Christmas Eve – Conwy- 6-8
Grand Finale Christmas Weekend
Friday 21st – Monday 24th- Bodafon farm – Llandudno
Let’s get into the Christmas spirit with our fantastic Santa’s Grotto, our lovely Artisans Market, beautiful farm and the most delicious food in our cafe.
Visiting Elves, Olaf, Mrs Santa Claus.
Lots of entertainment for the little ones with face Painting and crafts, outdoor play area, the amazing Owl Trust.
Don’t miss out
Sunday 3:30 – 5pm – Craig-Y-Don – St. Paul’s Church
Llandudno’s classic carol service to start Christmas week. St Paul’s Church Choir leads an afternoon of festive favourites and seasonal surprises, with plenty of chances to sing along. Mulled wine and mince pies served afterwards.
Admission free with collection for RNLI Llandudno Lifeboat. Please help us to support this worthy cause.
Conwy Christmas Festival
Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd – Conwy Quay
Conwy’s first Christmas Food & Drink Festival. Held on the beautiful Conwy Quay, with the Castle and its walls as a backdrop.
A festive offering of the finest hot foods, including bratwurst, vegan foods, pizza, crepes and more. Bars serving everything from world gins and prosecco to ales, mulled wine and cider.
To keep you entertained there will be a program of live music.
Held over 2 days Friday 2pm – 11pm & Saturday 12pm – 11pm.
This Event is FREE to enter. We recomend getting tickets from Skiddle.comto assure entry. However you can turn up on the gate, on a frist come first serve basis.
Friday – 7:30 – Conwy – St. Mary’s Church
Celebrate Christmas at this traditional event with beautiful choral music and readings.
Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd – 11 – 4:30 – Colwyn Bay – Welsh Mountain Zoo
Come visit the Zoo this weekend and experience it in a whole new light. Christmas Light!
The elves have been busy making the Zoo a whole lot more Christmas-sy and have put up an array of events that are taking place here at the Zoo.
As well as the events scheduled, we will also have stalls selling some goodies made here at the Zoo including Wood Carved Reindeer’s and there will also be Mince Pies and Mulled Wine or Hot Chocolate available at our cafe.
Proceeds raised from this event will go towards the Snow Leopard appeal.
Every day up to and including Christmas Eve – 10 – 4 – Abergele – Gwrych Castle
Sunday – 11 and 2 – Llandudno Junction – RSPB
Collect wood from around the reserve, build a campfire and toast some delicious marshmallows with a Christmas story. 3-8 yrs. Wildlife Explorers £3, non-members £4 and £2 for accompanying non-member adults. Booking essential. Call 01492 581025.
If you’re looking for funny, you’ve come to the right place. It’s the Stand-up at the seaside Christmas special! Tickets are selling fast so if you want to be on this festive comedy train please let us know asap. Tickets £12.50 show starts 8pm prompt on Saturday December 22. Bar and music til late. Due to last minute drop outs and to ease congestion on the door, we now require payment in advance for parties of four or more. Many thanks and hope to see you there!
Follow the Robin
Saturday 22nd – January 7th – 10 – 4 -Bodnant Garden – Tal-Y-Cafn
Pick up a Magic Penny at our Welcome Centre when you arrive to start your visit and follow the long Robin’s Secret Trail or short, step-free Lantern Trail to the Dell. These trails are free and self led, and will be on daily throughout the Christmas holidays.
Please note that the garden is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
For more info go to : https://www.facebook.com/events/341167066695845/
Saturday 22nd – Penrhyn Arms – PenrhynSide
This Saturday there will be some incredibly talented musicians AFRICANATION ON AT THE PENRHYN ARMS in Penrhynside.
Come and enjoy a cosy atmosphere and a warm welcome as well as our great selection of real ales and ciders.
Dogs are welcome.
22 December to 5 January – Colwyn Bay
Matinees and Evening shows
Tickets £13.50 Full, £11.50 concession, £10.50 child and
Contact the Box Office for more information.
Christmas Tree Festival
Llanrwst – St. Grwst’s Church
Festive Jazz Dinner
Friday – 6:30 – midnight – Llandudno
A festive jazz dinner followed by live jazz featuring the
fabulous top UK female jazz singer Sara Dowling performing exclusively for one night only with North
Wales’ own Neil Yates Quartet! At Tiffany Cafe Bar, 7 Gloddaeth Street, Llandudno from 6.30pm to midnight.
Tickets £45. Phone: 01492 879326.
Puppet Theatre Christmas Show
Boxing Day – Jan 5th – 3pm – Rhos-On-Sea
A delightful Family Show in Britain’s Premier Puppet Theatre, now in it’s 60th year, wonderful for children of all ages, and all those young in heart. Entertainment as it used to be.
You cannot see this show anywhere except The Harlequin Puppet Theatre in Rhos on Sea LL284EP
For more info – go to : https://www.facebook.com/events/1036928566489826/
Noson Gabaret Cabarela
Friday – 6:30 – Llanrwst
A truly unique cabaret show in the company of the
incredible Sorela girls and their guests!
This show is through the medium of Welsh.
Towards the Welsh National Eisteddfod Conwy 2019.
At Glasdir, Plas yn Dre, Llanrwst from 6.30pm.
Phone: 01492 640640. Web: www.glasdir.com/
Carols By Candlelight
Sunday – 6pm – Llanfairfechan
This Sunday Libanus are hosting their carols by candlelight in the town hall at 6pm live music and friendly faces along with mulled wine and mince pies Coffee and tea also Everyone is welcome. Invite some friends and pop along.
Maybe ask a neighbour who would otherwise be alone this Christmas if they would like to come with you? Maybe offer someone else a lift who would normally struggle to get out of the house and enjoy some company? Let’s join together this Sunday!
Boxing Day Dip
Boxing Day – 11 am – Llandudno
There are prizes for the first brave female and male to enter the water and also for best fancy dress at this popular annual dip. The water is usually a bracing 9°C, but a bowl of hot soup back at the St George’s Hotel should revive the spirits.
When: 26 December, register by 11am
Where: St George’s Hotel, Llandudno
Boxing Day – 10am – Conwy
Meet at Aberconwy School for this 6 mile walk with Doreen – blow away those Christmas cobwebs!
Boxing Day – 7 – 10pm -Rhos-On-Sea – PIE records
Come to Pie Records & do a little shuffle to shake off the mince pies this Boxing day for a special edition of UMOJA!
– 2 x Global Groove DJs
– Live Percussion
– Shipibo Decor from the Amazon Rainforest
– Visual Projections
– Happy Friendly People
– Cold & Warm Refreshing Beverages
– Transcendental Dancing opportunities
A vibrant selection of Afro Beats & Latin treats will be transmitted directly into your earholes for over 3 hrs a musical atmosphere for your body to wiggle your hips and tap your feet in a timely fashion.
Afrobeat – Cumbia – Afroblues – Benga – Andean – Porro – Bossa – Reggae – Ethnic – Folk – Deep – Dubby – House – Funk – Breaks and plenty of goodies that don’t fit into any category.
Our tunes selectors will be guest DJ Xlyomann and our faithful resident Flying Tree, who’ll also be doing a live percussion set going into the night.
Tickets are only £3!
All welcome, regardless of age (as long as you’re over 18), nationality, mobility, gender or sexuality. Regulars & first timers getting down together… mixed up music for a lovely mix of people!
Please don’t use phones on the dancefloor.
We ask this because we want the dancefloor to be a place where everyone can be in the moment. If you’re tweeting, texting, bidding for a pair of socks on eBay or taking a picture of your friends, you’re not only out of the moment, you also might be making it hard for someone else to be in the moment. There’s plenty of room in the seated area around the rest of the bar for this.
Please Support your Local independent venue and keep the music going! Share this event and invite your friends to make it a party to remember.
Toy and Train Fair
Thursday 27th – 10:30 – Llandudno
Come along to Venue Cymru for this ever popular event – with about 50 stalls selling everything from die-cast cars to trains, toys and other collectables.
All proceeds go to the Llandudno Transport Festival May 2019.
Model Railway Show
Dec 29th -10 – 4 – Conwy
Annual charity model railway show presented by the North
Wales Area Group of the N gauge Society.
All proceeds in aid of Tŷ Gobaith Children’s Hospice. At St Michael’s Church, Rosemary Lane, Conwy from 10am to 4pm.
Admission: adults £2, accompanied children free.
Phone: 01492 540741.
Sunday 23rd -4 – 6 -Rowen
Eric and Gaz from Lost Cabaret will be hosting an acoustic singalong at the Ty Gwyn Rowen this Sunday 23rd December from 16:00 to 18:00. All welcome to come and join in, bring an instrument or just come and eat, drink and be merry with us 😀
Children’s New Year Fancy Dress Party at the CAPEL ZINC
Thursday 3rd January 2pm – 4.30pm – Llanfairfechan
Come and join us for fun, games and food. The party is open to children 5yrs – 10yrs
All children must have a responsible adult with them
THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THE PARTY but
DONATIONS ALWAYS WELCOME
2 classes for the FANCY DRESS 5-7yrs and 8-10yrs
PLUS a special prize for the BEST DRESSED ADULT
Go on, release that inner child in you – you know you want to!
Historical or Fictional Characters please
Ever played “Oranges and Lemons” “Squeak Piggy Squeak,” “The Farmer’s in his Den” or “Musical “chairs” ? Well now is the chance for you to join in with your children.
Tea is provided but please bring a drink for your child/children
Please let me know if you are coming, to book your childrens’ place and avoid disappointment
Llanfairfechan English Methodist Church, Penmaenmawr Road.
Childrens’ Art Workshop
Friday 28th – 11:12:30 – Llandudno – MOSTYN GALLERY
Design and make a unique jigsaw!
For ages 5-12 years
Booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment. Call: 01492 868191 to book.
01492 879201. Visit the website for details of more activities at this site: www.mostyn.org – Until 27
January 2019 – Ruth Thomas – Last Words – Our series of solo exhibitions celebrating contemporary
printmaking continues in Gallery 6 with North Wales based printmaker, Ruth Thomas. In-sight 16 – A
new collection of work by artists from North Wales upstairs at MOSTYN, in partnership with Helfa Gelf
Art Trail: Niki Cotton; Nader Kohbodi; Susie Liddle; Hilary Reed; Amanda Shields; Geraldine Swatridge.
The exhibition is curated by Barry Morris. Until 3 March 2019 – Josephine Meckseper – We are
pleased to present existing work and new commissions in this solo exhibition (the first in ten years) by
German-born and New York-based artist Josephine Meckseper. Louisa Gagliardi: Under the Weather
– We are pleased to present the first solo international exhibition by Louisa Gagliardi.
Phone: 01492 593413. Web: www.rcaconwy.org – Until 29 December – RCA Members Winter
Exhibition – A selection of affordable works for sale off the wall. Roger Cecil Exhibition – An exhibition
organised with the Roger Cecil estate and Peter Wakelin, author of the book ‘A Secret Artist’.
preserves, fresh eggs, plants, many handcrafted cards and gifts. Refreshments available, everyone
welcome. At the United Reformed Church, Colwyn Avenue, Rhos-on-Sea from 10am to 12pm.
Phone: 01492 544920