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Christmas events around the County

Looking for festive activities to get in the Christmas mood?  Here are some events that are taking place around the county.


Santa Special – Llangollen Railway

Throughout December

All aboard for Santa’s Christmas Specials: Santa makes a special visit each Christmas to the Llangollen Railway. Your decorated steam train will transport you in style from Llangollen Station to Carrog (renamed Lapland for Santa’s visit). Santa will give each good boy and girl a special gift on the journey and the adults on board receive a mince pie and a tipple from Santa’s Little Helpers.

Terms and conditions apply – see website for more details.

Tickets: Adult £18, Child £23  (over age of 1), compartment for eight people £200,

Children under 1 go free!

Llangollen Railway

01978 960979


Santa’s Reverse Grotto

Saturday 2nd December 2pm – 4pm

Santa and his elf’s are holding a reverse grotto at the Pengwern Community Centre. This is to help the homeless this winter in the local area.

We kindly ask that we receive a small donations of this list of items: Blankets, Socks, Hat/Gloves, Food/Drink, Hygiene Male & Female, A little note of Christmas wishes. 

Every child will receive a gift in return from Santa himself. 


Cor Gytgan Clwyd Concert

Saturday 2nd December 7.30pm

In aid of Cancer Research UK, hear the beautiful Cor Cytgan of Clwyd in concert for a great cause.

Tickets £8 – available from Siop Elfair, Ruthin and Siop Clwyd, Denbigh


Christingle Service – Prestatyn

Sunday 3rd December 3pm

Popular, child friendly and a great celebration of advent. Bring any baptism candles to be relight and put the Christ back into Christmas!

Admission: Adults £2, Children £1, Family £5 and under 5’s free

Christ Church, Prestatyn


Christmas Crafts at Plas Newydd

Sunday 3rd December 1pm – 3pm

Festive fun for all ages with some festive crafts set within the beautiful surroundings of the home of the Ladies of Llangollen.

Admission £4


Annual Volunteer Hedge Laying Competition

Wednesday 6th December

Join in as part of the team to lay a section of hedge. Hedge laying is an important craft to regenerate hedgerows, one of our most important habitats.

For more information:

Call 01824 712757

Email –


Ruthin Castle – Narnia Christmas Party Night

Saturday 9th December 7pm – 1am

Step through the wardrobe and enter into the sparkling and magical winter wonderland.

£32.50 per adult and includes a hog roast and disco until 1am

To book your place call 01824 702664


Free Christmas Films in Rhyl

Saturday 9th December

Stand by your popcorn! Back for a second year, Rhyl Town Council will be giving away tickets to not one but two great Christmas films.

Rhyl Town Hall

01745 331114


Father Christmas at Loggerheads Country Park

Saturday 9th December, Saturday 16th December, Sunday 17th December and Friday 22nd December

11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm

Come and meet Santa, hear a Christmas story and have a treat to take home with Plas Derw Trust.

£8 admission

To book your time with Santa call 01352 840955 or email


Christmas Fayre – Trefnant Village Hall

Sunday 10th December 11am – 3pm

Get ready for Christmas! With handmade gifts such as handbags, cards, ornaments, chutneys, jams and novelty cushions + much more!

Bring the whole family as their will be a host of games and raffle to enter and all in aid of local charities.

Free admission and free parking

Rhyl Christmas Pops

Sunday 10th December 5pm – 7pm

Rhyl’s popular festive concert featuring fantastic entertainment such as Heatwave, Midnight Soul Sisters, Informal Soul and local school Ysgol Emmanuel.

Tickets for the event are free, but people interested in joining the celebrations need to reserve their tickets by contacting Rhyl Tourist Information Centre.

Tickets will be available from 10.00 am on Tuesday 14th November for opening times of the office please call : Rhyl Tourist Information Centre on 01745 355068.


Clwydian Santa Run

Sunday 10th December (Registration from 9am, race starts at 11am)

A real family event where even the family pet is welcome to come along and join in the festivities. You can walk, jog or run a 5km route that takes you up to Moel Famau in the Clwydian Range. Participants receive their own Santa suit to wear, a medal and the amazing feeling of joining in such a great event.

Entry £18 adult, £12 child.

Bwlch Pen Barras car park, Moel Famau


North Wales International Concert Series

Wednesday 13th December 7.30pm

Welsh Chamber Orchestra: Artistic Director Anthony Hose, soloist Ellis Thomas, piano. The full programme was not confirmed at time of print but will include J.S. Bach’s D minor piano concerto, played by our local rising star who is currently studying music at the RNCM.

01745 890564

Rhyl Town Hall


Jazz @ Plas Newydd

17th December 7pm – 9pm

Back by popular demand, Plas Newydd Hosts it’s second Jazz@Plas Christmas; an evening of sultry jazz standards in the beautiful grounds of one of North Wales most treasured heritage sites performed by local musicians Grace Williams (vocals) Pete Beresford (piano) David Alexander (guitar) and Jamie Brownfield (trumpet). The performance will begin at 1900, but arrive at 1830 for mulled wine and a mince pie (included in the ticket price).

You can purchase tickets in advance at Llangollen Tourist Information Centre (01978860828)

Or click here to book online


Lessons & Carols by Candlelight

17th December 6pm – 9pm

Join us at St Thomas’s Church – Denbigh for the annual Lessons and Carols Service by Candlelight. This is a beautiful Christmas service where familiar carols are sung and the Christmas story is told, and all by Candlelight.

This service will be followed by a Candlelit Supper in support of Christian Aid.

All are welcome – no dress code – no tickets required; just come as you are and celebrate Christmas with us at St Thomas’s Church.


Captain Hook’s Revenge

Monday 18th, Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 20th, Friday 22nd @ 7.30pm

Saturday 23rd @ 1pm and 6pm

Join Denbigh Musical Theatre as they present Captain Hook’s Revenge written by Richard Coleman.

Tickets: £8 Adult, £6 Child & Seniors, £24 Family, £29 Super Family

Book your tickets by calling Mandy pn 01745 812919 or email

Ruthin Castle – Christmas Escape

24th December – 26th December

Spend Christmas in a real Castle steeped in history and full of Christmas Sparkle and real fires. Huge beautifully decorated Christmas Trees and fireplaces. Carol singers on arrival, add Christmas Eve Dinner, Christmas Day Lunch to pack your Christmas full of Magical Memories.

From just £110 per room per night based on 2 people sharing.

Call 01824 702664


Roll the Barrel

Tuesday 26th December 10.30am

A Boxing Day tradition in Denbigh. Official start 10.30am at the top of town. The Denbigh and Flint hunt still forms a big part of the proceedings and the crowds watch as dozens of riders parade through the town after receiving the traditional stirrup cup.


Whatever you do this December we all wish you a very Merry Christmas!

(Try not to eat too much Turkey!!)

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