December 10am – 5pm

More details of this event and others can be found at

It has not been possible to list all events this is a selection of some of the events happening.  Please also see the Tourist Centre Website for lots of other events

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