23 September 2022
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With festive events ringing in Christmas cheer all over the country, Christmas in Wales is crammed with yuletide fun to keep you going right up until the big day.
We’ve picked out the very best Christmas markets in Wales to keep you in the festive spirit – now all you have to do is choose where to go!
Need somewhere to stay too? We have suggested some cottages close to these events but you can also browse our full collection of Christmas escapes too.
Christmas markets in South Wales
Cardiff Christmas Market
10 November - 23 December 2022
Cardiff’s Christmas market spreads over the city from early November right through until a few days before Christmas, with plenty of stallholders showcasing their goods. A huge variety of food, gifts and crafts will be available, with sellers switching throughout the festive period to keep the market fresh and exciting, even for those visiting more than once.
Christmas at Bute Park is also a must-see with its magical light trail just waiting to be explored. This wonderful park is illuminated and transformed into a magical winter wonderland during December. Wind your way through a breathtaking spectrum of illuminations, sculptures and special effects!
Christmas markets in North Wales
Llandudno Christmas Extravaganza
17th - 20th November 2022
Set in the heart of Llandudno, get into the Christmas Spirit this festive season.
The Llandudno Christmas Extravaganza is a family fun event with plenty of festive food, drink, gifts, funfair, entertainment and more.
Christmas markets in Mid Wales
The Royal Welsh Winter Fair
28 - 29 November 2022
In late November, the two-day Royal Welsh Winter Fair returns with a combination of agriculture, horticulture, gastronomy and handicrafts, all enveloped in a yuletide ambience that will have you jingling all the way to Christmas!
Hundreds of trade stands, demonstrations and exhibitions will provide something for every kind of visitor.
Hay Festival Winter Weekend
24 - 27 November 2022
The Hay Festival Winter Weekend is a seasonal weekend of wonder in the beautiful Hay Castle, a newly renovated centre for arts, literature and learning.
Expect an eclectic mix of performers and speakers, candle-lit storytelling, comedy, music and fun family workshops.
Christmas markets in West Wales
Llandeilo Festival of Senses
18 - 20 November 2022
The Llandeilo Festival of Senses pre-Christmas event is a sure way to get you into the festive spirit through your senses. Smell the spices of a warm mulled wine, taste delicious local delicacies, indulge in treats for yourself, and hear and see a whole schedule of events.
Held in its town centre with shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants, this yuletide event brings Christmas magic to this West Wales town.
Aberglasney Winter Fair
2 - 4 December 2022
The Aberglasney Winter Fair is a spectacular Christmas event. The fair sees the beautiful gardens transform into a Christmas shoppers’ paradise.
You'll find an abundance of exhibitors selling their hand-crafted goods. They are a hand-picked selection of talented artists, makers, crafters and designers.
Spend a day discovering unique gifts, handmade decorations, amazing art and beautiful homeware, and have your fill of delicious artisan food and drink.
Saundersfoot Coastal Christmas
2 December 2022 - 1 January 2023
Saundersfoot Coastal Christmas is a magical month full of fun festive events and activities for the whole family.
Expect Christmas cabins, live events, lantern parades, tunnel lights, fireworks and the famous New Year's Day Swim!
Discover bracing beach walks, intriguing tunnel paths, amazing places to eat and a vibrant harbour in Saundersfoot this Christmas.
More Christmas markets, fairs and events in Wales
Find a cottage for Christmas in Wales
Looking for somewhere to stay over the festive period? We have picked out some of our cosiest cottages for Christmas in Wales, whether you are planning to get the family together or to escape for a quiet break, just the two of you.
You can also browse our full collection of cottages for Christmas in Wales.
Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing,
please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.