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Welsh Christmas market breaks

December 2016

Festive Ice Rink and Winter Wonderland, Cardiff
Festive Ice Rink and Winter Wonderland, Cardiff

Let the festivities begin! The air is colder, the nights are darker and Christmas is a hop, skip and jump away. The Christmas market breaks season is upon us. UK Christmas markets are popping up across the country so get in the mood for Christmas by visiting a Christmas market in Wales. And don't forget about Wales’ Medieval and Victorian fayres that bring to life the many charms and traditions of Christmases past. Below is just a selection…

 

Christmas market, Cardiff
Christmas market, Cardiff

10 November - 23 December 2016

Cardiff transforms into a ‘Christmas city’ as over 80 stalls with a rolling programme of over 200 exhibitors take centre stage at Cardiff Christmas Market. Located throughout the pedestrianised streets of Cardiff city centre, including St John Street, St John's Church Area, Working Street, The Hayes, Hills Street and Trinity Street. It's perfect for present hunting and is also only a short stroll from Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland, busy shopping streets (complete with festive lights) and decorated castle.

Swansea Waterfront Winterland, West Wales by Jordd01
Swansea Waterfront Winterland, West Wales by Jordd01

24 November – 21 December 2016

Experience the lights, the entertainment and abundance of shopping opportunities in Swansea's Christmas Street Market, where you can also visit the man in red himself at Santa’s Christmas grotto. When you’re all shopped out, why not head over to the city’s Waterfront Winterland for some festive cheer? 

Depot Christmas Market weekends, Cardiff Capital of Wales by Depot
Depot Christmas Market weekends, Cardiff Capital of Wales by Depot

3rd, 10th & 17 December 2016

Trendsetter Depot continues to ride the wave of popularity for street food and tasty artisan fare in Wales’ capital. This year, they will host three consecutive weekends of Saturday Christmas markets to tickle your taste buds via their fabulous fairy-lit warehouse. Expect lots of live music, cocktail master classes, terrible Christmas jumpers, Bingo Lingo (alternative bingo!), Christmas activities and lashings of mulled wine and hot cider.

Caerphilly Christmas Fayre, South Wales Valleys
Caerphilly Christmas Fayre, South Wales Valleys

10 – 11 December 2016

Enjoy two days of fun and festivities for all the family as Caerphilly town transforms itself into a Christmas shopping paradise with over 100 food, drink and craft stalls, many of which will be displaying locally made goods. Along with stalls you’ll find a farmer’s market, craft fayre, music, entertainment, santa’s grotto and street theatre. Enter the Castle's mighty walls and enjoy the festive atmosphere.

Jo Dennison, Wleshi Champion by Surf Snowdonia
Jo Dennison, Wleshi Champion by Surf Snowdonia

10 – 11th December 2016

Surf Snowdonia will be playing host to a hip and happening Christmas market celebration at the centre’s glamping village on the edge of the surf lagoon. So even if you don’t fancy dipping your toe in to the chilly water for a bit of snowy surfing, you can stay warm in the real ale tent, try the tasty festive foods and let the kids enjoy the carousel and fair rides.

Abergavenny Christmas Fair, Wye Valley by Tim Woodier - Abergavenny Food Festival
Abergavenny Christmas Fair, Wye Valley
by Tim Woodier - Abergavenny Food Festival

11 December 2016

With a huge array of the best regional speciality food producers, demonstrations from top chefs and a music and light parade, the Abergavenny Christmas Food Festival promises to be a great mix of good produce and festive cheer – all happening in and around Abergavenny’s Market Hall. Be sure to try the sparkly Christmas cocktails this year.

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