Skip to content

Christmas at Llanerchaeron

Detail of a Christmas tree, decorated with baubles and dried oranges
Christmas tree, decorated with baubles and dried oranges | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Feel the warmth of festive family days at Llanerchaeron this Christmas. Explore the parkland on a winter walk, join a wreath-making workshop, reunite with friends to explore the Christmas fair together or simply take a moment to remember what really matters. Find out what's on this festive season.

Christmas Fair

1, 2 and 3 December 10am to 4pm

Step back in time and enjoy a fairytale Christmas at Llanerchaeron. Listen to carol singers, visit Sion Corn (Father Christmas in Wales) enjoy the magical, sustainable seasonal decorations of the Villa, wander around the lake and grounds and discover beautiful Christmas present ideas and artisan treats at the array of local stallholders throughout the site.

This year the Llanerchaeron villa will open its doors especially for the three days of the Christmas Fair. The ground floor and stairway will be decorated in delightful fairytale themes and stories to discover. The inner hall will be transformed into Jack and the Beanstalk by the gardeners, Sleeping Beauty could be found in the Dining Room, Cinderella comes to life in the Drawing Room, Hansel and Gretel will be in the Kitchen and the Elves and the Shoemaker will be hard at work in the Pantry. There will be plenty to delight the senses with a visit to the Villa.

Price: Free for members, £5 for adults, free under 18s. Booking not required. 

Father Christmas giving a present to a young girl
Festive family fun at Llanerchaeron | © National Trust Images/Rob Stothard

Meet Santa

2 and 3 December 11am – 3pm

Families will have the chance to meet Santa on Saturday and Sunday and receive a free gift. No need to book in advance.

A visitor crafting a wreath during a Christmas wreath making workshop
Christmas wreath making workshop | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Wreath making workshops

8, 9 and 10 December

10am – 12am and 2pm – 4pm each day

Get crafty this Christmas and make your own gorgeous Christmas wreath to take home using foliage gathered from the across the 100 acre Llanerchaeron Estate. The sessions, held in the historic stables, will be led by gardener and wreath workshop expert Meg.

£25 per person includes hot drinks, mince pies and all materials. Suitable for beginners, no experience required. Booking essential.

Book your session here

Don’t forget to recharge at Conti’s café which will be open each day of the fair offering light festive fare and warming hot drinks. Our high quality second hand bookshop will be open for browsing and finding some beautiful gift ideas.

A warm Ceredigion welcome awaits you this Festive Season.

A child and adult, pushing a pram, walk past the entrance of the villa at Llanerchaeron, Wales

Discover more at Llanerchaeron

Find out when Llanerchaeron is open, how to get here, the things to see and do and more.

You might also be interested in

Visitors in the Blue Drawing Room at Christmas at Powis Castle in Powys, Wales

Christmas in Wales 

Whether you’re looking for castles bursting with ornate decorations, places to meet Father Christmas, a day out at a Christmas market or simply enjoy a crisp winter walk, we have plenty of places in Wales for a festive day out.

Bluebells at Llanerchaeron, Ceredigion, Wales

Exploring the estate at Llanerchaeron 

You can enjoy a walk and see a variety of wildlife year-round at Llanerchaeron in the parkland, woods, meadows and of course the working farmyard.

A white Georgian villa with a sweeping drive and green lawn to the front

Visiting the John Nash villa at Llanerchaeron 

Llanerchaeron’s Georgian villa created by architect John Nash makes the most of the views across the picturesque Aeron valley. Discover a complete service courtyard at the back of the house.

Visitors at the cafe at Llanerchaeron, Wales

Eating and shopping at Llanerchaeron 

On your visit to Llanerchaeron why not treat yourself to one of Conti's Café’s famous ice creams, take home fresh produce grown in the garden and browse the second-hand bookshop.