The Magic Porridge Pot – English Language- 8th November-6pm
The Abergavenny Hotel Presents Viva La Vodka-17-18th November
Now in its 18th year, the Winter Weekend is a smaller version of the main festival with events taking place in four venues in the town. This year’s Festival will be our biggest yet with a new 450-seater venue and extended programming. The town’s atmospheric market square will be a focus of festivities: On Friday 24 November, the Hay Christmas lights will be turned on, transforming the town into a winter wonderland brimming with festive cheer, accompanied by carol singing, readings and evening entertainment. On Saturday 25 November, Hay Food Festival celebrates all that’s good about winter cooking, with over 50 stalls showcasing the very best of local produce, from savoury to sweet. On Sunday 26 November, Hay Does Vintage transforms the square into a festive outdoor fleamarket with over 50 vintage and retro traders offering a diverse collection of items from clothes, textiles and jewellery, to furniture, collectables, and kitchenalia.
Cantref’s Santa Experience– 25th-26th November
Make Magical Memories this Christmas in our enchanting winter wonderland at Cantref! All under cover we have over 40,000 sq ft of festive fun. Walk through our Elves Kingdom with real animal nativity scenes and lots of Christmas Trees and Snow. Make reindeer food, sit in Santa’s Sleigh, write your Christmas Letter, play our snowball game and do Christmas crafts while you wait to see Santa in his Grotto. Santa will then give you a special key to enter the magical toy shop where you can select your own gift! The excitement doesn’t end there, we also have Elf Academy where you can learn to be a Christmas Elf, our Mr Ev’s Christmas Show and Christmas Party Games with the entertainment team. Combined with our usual shows such as bottle feeding, pet handling and pony rides along with lots of indoor and outdoor play there is plenty to keep you entertained for the whole day! Our heated indoor soft play area is lovely and warm and our cafe will be serving lots of delicious food and tasty homemade cakes. Save money by pre-booking your tickets on-line. Book Tickets
First staged in 1990, the Winter Fair is now firmly established as one of the most popular attractions on the British agricultural show calendar. Leading stockmen from all over the UK compete for the top accolades in the competitions running throughout the two-day event.
Away from the judging rings the very best of Welsh food producers will be showcasing their produce and Christmas shoppers can explore the hundreds of tradestands, demonstrations and exhibitions and festive atmosphere.