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Festive winter breaks: Five of the best Christmas events in Wales

December 11th, 2015


Cardiff Christmas Market and Winter Wonderland, until 24 December

Stalls selling seasonal food and gifts can be found all over the streets of Cardiff’s city centre. There’s also a Winter Wonderland, complete with an ice rink and Santa’s Grotto to really get you in the Christmas spirit. Stay at Cathedral 73, a boutique hotel with a great city centre location – right next to the Swalec Stadium.



Anglesey Winter Treasures Craft Fair, until 24 December

Some of Wales’ finest artisans and craftspeople can be found on the Isle of Anglesey until Christmas Eve. The Winter Treasures Craft Fair is held in the Oriel Ynys Môn Museum, which offers a great opportunity to pick up some one-off pieces. Why not stay close by at The Windmill, which boasts spectacular views and unusual architecture?



St David’s Christmas Carol Service and Nativity, 2o December

Soak up the festive spirit this year at St David’s Cathedral Christmas Carol Service and Nativity. The event provides the perfect opportunity to savour the cathedral’s historic architecture and explore the Celtic heritage of the surrounding city – the smallest in the UK. Need somewhere to stay? Try the Warpool Court Hotel, which offers luxury spacious rooms and peaceful surrounding gardens.




Christmas Kingdom at Celtic Manor, until 3 January

This year’s Christmas Kingdom at Celtic Manor has an impressive selection of attractions including an ice rink, Santa’s Grotto and festive food and drink stalls. Why not extend your visit to fit everything in and stay at the Hunter Lodges in the grounds of the Celtic Manor Hotel? With up to four bedrooms the luxury lodges are perfect for accommodating the whole family.



Penarth Christmas Fair, until 24 December

Open until Christmas Eve, Penarth’s Christmas Fair houses over 20 different stalls with many operated by local artists and craftsmen. Offering original and one-off pieces, this is the perfect opportunity to find some last minute Chrismas gifts. Stay at exclusive Holm House and treat yourself with a visit to the hotel’s Luxury Spa.