The 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