Christmas in Swansea Bay

TBC. Usually mid November - early JanuarySwansea’s Waterfront Winterland returns to Museum Park, with an extended Alpine Village. There’s a host of funfair attractions and a range of festive food and drink, providing a perfect setting for socialising. Book ice skating online

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

Waterfront Winterland, Swansea

Cardiff Christmas Market

TBC. Usually mid November - just before Christmas. Cardiff Christmas Market takes place on St John Street, Working Street, the Hayes, Hills Street and Trinity Street. It includes 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 this market so different and special every year.

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

Cardiff Christmas Market

Cardiff Winter Wonderland

TBC. Usually mid November - early January. Enjoy ice skating, funfare rides, including the Big Wheel in the centre of our capital city. Cardiff Winter Wonderland takes place at Cardiff Castle and the City Hall lawn.

Ice skater with top hat and jacket with stars.
wooden ski lodge with Christmas tree.

Cardiff Winter Wonderland

Luminate Wales

TBC. Usually mid November - early January. 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. See Luminate Wales website for more information.

man and woman holding children watch light show projected onto manor house.

Luminate Wales, Margam Country Park

Reindeer safari, Mold

24 November - 24 December 2023. Early bird tickets are now available. Reindeer Lodge are offering up a drive-through reindeer safari experience and theatre show that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own car. You can choose a day ticket to enjoy the stunning scenery or a night ticket to see the woodland illuminated. There's also a hidden Elf village and a drive-thru Santa's Grotto and Toy Workshop.

Swansea Winter Wonderland

TBC. Usually mid November - just before Christmas. Gower Fresh Christmas Trees, Three Crosses, Swansea, is home to Swansea Winter Wonderland and Grotto. Enter the snowy kingdom, see the animatronics and meet Santa. There's a gift for the children and mulled wine and a mince pie for the parents.

Conwy Half Marathon

19 November 2023. 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

Royal Welsh Winter Fair

27 and 28 November 2023. Two days packed full of competitions and festivities. Find all your favourite tradestands for your Christmas food and presents.

Find out more about the Royal Welsh Winter Fair

Welsh Museums Festival

TBC. The Welsh Museums Festival offers a variety of events in museums across Wales. All events are free of charge and include science events, crafts, lectures and conservation sessions.

Autumn Internationals

TBC. Enjoy great live rugby action at the Autumn International rugby matches in Principality Stadium, in Cardiff city centre. There's a return of match-day entertainment too.

Llandudno Christmas Extravaganza

TBC. Enjoy fairground rides, entertainment, food and drink and gift stalls at the Llandudno Christmas Extravaganza in Trinity Square/Madoc Street.

Festival of Senses, Llandeilo

TBC. The Festival of the Senses is three days of fun, entertainment,  Christmas shopping and fireworks in the town of Llandeilo in Carmarthenshire.

Real Ale Wobble

TBC. 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, sampling local ale from the Heart of Wales Brewery in Llanwrtyd Wells.

Find out more about the Real Ale Wobble

Hay Festival Winter Weekend

TBC. Hay Festival Winter Weekend brings writers and readers together for a weekend of thoughtful conversation, candle-lit storytelling, comedy, music, and family fun. 

Night time photo of bookshop window, with books on Christmas tree shaped shelving with lights  and toy fairy at the top.
A festival marquee at the Hay Winter festival weekend, with a string of lights around it, against a dusk sky.

Hay Festival Winter Weekend

Real Ale Ramble

TBC. The Real Ale Ramble is held annually in conjunction with the 10-day Mid-Wales Beer Festival. Take a 12 or 20 mile waymarked ramble or there are two guided routes of five and eight miles, with free real ales available at the checkpoints.

Find out more about the Real Ale Ramble

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Cadw events

There are a variety of events at Cadw sites taking place throughout the year.

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