Where can I meet Father Christmas in Wales?

Meeting Santa is one of the experiences that makes the festive period so magical so why not visit him at one of our special places across Wales. Don't forget to check the details. You may even need to book in advance - he's a very busy man.

Santa visits Aberconwy House

Aberconwy House, Conwy 

Meet Father Christmas as he stays over in this enchanted medieval house before he heads off to deliver presents. Write your Christmas list before climbing the stairs to explore the toy workshop. Make your way through the house as you look out for Santa’s belongings before meeting him in the sitting room. Selected dates from 3 to 20 December.

Victorian Christmas Characters at Aberdulais

Aberdulais Tin Works & Waterfall, Neath 

Enjoy Aberdulais at night. Take a candlelit walk to the waterfall, listen to stories from Mr/Mrs Claus, make some Christmas crafts and enjoy a festive treat in the Old School House tea-room. Tuesday 6, 13 and 20 December.

Father Christmas in his medieval style grotto at Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle, near Wrexham 

Father Christmas returns once again to Chirk Castle to take up residence in his Adam Tower grotto. He's brought presents for some very special visitors, so we hope you've all been good! 10, 11, 17 and 18 December.

Father Christmas in his grotto at Dyffryn Gardens

Dyffryn Gardens, near Cardiff 

Father Christmas will be making a very special stop at Dyffryn Gardens on 10, 11, 17 and 18 December. You’ll be able to meet Father Christmas in this grand and traditionally decorated house where each child will be given a very specially gift.

Erddig in the snow

Erddig, Wrexham 

Fire young imaginations and join Father Christmas for supper every weekend from 3 to 23 December in the Hayloft Restaurant. Book early to avoid disappointment. Or Meet Father Christmas in the elves' workshop, every weekend from 3 to 18 December, to enjoy the gift of giving and leave a donation for our local food-bank.

Christmas decorations at Llanerchaeron

Llanerchaeron, Ceredigion 

Father Christmas will be stopping by the Llanerchaeron Christmas fair on 3 and 4 December and he’ll have a small gift for every child he meets. There will also be a kids treasure hunt in the garden.

Heart Christmas Decoration at Plas Newydd, Anglesey

Penrhyn Castle, near Bangor 

Old Saint Nick will be setting up his grotto in a special secret part of the castle every Saturday and Sunday between 3 and 18 December. Tell him your Christmas wishes and if you've been good you may even get a special gift from his helpers!

Stockings above the mantlepiece at Plas Newydd

Plas Newydd, Anglesey 

Not even the big man in red could resist a visit to this year’s Christmas Fair on 2,3 and 4 December! We've trimmed our cosy Octagon Room with a sprinkle of Christmas magic ready for you to come and meet him. If you've been good, there may even be a special gift for you too!

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

Plas yn Rhiw, Llŷn 

Escape the high-street crowds and join Plas yn Rhiw’s traditional Christmas weekend between 3 and 4 of December. At midday families will break out into traditional song calling out for Father Christmas where he’ll lead the way on his trusty steed Dylan. Follow him through to the Kitchen where he’ll be waiting with a gift for all well behaved children.

Father Christmas in his grotto at Powis Castle and Garden, Powys, Wales

Powis Castle, near Welshpool 

Bring your family along and meet Father Christmas in the spectacular setting of Powis Castle. Your children will be able to visit Father Christmas in his magical grotto every Saturday and Sunday from 26 November to 18 December.

Father Christmas waiting in his cosy livingroom at Tredegar House

Tredegar House, Newport 

Lapland has confirmed that Father Christmas will be pulling up his sleigh at Tredegar House this year on selected dates in November and December. Lavish Victorian decorations have decked the house where Father Christmas will be waiting with a gift for all the children.