Santa Claus is coming to town!

Are you looking for a sprinkle of festive magic?

Are the kids dreaming of seeing Santa this Christmas? From enchanting grottos to carnival fun, let us take away some of the seasonal stresses with our guide of where to see Santa this Christmas.

Folly Farm goes all out with their Santa’s grotto. On weekends in November and December 2016, not only do they have the main man himself but you can meet his reindeer too. And the Folly Farm elves are on hand to bring that extra little bit of sparkle to your grotto experience. He's brought gifts for the little ones. Plus there's mulled wine and a mince pie for the adults which always helps spread the Christmas cheer.

Folly Farm's Santa's Grotto

Santa will also be making other appearances around Pembrokeshire including Vincent Davies in Haverfordwest every Saturday and Sunday from 12th November. All children will receive a wrapped gift from Santa and can take part in Elf on the Shelf a free kids hunt. There will even be a Santa post box for your children's wish lists.

Embrace the festive spirit in St Dogmaels with a 'Santa' fun run from St Dogmaels school - Santa suite provided plus you have the chance to meet the man himself in his grotto. There will be mince pies, hot food and Christmas carols plus lots of stalls for that last minute Christmas gift. Christmas fair starts at 10am and the fun run at 11am.

Saundersfoot St Nicholas Market is another great place to meet Santa - he’ll be in his grotto on Saturday 3rd and 4th December from 12noon. Why not arrive early and pick up a few last minute presents from the market and the surrounding shops.

Oriel y Parc is hosting their Christmas Market on Saturday 3rd December. Meet Santa in his Christmas grotto and receive a gift - charged at £1.50 per child then browse the varied stalls of the local producers, have some Christmas cheer with mulled wine, minced pies, face painting plus live music.


Cardigan Castle will be holding their Christmas Fair over the weekend of 10th & 11th December as part of the town’s Festive Fortnight. There will be stalls, fairground rides and donkeys and of course a visit from Father Christmas all in the historic setting of Cardigan Castle.

Santa and his little helpers will be visit Milford Marina on 11th December. Come and meet Santa in his grotto and have your photo taken in his snow globe at Milford Haven Museum. The fun starts at 11am.

Kickstart your festive celebrations at Tenby’s annual Santa Run where there is guaranteed to be a flurry of Santas. It’s a Santa experience with a difference and doesn’t cost a penny to go and watch!

This year organisers are hoping for more than 200 entrants to run through the streets, raising money for local and national charities. If you’re feeling energetic you can enter too!

The event is taking place on Sunday, December 11th, from noon.  Go on, it’s not too late to enter

Alternatively you could try the Christmas Pudding Run. Held on the same day as Tenby’s run, from 12 noon, it is a 10km road run from the beautiful village of Broad Haven

All entrants will receive a Christmas pudding on finishing the run. The event is licensed by the Welsh Athletics Association (WAA) and will be measured to exactly 10km. Fancy dress is optional, so we expect to see a few people dressed as Father Christmas!

There will also be complimentary mulled wine and mince pies for all entrants after the run at The Ocean. There will be prizes for the 1st Male and Female runners in each age category and also for the Best Dressed Runner.

Closer to Christmas, 21st – 23rd December, The Glen in Haverfordwest is hosting Santa’s Grotto and an undercover ice rink. There will be hot food, mulled wine, trampoline, bouncy castle and of course Santa. Don’t miss out, bookings for the ice skating are now open.

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