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Christmas at St Fagans

St Fagans Christmas NightsThe National History Museum is one of Wales most popular visitor attractions.  Located in the village of St Fagans, just a couple of miles from Cardiff City Centre, the outdoor museum is home to dozens of buildings brought to the site from every corner of Wales before being re-built brick by brick.  Each building tells the story of Wales from a different era and perspective.  Buildings include a row of ironworkers cottages, a school and even a church.

St Fagans is a wonderful place to visit the whole year round, but is especially atmospheric in the run up to Christmas.  Its Christmas nights events are especially popular.  This year's event runs from 8-10 December and sees the whole site lit up to get you in the festive spirit.

Father Christmas sets up his grotto in front of the roaring log fire in one of the old farmhouses, there's carol singing, brass bands and a chance to experience the ancient Welsh tradition of the Mari Lwyd.  There are also traditional fairground rides, craft stalls and plenty of festive food and drink.

Don't forget to wrap up warm and bring your torch!  Nadolig Llawen

1 comment for “Christmas at St Fagans”

  1. Posted Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 5:47:52 AM

    Anyone planning a visit to South Wales and Cardiff in particular should add the Museum Of Welsh Life to the top of their list of places to see.

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