Christmas in the Brecon Beacons

Get into the festive spirit by visiting one of the many Brecon Beacons‘ Christmas markets and fairs. We have lots of Christmas markets and fairs happening in communities right across the Brecon Beacons, it’s a perfect way to get in the mood for Christmas and start your shopping- let the festivities begin!

November

Brecon Farmers Market-10th NovemberImage may contain: text

Pop along to browse through a great selection of local meats, organic fruit and vegetables, cheeses, bread, cakes, and some tempting locally brewed bottled beers!

Llandeilo Festival of the Senses-16th-18th November 2018

Llandeilo Festival of Senses is an annual free pre Christmas festival. Located across the West Wales town, the festival encompasses the towns shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants as well as offering Craft and fashion stalls, food stalls, buskers, entertainment and more. Join us in Llandeilo on the 16th – 18th of November, and get yourself in the Festive spirit. More here.

Brecon With Bells On – Saturday 17th November 2018

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Brecon With Bells On is a Christmas extravaganza taking place throughout Brecon Town Centre. It’s being organised by Brecon Town Council who have arranged a Christmas Market in marquees, Christmas stalls, children’s games, street food and entertainment.

Father Christmas will be in his grotto! The event starts at 12 noon and ends at 6:30pm.  At 6pm the town’s Christmas lights will be turned on by Neil Morrissey!! More here.

Hay Festival Winter Weekend-22nd-25th November

Hay Festival Winter Weekend is an annual mini-festival taking place just before Christmas in Hay-on-Wye. Events take place at venues around the town, and include a wide range of author events, music, comedy and performance, as well as workshops for kids and Christmas shopping.

Hay’s Christmas lights are turned on the 23rd, and extra fun is provided by the local arts and crafts market and Hay & District Chamber of Commerce. Hang out with friends, laugh fit to burst, and enjoy the finest stories, ideas, food and company. More here.

Traditional Christmas Fayre at Dinefwr-26th November

There’s festive fun for everyone at The Llandeilo Traditional Christmas Fayre at Dinefwr on the weekend of the 26th November from 10 till 6 – a mansion and courtyard filled with gift ideas and special treats.

Whatever the weather, you can enjoy choirs and bands in the courtyard and festive entertainment in Newton House. Plus, Santa will be there both days and there’s free mulled wine and mince pies for everyone! More here.

Royal Welsh Winter Fair, 26 & 27 November 2018

Come and celebrate Christmas and witness the finest prime stock show in Europe at this year’s Royal Welsh Winter Fair. 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. More here.

The Winter Fair 2018 at Aberglasney-November 

30 – December 2nd

Get into the festival spirit with a warm mulled wine or spiced apple juice and a mince pie for each visitor, served by dedicated volunteers. In the mansion and craft marquee, there will be over sixty stalls offering a wide range of Christmas gifts and lovely things including decorations, ceramics, glass art fine art, photography and more! In the food marquee there are thirty stalls of delicious artisan food and drink, from sweet treats such as fudge by Mabel George to Christmas essentials like somked salmon from Salmon fish and beef by Carn Edward and Rogers and Son. Jin Talog will have a gin bar and Coaltown will be serving their award winning coffee. There will be a hog roast, delicious food in the tearooms, music and dance, Santas grotto and Birds of Prey! More here.

December

Christmas Dinner at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales-3rd-23rd December

This Christmas we’re offering Christmas dinner at the Garden. The Christmas menu begins on Monday 3rd December and will run until Sunday 23rd December.

Entry is included in the price if you have pre-booked. Walk-in’s will be dealt with as normal, i.e entry and meal will need to be paid for. Crackers and napkins will be provided with a pre-booked meal. Garden Members will receive a discount of 10% of the menu price. Garden Volunteers will have their usual discounted rate. Deposits of £5 per person will need to be paid to secure a booking. This is non-refundable.

Crickhowell Christmas Fair and Late Night Shopping-6th December

On 6 December the annual Christmas Fair will take place in various venues, creating the opportunity for more people to enjoy the festive atmosphere, while Crickhowell businesses offer a festive Late Night Shopping opportunity. CRiC’s community Christmas tree decorating competition will also take place in various venues and St Edmund’s Church is putting on a great programme of children’s activities. More here.

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Myddfai Christmas Craft Fair- 7th December

There will be a wide range of local crafts & cakes available, as well as games and a quiz.  Mulled wine & mince pies plus other  tasty, home-made refreshments will be available from the cafe.  Entry is FREE. 10am-4pm

Christmas Fayre at Tretower Court-14th DecemberImage may contain: sky, outdoor and nature

Tradition at Tretower – old and new combine at Christmas for a Fayre and Festivities!
Visit our Christmas Fayre at Tretower for some local products from some local sources – and maybe get some inspiration for those last-minute gift ideas too. On Saturday we have the added attraction of the Medieval Household; come and learn how the Vaughan family retainers celebrated the festive season. Holly and ivy, mistletoe and mulled wine, wreaths and Yule logs, and there may be one or two carols as well – old ones, of course!

Prices
Adult – £6.90
Family – £20.00*
Member – Am Ddim/Free
Disabled and companion – Am Ddim/Free
Student and children under 16 – £4.10
Senior Citizen – £5.50

* Admits 2 adults and up to 3 children under 16.  More here.

Find out what else is on this November here.

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