If you’re currently looking for a new home in Wales then why not choose one in a town which thrives at Christmas-time?! Christmas can be a magical period, and one of the most exciting times of the year for both children and adults alike. Let’s consider two of the most Christmassy towns in Wales…

Cardiff is not only one of the most thriving, cosmopolitan cities in the UK but it’s also breath-taking during the Christmas period. Beautifully decorated and pumped with Christmas spirit, the festive period truly gets going with Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland which will kick off on 10th November. This year is the 10th anniversary of Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland, making it extra special and its organisers will have lots of treats in store including the magical Admiral Open Air Ice Rink and the spectacular John Lewis Wheel.

The Christmas Lights Switch On party is also quite an event in Cardiff and marks the official opening of the city’s Winter Wonderland. You can expect special guest appearances, festive music and fireworks, making it a fantastic event for all the family!


Bethlehem is a tiny farming village in the county of Carmarthenshire in Wales and, despite its size, it truly comes alive during the Christmas period. This is likely due to its name, the same as Christ’s birthplace in Jerusalem, and many people come from far over to post Christmas cards from the village in order to get a Bethlehem postmark. This is a practice that first gained national attention in around 1965. The village also hosts an impressive, traditional Christmas market, busy carol services and nativities which bring even more visitors flocking.

There’s no getting away from it; everybody loves Christmas – it can be a magical time and is certainly one for families. Wales can be a great place to celebrate Christmas, but it can also be a perfect choice for setting up home.
Whether you want to relocate to the tiny Welsh ‘biblical’ village of Bethlehem or the thriving city or Cardiff, there are certain to be houses for sale, enabling you to move there in time for the exciting holiday period! You could even get in touch with Barratt Homes, a five star house builder, who have a number of beautiful developments in this unique country.

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