Why Spend Christmas In Wales?

If you’re thinking about spending Christmas week somewhere exciting and beautiful or you’re looking for a short break away before Christmas, then Wales could be a great option for you.

We’ve highlighted just some of the interesting traditions, events and plus points of taking a Christmas cottage holiday in Wales.

Beautiful Welsh Countryside…

Wales is a stunning region in summer but is even more stunning in Winter. The snow covered mountains and hills create a stunning backdrop whilst gentle ice covered trickling streams and animal prints in the snow dominate the foreground.

The hills in Wales hold onto their snow for quite some time but remain picturesque throughout the season.

Why not consider renting one of the many country cottages in Wales and enjoying the fantastic beauty of Wales firsthand?

Welsh Christmas Traditions…

Wales really comes alive at Christmas and the Welsh really know how to enjoy the festive period – carol singing or ‘Eisteddfodde’ is extremely popular in many villages in Wales and can even be accompanied by instruments and dancing.

Taffy making is also a strong tradition, this chewy toffee is very popular with locals and visitors to the area and you should be sure to sample some on your festive visit to Wales.

Fantastic Christmas Events In South Wales…

If you’d like to stay in a bigger city or town for your Christmas holiday and join in carol singing in some of Wales’ best Cathedrals.

Not to mention enjoying a festive mince pie, then perhaps South Wales is your ideal Christmas location.

There’s plenty going on in both Cardiff and Swansea - so check out a few of the great events below:

Swansea’s Waterfront Winterland…

The Swansea Waterfront Winterland offers everything from a santa’s grotto to real ice skating, with a fantastic Christmas market also available for last minute xmas buys – everyone will enjoy this festive event and it’s the perfect  place to purchase some great Christmas Hampers.

  • Date/Time: 18th November – 8th January (10am – 10pm)
  • Location: National Waterfront Museum in Swansea
  • Admission: Free (individually activities priced as appropriate)
  • To find out more visit http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/swansea/

The Traditional Christmas Pantomime…

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a Christmas pantomime and Wales has struck gold with Jimmy Osmond making a star appearance in Aladdin at the Grand Theatre in Swansea.

This show is going to be guaranteed fun for kids and adults alike! Let’s face it Christmas isn’t complete without traditional “oh no he isn’t” and “he’s behind you” comedy!

  • Date/Time: 16th December – 15th January (Showings at 2pm and 7pm)
  • Location: National Waterfront Museum in Swansea
  • Admission: Typical Tickets Prices - £21.50, £20.00, £18.00, £14.00, £10.75, £8.50
  • To find out more visit: http://www.swansea.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=12612

Visit A Truly Welsh Christmas Gallery…

Do you need some inspiration for your Christmas gifts? Then this event could be just what you’re looking for, local crafters will be putting together a truly exciting range of products to get you inspired to create one of your own Xmas Hampers.

They’re perfect for friends and family or perhaps you’d like to treat yourself to a beautiful Christmas gift. This event is suitable for all ages and everyone is sure to enjoy seeing the delightful creations on display.

  • Date/Time: 11/12/11 – 17/12/11 (Monday – Saturday 10am-4pm)
  • Location: Corn Exchange Gallery, Guildhall in Cardigan
  • Admission: Free
  • Find out more here

Spend Christmas In A Cottage In Wales…

Getting away from it all and relaxing in a traditional holiday cottage in Wales is an excellent idea, with so many fantastic holiday properties available you’re sure to find festive Wales Cottages you’ll love.

Have you been to Wales during the Christmas period? What did you think?

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3 Responses to Why Spend Christmas In Wales?

  1. information technology December 26, 2011 at 8:32 am #

    nice post

  2. Anonymous January 17, 2012 at 11:51 am #

     awesome pics of swansea”s.thnx.. 

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