The Christmas season is upon us and that means Christmas in North Wales and SF parks! Christmas in North Wales is a magical time of year to enjoy the quaint towns, beautiful scenery, and festive activities. To make sure you get the most out of your Christmas in North Wales we have compiled a list of a few things to do for Christmas in North Wales.
What are some fun things to do around Christmas time in North Wales?
There are a lot of Christmas events going on in North Wales during Christmas time! Christmas markets, Christmas parties with friends and family, Christmas shopping for presents, roast Christmas dinners, Christmas movies–the list goes on. Make sure you plan ahead so that you can take advantage of every fun Christmas event happening in North Wales this year.
How to Plan Your Time in North Wales for Christmas
You should think about the amount of time you have there and when exactly you will be there so that you can make a plan of what you would like to do while there. The first thing I like to do is decide if we will be going to multiple events each day or if we will only go to one event. Basically, decide how filled our days will be, and then once you know this you can start to fill in your days with fun activities for the whole family.
What are good Christmas traditions?
Some Christmas traditions are hanging Christmas stockings, setting up Christmas trees, decorating the house, exchanging gifts with family members or friends, singing Christmas carols, or visiting Christmas markets.
Christmas is about spending time with family more so than the actual activities that you want to do. It can be a relaxing evening at home with family hanging decorations, enjoying hot cocoa around the fire or you can spend the evening out at a local Christmas festival. We spend the holiday at the year round caravan park, so we enjoy the festivities the park has on offer each year. It is all up to you though, whatever you and your family enjoy!
What are some Christmas traditions in North Wales for Christmas?
The Christmas festivities are an important part of Christmas in North Wales. There are many Christmas events happening to celebrate the holidays–you should definitely try to take part in them!
5 Things to Do For Christmas in North Wales
This list is in no particular order, but they all have several things to do while at each location so get ready to have a blast.
Welsh Highland Santa Trains
From December 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th & 23rd
The Welsh Highland Railways are hosting a slew of Christmas activities this year. If you like the look of Santa sitting on a train, you will love this activity. You can even meet Santa while visiting the Christmas Carriage at Porthmadog Harbour Station or even catch a ride with him on the Welsh Highland Railway!
To make the most of this enjoyable festive treat, hop aboard one of Santa’s trains running through December. Your kids will adore it. Your adventure will start in Caernarfon before taking in the wonders of Snowdonia National Park where the views will be spectacular.
Christmas at Bodnant Gardens
Open throughout the season apart from Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Take a stroll around the beautiful Bodnant Gardens this season for the Winter Wander Trail, where you may enjoy some entertaining winter activities. You will be tasked to help Percy and his crew while you’ll encounter a world of adventure.
The Elves return to Bodnant Gardens to set up their festive Christmas workshop where you get to help them work on their projects and afterward you can enjoy toasting marshmallows and spending time with your family while exploring the rest of the gardens.
After the trip, refuel with some amazing food while at the Magnolia Tearoom. Every day in December, Bodnant Gardens is offering a Festive Afternoon Tea (excluding December 24-26). You will have to go check out the beautiful Bodnant Gardens this Christmas to enjoy it.
Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland
22nd November 2022 – 8th January 2023
Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland will return for Christmas 2022 and is bigger and better than ever!
This year, the ice walk and ice rink will take place on the grounds of Cardiff Castle, and there will be lots of food and drink to enjoy. Find out more here.
Drive-Through Reindeer Safari
November 19th through December 24th
At the Reindeer Lodge, you may relive an adventure where you will experience reindeer. This enchanting reindeer experience is fun for the entire family. From the drive-in theatre to the wood walkway paths to the beautifully lit lakeside, there is a ton of great things to experience while there. You can even meet Mr. Christmas himself in an elf village that’s hidden away!
Spend the day traveling around the exquisite scenery and experiencing Christmas traditions at home, where you can enjoy delicious seasonal cuisine and beverages as you stroll through the Christmas stands. Starting near the end of November, you can experience this starting at just £35 per vehicle. Find out more here.
Christmas in North Wales is a time of year where Christmas markets, Christmas parties with friends and family, Christmas shopping for presents, Christmas dinners, Christmas movies—the list goes on.
Make sure you plan ahead so that you can take advantage of every fun Christmas event happening in North Wales this year. Whether it’s the Santa trains at Welsh Highland Railway or Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland; there are plenty of festive activities to choose from!
If all these things sound like too much work and planning- we have some good news: our team has done the hard work for you by creating an itinerary full of events guaranteed to make your trip immersive and enjoyable.