What’s on in Malmesbury and beyond over the festive season

Join us in Malmesbury

Packed with events, carols, and Christmas cheer, Malmesbury is a beautifully festive place to stay this Christmas. The Old Bell Hotel is next door to Malmesbury Abbey which, along with the Christmas services and carols, has a host of events planned for December. If you need to do some last-minute Christmas shopping in Malmesbury, there is the craft fair where you can find a range of handmade arts and crafts from Wiltshire, and late-night shopping on Friday 7th December. There is nothing better than topping off this wonderful Christmas atmosphere with a warm drink or hearty dinner at The Old Bell Hotel.

For more information on Malmesbury Abbey’s events please visit Malmesbury Abbey


Bath German Christmas Market

For full details of the market, visit Bath Christmas Market

22nd November 2018 – 9th December 2018


Cirencester Christmas Market

For full details of the market, voted one of the top eight markets in Vogue magazine, visit Cirencester Christmas Market

Thursday 13 December 2018 | 10am – 5pm


Westonbirt Christmas lights

Take a walk through a magical wonderland of trees on the Enchanted Christmas Illuminated Trail at Westonbirt Arboretum.

Visit Westonbirt Arboretum

Selected dates throughout December 2018


Community Christmas Tree

Festival, Lacock nr Chippenham Experience one of Lacock Abbey’s more recent Christmas traditions with over 20 beautifully decorated trees in set in the atmospheric medieval cloister.

Visit Lacock Abbey, Village and Fox Talbot Museum

From: 1 Dec 2018 – 4 Jan 2019 | 10.30am – 4pm


Christmas at Roves Farm

Dress up and join the animals in our Nativity Plays. We have plenty of costumes for all ages from toddlers to grannies! Sit amongst the animals in the barn as the Nativity story comes to life around you. At Roves Farm Visitor Centre.

1 Dec 2018 – 2 Dec 2018
8 Dec 2018 – 9 Dec 2018
15 Dec 2018 – 16 Dec 2018
22 Dec 2018 – 23 Dec 2018


For a full list of festive events around the region please go to Visit Wiltshire


Your Christmas, all Wrapped up.

Imagine your very own 3-night Christmas retreat. Delicious festive food, cosy lounges, a roaring fire in a stunning historic setting, being waited on hand and foot, and where your doggie best friend is made welcome.

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