North Wales Christmas Markets
Get in the festive spirit this year with a whole host of Christmas Markets in North Wales
Darwin Escapes has 4 beautiful destinations across the North Wales Coastline, each with its own unique offering, from our family friendly destinations such as Talacre Beach Holiday Home Park and New Pines Holiday Home Park, to our luxurious Seaview Holiday Home Park and Aberconwy Resort & Spa. All our North Wales destinations offer holiday home ownership, meaning you can explore all the region has to offer at your own pace.
If you’re visiting the area over the festive period you’ll be pleased to know there is a whole host of Christmas Markets offering bespoke gifts and delicious food to get you in the Christmas spirit!
Llandudno Christmas Fayre
When: 16th – 19th Nov / Times: 9:30am – 6:00pm
Visit this wonderful food, drink and craft festival in the beautiful Victorian seaside town of Llandudno. The annual fayre hosts up to 130 stalls throughout the town and attracts more than 35,000 visitors over the 4 days, showcasing festive food, drink and crafts. The ideal place to find unusual gifts and a wide variety of products you won’t find in the high street. Enjoy locally produced food and drink, quirky handmade and unusual gifts, there will be craft demonstrations, as well as cultural entertainment throughout the 4 day event and a fabulous Santa’s Grotto to visit too! A fun family event for all ages!
Wrexham Victorian Christmas Market
When: 7th December
Expanding this year the Wrexham Victorian Christmas Market is bigger and better than ever, hosting around 100 stalls in the town centre. You will find everything festive at this Christmas Market, from delicious food including pies, locally made cheese, cakes and mouth-watering brownies, to tasting locally brewed beers and ciders. There are also wonderful handmade gifts including toys, candles, jewelry and crafts all available to purchase for that special someone. There will also be Victorian themed street entertainment and rides all around the town for the whole family to enjoy a day out.
Chester Christmas Market
When: 16th Nov – 20th Dec / Times: 10:00am – 6:00pm
This historic city hosts one of the UK’s most popular Christmas Markets, ideal to put you in the Christmas spirit, with over 70 stalls and chalets you are sure to find the perfect gift for that special someone. The beautiful walled city of Chester lends itself to the romantic feel of Christmas, you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, with carol singers lining the streets and the smell of freshly cooked street food floating around, you are sure to feel the festive spirit. Visit on opening day and see the annual event of the lights switch on, and see the city come to life around you!
When: 9th December / Times: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
One of Conwy’s biggest events of the year will help get everyone into the festive spirit! Follow the torch lit procession of the Armoured Knights and their Ladies through the beautiful walled town, where the local shops will be offering late night shopping to pick up that special gift. Get in the Christmas spirit at the fayre with street entertainers, fabulous musicians, Morris Dancers and even sword fighting demonstrations in Lancaster Square. There will also be delicious hot chestnuts available and a plethora of attractions for all the family to enjoy. The perfect way to kick start your Christmas!
Portmeirion Food & Craft Fair
When: 1st – 3rd December
This beautiful Italianate village is a popular attraction all year round, being famous as the set of the 60’s sci-fi TV show The Prisoner. The fantasy village will get you in the festive spirit, with the 6th annual Food & Craft Fair, including 120 stalls and chalets all offering locally made products ideal for that hard-to-buy-for special someone in your life. There will also be Christmas films playing and an elf dash to enjoy, and make sure you don’t forget to get the train to Santa’s Grotto and meet the big jolly man himself!
So no matter what Darwin Escapes destination you’ll be staying at during the festive period, there is a fantastic Christmas Market near you to visit and soak up that festive atmosphere.
If you wanted to visit attractions and events like these, along the North Wales Coastline all year round, holiday home ownership if perfect for you. Call our dedicated Ownership Team on 01745858010 or talk to an advisor via our Live Chat service, and from our more about owning your dream holiday home today!
Have a blast in North Wales this Christmas!
Photo Credits: Karen Roe