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Majestic: Caernarfon Castle by night.

White Christmas: A blanket of snow covers Caernarfon.

ISCOVER seasonal delights in Caernarfon, this Christmas. Walk its historic streets and examine its pleasant blend of local shops and branded stores, all nestled perfectly in a picturesque setting. But there is much more to the town than simply shopping and you will find plenty of events for the whole family to enjoy in the build up to Christmas 2008. Galeri Caernarfon, for example, has a packed schedule of fun-filled Christmas events to look forward to. For its big, pre-Christmas concert, Galeri Caernarfon has organised ‘Yn Dilyn d’Olau Di’ by popular composer Robat Arwyn. Described as a grand concert, it will combine performances from Bryn Terfel and Annette Bryn Parry with songs from the pupils of Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle. It will take place in the theatre on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 16-17 at 7.30pm, priced £10 for adults and £5 for children. The Sound of Christmas Tonic is at 2.30pm on Thursday, December 11. Just £4 for adults to attend, it features popular duo Piantel, consisting of harpist Dylan Cernyw and pianist Annette Bryn Parry. These two will team up with the tenor from Betws Gwerfyl Goch, Trebor Edwards, for a very special Christmas Tonic. Then, immediately following the performance from Piantel you can join in communal carol singing in Galeri’s foyer, led by pupils from Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen. It’s a free event, so there’s no excuse not to be among the first to hear Galeri’s

Packed schedule: Galeri Caernarfon. Christmas Carol 2008, especially composed for the occasion by the young people of SBARC! (Galeri’s Arts Project), under the direction of Manon Llwyd, and performed today by guest singer Meinir Wyn Roberts. Events elsewhere in Caernarfon will come thick and fast this Christmas. On Friday, December 5, the Ysgol Glanaethwy Choir will perform on Y Maes, as part of the celebration of switching on the lights of the town’s Christmas tree. The choir have performed on TV as part of the BBC’s ‘Last Choir Standing’ programme. Bring the kids along to see Santa in his grotto at the top of Pool Street in Caernarfon, every Saturday in December: 6th, 13th and 20th. Don’t miss the nativity play and lantern

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parade on Thursday, December 11. Local children will promenade by holding lanterns. Then, at 5.30pm the shops are awarded the prizes for the best window dressing, followed by the nativity play and then festive carols in the indoor market. Children will be able to get their skates on this Christmas because the ice rink is returning to Caernarfon. Cyffro Caernarfon Cyf, a not-for-profit company which was formed by a group of business people, has organised events on the Maes every Christmas for the past four years. This year, the group has invested in an ice rink following the success of hiring one in recent years. This Christmas will also see the return of the big screen. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a trip out with the family on the Santa Trains. Each year, The Welsh


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up the Royal Town Snow business: Children from Caernarfon schools singing carols on the Maes. Bring the kids along to see Santa in his grotto at the top of Pool Street in Caernarfon, every Saturday in December.

Highland Railway runs festive ‘Santa Trains’ on three weekends in December. Travel from Caernarfon to Waunfawr and meet Santa (who speaks both English and Welsh) and all of his chums on the trains. Adults can enjoy a glass of sherry and a mince pie, while children will receive a present. There’s plenty of festive fun, both on and off the trains, with time for those all important photographs with Santa and his helpers along the way! The trains run on Saturdays and Sundays, December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 and cost from £10 for adults and children above the age of two. But book early to avoid disappointment.

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OW is the time to get your thinking caps on, because whether it’s your partner, mother, sister or grandmother, women can be tricky people to buy for. No matter what your budget there’s sure to be the perfect gift in store and there’s plenty to choose from It isn’t easy finding the perfect gift, it could be something simple such as a book, DVD, or maybe you’re looking for stocking fillers such as the fabulous ‘after party shoes’ that are now available, letting women take some spare, comfy shoes with them to the party for on the way home. Pampering gifts are always a good choice. If you’re not sure what to get, deep moisturisers and exfoliants will give beautifully smooth skin. There is a wide range of sets

Pampering: The No7 Protect and Perfect gift set from Boots available with many natural products hitting the stores, along with age replenishing and anti-aging products, but be careful not to offend! Perhaps you could treat the special lady in your life to a spa weekend or a romantic meal for two in her favourite restaurant? If she is a wine lover, you could buy her a gift

set of wines from around the world, or even take her on a trip to a vineyard. It doesn’t just have to be perfumes and jewellery, electronics such as digital cameras, MP3 players as well as game consoles such as the Nintendo DS have brought women back to the gaming market. If you’re looking for something for the older generation then photo albums, hamper sets and jewellery make beautiful gifts that any woman would be happy with. Antique and collectable items have seen a resurgence in popularity during recent years, and there’s something to suit all ages and interests. Or maybe she’s a keen golfer, gardener or fitness fanatic? Whatever her interests, you’re sure to find great gift inspiration in North Wales.

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HETHER you want to soak up the town’s rich ambience or fancy a festivethemed family day out, Christmas is the perfect time of year to visit Porthmadog and explore its rich culture and history. Packed full of traditional architecture, Porthmadog is a magical place to visit at this time of year. Take a stroll around Porthmadog and you will discover a wealth of independent shops, including art and craft stores, pottery shops, souvenir shops, book shops, jewellers, music stores Full steam ahead: The Ffestiniog Railway’s hugely popular Santa and much more besides. Porthmadog also has a Trains return at weekends throughout December. large department store on the High Street, which offers a fabulous range of inspirational gift ideas, gourmet meal. There’s a good range of cuisine on home-wares, outdoor goods, stationery, games, offer in Porthmadog, with something to suit all greeting cards, a coffee shop and more over threetastes and occasions – explore the High Street and floors. surrounding area and you find traditional Everyone likes to be prepared for Christmas, so if restaurants as well as Chinese and Indian eateries. you want to start stocking up for the forthcoming Porthmadog is much more than a shopping haven festive feast, Porthmadog has many delicatessens, though, with a wealth of attractions including the greengrocers, butchers, bakers, fishmongers and harbour. more, where you can find everything for your The town is also home to the Ffestiniog Railway, Christmas table, including delicious local produce. which is running special Santa Trains on weekends If all that shopping has worked up an appetite, in December. then this charming town has plenty of places where Hugely popular, the Santa Trains offer children a you can enjoy a tasty treat – from cafes, coffee chance to meet Santa and his helpers on board a shops and tea rooms where you can have a spot of historic train, whilst adults get to sit back, relax and lunch to restaurants where you can indulge in a enjoy a glass of sherry and mince pie. A fantastic way to take in the stunning local scenery, the return journey from Porthmadog to Tan-y-Bwlch includes plenty of time to chat with Santa - who speaks both Welsh and English – and all youngsters receive a present.

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ICK up everything you need for Christmas this year in Pwllheli. There’s no need to trek away from the Llyn Peninsula, as the Pwllheli area can offer you a wide range of goods and services covering pretty much all your Christmas needs. There is a great selection of different shops, from famous high street stockists to smaller local or independent stores which allow you to spot original and unique gifts and other bits and pieces for the Yuletide. You can buy everything from electrical goods and toys for the children to attractive presents for the one you love such as jewellery and huge bunches of flowers; even handmade goods and crafts, great for mum or Auntie Sue. If it’s food you’re after, stocking up the cupboards for the Christmas siege, or just something a little different for your seasonal table, there’s no shortage of food shops, delicatessens, butchers’ and bakers’ shops offering a selection of local produce or delicious goods. Of course, you’ll need to take a break from your shopping spree, so stop by one of the town’s fabulous eateries or cafes. You’ll find everything from takeaway snacks, sandwiches and warming pub lunches, right through to restaurants serving up full

Christmas dinners and more. In fact, why not stay longer in the town and take full advantage of its seasonal hospitality? There’s certainly no shortage of B&Bs and hotels around. Don’t miss the weekly market, either, on Wednesday at Y Maes. Saturday, December 6, sees a Christmas Fair taking place at Penlan Chapel from 10.30am to 1pm with cakes, Christmas puddings, raffles and more. There’s plenty on at the local theatre, too. Neuadd Dwyfor is hosting an exciting Christmas calendar full of seasonal sparkle. Friday, December 5 sees the Conwy Valley Mixed Choir perform a concert of carols, solos and excerpts from Handel’s Messiah. Then, on Saturday, December 6, Martyn Geraint – one of Wales' best known children's entertainers and SC4 presenter – stars in a new pantomime. There are some more concerts in the build-up to Christmas including carols and songs with the pupils of Ysgol Morfa Nefyn on Thursday, December 11; while December 16-18 sees Coleg Meirion Dwyfor’s annual show come to the stage in Pwllheli, singing songs from hit musicals in the Welsh language. Christmas time in Pwllheli is certainly an event not to be missed.

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O Little Town of Bethlehem O little town of Bethlehem How still we see thee lie. Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by. Yet in thy dark streets shineth The everlasting Light. The hopes and fears of all the years Are met in thee tonight. For Christ is born of Mary And gathered all above, While mortals sleep, the angels keep Their watch of wondering love. O morning stars together Proclaim the holy birth And praises sing to God the King And Peace to men on earth. How silently, how silently The wondrous gift is given! So God imparts to human hearts The blessings of His heaven. No ear may his His coming, But in this world of sin, Where meek souls will receive him, still The dear Christ enters in. O holy Child of Bethlehem Descend to us, we pray. Cast out our sin and enter in Be born to us today. We hear the Christmas angels The great glad tidings tell, O come to us, abide with us, Our Lord Emmanuel.

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from Menai Bridge. On December 13, members of Ysgol Glanaethwy will be appearing in James Pringle Weavers in Llanfairpwll between 1.30pm and 2pm to sign and perform tracks from their new album – the perfect Christmas gift! St Mary’s Church, Beaumaris, is the venue for a carol service in aid of the NSPCC on Monday, December 8, at 7pm. Beaumaris Band and pupils of Beaumaris Llangoed and Llandegfan primary schools will be performing at this not-to-be-missed Yuletide event. Food and drink are always high up on the Christmas agenda. So why not stock up on all those Christmas goodies at Ysgol David Hughes, Menai Bridge, on December 20, at the local produce market? Also check out the Christmas Food Tasting Evening hosted by Stafford House Fine Foods, of Menai Bridge, on December 11 and 18. Think cakes, puddings, mince pies, cheese, wine, nibbles, hampers, party foods and gifts! Anglesey is also a mouth-watering proposition for a well-deserved Christmas break. Because, quite

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Beaumaris, the jewel of Anglesey, is famous for being an area of outstanding natural beauty and a world heritage site. It is true that a visit to Beaumaris is full of culture and wonder as you marvel at the spectacular views…however; the real jewel lies in the diversity of the shopping! Beaumaris offers a wide range of stylish ladies wear and accessories to suit every taste coupled with unique gifts, childrenswear, cards, antiques and even floral arrangements. Stroll through the back streets and you will be surprised to find some real gems; stunning galleries of local artists, an Aladdin’s cave of unusual Christmas decorations, contemporary gifts and clothing, cook and home-wear, haberdashery and a wide range of food from around the world in addition to delicious home-made baking, topped off with old fashioned sweets straight from the jar! Beaumaris also offers unrivalled opportunities to take a break and sample the delights of our many hostelries. There is a wealth of beautiful tea rooms and coffee houses offering fresh produce, and first class food in pubs, hotels and restaurants. The Beaumaris experience can be enjoyed in a relaxed environment on Friday December 12th, Bagitall Hoco Shoebox where shops and cafes are open until 8pm with Beau’s Tea Rooms Janet Bell Gallery Something Special free parking. Why not make a night of it and Castle Bakery La Tienda Sonia’s partake of some of our hospitality with a drink Charltons Antiques Leisurelines The Spinning Wheel The Clock Shop M Jones Antiques Stanleys Butchers and meal to suit every palate, from a light dinner Place & Co Cole Nan’s Triple 8 Coffee Shop to fine dining? Or stay in one of our hotels…the Cooks & Caterers The Nut House Tudor Rose Gallery calm before the Christmas storm! You can even Eden Fach Penny Farthing Unique Kids enjoy a fresh hairstyle, new nails or Florabundance The Pier House The Wardrobe complementary therapy! Fruit n Flowers Post Office Wishing Well Whether you choose to visit or stay, what is really Gallery 4 Pretty Things Sarah’s Delicatessen special about Beaumaris is that you can find clothing, Gallery 15 gifts, art and produce all made locally so you are also helping the local economy this Christmas.

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