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Where Christmas shopping is a pleasure

Why not choose the delightful independent shops in our local towns - Crickhowell, Abergavenny and Brecon - instead of the big high street retailers? How about browsing around our markets and craft centres and chatting to the people who make the goods. Or perhaps you’d like to try your hand at making a gift for your loved one. Here are some dates that will help to turn this year's Christmas shopping into a pleasurable experience:

10 November   Abergavenny Craft Market

Check out the locally made gifts

17 November   Craft Fair at Brecon Market Hall

Hundreds of different gifts that are handmade locally


17 November   Embroider a map at The Chapel, Abergavenny

Choose a location that is special to you and turn it into a bespoke gift


18 November Antiques and Flea Market in Abergavenny Market Hall

Perhaps you’ll find some treasure on these fascinating stalls


22 November   Markets all day long in Abergavenny

Artisan Food and Craft Market during the day, followed by a Night Street Market

24-25 November   Craft Renaissance Christmas Market, near Usk

Locally made crafts, live music, mulled wine and a special visit from Mrs Claus

27 November or 18 December Make your own Christmas breads in Abergavenny

A workshop dedicated to celebration breads enriched with butter and eggs, spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger and jewelled with nuts and fruits. Delicious!

1-2 December  Usk Christmas Festival

Christmas lights, market stalls and there’s even a reindeer parade!


6 December Late night shopping in Crickhowell

We are delighted that Crickhowell, the closest town to our wharf, is shortlisted for the Great British High Street Award

13 December Christmas Street Food & Craft Night Market in Abergavenny

The festive atmosphere spills over into Abergavenny’s decorated streets


16 December Christmas Market, Llangynidr Village Hall

Fresh locally produced food, drink, arts and crafts