Escape the 21st Century Christmas in south Wales

Escape the hustle and bustle of preparing for a 21st century Christmas in south Wales. Step this way to escape to a gentler festive season from times gone by…

Scrooge's silhouette against the backdrop of Tredegar House

Christmas at Tredegar House 

Take in a Diskensian Christmas at Tredegar House with ‘A Christmas Carol’ themed activities. Dickens, more than any other Victorian, was responsible for laying out a blueprint as to how Christmas should be celebrated and a visit to Tredegar House this Christmas will take in some of the ways in which he influenced the festive period.

Father Christmas at Dyffryn Gardens

Christmas at Dyffryn Gardens 

Just a short hop from the busy Cardiff high-street, in the stunning Vale of Glamorgan, visitors at Dyffryn are invited to step back in time and celebrate a traditional Christmas - complete with carolling, mince pies and halls bedecked with festive cheer. Sing your heart out at Dyffryn Gardens carol concert on 4, 11 and 18 December at 7pm

Dinefwr Edwardian Christmas Fayre

Christmas at Dinefwr  

A century ago, Christmases were not dominated by the television schedule or internet shopping and Dinefwr’s Edwardian Christmas Fayre aims to bring back the spirit of simple celebration. Dinefwr’s Edwardian Christmas fair on 28 and 29 November is massively popular, so be sure to arrive early.

Christmas decorations at Llanerchaeron

Christmas at Llanerchaeron 

See the 18th-century Welsh gentry estate – house, walled gardens and home farm transform into a traditional festive wonderland. Don't miss the Llanerchaeron Christmas fair on 5 and 6 December.

Aberdulais Waterfalls candlelit walk

Christmas at Aberdulais Tinworks and Waterfall  

Aberdulais Tinworks and Waterfall is opening its doors after hours on the 3, 10 and 17 December for an unforgettable Christmas experience for all the family with a candlelit walk to the waterfall. On this festive stroll meet Mr or Mrs Claus in their Victorian attire and make some Christmas crafts and take home a true Victorian Christmas treat. After your festive walk cozy-on up in the tea-room.

Sitting by the fireplace in the kitchen

Christmas at Tudor Merchant's House 

Step back 500 years and experience a Tudor Christmas for yourself. Discover how the early Tudors would have celebrated the festive season with the 12 days of Christmas countdown.

Colby Woodland Garden in the snow

Christmas at Colby Woodland Garden 

If you’re looking to get away from Christmas Colby’s a tranquil retreat and a welcome change to the hustle and bustle of Christmas. The gardens are open throughout winter, ideal for enjoying a bit of peace and quiet.

Mari Lwyd Lantern Parade at Pennard

Christmas on Gower 

Come along and help us revive this old mid winter tradition. Everyone is invited to join us in lighting up the streets of Pennard. You can join the parade or place your lanterns in your garden to light our way. Or you can just come and watch!