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Winter in Wales

Cadair Idris in the snow, Snowdonia
Cadair Idris in the snow, Snowdonia

Find out more about Wales in winter. On these pages, we’ll tell you a little about what Wales is like in our winter months – December to February.

Many Welsh traditions such as Calennig and St Dwynwen’s Day take place during the winter months.

Winter walks, even winter swims, and playing or watching field games on external pitches are all common to a Welsh winter, so warming food, like the Welsh speciality of cawl also features highly.

The temperatures may decrease but it rarely stops us getting about.
Many of our traditions take place during the winter months including Hen Galan and St Dwynwen’s Day.
Our winter sport includes rugby, football and ice hockey, as well as indoor sports.
There are many ways we celebrate in Wales.
We wrap up warm, get outdoors and enjoy our countryside and coast.
There's much to see this season, with migrating birds coming to Wales and much more.
You may have heard of St Valentine but romantics in Wales celebrate St Dwynwen's Day too.
Events taking place include the Hay Winter Festival and the Royal Welsh Winter Fair.
Here you will find some key dates in the Welsh calendar during winter.