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Christmas in Cardiff

4th December 2016

Christmas is just around the corner – meaning many exciting events are happening across the city. From festive food and drinks to markets and seasonal attractions, Cardiff has something for everyone. Have a look what makes Christmas in Cardiff so special.

Christmas market

St John Street, St John’s Church Area, Working Street, the Hayes, Hills Street and Trinity Street

Over 80 wooden stalls have returned to the streets of Cardiff, transforming the capital into a ‘Christmas city’. There are over 200 exhibitors bringing something for everyone, from Welsh slate and crafted candles to cheese, fruit wines, jewellery and artwork. So if you’re looking to buy some Christmas presents, don’t look any further. It’s a perfect place to get something unique whilst enjoying some hot mulled wine as you browse. 

Click here to find out more. 


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City Hall lawns

This year Winter Wonderland is bigger and better than ever before. Featuring fairground rides that include a big wheel with terrific views over the city, an authentic Alpine Village, an ice rink and much more, you will be kept entertained throughout the festive season.

This year for the first time, the organisers have decided to install a clear span roof and night sky lights to keep skaters super dry and to ensure an enjoyable experience.


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Castle Street

Why not treat yourself and celebrate your Christmas  party in the grand surroundings of Cardiff Castle. From fine dining to an informal evening of fun, Cardiff Castle has it all on a plate for you. Availability is limited so please don’t delay in making your booking.




Father Christmas 

It’s never too early to book a visit to see Santa. Picking our the perfect tree can wait, because planning a visit to see Father Christmas is always something that always ends up selling out fast. Here’s where you can see Santa in Cardiff this year.


Christmas Ballets & Music

St David’s Hall, the Hayes 

Step into the Christmas spirit with world class ballets and orchestras at St David’s Hall. From The Snow Maiden, The Nutcracker and Swan Lake, to the BBC National Orchestra of Wales’ Christmas Celebrations you won’t be disappointed. For more details and to book tickets, please visit www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk



It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so make sure you do something special. Have you decided how you’ll spend your Christmas break?

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