Celebrate Christmas in North Wales

Step away from the high street and rediscover bygone Christmas traditions, from medieval to Victorian. Create some of your own, too, at our castles, houses and gardens this festive season.

Santa visits Aberconwy House

Aberconwy House, Conwy 

The oak beamed halls of this beautiful medieval merchant’s house will be decked with holly and festive finery to welcome Father Christmas. This is a real, old fashioned treat for all the family to enjoy on selected dates in December.

Hand made decorations at Bodnant garden, Conwy

Bodnant Garden, Conwy 

Take a special garden trail down to the Old Mill in the Dell and discover the Elves' Workshop. Get into the festive spirit making Christmas crafts for family and friends and cosy-up around the brazier with a cup of hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows.

The Lord of Misrule tells a young visitor all about medieval Christmas at Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle, Wrexham 

Make merry at Medieval Christmas weekends in December. Enjoy the bygone smells, sounds and tastes of traditional drink, food, music, entertainment, crafts and games and see the castle dressed in its festive best. Christmas the way it used to be!

A group of walkers in festive jumpers and hats skip through Erddig's garden

Erddig, Wrexham 

Create some magical memories with your family and join Father Christmas for breakfast, or supper in our Hayloft restaurant throughout December, with craft activities, songs, a special story and a small gift for children. Outdoors, kids and adults will love the Alice in Wonderland garden trail.

A family visits Father Christmas at Penrhyn Castle, North Wales.

Penrhyn Castle, Bangor 

Discover the castle's festive traditions at December weekends in the run up to Christmas. Enjoy family fun activities including traditional crafts, decorations, storytelling, choral singing and a very special Wassail punch - not forgetting a special visit with the jolly man himself.

Heart Christmas Decoration at Plas Newydd, Anglesey

Plas Newydd, Anglesey 

The annual food and craft fair is back, bigger and better than ever, with more than 60 stalls full of varied festive treats, handmade gifts and local produce – and of course Father Christmas will be there too. This year the event has been extended over four days from December 2-5.

Father Christmas arriving at Plas yn Rhiw on horseback, greeted by elves

Plas yn Rhiw, Llŷn Peninsula 

Escape the high street for a special pre-Christmas weekend on December 3 and 4 at this charming manor house overlooking the sea. Meet Father Christmas as he arrives on his horse, explore the festive trail in the woodland and enjoy games and crafts (with a glass of mulled wine to warm you up.)

Porth y Swnt, Aberdaron

Porth y Swnt, Llŷn Peninsula 

Creating their own Christmas traditions- Porth y Swnt will open its door after dark on the 15 December. Follow the trail in search of hidden clues and have a go creating your own Christmas decorations. Browse the shop for that perfect Christmas gift accompanied by a glass of mulled wine and mince pie.

A Christmas tree illuminated in front of the Castle's entrance. Powis Castle, Powys, Wales

Powis Castle, Welshpool 

The castle and grounds offer a truly magical experience. Walk in illuminated gardens, enjoy carol concerts, fine festive foods and, of course, meeting Father Christmas. Adding an extra touch of sparkle, this year rooms in the castle will be decorated with special themed trees.