Christmas breaks and activities

Christmas is all about spending quality time with family and friends. If you’re looking at Christmas holiday destinations that are full of festive cheer, wonderful seasonal food and activities that bring everyone together then a Christmas break in Wales is perfect for you.

Fluffy socks. Dodgy sweaters. Mince pies. We’ve got all of that. But we also have bracing walks along Wales’ Coastal Path, feasts of food at one of our Christmas markets and the spirit of Christmases past at one of our top castles. If the weather outside really is frightful though, there are also some delightful places to cwtch up indoors and soak up the atmosphere. 

A Christmas food stall at Swansea Christmas Market

Christmas shopping

Discover the stylish Christmas shopping trips you can take in Wales.

Hollister and Cult in St Davids Shopping Centre 2

Shopping in Wales

For retail therapy, Wales has everything to hit the spot, from big brands to independent shops.

Llangollen's Santa Special train arriving at the station

Christmas in Llangollen

There's plenty of festive fun to be had in Llangollen, here are our top reasons to visit.

Group of wassailers in Chepstow

Quirky Yuletide fun

Celebrate Wales’ more curious Yuletide customs, from ghost horses to ribbon-clad Wassailers.