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 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 Wales' must-ride trails From riverside rides to thrilling forest trails, Wales is a great place to bring your bike. Wales on Film Wales has been host to hundreds of films. Here are some of those scene-stealing performances. Danny Walter Top Rides Danny Walter, editor-in-chief of Mountain Biking UK magazine, picks some of the best rides in Wales. Toddler friendly beaches Children love beaches, so here are 10 that are both easy to enjoy, and easy to reach. Wild walks with children We love boardwalks. They’ll take you and the kids deep into the wild, but not the mud. 10 romantic ruins Discover abbeys and castles that inspired JMW Turner, William Wordsworth and Dylan Thomas. Alternative Fathers Day Gentleman’s relish…! For papas with panache, check out these totally hip Father’s Day ideas. Retail therapy Discover Wales the True Taste best shopping experiences for 2012 – 2013. Inland walking routes Exploring the heart of Wales with a series of accessible walks for all the family.