From winter walking around historic houses to Christmas themed steam train rides, you’ll find lots of festive fun and appearances from Sion Corn (Santa in Welsh) for the whole family to enjoy when you visit Llangollen this December. We have picked out some of the top events near our hotel in llangollen to add to your festive break.
All aboard the Special Santa Train
An Exciting Christmas Ride on the Llangollen Railway is a perfect way to spend time with family.
Join Santa and his elves aboard a beautifully decorated vintage steam train, for a festive experience to last a lifetime.
Collect a festive tipple and mince pie from Llangollen Station for your magical journey alongside the River Dee through stunning countryside to the winter wonderland at ‘Lapland’ (Carrog Station)
Santa and his special team of elves pass through the carriages handing out gifts to all the children.
To book visit https://llangollen-railway.co.uk/santa-specials/
Festive Fun Day at Plas Newydd Historic House
Plas Newydd Historic House is opening its doors on Sunday 11th December 2022 for a Festive Fun Day.
As well as a Winter Market where you can shop local with a selection of local crafters and small business stalls, visitors can enjoy a fun-filled festive schedule including; Christmas Carols, Festive Family Trail, Christmas Wreath & Wooden Reindeer Workshop, Mulled wine and Mince Pies and more.
As darkness falls, the lights will switch on to reveal the House’s stunning illuminated gardens.
Christmas Fair in Llangollen
The 2022 Christmas Festival will take place on Saturday 26 November. The festivities will begin with a grand parade through town at 1pm followed by an afternoon of family fun and entertainment. Visit craft stalls for some Christmas shopping and try the tasty treats available from local producers.
There will also be plenty of festive atmosphere for people to soak up. Children can also have their photos taken with Sion Corn.
Deck the Halls at Erddig
Slow down this December with a visit to National Trust’s Erddig where all the family can join in. From dog-friendly winter walking on the 1,200-acre estate, to a Reverse Grotto where you can leave a donation with Santa. What better way to make the ‘nice’ list.
Inside the house you can enjoy the festive décor then head out into the garden to see the house’s east front windows turned into a magnificent giant advent calendar.
Find out more and book events. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/wales/erddig/christmas-at-erddig
Llangollen and Erddig are a short drive from our country inn hotel in llangollen.
Book pub accommodation llangollen
After a day out soaking up all the Welsh Christmas spirit in Llangollen, return to The West Arms, our cosy country hotel in Llangollen, for a delicious winter meal and tipple before snuggling down into your comfy room.
Come inside our Eagles Room. One of our delightful character rooms.
‘A haven of warmth and rest on the long road out of Wales’.
This room is a reflection of the heritage or our country inn, once called ‘The Eagles’ back in the 1600’s.
Perfectly furnished for comfort, you could be spending a chilly Welsh winters night in one of our most unique rooms.
Find out more or select another room to enjoy a stay.