We update these pages as regularly as possible, but please check the latest coronavirus regulations guidance and with the venues as part of your planning.

Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

November 2020: Amgueddfa Cymru will reopen six of its museums the week of 9 November, with Big Pit National Coal Museum reopening on 17 November due to essential maintenance.  

All visitors will need to pre-book a free ticket via the Amgueddfa Cymru website. Please note that tickets can only be reserved by people resident in Wales. Groups are limited to four people over the age of 10, unless they live in the same household.  

A number of the historical buildings and galleries will be reopening at St Fagans National Museum of History for the first time since March and the Becoming Richard Burton exhibition at National Museum Cardiff will be open later in November. 

Christmas at the Castle

12 November - Early January.  Enjoy the big wheel, festive family rides, take a Victorian Santa tour and dine or enjoy a drink. Social distancing measures are in place.

big wheel lit up at night.
Cardiff sign lit up.

Big Wheel and ice skating, Cardiff

Cardiff Christmas Market

12 November – 23 December. Cardiff Christmas Market will take place on St John Street, Working Street, the Hayes, Hills Street and Trinity Street and will include an exciting and eclectic mix of both new and returning exhibitors to tempt you as their original, hand made work is the essence of what makes our market so different and special every year.

Brecon Beacons Ultra Marathon

14 November 2020. A mere 46ish mile mixed trail, mountain, canal and road run around the magnificent Brecon Beacons. There is also a 26 mile trail marathon.

Find out more about the Brecon Beacons Ultra Marathon

Christmas in Swansea Bay

14 November –  3 January. If you're visiting Swansea during the Christmas period, there's plenty to keep you busy. From 14 November until 3 January, Museum Park will once again be transformed into the Alpine Village, including seated and takeaway food and a rides and games area. From 27 November to 21 December, Oxford Street will host the Christmas Market - where you can find a selection of unique gifts, tempting treats and beautiful decorations.

This year Swansea will host a Virtual Christmas Parade on 15 November, so you can join the celebrations by watching a magical procession from the comfort of your sofa!

Swansea Virtual Christmas Parade 2020

Luminate Wales

TBC. A spectacular, illuminated trail, full of wonder and intrigue, to delight and enthral your senses at the historic gardens of Margam Country Park and Castle. Tickets must be pre-booked, online in advance. See Luminate Wales website for more information.

The 2020 event has been cancelled.

Hay Festival Digital Winter Weekend

26 - 29 November 2020. Hay Festival Digital Winter Weekend brings writers and readers together for a free digital wonderland of thoughtful conversation, candle-lit storytelling, comedy, music, and family fun. Now in its 21st year, the Festival will be streamed live from Hay-on-Wye, kicking off the holiday season from 'the town of books' in all its festive glory with a star-studded line-up of speakers and performers. The town’s annual Christmas Lights switch-on, as a special Festival guest flips the switch on Friday 27 November, accompanied by carol singing and Christmas tales recorded in and around the town’s independent bookshops.

Royal Welsh Virtual Winter Fair

30 November - 1 December 2020. For 2020 the Royal Welsh Winter Fair will take place online over two days.

The online shopping experience will launch from 6 November and will be open until the 23 December. 

Find out more about the Royal Welsh Winter Fair

Other Voices

TBC.  It's a very special event that kicks off November in Cardigan - Other Voices is Ireland's iconic music festival, that will showcase an incredible line-up of over 30 free musical and cultural events in intimate venues and atmospheric spaces throughout Cardigan. The event is hosted by Huw Stephens and presented in partnership with Theatr Mwldan and Triongl.

Find out more about Other Voices Cardigan

Cardiff's City Centre Christmas

Nov- January. The official start to Christmas in Cardiff. See the city centre undergo a spectacular transformation with a cornucopia of Christmassy characters, music and entertainment including the Christmas Market, Santa's Grotto and Christmas at the Castle. 

Find out more about Christmas in Cardiff from Visit Cardiff's website.

Night shot of street with people walking along with wooden Christmas market stalls lit up.

Cardiff Christmas Market

Made by Hand

TBC. At this contemporary craft fair you can meet and buy directly from 135 of the finest makers at City Hall in the centre of Cardiff. There are adult and children's workshops, demonstrations and masterclasses. 

Find out more about Made by Hand

female crafter with other females watching her.

Made by Hand

North Wales Choral Festival

Now taking place 5 - 7 March 2021. The largest choral event in Wales with a weekend of choral music including competitions, concerts and community performances.

Find out more about the North Wales Choral Festival

Conwy Half Marathon

21 November 2021. Try and jostle your way to the edges of the pack because Runners World included it in their five most scenic half marathons in the UK. Taking in such great sights as Conwy Castle, Isle of Anglesey and Puffin Island.

Find out more about the Conwy Half Marathon

Real Ale Wobble

20 November 2021. Marking the start of the Mid Wales Beer Festival an event for those who don't take their cycling too seriously. Enjoy cycling through the Cambrian Mountains, quaffing local ale from the Heart of Wales Brewery in Llanwrtyd Wells.

Find out more about the Real Ale Wobble

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