The festive season is a season of joy. One of merriment, song, smiles, laughter, celebration, sometimes travel, and a coming together of friends, family, loved ones and even strangers. Whenever we think of Christmas, we always feel warm inside. Some distant memories transport us back to our childhoods to feelings of excitement and thoughts of Christmas will always put a smile on our faces.
Christmas is all about creating unforgettable memories that you and your loved ones will cherish for years to come.
Christmas in Wales is Epic.
At Cambria Tours, we specialise in helping to create memories. When it comes to Christmas, we are always reminded of the 1987 film ‘A Childs Christmas in Wales’. A film that began life as prose written by the great Welsh poet Dylan Thomas and creates a sense of the nostalgia as it remembers a Christmas from the viewpoint of Thomas as a young boy.
Dylan always felt that when he was a child the snow was simply better and more exciting.
We believe the same could be said for Wales.
Christmas in Wales is simply better and more exciting. Here’s why.
The Great Welsh Outdoors at Christmas.
It goes without saying that if you want to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors then you go to Wales. Nothing can beat taking a stroll through the beautiful Welsh countryside and hearing the crunch of your footsteps on a crisp winter morning. The frost-covered hills and valleys are the perfect place to enjoy a Christmas Day walk.
If you are feeling brave another tradition of Welsh coastal towns and villages is the Boxing Day Swim. 1000’s of residents partake in the events, often to raise money for their chosen charities. If you wish to join in on the challenge, we can promise it will definitely be a bit nippy but it will also be a lot of fun. You’ll be full of adrenaline after the dip and be ready to take on the world.
Fantastic Christmas Food in Wales.
In Wales we love our food. We are very proud of our local delicacies and our recipes are passed down through the generations. Nothing beats mam’s Welshcakes or Mamgu’s Laverbread. When festive season rolls around, Christmas Markets spring up through the towns and cities and they are filled with tasty local treats and handmade Welsh crafts which make perfect gifts for loved ones.
If it’s Christmas Dinner you are searching for then you will never have to look far to find a wealth of wonderful offerings. Whether it’s one of Wales’ many award-winning restaurants or one of our cosy traditional pubs our roast dinners are hearty and delicious. Welsh Lamb is the best in the world and don’t even get us started on the gravy.
Festive Season Sport in Wales.
The festive season in Wales is an epic season of sport. As you may already know we are bonkers about rugby! Chowing down on a leftover turkey sandwich, the Christmas Pro 14 Rugby Derbies are one of our favourite things to watch over the Christmas period. If you visit Cardiff on Boxing Day this year you can Cardiff Blues take on Dragons. Or, head further west to Llanelli where the Scarlets host Ospreys at Parc Y Scarlets. Nothing beats the buzz of the crowds on derby days.
It’s not just rugby that we love during the festive season. The Welsh Grand National is on the 27th of December in Chepstow and fans of Ice Hockey will relish the chance to see Cardiff Devils play at home over December.
So, whether you’re at a match, in the pub, or just sitting on the sofa you can enjoy the excitement of festive season Welsh sports.
Merry Locals Filled with Cheer in Wales.
Speaking of the pub, pubs are another thing that we do best here in Wales. Welsh people are renowned as being one of the friendliest and most welcoming people in the world. This is even truer in local pubs and bars during the Christmas period when you’ll find friendly happy Welsh locals singing and sharing stories over a pint of the local brew.
So pop yourself in next to the fireplace, (Don’t worry we can tell you where the ones with the biggest, warmest fireplaces are) order a glass of delicious homemade mulled wine or mulled cider and soak up the merry atmosphere that is filled with joy and laughter.
And there you have it, just some of the reasons we believe that spending even just a small amount of time in Wales over the festive season will fill you with joy and excitement.
Because Christmas in Wales is simply better and more exciting than anywhere else.
At Cambria Tours, we specialise in all things Wales.
We are so passionate about our incredible country and we can’t wait to share it with you.
You can call us, chat online or drop us an email to discuss your Festive Season ideas or itinerary and our team of Wales Gurus can point you in the right direction with hints, tips, accommodation options and even a driver-guide or hire car so that you can make the most of your next Wales adventure.