For many in Bath, the festive season doesn't really start until the Christmas Market opens.
Last year the market brought in an estimated £36m of revenue across the city.
Rob Murphy has been exploring:
Police say Emma Fry, a vulnerable woman missing from Bath for nearly two days, has been found safe and well.
Police are appealing for help to find 41-year-old Emma Fry who is missing.
The last known contact with Emma was just before 7pm on Friday 12 December. Police say they are are concerned for her welfare as she is vulnerable.
Emma is described as a white woman, around 5’4”, average build with short blonde hair.
Police believe she is in the Bath area and she is known to frequent the Bath canal, in particular near to Widcombe.
Anyone who has any information about Emma's whereabouts or has seen her, is asked to call 101 and speak to the duty sergeant at Concorde House.
The Chancellor, George Osborne, has been continuing his visit to the region by touring an engineering factory in Bath. He went to the production line at Rotork, which employs more than three hundred people and exports pumps and valves around the world.
He highlighted Bath's traffic problems as an issue that could hold back the local economy.
Bath Rugby have confirmed Sam Burgess will make his first start for the club against Montpellier tomorrow night.
The Rugby League convert will continue to play at centre for the European Champions Cup match at the Rec.
Francois Louw will make his first appearance of the season after recovering from an injury while on international duty in September. Read more from Bath Rugby.
People in Bath have been queueing up to jump into ice cold water.
The city's first Polar Plunge event was held at Bath University to raise money for Special Olympics GB.
A 20 tonne container was filled with freezing cold water ready for fundraisers to take a quick dip. Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies was there to support the event but this time was staying out of pool.
Bath inflicted a stunning 30-5 defeat on Montpellier at a sodden Altrad Stadium to keep their hopes of reaching the knockout stages alive.Read the full story ›
Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold has been awarded an MBE by the Queen for services to her sport.
Yarnold, who lives in Chippenham and trains at the University of Bath became a household name when she won Team GB's first gold medal of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
She swapped her lycra suit for a black jacket and rose-petal skirt to receive her honour from the Queen during an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle. The 26-year-old said she was extremely nervous about meeting the Queen but could barely stop smiling.
And she revealed that the Queen already knew all about her.
She was very warm and kind and we spoke quite freely and openly about Sochi and how wonderful the experience was.
She said she was really pleased to award me the MBE and she knew all about Sochi and the event, and had it all gone well and was it cold enough there for the event.
She seemed very knowledgeable of the sport of skeleton, and she wished me all the best of luck for the future.
You can watch the moment the Queen pinned the honour on the world champion slider here:
Yarnold flies to America tomorrow to begin the defence of her World Cup title.
The Cotswolds in Gloucestershire have topped a list of the most expensive places to rent in the South West. According to the National Housing Federation people living in the area use on average 47.9 per cent of their incomes for rent.
Bath came a close second with an average monthly cost of £964.
A cloak worn by Haile Selassie during his exile in Bath has gone on sale on Ebay.
The emperor of Ethiopia wore it on formal occasions during his stay in the city from 1936 to 1941.
The Friends of Fairfield House where he lived at the time are appealing for help to add it to their collection.
You can follow the sale here.