The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. Will Ferrell, "Elf"
Meet a real life reindeer
Head to Carmarthen on Saturday 20th November where the famous Cairngorm reindeer return for the annual Christmas parade. Santa will be carried through the town on a sleigh.
Llanelli's annual reindeer parade will take place on Saturday December 4th around the town.
Missed the reindeer parades?
Don’t worry, why not visit the deer at Dinefwr Park and Castle instead. They have a large herd of deer that can be viewed at the estate near Llandeilo. Once you’ve seen the deer pop into Newton House for some tea and homemade cake or take advantage of the great eateries in Llandeilo for a fantastic afternoon out!
From the end of November and throughout December, meet Santa and his much-loved feathered friend, the Owls, at the National Botanic Garden of Wales magical Family Christmas event. Visit Santa in his Grotto along with the owls that will deliver your letters to Santa. Meet Fudge the giant owl, play Christmas games and watch the Christmas flying shows at this magical event.
Take a ride on the Festive Express at Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th December, where Santa will be at the railway grotto to meet children (adults and well-behaved dogs too!). Train rides will be available with our warm and toasty Class 142 pacer train.
Bring your letter for Santa and enjoy a magical day at this magical church at St. Peter’s Church on Saturday 20th November. While the young ones visit Father Christmas in his grotto, adults can enjoy a warm wine and mince pie. A Christmas Fayre will line the aisles of the iconic church with local craft, gift & food stalls.
Choose your Christmas tree
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.
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 at Ammanford Miner’s Theatre on Saturday 27th November when Ammanford Community Theatre will be performing a FREE 30-minute pantomime called The Christmas Star (and the naughty elves). After the pantomime there will be a visit to Santa's grotto and a small gift for each child.
Festive fun continues in to January when the Friendship Theatre Group perform its production of Peter Pan at the Ffwrnes Theatre,( January 13th - 30th) as guaranteed laughter it’s a pantomime not to be missed.
Want to try something completely different?
Ffos Las Racecourse in Trimsaran are holding Christmas jumper day on December 16, with just over a week to go until the 25th, take a break from your Christmas preparations and enjoy a day at the races at Ffos Las.