Cardiff Christmas Market, South Wales
09 November - 23 December 2023. 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.
Tenby Blues Festival, Pembrokeshire
10 - 12 November 2023. Tenby Blues Festival features around 50 acts in over 20 locations in this seaside town. There's both local and international performers.
Christmas in Swansea Bay, West Wales
TBC. Usually mid November - early January. Swansea’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.
Cardiff Winter Wonderland, South Wales
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.
Luminate Wales, Margam, Port Talbot, West 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.
Llandudno Christmas Extravaganza, Conwy, North Wales
16 - 19 November 2023. Enjoy fairground rides, entertainment, food and drink and gift stalls at the Llandudno Christmas Extravaganza in Trinity Square/Madoc Street.
Real Ale Wobble, Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys, Mid Wales
18 November 2023. 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
Conwy Half Marathon, North Wales
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
Reindeer safari, Mold, Flintshire, North Wales
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, West Wales
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.
Ghost hunt, Gwrych Castle, near Abergele, Conwy, North Wales
25 November 2023. Enjoy a ghost hunt in Gwrych Castle, which you may remember from the TV Show I'm A Celebrity ...Get Me Out of Here. There's also one taking place each month throughout the year.
Real Ale Ramble, Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys, Mid Wales
25 - 26 November 2023. 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
Royal Welsh Winter Fair, near Builth Wells, Powys, Mid Wales
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, across Wales
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, Cardiff, South Wales
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.
Festival of Senses, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, Mid Wales
TBC. The Festival of the Senses is three days of fun, entertainment, Christmas shopping and fireworks in the town of Llandeilo in Carmarthenshire.
Hay Festival Winter Weekend, Powys, Mid Wales
TBC. Hay Festival Winter Weekend brings writers and readers together for a weekend of thoughtful conversation, candle-lit storytelling, comedy, music, and family fun.