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Celebrate the Festive Season at The Dragon Hotel!

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

If you are looking for the perfect venue to celebrate in style this festive season Santathen look no further than The Dragon Hotel. We are now taking bookings for all our Christmas events throughout December.

We have a variety of options for you to choose from; a Christmas Party with entertainment from our resident DJ or a Cabaret Party with a live band and disco. Perhaps no entertainment is required and you would simply like to get together for a superb Festive Meal; lunch and dinner options are available. We are also able to accommodate private parties of different sizes and can also offer a Christmas Buffet package Sundays – Wednesdays if preferred. Alternatively you may wish to join others in an event where many groups get together to maximise the festive atmosphere – the choice is yours.

If you are looking for somewhere special to enjoy that perfect traditional Christmas Day Lunch then why not join us. We invite you to spend the day with us and celebrate in style with our traditional Christmas lunch. We’ll greet you with a glass of fizz and canapés upon your arrival and even take care of the washing up after the meal, so that you can relax and enjoy the company of those closest to you.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve either by enjoying a formal dinner in our Piano Restaurant, where you will be greeted with a glass of fizz on arrival and entertained by our resident pianist or celebrate the New Year in style in our Pembrey Suite, with music from our resident DJ and a celebratory glass of Champagne at midnight – there’s no better way to welcome in the New Year.

Make the most of our Christmas accommodation rate and extend your stay until the next morning. It’s not worth risking your licence by driving home after the party so why not stay overnight in one of our contemporary bedrooms? Check-in, relax and then join the party without the worry of how to get home.

If December is not a good month to celebrate, we’re happy to offer a Festive Meal, Christmas Party or Christmas Buffet event in January for parties of 50 or more, specifically for those who are unable to party before the big day. The decorations will still be adorning your event and we’ll transport you back in time to give you the opportunity to celebrate the season at your convenience.

Click here to view our Christmas Brochure for 2015

Should you like a Christmas Brochure mailed to you, make a reservation or require any further information please call our Events Team on 01792 657100 or email

Wind St. on New Year’s Eve: Where to Go

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014


(image: Wales Online)

If you’re wondering what to do in Swansea this New Year’s Eve, then Wind St. might just have the answer! It’s the perfect spot for painting the town red and ringing in the New Year in style; here are our top picks of the best spots to celebrate NYE this year:


The 50th Annual Santa Swim in Porthcawl

Friday, December 19th, 2014


(image: Wales Online)

The annual Porthcawl Christmas morning swim is now in its 50th year, with this year’s event set to be the biggest yet. Will you be one of the merry lunatics to embrace the freezing waters to raise money for some very worthwhile causes this year? Swimmers can register online or just turn up on the day, and there is no minimum distance that you have to swim. There’s also no set time limit on how long you have to spend in the water either, so there’s really no excuses!


The Dragon Hotel Gift Guide

Thursday, December 18th, 2014


Swansea is brimming with top spots to pick up beautiful, unique gifts that your loved ones will adore. And whether you’re an organised shopper or a last-minute panic buyer, we have some inspiration for you. Take a look at our Christmas gift guide:


Christmas in Swansea: The Big Event

Saturday, December 13th, 2014


Swansea at Christmas time is magical for the whole family; whether you’re enjoying a hearty winter meal, shopping for loved ones, or enjoying the pantomime, you’ll find there are plenty of things to do in Swansea to get everyone into the festive spirit. Here’s our guide to the best Christmas events:


Rhossili to Penmaen: A Walk

Friday, December 12th, 2014


Our hotel is great. But if you want to get out and about and explore the Swansea area, pull on your walking boots a warm coat, and go on a walk. The route from Rhossili Bay to Penmaen is one of the best, and passes through Britain’s first area of outstanding natural beauty. (more…)

Independent Swansea: The Best Boutique Stores

Thursday, December 11th, 2014


We’re going to let you in on a secret that only locals know: Swansea is great for shopping in small and independent stores. Yes there are all the regular high street stores, but if you know where to look, there are some real standout gems.

Here is our pick of our favourites in and around Swansea:


Walking in a Waterfront Winter Wonderland

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014


Christmas is just a few weeks away, and we’re starting to feel Christmassy, are you? Lots of people are staying in the hotel on festive shopping breaks, and all the families are raving about the Waterfront Wonderland. So exactly what’s happening in this festive part of the city?


Dunvant to Gowerton: A Coastal Walk

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014


(image: Simon Mortimer under CC BY – SA 2.0)

Are you visiting us soon and trying to decide what to do in Swansea? Well, if you’re feeling active, there are plenty of stunning coastal and country walks a short drive away.

Sound like your thing? Then get out those walking boots and prepare to get a little muddy. Here’s one of our favourite routes – Dunvant to Gowerton.


Winter Woollies: Golfing Essentials

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014


(image: Roy Hughes under CC BY-SA 2.0)

Have you signed up for a winter league this year? Or perhaps you’re planning a visit to the golf courses in Swansea for a few days away? Either way, you’ll need to be prepared for all weathers. Don’t catch a chill, keep yourself warm with these winter woollies and golfing essentials.