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December 2014

Events could be subject to amendment, please verify with event organisers.

December

Scarlets Heritage Tour

Parc y Scarlets, Pemberton Retail Park, Llanelli SA14 9UZ.
The Scarlets heritage tour lasts approximately 45 to 75 minutes. Provides the option of guided or unguided. 10% discount for group bookings of 10 or more. Every Wednesday and Friday afternoon, every week. The Trail at Parc y Scarlets provides a range of visitor experiences and learning opportunities from 1872 onwards using audio, visual and interactive software methods to tell the story of Llanelli and its world famous rugby club.
scarletsheritage.co.uk   
01554 783900   scarlets.co.uk

December

Father Christmas Grotto

Pembrey Country Park.
Santa is coming to Pembrey Country Park on a bike, a miniature train and in plimsoles for a variety of Christmas events. Santa will also be in his traditional grotto at the Sidan Cafe from Sunday November 30th and every Sunday until Christmas. Weekday Santa Visits are on a pre-booked basis for groups of 30 or more for schools and nurseries. On Sunday December 7 the Llanelli Model Railway Engineers are organising a Christmas Cracker hunt on the miniature railway and Stephanie Thomas from the Sidan Cafe is organising a Family Festive Fun Run, inviting everyone to turn up in a Santa suit or hat. There will be more than 20 craft stalls in a marquee outside the restaurant set up from 11am and there will also be a Charity Santa Cycle from the Sidan Lounge to the North Dock and back again to raise funds for Week On The Street, a local charity which raises funds for early intervention into autism. And don’t forget one of the highlights of the year will be the traditional Christmas dash to the sea for the Boxing Day Walrus Dip when 1,000 intrepid dippers are expected to take the plunge. 01554 742424

December

Seren Wen

Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Church Lane, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire SA31 1LH.
Our winter exhibition for 2014 is Seren Wen (Bright Star) and features the work of more than twenty bright stars from the Applied and Fine Art fields in Wales, and the UK. A chance to find beautiful Christmas gifts specially selected and presented in the gallery along with high-quality craft, gifts and cards in the gallery shop. Our Artist Christmas Tree Commission this year will be a short film by photographer, Kate Dunwell which explores the Christmas tree plantation at her Pembrokeshire home.
orielmyrddingallery.co.uk  01267 222775

December

Christmas Afternoon Tea

Lolfa Cynin, Llangynin Road, St Clears, Carmarthenshire SA33 4JR.
Afternoon Tea gets a seasonal twist this December. The Menu can be seen here - lolfa-cynin.co.uk/christmas-afternoon-tea
lolfa-cynin.co.uk  01994 232773

1 December

Whitland Christmas Lights Switch On

Hywell Dda Centre, Whitland.
Whitland turns on its Christmas light with a visit from Father Christmas, who will be there to welcome children and give out presents. The event gets under way at 4.00pm.
  01994 240867

1 - 31 December

Winter Exhibition

Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Church Lane, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire SA31 1LH.
Our winter exhibition, Seren Wen (Bright Star) features the work of more than twenty bright stars from the Applied and Fine Art fields in Wales, and the UK. A chance to find beautiful Christmas gifts specially selected and presented in the gallery along with high-quality craft, gifts and cards in the gallery shop.
orielmyrddingallery.co.uk  01267 222775

1 December - 30 January

Celtic Laser - Operation: Winters Advance

Pembrey Country Park.
Join the festive war this Christmas and beat back the cold (perfect for a group of 10). £20 per person - 3 hours of missions - Free park entry. Includes multiple battle grounds, varied missions, game builder, tactical role choices and more.
celticlaser.com  Book now 07732 171687  

2 December

Puttin’ On The Blitz: Christmas Special Starring The Siren Sisters

The Ffwrnes, Park Street, Llanelli SA15 3YE.
2.30pm. £12.00, includes a glass of mulled wine and mince pie. It’s Christmas Eve, 1943, and Britain is still at War with Germany. In an effort to raise morale on the home-front, the founders of ENSA and the USO show have come together to bring you Puttin’ On The Blitz, a Transatlantic Extravaganza, right here in good ol’ Blighty! For one night only, see the finest entertainers from across the pond join forces with our very own homegrown British talent. From George Formby and The Andrews Sisters, to Bing Crosby and Vera Lynn, let this star-studded bill fill you with festive cheer this Christmas season.
theatrausirgar.co.uk  0845 226 3510

2 December

Craft Fair and Christmas Tasting Evening

Cwmcerrig Farm Shop, Gorslas, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA14 7HU.
Cwmcerrig has just what you need to tick off that Christmas shopping list. It’s the one-stop-shop for everything you need to celebrate a truly fantastic Christmas. If you care about 'food miles' and 'buying local', then Cwmcerrig is the place for you, with everything under one roof.
cwmcerrigfarmshop.co.uk  01269 844405

3 December

Brother Wolf presents A Christmas Carol - As told By Jacob Marley (deceased)

The Ffwrnes, Park Street, Llanelli SA15 3YE.
1pm & 7.30pm. £10.00. James Hyland reprises one of the greatest one-man shows of all time in his award-winning production of 'A Christmas Carol - As told by Jacob Marley (deceased)'. Told from the perspective of Scrooge’s deceased business partner, this critically acclaimed adaptation has been described as the "definitive telling of A Christmas Carol" (Redditch Standard), and delivers thrills, chills and excitement aplenty for all age groups.
theatrausirgar.co.uk  0845 226 3510

3 December

Newcastle Emlyn Victorian Night

Newcastle Emlyn Town Centre.
Lots of activities and things to do. Shops in the town centre will be open from 4pm until 8.30pm and there will be competitions for local schools. Dancers and choirs will provide entertainment on the night, and of course Santa will be in his grotto. There will also be Shire horse and cart rides, a Victorian fun fair and stalls through the main street.

  • Late night shopping and street stalls.
  • Santa’s grotto (at the Town Hall clock).
  • Horse & Cart rides, Donkey rides.
  • Carol singers.
  • Victorian fun fair rides.
  • Christmas Trees Festival (visit the Holy Trinity Church to see the decorated trees ).
  • Competitions for Best Window Display, Best Victorian Dressed Business, Best dressed man/woman.

01267 235199

3 December

Pembrey Christmas Lights Switch On

Pembrey Square.

3 December

Oriel Myrddin Book Club

Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Church Lane, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire SA31 1LH.
Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow - Peter Høeg, with Kirsten Hinks. Free. 6- 7.30pm. The next in our occasional book club evenings - tea, cake and discussion in the gallery - friendly and fun, everyone is welcome.
orielmyrddingallery.co.uk  01267 222775

3, 5 & 8 December

Tidy Towns Events

Various locations.

  • 3rd - Waste & tyre amnesty: Location Map. St Clears (Car park). 8am - 1pm. Most household waste can be taken along including unwanted furniture, carpets and mattresses, electrical items such as fridge-freezers and televisions, garden waste and tyres (maximum 10 tyres per household). However, paint, garden chemicals, car batteries, gas bottles, asbestos, construction and trade waste will not be accepted. There will be no KWT / TT officer present at this event.
  • 5th - Ground works: Capel Libanus, nr. Llansadwrn. Location Map. 9.30am - 2.30pm. Work will include strimming, tree pruning, and general tidying up of graveyard. Some tools and equipment will be available, but if possible please bring bow saw, spades, shovels, rakes, hoes, forks, loppers, shears, strimmer* (50:1 two stroke petrol will be available for use), broom, secateurs, gloves. This event is unsuitable for young children.
  • 8th - Beach clean: Llansteffan. Location Map. Next to recycling bins in main car park. 10am - 12pm. Tools and equipment will be available, but if possible please bring gloves.

*You must bring your own PPE for using strimmer (gloves / long sleeve top / face & ear protection). If using a brushcutter (strimmer with blade) you must bring along a LANTRA or NPTC certificate of competence. Failure to do so will result in the insurance being invalid.

All (unless otherwise stated) are welcome to join the above events. You are welcome to stay for the duration or any time you can give will be greatly received. For all day events (those that continue after 12pm), please bring lunch as we don’t provide this, and the work locations are often not near food outlets / shops. If you arrive after the designated start time, please ring 07824 504805 or 07887 932066 when you arrive in case we have moved on to a different part of the site, or come and look for us. End times are just a guide and events / work days may end earlier if the job is finished. Children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult. You are covered under Keep Wales Tidy / community group insurance while at these events.

facebook.com  07824 504805

4 December

Festive Test for Schools

National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire SA32 8HN.
There’s still time to sign up for the annual Christmas Tree Decorating Competition at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. This year’s contest is on Thursday 4th December and the theme is “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” to help mark 100 years since Dylan Thomas’ birth. Schools will be up against the clock to decorate their Christmas tree using reused and recycled materials to create imaginative and colourful decorations based on this year’s theme.

The aims of the event are to:

  • Promote sustainability and the re-use and recycling of materials.
  • Enable pupils to get their creative juices flowing.
  • Have fun.

If you want to get involved, just contact Kay Bailey on 01558 667150 There are cash prizes and a chance to win expert supply cover plus other goodies - are donated by our super sponsors: Base Wales, Cled Moses, Gas Services Wales, Dwr Cymru, Cwm Environmental and Carmarthenshire County Council. The Christmas trees will be on show in the Great Glasshouse until the new year.
gardenofwales.org.uk  01558 667130

5 December

Comedy Club Stiwdio Stepni

The Ffwrnes, Park Street, Llanelli SA15 3YE.
8.00pm. £10.00 advance, £12.00 on the day. DUNCAN OAKLEY "Oakley's routine deftly mixes the tunes with the stand-up" City Life & CAIMH MCDONNELL "Superb, a source of joy" Time Out ...plus special guests and your rippling host, Ray Peacock.
theatrausirgar.co.uk  0845 226 3510

5 December

Peter Pan Pantomime

Carway Welfare Hall.
Carway’s popular pantomime returns with a production of Peter Pan. Cost is £6 for and £4 for children with a 7pm start.
01269 860070

5 - 20 December

Evening Parties

The Baltic Inn and Restaurant Ponthenri Pontyates SA15 5RE.
Evening parties Friday and Saturday nights £26.95 per person To include live entertainment and dinner dance and disco.

  • Friday Dec 5th - Celine Dion Tribute Night.
  • Sat Dec 6th - Elvis Tribute Night.
  • Fri Dec 12th - Just Debb’s (new show).
  • Sat Dec 13th - Astra Female Vocalist.
  • Fri Dec 19th - Double Act Tina Turner and Whitney Houston Tribute Night.
  • Sat Dec 20th - Double Act Shirley Bassey and Anastacia Tribute Night.

Christmas Day Lunch £49 95 per person. Sat 27th Dec 2 to 7 Christmas Sparkling afternoon Cream Tea Entertainment 7pm with Jassabells Female Duo £15 per person. New Years Eve Glass of sparkling wine, dressed buffet with disco dance £22.00 per person.
balticinn.co.uk  01269 861409

6 December

Hywel Girls Choir and Hywel Boy Singers present Christmas Fantasia

The Ffwrnes, Park Street, Llanelli SA15 3YE.
7.00pm. £20. Give your Christmas Season a big musical welcome as the Hywel Girls’ Choir & Hywel Boy Singers bring us another big magical night of Christmas and festive music. The Christmas Fantasia - a night of great orchestral and choral music - will see the magical baton of conductor John Hywel Williams bring together the acclaimed British Sinfonietta Orchestra and a 200 voice massed choir of the Hywel Girls’ Choir & Hywel Boy Singers with guest choirs the Llanelli Choral Society and the mighty Morriston RFC Male Voice Choir, guest soloist Adele O’Neill, pianist Jean Hywel and organist Hue Tregelles Williams for the ever-popular sell-out event.
theatrausirgar.co.uk  0845 226 3510

6 December

Myddfai Christmas Fair

Myddfai Community Hall and Visitor Centre, Myddfai, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire SA20 0JD.
Open 10am-4pm. Loads of stalls with handmade crafts, art & local produce Stalls cost £15. Free visitor entrance, festive refreshments available from the café. Myddfai Hall & visitor centre is open 6 days a week, 10.30am-5pm (closed Mondays) & 5 days a week (11am-4pm) from Nov-Feb (closed Mon & Tues). Come and visit the lovely craft shop & café.
myddfai.org      01550 720449

6 December

Puttin’ On The Blitz: Christmas Special Starring The Siren Sisters

Ammanford Miners’ Theatre, Wind Street, Ammanford SA18 3DN.
2.30pm. £12.00. Includes a glass of mulled wine and mince pie. It’s Christmas Eve, 1943, and Britain is still at War with Germany. In an effort to raise morale on the home-front, the founders of ENSA and the USO show have come together to bring you Puttin’ On The Blitz, a Transatlantic Extravaganza, right here in good ol’ Blighty! For one night only, see the finest entertainers from across the pond join forces with our very own homegrown British talent. From George Formby and The Andrews Sisters, to Bing Crosby and Vera Lynn, let this star-studded bill fill you with festive cheer this Christmas season.
theatrausirgar.co.uk  0845 226 3510

6 December

Menter Bro Dinefwr Christmas Fair

Llangadog Hall.
Llangadog Hall is the place to be on the 6th December where Menter Bro Dinefwr hold their Christmas Fair. A variety of stalls will be there, and also there will be the ruler himself... Santa! Admission £2 per child.
menterbrodinefwr.org  01558 825336

6 December

Art in action

National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire SA32 8HN.
There’s a rare opportunity to meet the brilliant author and illustrator Jackie Morris at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday December 6. Jackie will be 'artist in residence' for the day in the Garden’s Gallery from 10am-4pm and will be painting, talking and signing books for fans of her wonderful work. Her exhibition Song of the Golden Hare is on show in the gallery until January 13 and features illustrations from her book of the same name. Many of Jackie’s other stunning stories and colourful creations are on sale in the Garden Gift Shop, next to the Gallery. Admission to the Garden is £8.50 for adults, £7 concessions and £4.50 for children. A family ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children) is £21.
gardenofwales.org.uk  01558 667130

6 December

Local Produce Market

Carway Welfare Hall.
Come and sample a wide variety of local culinary delights in order to get you into the Christmas spirit.
01269 860070

6 December

The Nurture Birthing and Parenting Show

Princess Gwenllian Centre, Kidwelly.
10am - 4pm. The show is focused on informing parents about down to earth products and services that could not only improve their lives, link them with like minded supportive people as well as empowering them so that they can make choices that may reflect their own unique values. A wide range of stands showcasing positive and natural birthing products and services aim to provide new parents with a huge amount of information they may not otherwise get, putting them into a position of empowerment and control. The Nurture Show will also host Nelly’s Pre-loved Market: 30 stalls dedicated to high quality pre-loved children’s toys and clothing. Great timing for Christmas - whether selling or buying, and eco friendly.
nurtureshow.com

6 & 7 December

Aberglasney Winter Fair

Aberglasney Gardens, Llangathen, Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH.
9.30am to 4.30pm. Wrap up warm, come and enjoy the spectacular magical setting of Aberglasney House and Gardens for the traditional Winter Fair. It’s one of the biggest events of its kind in Wales. The Fair has something to offer everyone, brimming over with unique Welsh hand-made crafts and gifts from leather goods, silver/gold/costume jewellery, wood, slate, children's books, art work, Christmas decorations and Teddy bears along with fashion and cookery gifts.
aberglasney.org  01558 668998

6 - 24 December

Santa's Magical Steam Trains

Gwili Steam Railway, Bronwydd Arms Station, Carmarthen SA33 6HT.
Ride the Steam Train to Santa's Grotto at Llwyfan Cerrig Station where a heated marquee with an exciting program of entertainment and inclusive refreshments awaits you. While you are entertained by 'Loopy Lewes' and others, you will be taken to see Santa Claus who will be able to speak to you in Welsh or English! Santa has a superb collection of quality gifts this Christmas! Enjoy a Mince Pie and a glass of sherry while you wait to visit Santa in his grotto (goodie bags for children 1-15yrs). Pre-Booking for this event is essential. Online booking now available.
gwili-railway.co.uk  01267 238213

7 December

Squashbox Theatre presents The Christmassy Christmas Show of Christmassy Christmasness

The Ffwrnes, Park Street, Llanelli SA15 3YE.
2.00pm. F: £9, C: £7. Squashbox Theatre's new show is a celebration of everything Christmassy, from fir trees, fairy lights, sleigh bells and snowflakes to crackers, carols, presents and puddings! Meet a snowman who lives in the fridge, try and spot some naughty elves, play hunt the brussel sprout, endure the world’s worst Christmas jumper and gaze at the "beautiful" Christmas fairy... The Christmassy Christmas Show of Christmassy Christmasness! is an over-stuffed stocking of seasonal surprises crammed with puppets, songs, quizzes and comedy, and over-flowing with crazy characters, silly slapstick, tall tales and fantastic facts - all presented in that unique Squashbox style!
theatrausirgar.co.uk  0845 226 3510

7 December

Llanelli & District Model Engineers Christmas Cracker Hunt

Pembrey Country Park.
ldme.co.uk  01554 742424

7 & 14 December

Car Boot Sale

The Showground, Nantyci, Carmarthen SA33 5DR.
unitedcounties.org  01267 232141

10 - 21 December

Jermin Productions present Cinderella

Lyric Theatre, King Street, Carmarthen SA31 1BD.
£14.00, £12.00 Concession, £45.00 Family. Join Cinderella this December in this magical, traditional Pantomime which promises to deliver fun and amazement for the whole family! A spectacular show to get you into the Christmas spirit that is not to be missed!
theatrausirgar.co.uk  0845 226 3510

11 December

Carols from St Peters Church Choir in the Gallery

Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Church Lane, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire SA31 1LH.
6.30pm. Late night shopping ‘til 8 with carols and mince pies.
orielmyrddingallery.co.uk  01267 222775

11, 12, 18 & 19 December

Newcastle Emlyn Welcomes Late Night Shoppers

Newcastle Emlyn.
Following on from the successful Victorian Evening, Newcastle Emlyn shops will be open for business on four evenings in December. Many of the unique, independent shops of Newcastle Emlyn will be open until 8pm on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th December and also Thursday 18th and Friday 19th December. Newcastle Emlyn has a cornucopia of local crafts, antiques, gift, fashion, deli's and Fair Trade shops, so many unusual gift ideas for a relaxed evening of shopping. There is free parking in the town after 6pm and you can finish your evening with a festive drink in the many pubs, café’s and hotel. This is the first time that Newcastle Emlyn's community of traders has offered late night shopping. Local shopkeepers want to put Newcastle Emlyn on the map and to encourage the idea to Shop Local. A warm welcome awaits!
01239 712835

11 - 13 December

Llanelli Musical Player present THE ADDAMS FAMILY

The Ffwrnes, Park Street, Llanelli SA15 3YE.
7.30pm. Saturday Matinee 2.00pm. £12.50. A new musical Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa. Based on Characters created by Charles Addams. American cartoonist Charles Addams created this strange family in 1938 as a satirical inversion of the ideal American family; an eccentric, wealthy clan who delight in the macabre and are unaware (or simply don't care) that people find them bizarre or frightening. Originally published in The New Yorker magazine, the family have since been adapted to other media, including television (both live and animated) film and finally a Broadway musical.
theatrausirgar.co.uk  0845 226 3510

12, 13 & 14 December

Mess Up The Mess present Puss in Cahoots

Ammanford Miners’ Theatre, Wind Street, Ammanford SA18 3DN.

  • 12th - 1pm and 7.30pm.
  • 13th - 7.30pm.
  • 14th - 3pm.

F: £8, C: £6. The actors are waiting for you in a community centre somewhere that smells of bolognese and hamster. They have been turning up (mostly) on time since September, covered in tinsel, candied fruit and humming a merry verse of 'Deck The Halls'. They are ready to entertain you and they are going to try their festive best... (However Kylie's on the wrong bus heading for the Mumbles and Tyler's had to go back to his Nan's because she can't find her back door key). Still the show must go on and somehow it will....
theatrausirgar.co.uk  0845 226 3510

13 December

Christmas Market

Whitland Memorial Hall.
The December market is on the 13th (the market is always on the second Saturday of the month) is a Christmas Market. This time we'll have mulled apple juice and mince pies, as well as a Craft and Gift Fayre.
  01994 240867

13 December

Gwendraeth Valley Paddlers Annual Mince Pie Paddle

The Quay Centre, Carmarthen to Towy Boat Club, Llangain.
This event is open to all paddlers who are capable of paddling the distance . Non GVP members £5, this includes hot cawl, mince pies, hot drinks & entry into the raffle at the finish. Registration from 8.30 am at the Quay Centre. If you need to shuttle cars please meet at the Boat Club in Llangain, the last shuttle will leave at 9.15 am. All paddlers to be on the water for 10.00 am. Paddlers are asked to dress for the weather, those of you who have not done this paddle before - warm clothes, gloves, hat, socks inside wetsuit shoes, wind proof cagoul. And of course Christmas fancy dress for paddler & boat will make friends smile (the more tinsel the better!) There will be a prize for the best decorated boat. If you need to hire kit or boats please email us well in advance so that we can allocate kit. Hire of kit for non members £4. Please email us if you would like to join us for the day so that we can ensure there is plenty of cawl.
gwendraethvalleypaddlers.weebly.com

13 & 14 December

Kidwelly m.c. xmas motokhana

Pembrey Circuit, Pembrey SA16 OHZ.
barcwales.com  01554 891042

13 & 14 December

Christmas Craft Fair & Santa Spectacular

National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire SA32 8HN.
The best local crafts might just make the perfect gift PLUS the Garden’s very special Santa Show (call 01558 667149 to book tickets). A pirate, a penguin, plenty of elves and (of course!) Father Christmas take centre stage in this year’s National Botanic Garden of Wales 'Santa Spectacular'. This annual, festive extravaganza bears all the hallmarks of being another Christmas cracker so make sure you book early for a seat at 'The Pirate Who Stole Christmas'. Written and choreographed by the Garden’s volunteer co-ordinator Jane Down and put on by a dedicated team of her volunteers, the 25-minute show will be performed in the unique and magical revolving Theatr Botanica. 'The Pirate Who Stole Christmas' can be seen at the National Botanic Garden on December 13-14 and 20-21. Show times are: 11.30am, 12.15pm, 1.45pm and 2.30pm each day. Tickets to the show are £3 but normal Garden admission applies (although kids go FREE when Santa is in the Garden).
gardenofwales.org.uk  01558 668768

14 December

Gym Jam Session

The Gymnastics Centre, Crosshands Square Shopping Centre, Crosshands SA14 6NT.
Another fantastic Gym Jam Session, 3.30-6.30pm, only £15pp!
facebook.com  01269 842603

15 December

Christmas Raceday

Ffos Las Racecourse, Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire SA17 4DE.
Join us for a day of festive cheer at our Christmas Raceday. Our Winter expirience will really get you into the Christmas Spirit! We have it all from delicious warm mulled cider to an abundance of mistletoe to cosy up to the one you love. Our amazing Christmas tree display will be an fantastic sight and we will have a choir singing your favourite Christmas songs throughout the day. Bring friends, family and loved ones to enjoy the seven thrilling jump races along with all the festivities we have to offer. Don’t forget all U18′s go FREE!
ffoslasracecourse.com  01554 811092

16 December

Garnant Family Centre - Christmas Party

Garnant Family Centre.
Come and celebrate Christmas at the Garnant Family Centre. Santa will be visiting in his grotto and there will be crafts, buffet, raffle and a great welcome to all families.
  01269 825941

17 & 18 December

Taste of Carmarthen Christmas Food Market

Merlin's Walk Shopping Centre, Carmarthen.
Full of Local produce. If you are a trader and would like the opportunity to be a part of the food market, then please get in touch.
01267 220961

18 December

Newton House Community Christmas Carols

Dinefwr Park, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire SA19 6RT.
Come and enjoy a glass of mulled wine before joining in an evening of festive songs and carols.
Contact: nationaltrust.org.uk  01558 824512

18 December

FREE open day at Llanelly House

Llanelly House, Bridge Street, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA15 3UF.
Come along and Celebrate 300 yrs of Plas Llanelly House at our FREE open day. 10am - 6pm. Includes:

  • Free entry to the upper floors and immersive restoration film.
  • Staff in Historic Dress.
  • Our Traditional Father Christmas will also make a special appearance and tell stories to children from 4pm-6pm (for free).
  • Special Christmas Margrave Mouse Trail for Kids.
  • Restaurant and shop open for Christmas teas and gifts.

Contact: llanelly-house.org.uk  01554 772857

19 December

Schools Stage at Newton House

Dinefwr Park, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire SA19 6RT.
Open access Christmas performances at Newton House for local schools and groups for visitors to enjoy.
Contact: nationaltrust.org.uk  01558 824512

19 December

The Black Friday Black Tie Ball

The Ffwrnes, Park Street, Llanelli SA15 3YE.
7.30pm until late. £25.00 or a table of 8 for £175.00. Start your Christmas festivities with a touch of glitz & glamour with the Ffwrnes’ inaugural Black Friday Black Tie Ball. Party in style with a complimentary drink on arrival, followed by a delicious three course seasonal buffet. Relax with your family & friends in our intimate cabaret setting to enjoy an award winning comedian, then take to the dance floor with our live house band who’ll have you dancing away until late.
theatrausirgar.co.uk  0845 226 3510

19 December

Folk dancing - a Christmas evening with George Whitfield

Rhys Prichard Hall, Llandovery SA20 ODD.
7.30pm - 10.30pm. Festive refreshments included in cost - £4. Suitable for beginners and experienced dancers alike - dances 'called'. Soft/hot drinks available.
llandoveryfolkdancing.co.uk  01558 720483

20 December

Christmas Events at the Pontiets Welfare Hall

Heol Y Meinciau, Pontyates, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA15 5TR.

  • Saturday 20th December - 10.00-12.30 - Local Christmas Produce Market.
  • Saturday 20th December - 10.00 - Coffee Morning - Proceeds to Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice and Ty Gobaith.
  • Saturday Night 20th December - 19.30 - Christmas Whist Drive - Proceeds to the Village Hall.

   01554 810396

20 - 21 December

Christmas Food Fair

National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire SA32 8HN.
A veritable feast of the best festive food and drink from local producers who just love to please.
gardenofwales.org.uk  01558 668768

26 December

Walrus Dip

Pembrey Country Park.
The infamous Walrus Dip sees people entering the sea in a wide variety of fancy dress ranging from Vikings, fairies, pantomime horses & various super heroes. With all money going to charity, thousands of people turn out to watch and to take a Boxing Day stroll along the 7-mile award winning Cefn Sidan beach.
01554 742424

28 December

C.M.C. christmas tarmac rally stages

Pembrey Circuit, Pembrey SA16 OHZ.
barcwales.com  01554 891042

28 December

The Panto Company present Robinson Crusoe

Ammanford Miners’ Theatre, Wind Street, Ammanford SA18 3DN.
1.00pm & 3.30pm. F: £8.00, C: £6.00, Fam: £22.00. The Panto Company’s production of Robinson Crusoe is a delight for both children and adults alike. It tells the tale of Crusoe, heroic captain of the Good Ship Lizzie. His mission - to seek out wondrous treasures, discover strange new lands, and to boldly go where no action-packed family adventure has gone before! Yet, when Crusoe is shipwrecked, he has more than new lands and treasure on his mind. There’s his hilarious new friend, Man Friday; the mysterious and beautiful Princess Moonflower; and of course, the wicked pirate, Captain Hogwash. Hold tight - this show travels at a thousand smiles an hour!
theatrausirgar.co.uk  0845 226 3510

28 December

Flea Market

United Counties Showground, Carmarthen SA33 5DR.
10.00am and 4.00pm. Admission for adults is £4.00. All indoor pitches must be pre-booked whilst outdoor pitches will be available on the day with set-up at 7.30am. With upwards of 100 stalls at the Carmarthen Flea Market (mostly undercover). You’ll find everything from retro furniture to ceramics and agricultural implements. Vintage costume jewellery will be amongst the 'best buys' with a huge selection of pieces available for just a few pounds each.
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