Christmas Breaks


Come and spend your Christmas holiday in our lovely Hotel, where you can relax and let our excellent staff take care of you and deal with all the stresses that Christmas often brings. If you’re fed up with slaving away in the kitchen all day, wrapping a million presents, and a thousand other stresses then why not treat yourself and let us take care of it all for you, we can cater to your every need at the Lion where you’ll be greeted with a warm smile, welcoming atmosphere and fantastic food and drink.

Last years breaks sold quickly so book early to secure your place.

Arriving on the 23rd December, we will be serving you with warm mince pies and mulled wine in front of the fire in our cosy lounge or in our comfortable bar area.  Then check-in and unpack in your comfortable rooms and prepare for this evening.

At 7pm we invite you to meet your fellow guests for a sherry reception following this a delicious 4 course dinner will be served followed by tea, coffee , after dinner mints and live entertainment in the form of the fabulous ‘Ray Forest’.

On Christmas Eve there will be a traditional Welsh breakfast buffet style, after breakfast guests may like to relax in our comfy lounge and bar area or catch up on last minute present shopping in the unusual gift shops Criccieth has to offer. Bar lunches will be available from 12 noon. After lunch we invite guests who are staying with one of our tours to join their coach for an outing to explore the lovely welsh countryside. At 7.00pm dinner is served and followed by entertainment with ‘John Hammond’- don’t forget your dancing shoes tonight!

11.30p.m. Midnight Communion at St Catherines

On Christmas day guests can enjoy a traditional Welsh breakfast and will be served Bucks Fizz to help prepare for the fantastic festive day ahead. Guests will be invited to guess the weight of the Christmas cake and the nearest will win a bottle of bubbly. At 12 noon we’ve booked a visit from you know who, he’ll be dishing out gifts to all our guests. At 1pm a 4 course festive lunch is served following this guests can watch the Queen’s speech if they like at 3pm followed by afternoon tea and Christmas cake. Later this evening  our Yuletide buffet is served, lots of delicious food and afterwards the very charming ‘Tom Wyn’ will be entertaining with lots of fun.

Boxing day is another busy day, enjoy another traditional Welsh breakfast, following this guests are invited to take part in some local fun. A Treasure map is available from reception and guests may like to explore the local town by following clues,  alternatively guests can watch as Locals take part  in a traditional Boxing day dip down at the beach-. Lunch is then available from 12noon and guests on a tour will be invited to join their coach for an afternoon trip and coffee stop. A sumptuous 4 course dinner will be served once again at 7.00pm and then live entertainment tonight will be provided by the talented ‘Mandy Stevens’.

On the 27th December after another hearty traditional Welsh breakfast is served we bid you farewell.

The package includes 4 nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast plus a mouth-watering Christmas Day Lunch and full live entertainment programme including Christmas day gifts.

This fabulous offer is now only £405 p.p. Interested? Give us a ring now on 01766 522460 or use our contact formplease note our Christmas party is not advertised through our online booking system and must be booked via telephone, e-mail ( or contact form.

See you in December, keep an eye out for Santa, we’ve got a sneaky feeling he’ll be making a cheeky appearance. We just can’t wait for it…

*Offers all based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room. Offers all subject to availability and not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.