Winter Artwork Show
20 November 2021 – 24th December 2021
A Christmas Carol
26 November 2021 – 31 December 2021
22nd December 2021
Christmas with the Rat Pack and Marilyn
Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland
Tuesday 16 November 2021 – Sunday 2 January 2022
Now set over two stunning sites at City Hall and Cardiff Castle with additions including the Ice Bar and an outdoor roof terrace.
Cardiff Christmas Market
Thursday 11 November 2021 – Thursday 23 December 2021
Times: Mon – Sat: 10:00 – 18:00, Sun: 10:00 – 17:00
When you visit Cardiff, you can be assured that you will be purchasing original work from a hand-picked selection of talented makers. Combined with a variety of seasonal food and drink, there will be a vibrant festive atmosphere.
Christmas at Bute Park
Thursday 25 November 2021 – Friday 31 December 2021 (excluding Christmas Day).
Times vary, please check website for latest details
Christmas at Bute Park will take visitors on a breath-taking tour of festive delight around one of the capital city’s most beloved landmarks and through the biggest Christmas lights trail Wales has ever seen. For more information on Christmas at Bute Park and to book tickets, visit
Visit Santa Claus in Cardiff
Open: Opening times vary, please check Visit Cardiff website for latest details
Christmas ballets at St David’s Hall
St David’s Hall have the festive season all wrapped up at the National Concert Hall of Wales with FOUR enchanting productions from the prestigious Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia in partnership with Raymond Gubbay Ltd.
Christmas Panto at the New Theatre
Saturday 4 December 2021 – Sunday 2 January 2022
Join Paul Chuckle, Gareth Gates, Gareth Thomas and Mike Doyle at the New Theatre this festive season for the magical pantomime, Aladdin.
Christmas at the Castle
Cardiff Castle is open to visitors 7 days a week all year round, apart from the 25 and 26 December and 1 January.
There’s so much more to see at Cardiff Castle, especially at Christmas time. Upgrade your ticket and join a guided tour of the beautifully decorated Victorian apartments or uncover a forgotten chapter of Welsh history with the Black Tower Tales.
Days out at the National Trust
If you’re looking for a quiet break from all the Christmas preparations, a winter walk could be just what’s needed. From gentle strolls to bracing hikes, there’s a fantastic range of routes and paths where you can enjoy fresh air and the beautiful scenery around you – and all of them look magical with a fine dusting of sparkling frost.
Dyffryn Gardens, Cardiff
Step into nature with a stroll through Dyffryn Gardens. Follow the self-guided winter walk to discover all the garden’s seasonal highlights, and young explorers can join Percy the Park Keeper and friends on a winter adventure. Afterwards stop by the shop for a spot of Christmas shopping, or warm up with a hot drink and a festive treat in the Café.
Open daily 10am-4pm*. Percy the Park Keeper Trail runs from 4 December to 9 January. £2 per trail pack. Normal admission prices apply. *Property closed 25 and 26 December.
The trees are up, stockings hung, and a traditional Tredegar House Christmas awaits you – but watch out for Mr Scrooge with his faded night gown and furrowed frown as you explore! Garden open 11am-4pm (House 11am-3.30pm) until 22 December. Mr Scrooge will be prowling the house from 17-22 December only. Percy the Park Keeper Trail runs daily from 17-22 December. £2 per trail pack. Normal admission prices apply.
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