Prepare for the festive season with a visit to the Food and Craft Fair in the iconic village of Portmeirion in North Wales.
Designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975, the Italianate coastal village of Portmeirion makes an unusual place to do a spot of Christmas shopping. Possibly the most magical village in Wales, this quirky and much photographed village is opening its doors for three days for a festive fair from 2-4 December.
It promises to be a Christmas fair like no other; a treat trail will guide shoppers into an Italianate wonderland where they can shop while sipping mulled wine to the sound of live music. More than 100 artisan stalls will be dotted around the piazza selling everything Welsh from home ware and handmade gifts to fabulous food and drink. There will be opportunities to watch top chefs cooking live and learn something new from an itinerary of creative classes. Meanwhile, little foodies can learn how to cook before jumping on the Woodland Express to find Santa in his Grotto.
Portmeirion’s Food and Craft Fair, December 2-4, tickets from £4. To book, call 01766 772390 or visit www.portmeirion-village.com