Whilst shoppers are busy in the City of Bath, a magical Christmas scene is unfolding in the Ball Room at Bath Assembly Rooms.


The National Trust staff have been busy decorating trees and wrapping presents to create a festive scene in the grandeur of the ballroom. Fireplaces are glowing and snowflakes dance in the alcove as soft Christmas music plays in the background. Open every Thursday to Monday until 22nd December, visitors are invited to explore the Rooms and take a festive selfie.


Alana Wright, Experience and Visitor Programming Manager at the Assembly Rooms, said ‘We’re excited to open the doors to visitors for the National Trust’s first Christmas in this beautiful Georgian building. We’ve focussed efforts in the Ball Room to create that little bit of magic and it’s been brilliant to see the space transformed into a fantastic festive setting.’


In the Great Octagon there’s a community tree and crafting stations. Visitors can colour in a decoration for the tree, write a letter to Father Christmas or have a go at making an origami tree. Alana added, ‘With so much going on at this time of year, we’ve added crafts to give families the chance to take time out and do an activity together.’


Guided tours will be running on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout December for anyone who wants to learn a little more about the history of the Rooms. The tours will take visitors through the rooms with the Christmas decorations (booking essential).


Christmas in the Ball Room is open from 12noon until 6pm every Thursday to Monday from 25th November until 22 December. Admission is £4 per adult, free for under 12s and National Trust members. Booking not needed.