Llangollen Christmas Festival
Join us for a day trip to Llangollen Christmas Festival, which takes place in and around the town on the last Saturday of November.
The event is organised by a group of volunteers under the guidance of the Llangollen Town Council and proceeds are donated to local charities.
Llangollen Christmas Festival festivities begin with a parade through town, followed by events and entertainment in and around the town until the Christmas lights are switched on in the late afternoon. You can also take the chance to visit Sion Corn’s grotto…
In Wales, Father Christmas is often known as Siôn Corn (Chimney Jack) and you may be surprised to see he is wearing a green outfit instead of the more usual red one! A long time ago Father Christmas always wore green but one day in America, where he was also known as Santa Claus, someone gave him a red suit and it became fashionable all over the world for Father Christmas to wear red. Sometimes however, he likes to wear his more traditional green outfit, especially when he visits historic places like Llangollen.
Why not take a canal barge ride along the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, a UNESCO World Heritage Sites with wonderful views all year round. Or if you fancy staying on solid ground, ride the Santa Special, a festive steam train with presents for the children and mince pies and mulled wine for the grownups! Plus, as we’re your designated driver, you’ll be able to enjoy a festive tipple here or in one of the many pubs and bars around the village.