Welsh Christmas market breaks Let the festivities begin! The air is colder, the nights are darker and Christmas is a hop, skip and jump away. The Christmas market breaks season is upon us. UK Christmas markets are popping up across the country so get in the mood for Christmas by visiting a Christmas market in Wales. And don't forget about Wales’ Medieval and Victorian fayres that bring to life the many charms and traditions of Christmases past. Below is just a selection… Swansea Christmas Street Market Swansea Waterfront Winterland, West Wales by JasRJ 23 November - 16 December Experience the lights, the entertainment and abundance of shopping opportunities in Swansea's Christmas Street Market. When you’re all shopped out, why not head over to the city’s Waterfront Winterland for some festive cheer? Abergavenny Christmas Food Festival Abergavenny Christmas Fair, Wye Valley by Tim Woodier - Abergavenny Food Festival 8 December 2014 With a huge array of the best regional speciality food producers and demonstrations from top chefs, the Abergavenny Christmas Food Festival promises to be a great mix of good produce, festive cheer and tastings – all happening in and around Abergavenny’s Market Hall and Brewery Yard. Cardiff Christmas Market Cardiff Christmas Market, South Wales by Craft Folk 13 November – 23 December Cardiff transforms into a ‘Christmas city’ as a rolling programme of over 125 arts and crafts stalls take centre stage at Cardiff Christmas Market. Located throughout the pedestrianised streets of Cardiff city centre it's perfect for presenting hunting. It's also only a short stroll from Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland. Llandudno Christmas Fayre Christmas lights in Llandudno by Robert Mann 20 November – 23 November The Llandudno Christmas Fayre has a Dickensian atmosphere and is one of Wales' largest Christmas markets. Over 100 stalls will line Modoc Street selling a feast of local food, handmade gifts and arts along with craft demonstrations and a Santa's grotto for the children to enjoy. Caerphilly Medieval Market Caerphilly Medieval Fayre, South Wales Valleys 13 December – 14 December Travel back in time to the days of old, to enjoy the jollities and japes of the town’s ‘Castle Jester’, medieval entertainment and traditional-style market. Street entertainment, workshops and demonstrations will also be available to keep visitors amused! Blackwood Christmas Market 6 December – 7 December Stalls, entertainment and funfair rides all feature in Blackwood's Christmas Market. Children can make lanterns in readiness for Caerphilly’s ‘River of Light’ lantern parade, taking place just down the road, on the 19th December. Royal Welsh Winter Fair Royal Welsh Winter Fair, Builth Wells, Mid Wales by Laurel Jarvis 1 December – 2 December Set in the heartlands of Llanelwedd and Builth Wells, the Royal Welsh Christmas Fair shows off the best of British farming as well as Poultry, Hounds and Farriery demonstrations and over 300 stalls to browse. Aberglasney Annual Winter Fair Aberglasney House and Gardens, Carmarthenshire 6 December – 7 December To get into the festive spirit the Aberglasney Winter Fair offers all visitors a free mince pie and mulled wine to enjoy as you stroll around the fair. The grounds of the mansion are filled with stalls selling handmade Welsh gifts, crafts and Christmas decorations. The Fine Food and Drinks Hall will be filled with seasonal foods, perfect to stock up on for the holiday season. More Christmas events in Wales Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items Wales' must-ride trails From riverside rides to thrilling forest trails, Wales is a great place to bring your bike. Wild winter in the north Ravens, choughs, baby seals – and hundreds of thousands of wintering birds. Wales on Film Wales has been host to hundreds of films. Here are some of those scene-stealing performances. Alternative Fathers Day Gentleman’s relish…! For papas with panache, check out these totally hip Father’s Day ideas. Danny Walter Top Rides Danny Walter, editor-in-chief of Mountain Biking UK magazine, picks some of the best rides in Wales. Cool food festivals Fancy a crisp stroll through gourmet heaven? Here are some food festivals to warm your cockles. Wild walks with children We love boardwalks. They’ll take you and the kids deep into the wild, but not the mud. Toddler friendly beaches Children love beaches, so here are 10 that are both easy to enjoy, and easy to reach. 10 romantic ruins Discover abbeys and castles that inspired JMW Turner, William Wordsworth and Dylan Thomas.