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 TBC 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 13 December 2015 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 12 November – 23 December 2015 Cardiff transforms into a ‘Christmas city’ as over 75 stalls with a rolling programme of over 190 exhibitors take centre stage at Cardiff Christmas Market. Located throughout the pedestrianised streets of Cardiff city centre, including St John Street, St John's Church Area, Working Street, The Hayes, Hills Street and Trinity Street. It's perfect for present hunting and is also only a short stroll from Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland. Llandudno Christmas Fayre Christmas lights in Llandudno by Robert Mann 19 November – 22 November 2015 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 Christmas Fayre Caerphilly Christmas Fayre, South Wales Valleys 12 December – 13 December 2015 Enjoy two days of fun and festivities for all the family as Caerphilly town transforms itself into a Christmas shopping paradise with over 90 food, drink and craft stalls, many of which will be displaying locally made goods. Along with stalls is music, entertainment and workshops. Enter the Castle's mighty walls and enjoy the festive atmosphere with stalls selling unusual gifts and crafts, tasty food and delicious drinks. This year the theme is Victorian with entertainment in the Castle and town. Blackwood Christmas Market 5 December – 6 December 2015 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 17th December 2015. Royal Welsh Winter Fair Royal Welsh Winter Fair, Builth Wells, Mid Wales by Laurel Jarvis 30 November – 1 December 2015 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 4 December – 6 December 2015 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 Christmas shopping Discover the stylish Christmas shopping trips you can take in Wales. 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. 10 romantic ruins Discover abbeys and castles that inspired JMW Turner, William Wordsworth and Dylan Thomas. Cool food festivals Fancy a crisp stroll through gourmet heaven? Here are some food festivals to warm your cockles. Danny Walter Top Rides Danny Walter, editor-in-chief of Mountain Biking UK magazine, picks some of the best rides in Wales. Welsh myths & legends Ghost-haunted lakes, defeated giants and wizards: myths and legends await you around every corner. Wild walks with children We love boardwalks. They’ll take you and the kids deep into the wild, but not the mud.