Blaenavon World Heritage Site - December 2015 News & Events.
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Blaenavon Winter Wonderland 

Blaenavon Heritage Town is gearing up for the annual Blaenavon Winter Wonderland on Saturday 5 December 11am-4pm, a real treat for all the family. With a traditional Victorian fun fair and covered Christmas Market selling quality gifts. Enjoy Christmas carols and festive fun while you explore this special Heritage Town.
Santa and his elves will be making a return visit with his real reindeer. With a children’s Christmas cookery academy and Christmas craft workshops at Bethlehem Court, find something for all the family! 
This year we also welcome performances from Blaenavon Town Band, and the Blaenavon Heritage VC Primary School Choir. Winter Wonderland will showcase this special Heritage Town featuring some unique independent shops, start your Christmas shopping in Blaenavon!
In addition, Blaenavon World Heritage Centre and Library will be having a ‘Make it  Christmas’ family friendly event when everyone can have a go at making something festive.

 For more information about the Winter Wonderland or Blaenavon Heritage Town please visit or and click here for the day’s programme.
or call 01495 742333

Christmas Craft Workshop 5th December 

At Blaenavon World Heritage Centre and Library we’ll be holding a craft workshop for adults to make beautiful Christmas decorations. Cost £3 and booking essential. Contact 01495 742333 or visit
Father Christmas at Big Pit 19th December 2015 

Be amazed as Father Christmas arrives at Pit Top at 10.30am, travelling 300ft UP from underground on his way to Lapland. Once he’s arrived (and found his elves!), there’ll be an opportunity to visit him in his cottage and tell him what’s on your Christmas list from 12pm-4pm. Are you in his naughty or good book?
Suitable for all children. No booking necessary. £5 per child and includes a gift. 
Blaenavon Heritage Railway

There may still be time to book for the very popular Santa Specials. Travel by train to meet Santa in his grotto and receive a personalised gift for every child. Adults enjoy sherry and a mince pie during the journey. For times, prices and availability please go to our website
Santa at the Ironworks 

Santa will be at the Ironworks on 12th & 13th December. £5 per child which includes a present. Limited places and booking essential. 11am – 4pm. Click here for more information. 


Forgotten Landscapes Project 

This project came to an end in October 2015. With a wealth of partnerships formed, ancient monuments conserved and a proud legacy of activities, natural environment conservation and opportunities for people to learn about the area, the project can stand proud of its achievements. Read more on Facebook


Exciting times for Blaenavon’s Community Museum  

There are exciting times ahead for the Blaenavon Community Museum as it prepares to reopen at its new home within Blaenavon Workmen’s Hall. Now based in the most prominent community building in the World Heritage Site, the museum will be well-placed to tell the fascinating story of Blaenavon and its people to the thousands of tourists who visit the town each year.
It is anticipated that the museum will reopen in early 2016. For more information email or visit


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