Bath's American Museum transformed into winter wonderland
The American Museum has been getting into the festive spirit with its annual Christmas-themed makeover.
This year's theme – Party in the Parlour – showed the different ways the early American settlers kept themselves amused as ice and snow hit the country.
The attraction at Claverton Manor transformed its period rooms into American winter wonderlands, with frozen ponds in New England and debutante balls in New Orleans.
The historical centre took inspiration from the original decorations and paintings which deck the halls of the main building.
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Visitors were taken back in time as they learnt about how the members of the native Shaker community entertained themselves in the cold weather by making Christmas baskets for the poor.
The younger children took part in a present hunt, made Christmas decorations and had their faces painted, and Father Christmas made an appearance to hand out goodies from his basket.
The American Museum is open until Saturday, when it closes for the winter season.
A Christmas tree with a difference has been created in Bath's central library.
Using volumes usually kept in the library store, the tree was built by staff member Katie Whelan-Jones, who is also an illustrator and artist.
The books have been placed on top of each other to form the cone-shaped tree which is topped by a paper star made from an old library book. The 6ft tree is made of around 200 books, most of which are copies of Hansard's Parliamentary Debates from the 1970s.
No glue or other fixing device has been used so the books can all be returned unharmed to the library shelves in the new year.
Twenty different businesses, schools and community groups from Odd Down have made Christmas trees for an exhibition at St Philip and St James Church in Odd Down. They will be in position until December 30.
Vicar the Rev Alan Bain said: "This is a great community event with lots of people involved in making trees. The church looks fantastic with 20 lit up Christmas trees, but it also represents how much hard work goes into our community and makes Odd Down the creative place that it is.
"We have been very pleased with how so many groups and businesses came together to make this festival such a success."
Meanwhile, Jimmy's World Grill and Bar at SouthGate has been supporting the children's ward at the Royal United Hospital, donating a Christmas tree and decorations and collecting at the restaurant throughout the festive period.
Restaurant manager Pawan Chabbra said: "We encourage everyone to donate a little to this worthy cause while they dine with us."