As the evenings sparkle with Christmas lights and Christmas trees pop up across the island, Anglesey becomes that extra bit more magical as the festive season rolls in.
We’re already incredibly excited to celebrate this special time of year. In fact, we’ve just launched details of our Christmas Party, as well as our Christmas Beauty Event. But there are also plenty of other festive events to keep you entertained whilst taking an Anglesey break during this fabulous time of year.
Below are the top events that you should keep an eye out for as the nights draw in and the big day looms ever closer!
1. Plas Newydd Christmas fair
Image sourced from www.nationaltrust.org.uk.
Returning year after year, the Plas Newydd Christmas Fair is the epitome of festive fun. The glorious stately home will be transformed, full to the brim with festive stalls and wonderful Christmas gifts for family and friends.
The Christmas fair will be taking place between the 2nd and 5th of December for 2016, which is the longest it’s been running yet. Father Christmas will also be putting in an appearance on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday – so be on your best behaviour!
Tickets are £1 per adult and children go free, as do National Trust members. Be sure to pop down if you’re in the area.
2. Christmas Food Slam
We have some really yummy food created here on Anglesey – we even did a blog about all the great produce we create – and Christmas is the perfect excuse to get involved and sample some of the finest Anglesey cuisine around.
Head over to the Prince’s Pier in Menai Bridge on Saturday the 10th of December for a magical afternoon. There’ll be live music including a festive brass band, street food, cocktails, face painting and much, much more.
3. Beaumaris Victorian Christmas
Christmas is coming early this year in Beaumaris… on the 26th of November to be precise!
A stand out event on the Anglesey Christmas calendar, the Victorian Christmas in Beaumaris is a celebration of our Victorian heritage. The Victorians themselves actually invented the Christmas Cracker – so it’s clear they know a thing or two about this time of year.
There will be a huge Victorian Christmas parade in the streets and the Christmas lights will also be switched on. But the fun doesn’t end there. There will also be a range of festive stalls in the streets and in certain halls throughout the town – exciting stuff!
You can take a look at their Facebook page to find out everything you need to know. And Santa will also be making an appearance here, too. He’s certainly a busy guy this year.
4. Silver Bay Christmas Party
How could we have a blog without mentioning the annual Silver Bay Christmas Party? It’s back for 2016, and we’re proud to be hosting it for the very first time in our fantastic newly-refurbished Deck House.
Taking place on the eve of 26th of November (the perfect place to go after a day at the Beaumaris Victorian Christmas parade, hint hint!), the evening promises to be one of laughter, games, tasty food and present giving from Father Christmas himself.
Tickets are £8 per adult and £6 per child and under 3’s go free. Be sure to book now to avoid disappointment by calling 01407 860 860.
5. Christmas Wreath Making Workshop
Flex those festive fingers this season and head on down to a wonderful Christmas Wreath Making workshop. Located at Penrhyn Castle, there’s no need to book this event. All you have to do is turn up between 11am and 4pm between the 11th and 18th of December and create a wreath with all natural materials from around the castle.
They make fantastic, unique gifts – and also look great on your own front door too!
It only costs £3.50 per wreath, so why not pop on down and do something a little different this Christmas?
6. A Christmas Choral Concert
One of the best thing about Christmas is the music, there’s no denying that. And if you’re not feeling the festive spirit this year, you soon will be after a sing song!
Hosted by the North Wales Rugby Choir (yes, you read that right!) the event will be held at Penrhyn Castle’s Grand Hall.
The concert is happening on Friday the 2nd of December and you can book tickets online right here. It’s £8 per person, and certainly worth it for an evening of Christmas sing songs amongst a truly festive setting.
7. ELEMIS Christmas Beauty Event
Christmas is a time for feeling good and looking good too, which is why we’re proud to present our Christmas Beauty Event at the Spa at Silver Bay.
On the 18th of November, we’ll be opening our spa doors and welcoming both lodge owners and Anglesey locals alike inside. Guests will receive a glass of prosecco and mince pie on arrival, as well as a deluxe hand massage, foot massage or a 10-minute facial – and also have full access to our spa and leisure centre. Please note, however, that this event is now sold out. Keep an eye out for future Spa events by liking us on Facebook!
Silver Bay at Christmas
Ever wanted your own holiday home? Well, you can either ask Santa and hope for the best or you can download our free eBrochure and have a little look yourself.
If you see something you like, you can call Jamie Hughes on 01407 860 111 with any questions or queries, and maybe even book a tour of the site to get a feel for the Silver Bay experience. We’d love to welcome you to our amazing holiday village