Here are some hidden secrets for Christmas shopping in the Brecon Beacons…
What we excel at in the Brecon Beacons is the range of independent shops and fairs offering something a whole lot better than the high street chains – the window at Little Poppets in Brecon says it all – how pretty is that!:
But also in Brecon we have Cariad and The Kindle House all with lovely things for children and gifts for adults too. The Gate Gallery offers bespoked gifts in glass and there is more to discover with lovely books at The Hours and ladies and gents clothing at Evans and Wilkins.
Hay on Wye is always a great place for Christmas shopping whilst Peppercorn in Llandeilo right next to the Toast shop has to be worth a trip! With this in mind it is great to see Llandeilo kicking off the festive shopping period with their Christmas Festival of Senses which starts with late night shopping on Friday November 23rd giving the town a party atmosphere with all the markets in full swing, the Christmas lights switch on and live music to follow in King Street
The Brecon Christmas Village is opening from 24th November to Christmas Eve in Mr Dickens House, Mid End Terrace, The George Hotel in Brecon with a particular focus on the weekend of the 1st & 2nd December when they too have a Christmas festival of choir singing, additional stalls, Santa’s grotto and more!
With the Royal Welsh’s Winter fair on Monday 26th November & Tuesday 27th November it seems that a last minute short break might be in order to make the most of all that will be on offer in the area!
Art at No 10 is a Christmas art exhibition at Stay at No 10 on the Struet in Brecon and is also on the 1st & 2nd of December and will be selling wonderful landscapes, still life and abstract work, ceramics, sculpture and unusual gifts and homemade cards.
The following weekend sees ‘The Winter Gathering – an Affordable Art Fair’ on 7th December (5pm -9pm) in Crickhowell.
And for those of you who still like to shop up to the last minute there is to be a Christmas fayre at Penpont on December 15th & 16th. Penpont has laway been one of the nicest place to buy your Christmas tree in the area so this fayre gives you the opportunity to put your tree on the top of the car at the same time!