Giant sprouts, turkey and Christmas puddings are on the menu in Santa’s Christmas Kitchen at Derwen College’s Christmas Fayre this weekend.

Final preparations are underway ahead of Santa and Mrs Christmas’s visit to the college’s charity Christmas Fayre from 24 to 26 November.

Derwen College clients – long term residents who live and work and the college – have been busy creating colossal props under the expert supervision of Creative Activity Organiser Sian Roberts.

Embrace the festive spirit and get your Christmas shopping wrapped up early with a visit to Derwen College Christmas Fayre from 24 to 26 November.

The three-day seasonal extravaganza offers something for everyone, including a popular Christmas Market, an audience with Santa and an array of shopping and eating opportunities.

The Christmas Fayre – from Friday, 24 November to Sunday, 26 November – will see a host of local artisan producers selling festive food, gifts, crafts and decorations. The market stalls will be offering unique hand-crafted present ideas alongside Derwen College’s own Garden Centre and Gift Shop merchandise. There’s also a bar and live music. There will be late night shopping on Friday until 8pm, followed by Saturday and Sunday opening (10am–4pm).

Santa will be reading stories, while Mrs Christmas hands out gifts and chats to youngsters from their Christmas Kitchen on all three days (booking essential at

Throughout December, The Garden Centre & Gift Shop promises a sparkly festive welcome, with the sale of Christmas trees (from 23 November), Derwen Charity Christmas cards, seasonal plants, wreaths, decorations, and unique gifts and hampers. The Vintage Advantage charity shop will be brimming with yuletide pre-loved treasures including Christmas fashions, gifts and homeware.

The Orangery Restaurant will be starting its Christmas Menu on Monday, 27 November, and then served Monday to Friday until 15 December (deposits and pre-booking required for groups of more than six).

What’s more, customers to our Derwen Marketplace will be supporting Derwen College students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in their learning and work experience. At the same time, customers will be raising money for Derwen Charity, which further supports students with SEND to reach their aspirations.

To find out more about Christmas at Derwen and how to book your visit to meet Santa and Mrs Christmas, visit the website at