Winter and Christmas Breaks in Pembrokeshire
on Nov 16th, 2015


The nights are drawing in and Christmas is fast approaching us.  Have you thought about how you and your family or loved ones are going to enjoy the festive period?  We think that Tenby in Pembrokeshire is one of the best places to enjoy a Festive Christmas break.  There are loads of events going on all-over the county from November to the end of December for you to enjoy on your Pembrokeshire holiday.  We have collected together a few of the best ones.  Have a look at the Christmas treats which we’ve got lined up.

It’s Behind You!

Pantomime’s may be the classic territory of kids, but even adults can enjoy the barrel of fun which is the Torch Theatre’s, Milford Haven, massively popular Christmas Panto.  This year the fantastic team at the Torch Theatre will be delighting audiences with their version of Jack and the Beanstalk.  The performance is running from 19 – 31st Decemeber this year with matinee showings available as well!

Set yourself up for some holiday season laughs during your Pembrokeshire Winter holidays and book yourself in to a festive treat for you and your family at the Torch Theatre.

Indulge in some Christmas Shopping

If you’re thinking of taking a weekend break in Pembrokeshire between now and Christmas odds-on that you will be able to find a fantastic Christmas market in a beautiful Pembrokeshire location on one of those weekends.  With Victorian Christmas Markets and plain old regular Christmas Markets, Pembrokeshire can proudly boast a range of Christmas shopping experiences for those who are looking to indulge over the Christmas holidays.  We’ve got together a couple of some of the highlights of the Festive shopping Calendar.

Victorian Christmas Fair – 21 – 22 November 2015 – Picton Castle

Pembroke Castle Christmas Market – 27 – 29 November 2015 – Pembroke Castle

Saundersfoot Christmas Market – 4 – 6 December – Saundersfoot

Oriel Y Parc Christmas Market – 5 December – Oriel Y Parc, St. Davids

Carew Castle Christmas Fayre – 6 December – Carew Castle

Southwood Farm Christmas Fair – 12 December – Southwood Farm

Visit the Ghosts of Christmas Past

Explore the Tenby Tudor Merchant’s house found right in the centre of Tenby, Pembrokeshire.  Every weekend from the 21st November, visitors can time-travel back to Christmas in the Tudor period.  Explore this festive location and found out more on the 12 days of Christmas and how the Tudor’s would have celebrated the festive season.  Get you and your family’s imaginations racing with this immersive historical experience! Find out more on the National Trusts website. A perfect activity for your Pembrokeshire festive break.

Get Singing

Christmas spirit running low whilst on your Christmas holiday?  How about singing in Christmas at a wonderful Midnight Mass?  Spend the night before Christmas in St. Marys Church, Tenby singing everybody’s favourite Christmas carols.  Enjoy the atmosphere of the Grade 1 listed, 15th century church right in the heart of Tenby, Pembrokeshire.  Have a look at their website for more information.

Join in a Tenby Tradition

Pack your bathers and take part in an tradition at the annual Tenby Boxing Day Swim.  In it’s 45th year now, the Tenby Boxing Day Swim is a lot of fun.  Whether you are planning to take part, or just simply fancy watching the event – it is always worth watching.  Watch out for everyone in fancy dress on Tenby’s famous North Beach – swimming or watching, a day out in the bracing Pembrokeshire weather could be your cure to over-indulgence over Christmas.

Count in the New Year

Tenby is a great spot to count in the New Year.  Join the throngs in Tudor Square, Tenby who count down to the new year.  Fireworks are provided by Tenby House for everyone to enjoy.  Or if you would like a seaside New years eve, three miles down the road from Tenby you can visit the Saundersfoot New Years Eve beach fireworks.  Take a picnic and a blanket and enjoy the fireworks.  Whatever you are looking for Pembrokeshire can provide the perfect New years Eve for you and your family to enjoy.  Please do check details locally before these events .

Brrrr ……. Take a New Years Day Swim

Start 2016 with a bang, or clear your New Years Eve hangover away with a brisk dip on New Years Day at Saundersfoot.  Head over to the usually sleepy attractive seaside location in order to join over 1,000 people who take part in the charity event – or you could just spectate and thank goodness you aren’t joining them!  Whatever you chose to do, the New Years Day Swim at Saundersfoot is an event to enjoy this festive season! Register for the event and find out more at their website.


These are just a few of the best things which you can enjoy during your Christmas holiday/break in Tenby, Pembrokeshire.  So, why not take the pressure off at home and enjoy a holiday away during this festive season.  Escape the cities and enjoy the sea-side charms of Pembrokeshire in the winter.  Join the locals beside the fire in one of Pembrokeshire log-fire pubs, enjoy a bracing walk on the famous Pembrokeshire coast path, or simply put your feet and enjoy a relaxing Pembrokeshire holiday with your family.

Whatever you decide to do this Christmas, the Old Vicarage, Penally, near Tenby offer a range of accommodation which could be the perfect spot for you to enjoy your Christmas holiday.  Check our availability for more information and up to date availability, we would love to help you organise your Christmas family holiday, winter festive break, or solo trip to get away from it all.






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