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    Christmas is Coming to Snowdonia

    Trenau Siôn Corn Rheilffordd Ffestiniog Railway Santa Trains

    It’s that time of year again, Christmas is coming, and here in Snowdonia, it’s a bumper lead-up to the festivities, with something for everyone, from Santa Trains and Grottos to Christmas Craft and Food Fairs and Festivals!

    The heritage railways will all be extremely busy during the weekends of December leading up to Christmas, featuring their Santa trains, Llanberis Lake Railway being the first to kick the festivities off on 3rd December. Ffestiniog Railways will be operating their Victorian Santa Trains from Dinas to Caernarfon and from Porthmadog to Beddgelert from 9th December. Bala Lake Railway, Talyllyn Railway, Corris Railway and Fairbourne Steam Railway, will also be operating Santa trains.

    Greenwood Forest Park will be opening their Santa’s Grotto on the last weekend of November, and will also have a Santa’s Brunch and Afternoon tea in December.

    The first weekend in December promises to be a cracker, quite literally, as the Bangor Christmas Cracker follows on from its hugely successful launch in 2016. Also taking place on that weekend is the Portmeirion Food & Craft Fair, a huge event, where you can complete your Christmas shopping with some unique gifts available from the many local craft and food stalls trading there. Betws-y-Coed and Abersoch Christmas Festival weekends are also taking place, as well as the first Harlech Fire and Sea Festival, a community led event celebrating Celtic mythology and legends, with a lantern parade and music. Plas yn Rhiw, Aberdaron will also be hosting their Christmas weekend then.

    There are some interesting Christmas Fairs around the county, at Coed y Brenin, Dolgellau
    on 26th November, Caernarfon Market Hall on 9th December, and Moelyci , Tregarth near Bangor on 17th December.

    If you fancy doing some late night shopping, you can do it at Barmouth on 7th December, and see the Christmas lights switched on at the same time!

    Full event listings can be found on our Visit Snowdonia Events Page

    Snowdonia Slate Trail


    An 85 mile circular trail has just been launched, on which walkers can explore the slate areas in Snowdonia, and also gain a better understanding and appreciation of the slate heritage of the area. Starting at Porth Penrhyn near Bangor and ending at Bethesda, Snowdonia Slate Trail not only passes through the beautiful scenery of Snowdonia and the popular villages of Llanberis and Beddgelert , but also introduces the walker to lesser known villages such as Llanllechid, Bethesda, Dinorwig, Waunfawr, Nantlle, Rhyd Ddu, Croesor, Ffestiniog and Penmachno.

    There is a wealth of variety on this exciting new trail which consists of 13 sections, have a look at the route on Snowdonia Slate Trail Map

    Snowdonia Pass

    Snowdonia Pass is a brand new scheme that's ready to help you save money when you visit the Snowdonia Mountains and Coast area! Many of our best attractions, activity providers and local shops are taking part. So why not explore the offers and visit the Snowdonia Pass website.

    Snowdonia Pass - Cerdyn Eryri

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