Events in Wales during December December, we all know its all about family and the magic of Christmas. But this year, set 'It's a Wonderful Life' to record. Put that 2nd (or is it 3rd?) box of chocolates down and as a certain TV programme used to say 'switch off your television set and go out and do something less boring instead'. So here's some great ways to do just that in Wales. Caerphilly Christmas Market Caerphilly Christmas Fayre, South Wales Valleys 08 - 09 December Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a town and castle preparing for Christmas. Over 100 traders will descend on the town, along with activities and entertainment for the family. Enter the castle to discover a medieval castle dressed for the occasion, where you can enjoy entertainment as well as the chance to see Father Christmas and his sleigh. Find out more about Caerphilly Christmas Market Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway, Porthmadog by Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways Various dates in December: Santa Trains December dates TBC Welsh Highland Railway - Santa Trains. Santa certainly comes to town when he and his elves aboard the festive trains from Caernarfon. These trains are as good as going to the pantomime! December dates TBC: Ffestiniog Railway - Victorian Santa Trains. A traditional Victorian family Christmas with carol singing on the platform, sherry and mince pies and, of course, Santa will be handing out presents to all the kids. Find out more about Ffestiniog Railway and Welsh Highland Railway Tenby Boxing Day Swim Tenby Boxing Day Swim, Pembrokeshire 26 December Want a novel way to freshen up after all of that Christmas over indulging? How about taking in part in this charity fund raising event? Join nearly 600 others and run into the inviting sea with your best fancy dress on. Or simply spectate from within the warmth of the crowd. Find out more about the Tenby Boxing Day Swim Coral Welsh Grand National Coral Welsh Grand National, Chepstow by Chepstow racecourse TBC Watch the action and place a few bets at one of the biggest horse races of the year. There is a range of exciting entertainment during the day to ensure you have a fun post Christmas day out. There's something for all the family with a Christmas choir, human statues and face painters for the children. Find out more about the Coral Welsh Grand National Nos Galan Road Races The grave of Guto Nyth Brân (Griffith Morgan) by Rhodri ap Hywel 31 December Celebrate the achievements of Guto Nyth Brân (Griffith Morgan) on New Years Eve in the South Wales Valleys with the Nos Galan Road Races. There are numerous tales of Guto, including one that he could run so fast he could catch a bird in flight. Each year a famous sports personality takes part, so come along and find out who it is this year! Find out more about the Nos Galan Road Races Mari Llwyd and New Year Walk In Mari Llywd at St Fagans National History Museum by Huw 31 December The ancient Welsh New Year custom of parading the skull of a horse around the parish to bring luck for the year ahead has been revived in many places. The Mari’s party try to gain access by singing, and those inside barter back, also in song. Find out more about Mari Llwyd and New Year Walk In Search for more events Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items Red Bull Hardline time! Thrill-seekers! Red Bull Hardline, one of the UK's toughest mountain bike races, is back in Wales. Indie record shops 5 of Wales’s best indie record shops- and 5 new artists to listen to wherever you are in the world Tales from the past From music and food, re-enactments and excavations. A calendar of events right up until September UK school summer holidays Those six week holidays are fast approaching. Keep your little'uns entertained with a trip to Wales. Epic Easter 2017 Our new location and design of the EPIC letters has been revealed: find out where you can see it. Events in Wales in July A taste of the many events taking place in Wales in July.