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 19th November where the famous Cairngorm reindeer return for the annual Christmas parade and lights switch on. Santa will be carried through the town on a sleigh.
Llanelli's annual reindeer parade will take place on Saturday December 3rd 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 3rd and Sunday 4th 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.
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 the Ffwrnes theatre on 21st December, join Llanelli Musical Theatre Group as they present a fresh take on the magical pantomime tale of Aladdinin in the intimate settings of Stiwdio Stepni at Y Ffwrnes. With music, dancing and laughter throughout, this is the traditional Christmas panto you wished for!
Festive fun continues in to January when the Friendship Theatre Group perform its production of Peter Pan at the Ffwrnes Theatre,( January 12th - 29th) 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 Party race day on December 15, 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.