What’s On in Aberystwyth and Mid Wales for Christmas cottages visitors
Published: Sunday 24th Nov 2013
Written by: Ginnie James
Stay in Wales Holidays cottages in Brecon Beacons and Mid Wales and enjoy some of the Christmas events in the coming weeks.
The main event near Brecon and Builth Wells will be The Royal Welsh Winter Fair, held at the Showground in Builth on 2 and 3 December. Or enjoy a trip to the theatre in Brecon where Theatr Brycheiniog offers a fun-packed Aladdin on 4 & 5 to 8 December, The Nutcracker on the 11th, Gypsy Fire Quartet on 13 December.
The Abergavenny Christmas Food Festival on 8 December is a must for foodies staying around Abergavenny and Hay-on-Wye. This annual event offers the best there is in meats, game, cheeses, desserts, chocolates and beverages.
Activities around Rhayader and the Elan Valley include a Christmas Fayre & Santa’s Grotto at the Pavilion, Llandrindod Wells on 7 December.
If you’re staying near Newtown and Llanidloes, visit Gregynog Hall on 1 December for a Young Musician’s Christmas Concert in the Music Room; on 2 December for Gregynog Christmas Food & Drink Day, or on the 8th, when you can wander through the woods to Santa’s Grotto.
Welshpool visitors can sample a Traditional Christmas at Powis Castle on December weekends and go behind the scenes at the castle - there’ll be an exciting festive trail for children and Santa’s Grotto too.
Plenty going on for all ages at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, with a Storytelling Festival from 6 to 8 December, Aberystwyth Choral society concert on 11 December and It’s a Wonderful Life, the Arts Centre Christmas community production from 19th to 22nd.
Visitors to Machynlleth and the Dyfi Valley can head to RSPB Ynyshir Nature Reserve for Tree Dressing on 7 December and Birding for All on the 11th and 18th.