University of Bath

Christmas activities

If you're in Bath over Christmas we're hosting lots of activities open to all students, both on and off campus.

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Celebrate Christmas with us

We are hosting a range of activities over the Christmas period from 20 December 2016 through to 1 January 2017. Events are open to all students and are in various locations on and off campus.

You can sign up for as many of the activities as you like. Almost all are free although one has a small charge. Some activities are limited to a certain number of people so sign up today to make sure you don't miss out.

Book Christmas activities

Monday 19 December

Get the holidays off to a lively start with a free Zumba class.
5pm - 6pm in The Edge Dance Studio. Please note this activity is limited to 30 people.
For more information on free exercise sessions see the Students' Union 3:Thirty Club

Tuesday 20 December

Special Christmas lunch in Bath with Secret Santa present! Lunch at a choice of Bath restaurants: Marmaris, The Eastern Eye and Yum Yum Thai.

Meet at the restaurants at 12.30pm. Optional visit to the Roman Baths afterwards.

Please note there is a £2 charge for this event and it is limited to 45 people (15 per restaurant). If you sign up please pay and collect your tickets from the Student Services Helpdesk in The Roper Centre on Wednesday 14 December between 12pm and 3pm. Tickets for each restaurant will be issued on a first come, first served basis.

Thursday 22 December

Test your general knowledge at our Quiz night. Pizza & soft drinks provided.
6pm - 9pm in the Social Space at Carpenter House. Please note this event is limited to 50 people.

Saturday 24 December

Make Christmas decorations and decorate the tree. Enjoy hot chocolate and mince pies.
4pm - 6.30pm in the Claverton Rooms.

Sunday 25 December

Join in our Christmas Service with Carols in the Chaplaincy.
1pm - 1.30pm

Celebrate Christmas Day at our cold buffet Christmas lunch with Christmas music.
1.30pm - 4pm in the Claverton Rooms.

Please note, the lunch is free but you do need a ticket. If you sign up for this event please collect a ticket at a Resident Tutor drop-in session between Monday 12 December and Friday 23 December. Tickets will be issued on a first come, first served basis.

Monday 26 December

Walk along the canal to Bathampton, then warm up with soup and rolls at The George pub.

Meet at the Claverton Rooms at 11am. Please note this activity is limited to 25 people.

Tuesday 27 December

Relax over tea with brioche & croissants followed by games in the Claverton Rooms.
10.30am - 1pm

Join in our multi-faith communion in the Chaplaincy.
5.15pm - 6pm
followed by:
Vigil for the world with Christmas cake and drinks.
6pm - 7.30pm

Wednesday 28 December

Enjoy a continental breakfast with the newspapers.
10am - 11.30 in the Claverton Rooms.

Thursday 29 December

If you're a postgraduate student come along for a continental breakfast in the Claverton Rooms.
10am - 11.30am

Work off some of the Christmas excess with activities for all in the STV, including swimming.
9am - 3pm

Relax for half an hour with a free yoga session.
12.30pm - 1pm in 1 East 3.20. Please note this activity is limited to 30 people.
For more information on free exercise sessions see the Students' Union 3:Thirty Club

Friday 30 December

Test your local knowledge with a treasure hunt around Bath. Includes pasties and hot drinks to warm you up.

Meet at the entrance of Carpenter House at 11.30am.

Saturday 31 December

Watch Polar Express with popcorn and soft drinks in the Claverton Rooms.
12pm - 3pm

Sunday 1st January

Wind up the festivities with a cream tea in the Claverton Rooms, accompanied by classical music.
1pm - 3pm

Book Christmas activities

There are other events going on in Bath over Christmas. Have a look at the Bath events guide to see what interests you.

Many thanks for the support and contribution made by the Students' Union Team towards our Christmas programme.