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Looking for things to do in SouthGate Bath this Christmas?

Plan some truly special days out with friends, family and loved ones this Christmas.

With daily snow flurries, special visits from a magical cookie bike, elves, a snow lion, two singing snow sisters, a polar bear and Mr and Mrs Claus, festive films at Tivoli Cinema, charity giving and wonderful places to eat, drink and be merry – SouthGate Bath is all about making memories that’ll last for a long time.

Tivoli cinema
Image provided by Tivoli

Open until 7pm on Thursdays with incredible stores, cafes and restaurants, whether you’re watching a movie, taking the kids on a Yuletide activity day or buying party food for celebrations, plan your special Christmas days out at SouthGate Bath with our fun season of events.


Meet our Christmas characters every Saturday

We’ve got some special characters here to meet and greet kids of all ages. Don’t forget to take a selfie.

Frosty’s Cookie Bike, Saturday 26th November
A very festive pop-up with Christmas candies for all.

Frosty cookie bake

Frosted Magical Elves, Saturday 26th November
A duo of winter wonderland elves will be performing tricks and magic (look out for some giant chocolate coins…).

The Snow Sisters, Saturday 3rd December
Bringing the musical magic, join two snow princesses for a festive singalong to remember.

Snowdrop the Polar Bear, Sunday 11th December
Don’t miss a supersoft (and sometimes grizzly) polar bear who enchants everyone he meets.

Nordic Santa and Mrs Claus, Saturday 17th December
Meet Santa and his wife who’ll be adding names to their naughty-or-nice lists…

The Snow Lion, Thursday 22nd December 
Transport yourself to a magical Christmas land as a beautiful roaring lion roams the space with its Snow Queen chaperone.

Discover what’s on this Christmas


Have a family festive day out at the movies 

With everything from this year’s biggest films (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is out 11th November; Avatar: The Way Of Water is out 16th December and Puss In Boots: The Last Wish is out 21st December) to festive classics and live performances of theatre and dance, find out what’s on at the gorgeous Tivoli Cinema.

Serving up sharing platters, artisan pizzas and gourmet burgers with popcorn espresso martini cocktails and milkshakes, this is the ultimate movie day out.


Find the perfect present for someone you love

SouthGate Bath’s stores are filled with brilliant and unique gift-wrapped gifts that’ll transform Christmas morning into something truly special.

Pandora jewellery
Image provided by Pandora

All Saints and Urban Outfitters have this season’s bright knitwear, chunky boots and cosy coats. For workout fans’ wishlists, athleisure brand Castore has some of the world’s best performance wear while Boots is the place to find much-wanted beauty and grooming gift sets and stocking fillers. For gorgeous jewellery and keepsakes, head to Pandora and Swarovski for original and personalised designs.


Plan their dream Christmas presents together

Help them find inspiration for their Santa wishlists with visits to SouthGate Bath’s toy stores: we’ve got Smiggle, Typo and the lovely My Small World which has all sorts of thoughtful wooden toys for all ages. It’s Christmas morning all wrapped up.

Typo Christmas presents
Image provided by Typo


Christmas cheers 

For festive feasting with family to merry moments with friends, SouthGate Bath is full of welcoming, fun and friendly bars and restaurants.

Out shopping with the little ones? Prezzo is ideal for pasta and desserts (see their Christmas menu with a complimentary Prosecco) and Franco Manca’s kids’ menu has pizza and ice-cream on tap. The brand new Morrisons Market Kitchen has a host of serving stations including Char & Smoke (flame-grilled veggies, steak, chicken and halloumi), Hot Pan (paella and Korean rice), Pizza by the Metre and Brew (serving coffee and fresh pastries) making the perfect pitstop throughout the day.

Comptoir Libanais Christmas
Image provided by Comptoir Libanais

Planning a big party with the people you love. Comptoir Libanais’ Christmas features huge sharing feasts of kofta, falafel, complimentary bellinis and pomegranate-studded couscous; Cosy Club are serving special up opulent Festive Brunches and Christmas Dining plus champagne and cocktails (hats and crackers included) while Thaikhun leads the way in Thai curries, satay and skewers with a modern twist.

If you want a grown-up night out with incredible food, wine and its own microbrewery then book Graze now. Their Christmas menu will be bringing roast turkey, beetroot, cornish blue and kale wellington with mulled wine poached pears. Just add a cold winter’s night with twinkling stars…


Let it snow!

SouthGate Bath will be making it snow with festive flurries throughout the day until Christmas Eve. Get your snuggly jumpers at the ready and step into a white Christmas. Also don’t miss our giant selfie snow globe…

Kid playing in snow at Christmas

Discover what’s on this Christmas


Spread goodwill and cheer

Head to our Giving Box and support local charities this Christmas including Bath Cats and Dogs Home, homeless charity Julian House, Oasis Hub and Trauma Breakthrough to spread Christmas cheer. Merry Christmas one and all.

Giving box


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