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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…

The Enchanted Forest at Greenwood Family Park

Where? Y Felinheli, Gwynedd
When? From Sunday 26th November 2023 (Wednesdays – Sundays only) until Saturday 23rd December 2023

This Christmas, Greenwood Park is hosting a magical festive experience for the whole family. Join the forests special guest character and enter the Enchanted Forest!

The experience includes exploring the illuminated forest and magical world of glistening trees 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, snuggled up in his cosy cottage. Book your tickets now with prices at £15 for adults and children and free entry for children under 18 months. More information can be found on the Enchanted Forest website.

Santa Trains at Welsh Highland Railway

Christmas Events in North Wales

Where? Caernarfon, Gwynedd
When? 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 22nd & 23rd December 2023

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?

Zipmas at Zip World, Snowdonia

An Elf at Santa's Grotto

Where? Llechwedd, Snowdonia
When? Friday 24th November – Sunday 24th December 2023

Enjoy a magical Christmas event in North Wales and meet Santa at Zip World’s underground Christmas Grotto – one of our favourite events in Snowdonia! Delve deep 500 feet 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!

Robin Robin at RSPB Conwy


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Where? Conwy Nature Reserve, Conwy
When? TBC

Robin Robin, the star of the Aardman Film Robin Robin on Netflix is returning to a range of RSPB Reserves this winter. Pick up your special activity pack and follow the festive Robin Robin Trail.

Robin has even recorded a special Christmas message for you to listen to as you walk around the Conwy Nature Reserve.

Breakfast with Santa at Anglesey Sea Zoo Christmas Markets

Child recieveing gift in Santa's Grotto

Where? Llanfairpwll, Anglesey
When? TBC

Head to Anglesey Sea Zoo and enjoy breakfast with Santa or Afternoon Tea with Elsa! This popular Christmas event in North Wales has a range of local stalls where you can finish off your Christmas shopping as well as Santa’s Grotto.

You and your loved ones can enjoy a fun-filled, festive day out at one of our top attractions included in our ultimate guide to things to do in Anglesey.

If you’re wanting to enjoy breakfast with Father Christmas, be sure to book ahead. Prices are £6 per child for Santa’s Grotto and £20 per head for Afternoon tea with Elsa.

Llandudno 5k Santa Run

Santa Run in North Wales.

Where? Llandudno, Conwy
When? Saturday 2nd December 2023

This brilliant 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.

Manorafon Farm Park Christmas Adventure

Where? Abergele, Conwy
When? 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, & 23rd December 2023

Next up on our guide to the Christmas Events in North Wales you won’t want to miss is the magical Christmas Adventure at Manorafon Farm.

Enjoy a story from Santa in his enchanting grotto, before his elves guide you around Santa’s Village. Head to the Elf Flying School where you can learn how to become one of Santa’s flight assistants. Or head to Santa’s Workshop to create you’re very own Christmas decoration to hang on your tree!

Entry costs £15 per adult and £39.90 per child. The children’s ticket includes a gift from Santa, Gingerbread and items to take home.

Meet Santa at Pili Palas Nature World

Where? Ffordd Penmynydd near Menai Bridge, Anglesey
When? Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be booked on various dates, you can find these and the menus on the Pili Palas Nature World website

Treat your little one to a meal with Santa at the popular Pili Palas Nature World. Your booking will include a visit to the Grotto and zoo, time in the soft play area, a gift, and of course a meal with Santa himself!

If you want to enjoy a meal with Santa, make sure you pre-book. Prices and menus can be found on the Pili Palas website.

Llandudno Christmas Extravaganza

Where? Llandudno, Conwy
When? 16th November 2023 – 19th November 2023

Need help getting into the festive spirit? The much-loved Llandudno Christmas Extravaganza is sure to do just that!

Held over four nights, you can look forward to browsing an array of gift stalls, perfect for any last-minute inspiration. Or why not pre-book an igloo, where you can dine on the variety of food on offer, or enjoy a tipple to warm your cockles!

This free to attend event also includes live entertainment and fairground rides which the little ones are sure to love! Check out our blog on everything you need to know about Christmas markets in North Wales for further 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!

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! Or for further inspiration, browse our guide on things to do in North Wales

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