Festive Fun Ideas this Christmas



Winter Artwork Show

Cardiff Made

20  November 2021 – 24th December 2021

Visit: www.cardiffmade.co.uk

A Christmas Carol

Sherman Theatre

26 November 2021 – 31 December 2021

Visit: www.shermantheatre.co.uk

Acapela Studios

22nd December 2021

Christmas with the Rat Pack and Marilyn

visit: www.acapela.co.uk

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.

Get your skates on, tickets are on sale now! Get your tickets here: www.visitcardiff.com/events/cardiff-winter-wonderland/

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.

Find out what stalls will be available  www.visitcardiff.com/events/cardiff-christmas-market/


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 www.visitcardiff.com/news/2021/08/19/christmas-bute-park/  

Visit Santa Claus in Cardiff

Open: Opening times vary, please check Visit Cardiff website for latest details

Pick your favourite grotto: www.visitcardiff.com/news/2021/09/27/where-to-find-santa-in-cardiff/


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.

Find out more and book your tickets here: www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk/latest-news/christmas-ballets

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.

 Find out more and book here: https://newtheatrecardiff.co.uk/Online/pantomime-tickets-cardiff-wales

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.

Time:  Varies, check Cardiff Castle website www.cardiffcastle.com/christmas


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.

Tredegar House
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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