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Cardiff Uni’s December Delight: A Campus Christmas Celebration!

5 December 2023
Published on January 28, 2017 by From Marwool under the Unsplash License
Published on January 28, 2017 by From Marwool under the Unsplash License

As the chilly breeze sweeps through the campus, Cardiff University is getting ready to sprinkle some magic and warmth this December.  Picture this: enchanting Christmas markets, cosy carol sing-alongs, and an atmosphere that turns the campus into a real-life snow globe.  So, let’s cosy up with a cup of cocoa and unwrap the delightful gift of holiday joy together.  Join me on a journey through the heartwarming lineup of events that await you this December, creating memories that will sparkle long after the snow has melted away.

Christmas Market at Cardiff University

Get ready to kick off your yuletide celebrations at Cardiff University’s enchanting Outdoor Christmas Market! Picture this: on Tuesday, December 5th, from 10:30 am to 4 pm, the Main Building at Park Place will be transformed into a festive hub, where the air is filled with the tantalizing aromas of local street food and the merry hum of crafty treasures.

This free event is our way of spreading holiday cheer, and it’s back by popular demand! No need to worry about booking in advance—just drop in and immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere. Supported by the wonderful folks at Green Shoots Cafe and Bang on Brewery, this outdoor extravaganza will feature a delightful array of Cardiff Street Food Traders and Craft stalls.

Published on December 21, 2020 by Kevin Lehtla under the Unsplash License

As you stroll through the market, be on the lookout for further details about the amazing foodies and crafters who will be adding their magic to the day. And here’s a little extra treat: if you book your free ticket online, you can swing by Green Shoots Cafe to claim a complimentary glass of mulled wine or spiced fruit punch. It’s our way of saying thank you for being a part of this joyful celebration.

So mark your calendars for the 5th of December, as the event opens its doors at 10:30 am and wraps up the festivities at 4 pm. It’s a day filled with good food, great company, and the perfect start to your Christmas celebrations at Cardiff University!

Carols Around the Tree 2023

Mark your calendar for the Carols Around the Tree on Wednesday, December 13th, at VJ Gallery. Join voices with fellow staff, students, and alumni as the School of Music serenades the crowd. Indulge in a mince pie and support neuroscience and mental health research at Cardiff University by contributing spare change. It’s not just a celebration; it’s a chance to make a difference.

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Winter Showcase

Get ready for an evening of merriment at the Students’ Union Winter Showcase on Monday, December 4th, from 6 pm to 9:30 pm at Y Plas. Hosted by the Guild of Societies, this event promises winter fun and celebration. Tickets are on sale, so gather your friends and family for a night of festive revelry!

Residence Life events for students living in university accommodation

For students residing in university accommodation, Residence Life has curated special events to make your December unforgettable.

Christmas Dinners 2023

And speaking of unforgettable, don’t miss out on The Taf  XMAS MENU! Whether it’s a cozy dinner for two or a festive feast for a group, your student local is ready to make your Christmas dining experience merry and bright.

The countdown to a Cardiff Christmas extravaganza has officially begun! As you navigate through the tinsel and tunes, make sure to mark these dates on your calendar. From the tantalizing aromas of the Christmas market to the heartwarming melodies of carol sing-alongs, Cardiff University is the place to be this December. So, grab your friends, wrap up warm, and let the festivities begin. Wishing you a season filled with joy, laughter, and unforgettable moments at Cardiff University!