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Christmas Shopping And A Gift From Us!

Christmas is a great time of year for treating yourselves and your loved ones. Whether you are looking for handmade gifts, children's toys or something special for the foodie in your life, North Wales has something for everyone. With that in mind, here are a few suggestions for the best places to start your Christmas shopping and enjoy a festive day out!

Rhyl Christmas Lights will be switched on this Thursday (26th November). The fun begins at 3.30pm in the town centre with music, magic and entertainers including stilt walkers, balloon modellers and costumed characters. The Christmas lights will be switched on by Emmerdale star Adam Thomas, who plays Adam Barton in the soap. Their will be other entertainers performing during the evening, including singers Richard and Adam who were finalists in Britain's Got Talent. For more information, please click here to visit the Rhyl Tourist Information Centre Facebook page. Rhyl High Street is a 20 minute drive from Pen-y-Bryn Farm.

This weekend (27-29 November 2015) sees the return of the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre Christmas Market. Bodnant, which prides itself on producing and selling the finest local products, is around 25 minutes away from our cottages. Their website says 'Indulge yourself in everything Christmas; particularly food! Join us at the Bodnant Christmas Market, for stalls, demonstrations, samplings and tasters!' For more information, including opening hours, please click here to visit their website.

Glasdir Conference Centre in Llanrwst, which is around 30 minutes from us, are holding a Christmas Craft and Food Fair on Friday 27th of November, 3pm - 7pm & Saturday 28th of November, 10am – 3.30pm. Their website says they will be offering 'Handcrafted goods, tasty Christmas treats and lots more. Craft Workshops will be available for the Children, along with Christmas shopping with hot refreshments for the adults.' For more information about this event, which has free admission and car park, please click here to visit their website.

The Coca-Cola truck will be visiting Colwyn Bay, which is around 20 minutes by car from us here at Pen-y-Bryn, on Wednesday the 2nd of December. The fun starts at 12pm with lots of free family entertainment going right through until 8pm. If you and your family look forward to the festive Coca-Cola Christmas adverts each year as a sign that the 'holidays are coming,' this event will be a fun way to start the season. For more information, please click here to visit their website.

Also a short 20 minute drive from our farm is the historic town of Conwy, which is a beautiful place to celebrate Christmas. Throughout December there will be a festive glow within the town walls – from boutique stores to toy shops, local independent stores or larger chains, you will be spoilt for choice! While you wander through the town, enjoying the historic streets and buildings, you will be able to shop for Christmas decorations, gifts, clothing, local produce and more.

And, as an early gift from us here at, you can get an extra night free on short breaks with us! We are offering our twitter followers, facebook fans and website subscribers 3 nights for the price of 2, or 2 nights for the price of 1 when you stay with us before the 17th of December 2015 and use the promo code Festive15. Shopping and a short break with extra to spend – you can jingle all the way to Pen-y-Bryn Farm and holiday cottages!

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