Christmas Markets & Fayres in Wales, UK The air is colder, the nights are darker and Christmas is a hop, skip and jump away. Get into the festive spirit by wrapping up and visiting one of Wales’ many Christmas markets and fairs. 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… A Cardiff Christmas Market Christmas market, Cardiff 14 November – 23 December See Cardiff’s transformation into a ‘Christmas city’ as over 80 arts and crafts stalls take centre stage throughout the pedestrianised streets of Cardiff city centre. Just a short stroll from Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland (14th Nov - 5th Jan). B Cardiff Bay Christmas Market 6 – 8 December Set in the heart of the Bay’s Roald Dahl Plass, the Oval Basin plays host to multiple stalls as well as a programme of live entertainment, workshops and an advance visit by Mr. Claus! C Swansea Festive Christmas 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 market. When you’re all shopped out, why not head over to the city’s Waterfront Wonderland for some festive cheer? D Abergavenny Christmas Fair Abergavenny Market Hall, Vale of Usk by Ianto73 8 December With a huge array of the best regional speciality food producers and demonstrations from top chefs, the Abergavenny Christmas Food & Drink Fair 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. E Blackwood Christmas Market 30 November – 1 December Stalls, entertainment and funfair rides all feature in this year’s event and children can make lanterns in readiness for Caerphilly’s ‘River of Light’ lantern parade, taking place just down the road, on the 19th December. F Erddig Christmas Market, Wrexham 23 November – 15 December Experience a traditional Victorian Christmas wandering through the Christmas market and Winter Wonderland, set in the outbuildings of the Erddig’s historic country house. Be sure to take a peep through the windows of the old house, to see staff preparing for Christmas. G Caerphilly Medieval Market Caerphilly Medieval Fayre, South Wales Valleys 7 December – 8 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! H Llandudno Christmas Fayre Llandudno Christmas Parade by Robert Mann November 21 – November 24 Formerly knows as the ‘Celtic Winter Fayre’, this year’s event in Mostyn Street will expand to include additional stalls, providing a feast of local food and produce as well as local arts and crafts. I Royal Welsh Winter Fayre Royal Welsh Winter Fair, Builth Wells, Mid Wales by Laurel Jarvis 2 – 3 December Set in the heartlands of Llanelwedd and Builth Wells, the Royal Welsh event shows off the best of British farming as well as Poultry, Hounds and Farriery demonstrations and over 300 stalls to browse. J Aberglasney Annual Winter Fair Aberglasney, Carmarthenshire 30 November – 1 December The free mince pie and mulled wine for all visitors will no doubt be a welcome gesture for visitors planning on visiting the Annual Winter Fair in Aberglasney, Carmarthenshire. Wander the grounds of the mansion and enjoy perusing the fine foods, handmade gifts and crafts on offer. More Christmas events in Wales Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items Join the club Staying & playing is best to enjoy Bridgend’s Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club, says secretary Simon Hopkin. The final countdown Royal Porthcawl club’s secretary Michael Newland looks forward to The Senior Open Championship. Happy Families Golf Monthly’s Jeremy Ellwood goes in search of a family-friendly golfing holiday in North Wales. Take it easy in Mid Wales Come to relax on an easy three day activities tour of Mid Wales. West Wales Food Festivals Discover nine great events showcasing delicious local produce, restaurants and recipes. South Wales activities Enjoy a three day activity break in South Wales. Look North North Wales golf expert Roger Lewis explains why North Wales is worthy of greater golfing attention. James Braid's Trail Appreciate the artistry of great course design on this tour of James Braid’s North Wales handiwork. Go West Golfers love the uplifting surroundings of untouched seascapes and rich wildlife when they play.