Events in Wales during November

Winter is just around the corner; get a cosy and warm feeling inside with the thought of all of these wonderful events. A feast for the senses with fireworks, fast cars and food amongst the must go to events in Wales this November.

  • Paper and Print Limited edition screenprints.
    Limited edition screenprint by Jane Ormes, exhibitor 2016

    02 – 04 November

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

    Find out more about Made by Hand

  • North Wales Choral Festival

    03 - 04 November

    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

  • Two men running through Coed y Brenin Coed-y-Brenin which is a forest in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.
    Coed y Brenin Trail Duathlon by

    04 November

    The Duathlon consists of a challenging mountain bike course, sandwiched between two trail running routes of varying distance and difficulty. Two routes will be available to individuals or teams, the longer distance ‘full’ route, and the smaller ‘sprint’. The challenging full distance of the Duathlon consists of a 9km run, 28km bike and is rounded off with a 5km run to the finish.A 5km run, 15km bike and a 1.8km run makes up the smaller sprint distance of the Duathlon.

    Find out more about the Coed y Brenin Trail Duathlon

  • A thirsty cyclist drinks a pint of beer as part of the Real Ale Wobble
    Real Ale Wobble, Llanwrtyd Wells, Mid Wales

    17 November

    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

  • 15-18 November

    The Llandudno Christmas Fayre, on Llandudno’s Madoc Street & Trinity Square, will bring an extraordinary array of stalls together, hand-picked for their quality and diversity. With over 100 craft stalls and 65 food stalls, the fair will guarantee a shopping experience like no other; welcoming artisan crafts that are not found on the high street. 

    Find out more about the Llandudno Christmas Fayre

  • Runners at Brecon Beacons Ultra Marathon.
    Brecon Beacons Ultra Marathon by Kevin Hollings Likeys

    17 November

    A mere 46ish mile mixed trail, mountain, canal and road run around the magnificent Brecon Beacons.

    Find out more about the Brecon Beacons Ultra Marathon

  • Runners in the Llandudno Half Marathon

    Llandudno Half Marathon

     by Andrew Stuart

    18 November

    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

  • Hay-on-Wye Food Festival
    Hay-on-Wye Winter Food Festival, Mid Wales by Hay Food Festival

    22 - 25 November

    The Hay-on-Wye Winter Food Festival attracts quality Welsh food and drink companies. Visit stalls from local producers and experience free musical entertainment.

    Find out more about The Hay-on-Wye Winter Food Festival 

  • 26 – 27 November 

    Whether its livestock, poultry and horses being judged in the indoor arenas or the best of Welsh produce from award winning producers in the food hall, there is something here for everyone.

    Find out more about the Royal Welsh Winter Fair

  • TBC

    The Association of Independent Festivals flagship event Festival Congress returns to Wales Millennium Centre. The two day conference, evening celebration and awards attracts over 400 delegates from across the festivals and events world each year.

    Find out more about Festival Congress

  • Cardiff Winter Wonderland

    Cardiff Winter Wonderland

     by Anthony Cronin

    November – January

    The highlight of Christmas in the city – Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland returns to city hall lawn with more attractions for the family to enjoy including the ice rink. This has a brand new additional feature built on to keep skaters dry as the attraction becomes Cardiff's Winter Wundercoverland with a clear span roof and night sky lights.

    Find out more about the Cardiff Winter Wonderland

  • Waterfront Wonderland, Swansea

    Waterfront Wonderland, Swansea

     by Waterfront Wonderland

    November – January

    If you're visiting Swansea across the Christmas period, in addition to some great shopping, why not take the family to Waterfront Wonderland? With, not one but two ice rinks, festive and thrilling funfair and Santa's Grotto. 

    Find out more about the Swansea Waterfront Wonderland

  • Step into Christmas.
    Step into Christmas by Nick Treharne Photography


    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 appearances from children’s favourite The Gruffalo and a parade of beautiful Cairngorm Reindeer through the city centre pulling Santa on his sleigh.

    Find out more about Step into Christmas

  • Abertoir Horror Festival


    There's gruesome goings on at this horror festival in Aberystwyth which screens new big-budget horror films, classic and independent films. Each year a short film competition is held, which showcases horror and fantasy short films from around the world. In addition to film screenings, the festival regularly features concerts, theatre shows and masterclasses in its line up.

    Find out more about the Abertoir Horror Festival

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