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Christmas Events in North Wales

Tis the season to be jolly! The festive season is rapidly approaching and there are plenty of fun, festive Christmas events in North Wales waiting to be enjoyed.

From an enchanting drive-through reindeer safari to a magical underground festive grotto, North Wales is packed with loads of things to do this Christmas. Keep the whole family entertained with a meet and greet with Santa himself, or warm yourself up with a mulled wine and mince pie. However you decide to spend this festive season, Christmas in North Wales is a magical experience.

Our list of exciting Christmas events in North Wales is sure to get you excited for the festive season…


Enchanted Lodge at Greenwood Family Park

Y Felinheli, Gwynedd
Saturday 27th November – Sunday 19th December 2021

This Christmas, Greenwood Park is hosting a magical festive experience for the whole family! This two-hour experience includes an extraordinary festive show, a home-cooked festive feast and even some arts and crafts with some mischievous elves. This is a Christmas activity in North Wales not to be missed!

Plus the main man himself, Father Christmas will be on hand with a sack full of golden tickets for the toy factory! Book your tickets now with prices at £15 per child and £7 per adult. More information can be found on their website.


Santa Trains at Welsh Highland Railway

Caernarfon, Gwynedd
Saturday 11th December – Thursday 23rd December 2021

Christmas Events in North Wales

The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways are offering a variety of seasonal activities this winter. If the idea of seeing Santa on a steam train piques your interest, then this is the event for you. You’ll be able to meet Santa himself in his Christmas Carriage Grotto at Porthmadog Harbour Station or join him aboard a Welsh Highland Railway!

Hop on one of the many ‘Santa Trains’ running throughout December to make the most of this fun festive treat – the kids will love it (taking children along is, of course, optional!). Your journey will begin from Caernarfon, where you will collect a Christmas Hamper before sitting back and enjoying the beauty of Snowdonia National Park– what’s not to love! For more information and to book your tickets, check out the Welsh Highland Railway Santa Trains.


Zipmas at Zip World, Snowdonia

Llechwedd, Snowdonia
Monday 29th November – Thursday 24th December 2021

Enjoy a magical Christmas event in North Wales and meet Santa at Zip World’s underground Christmas Grotto! Delve deep underground through the famous Llechwedd Slate Mines where Santa and his team of Elves will be waiting in anticipation.

Upon arriving at Santa’s Grotto, you’ll receive a special Christmas gift; a Welsh slate bauble, which you can then decorate at the dedicated craft station. With a complimentary mince pie, hot chocolate or mulled wine, Zipmas is a magical festive experience like no other!


Christmas at Bodnant Gardens

Colwyn Bay, Conwy
Saturday 4th December – Wednesday 5th January 2021

Visit the gorgeous Bodnant Gardens this December and take part in Percy the Park Keeper’s Winter Wander Trail, with some fun winter activities along the way. A world of adventure awaits as you help Percy and his friends give nature a helping hand.

After exploring the trail, warm up with some festive food at the Pavilion and Magnolia Tearooms. Bodnant Gardens are also offering Festive Afternoon Teas every day in December (excluding December 24-26). Christmas is such a magical time, make sure you head down to Bodnant Gardens to celebrate.


Reindeer Lodge Drive-Through Reindeer Safari

Mold, Flintshire
Saturday 20th November – Friday 24th December

Reindeer in Snow North Wales

Experience a Winter drive-through adventure at the Reindeer Lodge. There’s something for everyone on this enchanting reindeer experience. Enjoy the drive-in theatre show before exploring the illuminated lakeside and woodland trail. There’s even a hidden elf village where you can meet Father Christmas himself!

After taking in the magical sights, enjoy some delicious festive food and drinks as you wander around the Christmas stalls. Day and night experiences are available from late November, at £39.50 per car.


Llandudno 5k Santa Run

Llandudno, Conwy
Saturday 4th December 2021

This brlliant family event takes you on a journey along the beautiful seafront of Llandudno North Shore. Walk, jog or run the Llandudno 5km Santa Run – plus your four-legged friend can even join in the festive fun!

Entry costs £16 per adult and £10 per child, which includes a Santa Suit and your finishers medal! After enjoying the festive atmosphere, why not enjoy an afternoon exploring this popular holiday resort. Check out our favourite things to do in Llandudno for some extra inspiration.


Holiday Cottages for Christmas Breaks in North Wales

To top it off, why not spend a festive weekend in one of these Christmas holiday cottages? We have something to suit everyone! Or check out these delightful cottages for Christmas and New Year!

Holiday Cottages for Christmas Breaks in North Wales

Book your holiday cottage in North Wales today. We have properties with hot tubs, romantic boltholes for two, dog-friendly cottages and great family-friendly cottages. If you would prefer to speak to one of our friendly team members to discuss your requirements, call us on 01248 430258.


We hope our list of Christmas events in North Wales has got you in the festive spirit! If you’re looking to extend your stay, then be sure to check out these 5 great reasons to spend New Year’s Eve in North Wales!

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