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Event: Christmas Traditions: The Mari Lwyd & Hunting of the Wren Performances

St Fagans National Museum of History
16 & 17 December 2023, 11am & 2pm (Sat) / 1.30pm & 3.30pm (Sun)
Cost Free
Suitability All
Christmas 2023 programme - Mari Lwyd
7 people are stood in a doorway with The Mari Lwyd
A Mari Lwyd from Amgueddfa Cymru's collections, decorated with ribbons and bells

Come along to witness two of the most well-known Welsh customs during the Christmas season, The Mari Lwyd and Hunting of the Wren*, performed by Cwmni Dawns Werin Caerdydd. These unusual ancient Welsh winter traditions include singing, dancing, and a horse’s skull!

*No wrens will be harmed!

Performance times

Saturday 16/12/23: 11am & 2pm

Sunday 17/12/23: 1.30pm & 3.30pm



Outside the Tollhouse (building number 16 on the Site Map)


Learn more about the traditions

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