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What’s Happening in Cardiff This Christmas? Unwrap the Festive Fun!

18 October 2023
Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland 
Published on November 27, 2021 by Callum Blacoe under the Unsplash License
Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland Published on November 27, 2021 by Callum Blacoe under the Unsplash License

There’s never a dull moment in Cardiff, and when the festive season rolls around, the city transforms into a magical winter wonderland. As Cardiff University students, you’re in for a treat with a plethora of enchanting activities to make your Christmas memorable. From dazzling lights to captivating events, here’s your guide to celebrating the most wonderful time of the year in the heart of Cardiff.

  1. Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland: Glide into Festive Joy!

Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland is back, sprinkling the city with holiday magic. Picture yourself gliding across the undercover ice-rink nestled in the breath-taking Cardiff Castle grounds. Embrace the festive vibes at Sur la Piste, the alpine ski-lodge bar with a new outdoor roof terrace. Don’t miss the super cool Ice Bar – a must for Instagrammers seeking a frosty adventure. The Big Wheel and family funfair promise nightly entertainment and panoramic city views. Winter Wonderland, from November 16, 2023, to January 2, 2024, is your ticket to a winter wonderland adventure.

Things to do:

Skating on the Ice Rink and Ice Walk: Glide through the enchanting grounds of Cardiff Castle.

– At City Hall Lawn: Explore the winter magic at another iconic location.

The Super Cool Ice Bar: Pre-book your slot for an Instagram-worthy frozen experience.

The Big Wheel & Family Fairground: Enjoy the festive atmosphere and thrilling rides.

Sur la Piste – The Alpine Ski Lodge Bar: Experience the two-story ski lodge with a new outdoor terrace.

Published on November 27, 2021 Callum Blacoe under the Unsplash License
  1. Cardiff Christmas Market: Unique Finds and Festive Feels!

Unlike other Christmas markets, Cardiff’s market curated by Craft*Folk promises originality at every stall. From bespoke jewellery to wooden turned gifts, each piece is a testament to the talent within Cardiff. Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere while sipping on warming mulled wine.

Event Information:

– Crafts Galore: Discover original artwork, bespoke jewellery, and more.

– Taster Stalls: Uncover new artists and craftspeople in Trinity Street.

  1. Christmas at Bute Park 2023: A Dazzling Lights Trail!

Bute Park comes alive with Wales’ biggest festive lights trail. Wander through an extended route adorned with immersive visuals and jaw-dropping illuminations. Tickets are selling fast, so grab yours for a mesmerizing experience.

  1. Christmas at Cardiff Castle: Where Tradition Meets Fun!

Cardiff Castle welcomes you to a festive extravaganza. Join the Christmas Welsh Banquet in the fifteenth-century Undercroft for a merry evening filled with traditional Welsh entertainment. The castle is open to visitors throughout the season, promising a unique blend of history and holiday cheer.

  1. Christmas Shows: Sparkle and Spectacle!

Make a date with Cardiff’s festive shows, from pantomimes to West End-style musicals. This year, the Christmas Festival moves to Bute Park, hosting shows in the magical Spiegeltent.

Published on November 25, 2017 by Tim Mossholder under the Unsplash License
  1. See Santa in Cardiff: Christmas Magic Awaits!

The anticipation of Christmas morning is palpable, and in Cardiff, you can catch Santa Claus before the big day. It’s Christmas magic – don’t question it, just embrace the joy.

  1. Christmas Shopping in Cardiff: Where Tradition Meets Trend!

Wrap up your Christmas shopping amidst the charm of Cardiff’s boutique arcades, big-name brands, and a market filled with uniquely crafted gifts. Cardiff is your one-stop destination for festive finds.

This Christmas, Cardiff is your playground of festive delights. Whether you’re skating at Winter Wonderland, exploring the Christmas market’s unique treasures, or enjoying the dazzling lights at Bute Park, the city has something magical for everyone. Embrace the festive spirit, create memories, and make this Christmas season in Cardiff truly unforgettable.