Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup (v)
Chicken Parfait with Fig Chutney and Toasted Sourdough Bread
Gravadlax of Smoked Salmon and Prawns with a Shredded Citrus Fennel Salad
Fan of Melon with Berries and a Blackcurrant Sorbet (v)
Traditional Roast Turkey with Pigs in Blankets, Stuffing and a Rich Gravy
Braised Welsh Beef with Pancetta and a Red Wine Sauce
Pan Roasted Salmon Fillet on a Crayfish and Prawn Risotto
Spinach, Cranberry, Wild Mushroom and Stilton Tart on a Cream Leek and Chive Sauce (v)
Traditional Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce (v)
Chocolate Cheesecake with Warm Cherries (v)
Lemon Tart with Passion Fruit Coulis (v)
Cheddar Cheese and Perl Las
with Celery, Grapes and Biscuits
Tea or Coffee and Warm Mince Pie
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Christmas in Caernarfon is truly a wonderful sight to behold.
It could be the sight of the historic castle during this time of the year or could it be because of the high spirit of the locals that Caernarfon is such a special place to be during December, but it’s certainly helped by having plenty of exciting events throughout the month.
December 1 – 3
It’s the sixth anniversary of Portmeirion’s Food & Craft Fair, which has a stunning setting in the grounds of an Italianate village. The event stands out from other Christmas markets because most of the 120 stalls and chalets are offering local products (think Cwrw Llyn and the craftwork of Ann Catrin Evans).
Enjoy live music, cookery demonstrations, workshops and a magical Christmas Grotto. New additions to the event this year include Christmas films and an elf dash. It’s time to break open the mulled wine and tinsel. Forget the stresses and strains of home and find sanctuary in Portmeirion.
RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve, Llandudno Junction
Christmas Party – Time to celebrate the start of the festive season with some nature themed Christmas games plus winter craft and, of course, party food. The Wildlife Explorers’ Club meets on the first Saturday of every month and is suitable for young people between 8-12 year olds. Booking essential. Call 01492 584091.
Plas Newydd House and Garden, Anglesey
December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17
Experience Christmas at Plas Newydd through the eyes of an Anglesey child. Find out how the Anglesey children would have celebrated Christmas and learn about the traditions of the family that made Plas Newydd their home. This Christmas you can visit the house, stroll around the gardens and explore a selection of family rooms dressed simply as the family would have done in the 1960s. (NB The Whistler dining room will not be open during this period). Booking Not Needed. Free event but normal admission charges apply.
Castle Square Presbyterian Church, Caernarfon
A service of Lessons and carols by Candlelight, with Cor Hamdden Mathias in the Castle Square Presbyterian Church, Caernarfon on the 3 December at 18:00pm.
Coffee and mince pies available after.
A warm welcome to everyone.
Llanberis Lake Railway Gilfach Ddu, Llanberis, Gwynedd
December 3, 9 and 17
Santa makes his annual visit to the railway. There are presents for all the kids and a mince pie and seasonal drink for the grown-ups. Advance booking only.
Trains each day at 10.15, 11.30, 13.00, 14.15, 15.45 & 17.00. Ticket Prices: Adult/Child £9.00, Child under 3 £4.00. + £1.00 booking fee. Call 01286 870549 for more information and to book.
Live satellite screening of the infamous festive ballet.
A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in the beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.
Peter Wright’s definitive production ranks as one of the cultural highlights of any xmas entertainment season with a festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet is an imperishable Christmas classic. Tickets £15/£12.50 concessions.
W.I Hall, Blaenau Ffestiniog
There will be a raffle, free with entry, live Music, tea, coffee and cake plus the chance to meet local authors, artists and musicians
Entry fee is 50p.
Just spent a really nice New Year at this hotel on an organised excursion by Coopers coach tours of Grimsby. Coopers organisation was first class from pick up until return, Steve the driver did everything to ensure we would enjoy the weekend. He pointed out places of interested and interesting facts about them and along with several jokes etc he help make the holiday very pleasant. At the hotel the check in and suitcases taken to our rooms was without delay.the room was spotless and cleaned to a high standard each day. The food was excellent and service very good.Considering there were almost 200 guests there was a choice of 3 or more starters,main courses, and desserts and all were served promptly. There was entertainment each night. Overall Coopers and the hotel provided a high quality service and would recommend them to anyone.
I visited this hotel as part of a line dance holiday. It is a top class hotel with excellent facilities. Staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are spacious and well maintained. Food is good and waiting staff efficient. The swimming pool is excellent and there is also a gym. I would recommend this hotel to anyone planning to stay in the area.