The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. Will Ferrell, "Elf"
Choose your Christmas tree
You can get your Christmas trees from Llanddarog where Cymru Christmas Trees will let you select your tree and they will cut it and pack it for you, or head to Salem Christmas Tree Farm. They also supply trees in pots. Old Oak Barn near St. Clears have a limited number of lovely home grown Nordmann Firs for sale on the 30th of November. They will also do this again on December the 7th and the 8th between 10am – 3pm.
After Christmas is over why not take your real Christmas tree to be recycled at one of our Household Waste Recycling Centres in Nantycaws, Carmarthen; Trostre, Llanelli, Wernddu, Ammanford and Whitland. Please see carmarthenshire.gov.uk/recycling for more festive recycling ideas.
Take a walk on the wild side this Christmas and feed the birds with Santa and much more at the Wetlands Centre in Llanelli every Sunday during December.
Steam into the festive season with Gwili Railway. Throughout December Gwilli Railway will be making sure Christmas wishes come true. Visit the railway’s very own Father Christmas and his little helpers in his grotto and jump aboard the travelling post office to make sure your letter heads straight to Lapland. There are presents for the little ones and a warming treat for mum and dad.
Experience a magical Christmas journey at Pembrey Country Park on Saturdays in December, full of treats and surprises! You can visit Father Christmas in his log cabin grotto and help out with tree decorations and cookie decorations.
Go to the Panto
What better way to celebrate Christmas than with a visit to the panto, there are lots to choose from this Christmas see Carmarthenshire theatres.
The fun starts with Cinderella at Carmarthen’s Lyric from December 14 – 15.
December 27th - 28th Ammanford Community Theatre will put on their version of Aladdin at the Miner’s Theatre.
The fun continues as from January 9th - 26th as the Friendship Theatre Group perform its production of Aladdin at the Ffwrnes Theatre, guaranteed laughter pantomime not to be missed.
Want to try something completely different?
Ffos Las Racecourse in Trimsaran are holding a Christmas race day on December 16th, really get in to festive spirit at our Christmas Party Raceday. Don your best Christmas outfit to be in with a chance of winning Best Christmas Outfit on the day.
Go Sledging if there’s Snow or Ice Skating or Skiing if there’s not!
If it snows Carmarthenshire has some great sledging spots, some of our favourites are Dinefwr Park near Llandeilo, Dryslwyn Castle in the Tywi Valley, Llandovery Castle and Mynydd Mawr Woodland Park in Tumble. There are also loads of other places, why not tell us about yours? If the snow doesn’t come then why not try skiing at Pembrey Country Park’s fantastic dry ski slope or for the young Torvil and Deans there’s a children’s ice rink at Play King in Llanelli.
And this year for the first time Carmarthenshire has its own Winter Wonderland in Carmarthen, with a real ice rink its sure to be a hit with the whole family!