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Christmas Markets or Fayres 2021

Festive Christmas atmosphere full of Welsh traditions and charms

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Christmas markets or Fayres pop up across in the main squares of Welsh cities and towns from mid-November to Christmas Eve. There are all kinds of markets and fairs like typical Christmas markets with lights and food stalls, Medieval fairs with traditional knights and handicrafts, and even stock shows and agricultural competitions.

Cardiff Christmas Market (November 11–December 23, 2021) & Cardiff Winter Wonderland (November 16, 2021–January 2, 2022)

Pedestrian streets of Cardiff host about 100 Christmas market stalls and 200 exhibitors that, together with Cardiff's Winter Wonderland, turn the center of the capital into a magic Christmas area. You can find all sorts of Christmas-themed stalls selling arts, handicrafts, candles, food, clothing, jewelry, and so on.

Caerphilly Christmas Market (postponed to 2022) | Caerphilly Winter Food & Craft Market (December 11, 2021)

Caerphilly town and castle get filled with sounds, smells, and sights of all things Christmasy. Enjoy delicious local food, mulled wine, street theatre performances, and over 100 stalls selling gifts and foods. Caerphilly is just 10 miles from Cardiff so that you can spend a day away from the capital's buzz and fuss.

Royal Welsh Winter Fair at Royal Welsh Showground (November 29–30, 2021)

Royal Welsh Winter Fair is set at the Royal Welsh Showground in-between Llanelwedd and Builth Wells. It exhibits the best of British farming and poultry alongside with hounds and farriery demonstrations. Visitors can stroll through 300 stalls and meet Santa in his grotto. Fayre guests can also experience the vibes of live auctions, see livestock on display, and participate in classes and competitions.

Winter Fair at Aberglasney (canceled in 2021)

Magic events await you at the Aberglasney Winter Fayre as well. Two huge pavilions are set up in its gardens where one can buy Christmas gifts, try the tasty food and Welsh cuisine or drink a glass of mulled wine. It also hosts some medieval Christmas markets in Wales.

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