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Prepare for festive fun at these Christmas events in Somerset!

Celebrate Christmas in a Somerset holiday cottage and enjoy a packed itinerary at the many local Christmas activities in Somerset this year.

From outdoor ice rinks to Santa’s grottos, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Somerset this Christmas.

Read our list of Somerset Christmas events for endless Xmas excitement…

Christmas at Kilver Court

Christmas Shopping at Kilver Court

Image credit: Kilver Court

This Somerset Christmas event is at the beautiful Kilver Court, around a 30-minute drive from Bath in Shepton Mallet.

Kilver Court has its origins in high fashion; it was the original headquarters of the Mulberry empire. Nowadays it has three excellent retail outlets including Mulberry, Toast and Yves Delorme.

This Pop-Up Christmas event in Somerset will be a feast of food, fashion, interiors and plenty more.

You’ll find quality products and gift ideas here, and the stunning Kilver Court Gardens with be open for the duration of the Pop-Up Christmas event.

When: Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd December, 10am – 5pm

More information: Kilver Court website

Winterlights at West Somerset Railway

West Somerset Railway Santa Special

Image credit: West Somerset Railway

Enjoy a magical journey this Christmas in Somerset on the West Somerset Railway. Returning once again is the amazing Winterlights event.

Take a seat aboard the illuminated train and embark on a brilliant winter adventure. The woodlands and surrounding scenery have been transformed into displays that shine and glow!

This Somerset Christmas event is a great day out for all ages and is perfect for families.

When: Friday 18th November to Saturday 31st December

More information: West Somerset Railway website

Planet Ice Bristol

Winter Wonderland Ice Skating at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol

Image credit: Cribbs Causeway

Ice skating is a great Christmas activity in Somerset to enjoy! This fantastic ice rink arena opened in October 2021.

Set in the popular Cribbs Causeway retail park, this awesome ice rink is on the doorstep of over 150 stores, ideal for any last minute Christmas shopping.

Skate with Santa every weekend throughout December too!

More information: Planet Ice Bristol winter

Bath on Ice and Glow Golf

Wrap up warm for this festive Christmas event in Somerset in the heart of Bath. Bath on Ice returns to Royal Victoria Park, with 1,000 square metres of smooth ice, it’s bigger than ever!

For those who are more Bambi on ice rather than Torvill and Dean, there’s another fantastic Somerset Christmas pop-up next door. Enjoy a round of adventure golf at Glow Golf, decked out with mesmerising light installations.

When: Saturday 12th November to Tuesday 3rd January

More information: Bath on Ice website

Winter Wonderland at Wookey Hole

Enjoy a trip to Wookey Hole and experience their amazing Somerset Christmas event, Winter Wonderland at Wookey Hole!

Come and see the magical caves illuminated with Christmas characters on an amazing tour. Little ones will be greeted by elves before meeting Santa himself. Each child can then choose a present from Santa’s Toy Factory.

For more Somerset Christmas fun, head to the spectacular circus-themed Christmas show Elf of the Shelf, performed in Wookey Hole Theatre.

When: Every weekend in December, Saturday 17th to 24th December, Tuesday 27th December to Sunday 1st January.

More information: Wookey Hole website

Accommodation for your Christmas events in Somerset

Embrace the winter delights of a Somerset Christmas at one of the many beautiful holiday cottages with Helpful Holidays.

For those seeking a scenic, coastal break, head to a Minehead holiday cottage for brisk walks on the beach in winter. Or head into the Exmoor National Park to a Porlock Weir cottage and be just a stone’s throw from the wilderness and enchantment of Exmoor.

Be in the midst of the Somerset Christmas action in a North Somerset cottage. Explore towns and villages like Wells, Glastonbury, Burnham-on-Sea and of course the beautiful city of Bristol.

Discover an array of festive Christmas markets in the South West to visit during your Somerset Christmas break.

For more holiday inspiration in Somerset, read the Helpful Holidays guide on things to do in Exmoor. Or time your visit right to attend one of these events and festivals in Somerset.

Make wonderful memories this Christmas in Somerset with Helpful Holidays!