December 25 – 31, 2023 will be an exciting time in the Wye Valley. A full week of fun activities and events is planned and whatever your interests, you are sure to find something to enjoy. From quaint Christmas celebrations to lively New Year’s Eve parties, the area will be abuzz with joy and cheer.
Traditional Christmas Day Lunch at the Wye Valley Hotel
Start your week in style with a traditional Christmas Day Lunch in the regal ambiance of the Wye Valley Hotel. Savor a meticulously prepared festive feast with your loved ones and make your Christmas special. Prior booking is required and spaces fill up quick, so book your spot soon!
Boxing Day Duck Race at Symonds Yat
After the indulgence of Christmas Day, it’s time for some outdoor fun. The Boxing Day Duck Race is a peculiar yet fun-filled event where an army of yellow rubber ducks tests their mettle on the rippling waters of the Wye. Proceeds from the race will go to local charities. Find out more about the race here.
Winter Train Ride at the Perrygrove Railway
Experience the joy of a traditional steam train journey through the scenic Wye countryside. The Perrygrove Railway offers special winter rides that are perfect for the whole family. Snuggle up in the warmth of the vintage carriages and catch glimpses of the frosted landscape. More information regarding the ride can be found here.
Ghost Walk in Hereford
Brace yourself for an eerie experience as you follow a guide through the haunted spots of Hereford. Winter adds an extra element of spookiness to this Ghost Walk which is sure to send chills down your spine! Find more details and book your place here.
Bird Watching at the Gwent Levels
Experience the serene beauty of the Gwent Levels and get a glimpse of the local bird life. This guided bird watching tour is an excellent opportunity to observe and study native birds in their natural habitat. Check out the full details here.
Film & Food Evening at the Kilpeck Inn
Enjoy a classic film followed by a scrumptious three-course meal at the historic Kilpeck Inn. The event strikes a perfect balance between entertainment and gastronomy. More details about the evening can be found here.
New Year’s Eve Gala at The Feathers Hotel
End your week with a bang at the New Year’s Eve Gala at The Feathers Hotel. With stunning decorations, sumptuous food, live music, and a lively crowd, this is the perfect way to welcome the New Year. Book your tickets here.
From serene bird watching and scenic train rides to lively parties and thrilling ghost walks, the Wye Valley offers a bit of everything this December. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, there is no better time to experience the charm and beauty of this stunning region.