Christmas events in South Wales

From Christmas fairs and candlelit walks to lavish decorations and festive trails, there's plenty of Christmas fun to be had in South Wales. Find out more about what's happening on your doorstep with the National Trust this Christmas.

See lavish decorations at Tredegar House this Christmas

Tredegar House, Newport 

Travel through time at Tredegar House this Christmas to explore traditions past and present. Experience lavish decorations in each room on a guided Christmas visit, or revel in the magic of a late night visit on a Yuletide tour. During the weekends try your hand at traditional Christmas activities and soak up the atmosphere as you enjoy a glass of mulled wine and mince pie as you explore local food and craft stalls.

Decorating the Christmas tree in the great hall at Dyffryn Gardens

Dyffryn Gardens, Cardiff 

Discover Dyffryn Gardens brand new Christmas trail. From 24 November to 2 January you can follow the ‘O Christmas tree’ trail around the garden and discover 12 alternative Christmas trees, each one telling a different part of Dyffryn's story. See suspended parrots, heaps of coal and a dose of flower power. Or for a more laid back Christmas join the Spectrum Singers in the Grand Hall for Christmas carols on 15 December.

Christmas tree outside Newton House

Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire 

Kicking off Christmas at Dinefwr will be their traditional Christmas Fair on 23, 24 and 25 of November. The mansion and courtyard will be filled with tasty treats, handmade gifts and festive entertainment in the marquee. Come back in December and enjoy Christmas in Newton House as each room will be beautifully decorated. If you prefer the outdoors then wrap up warm and help the rangers feed the deer in the parkland, or join one of their guided walks.

Christmas decorations at Llanerchaeron

Llanerchaeron, Ceredigion 

Soak up the magic of the festive season at Llanerchaeron’s annual weekend fair and see the working farm preparing for Christmas. There will be 70 stalls, a visit from Father Christmas plus mince pies and mulled wine. Or beat the winter blues by heading out on a woodland walk and experience Llanerchaeron at its most wild and wintry. The farm, tea-room and shop will be open throughout December (except 24, 25 and 26 December).

Two performers at the Night at the tinworks event, at Aberdulais, Neath.

Aberdulais, Neath 

Explore the Tin Works and Waterfall by night at Aberdulais. Take a candlelit walk to the waterfall on Friday 14 and 21 December, where you can enjoy storytelling and make traditional Victorian decoration. Don’t forget a torch!

Little boy dressed up in traditional Tudor costume

Tudor Merchant's House, Tenby 

Get into the festive spirit at the Tudor Merchant's House this December. Come and see the house traditionally decorated and find out how the Tudors celebrated the 12 days of Christmas.

Visitors enjoying the festive fun run

Stackpole, Pembrokeshire 

Burn off those Christmas calories with a festive fun run around the Stackpole Estate. Choose from 1.5 miles, 3 miles or 6 miles. After your run treat yourself to a mince pie and hot chocolate in the Boathouse tea-room. If running’s not for you, then simply enjoy one of Stackpole’s walking routes, open every day of the year.

Shopping at a craft fair

Southwood Farm, Pembrokeshire 

Celebrate the festive season at Southwood Farm’s Christmas Fair. Browse stalls filled with arts, crafts and local produce, explore the historic farm range and enjoy a refreshing winter walk.

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