December, as we all know, is about family and the magic of Christmas. Here are some great ways to fill up your stocking with fun, festive activities in Wales for all the family.

Featured events in December

Christmas shopping, markets and winter wonderlands

There are a range of Christmas markets and other places to get your Christmas shopping across Wales. 

From around mid November until early January there are winter wonderlands, which feature fun rides and seasonal ice skating rinks.

girl skating holding a penguin skate aid.
Big wheel and winter wonderland aerial view.
skaters on indoor skating rink with lights.

Waterfront Winterland, Swansea, West Wales

Other events and things to do in December

Various dates in DecemberSanta Specials at the Teifi Valley Railway.

25/26 December and 01 January. Festive swims and dips in various locations, usually on Christmas or Boxing Day or New Year's Day. 

31 DecemberNos Galan Races.

31 December. Mari Lwyd and New Year Walk In.


group of people with lights.
people in fancy dress on beach.

Luminate Wales, Margam Park, Neath Port Talbot, West Wales and Porthcawl Christmas Day Swim, Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales

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