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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

CHRISTMAS HIGHLIGHTS

What’s you’re favourite thing about Christmas in Cardiff? Maybe a trip to the Christmas Market, the lights going up, seeing Santa or the first skate of the season at Winter Wonderland…

Cardiff Christmas Markets
From Thu 11 Nov – Thu 23 Dec, opening times 10:00 – 18:00

CARDIFF CHRISTMAS MARKET 2021

The Cardiff Christmas Market will return to the pedestrian streets of Cardiff City Centre in 2021, subject to any Covid relevant legislation/guidelines current at the time from the Welsh Assembly and Cardiff Council respectively, in order to make your visit as safe and as enjoyable as possible. Work is well in hand planning yet another exciting market with an eclectic mix of both new and returning exhibitors to tempt you. The original, hand made work of our makers is the essence of what makes our market so different and special every year.

Will be switched on from Friday 12 November.

CARDIFF CHRISTMAS LIGHTS 2021

Although there will be no lighting ceremony held this year, Christmas in Cardiff will officially begin on Friday 12 November as we switch on the lights for the first time.

Alongside the beautiful displays in the city centre, there will also be a new light show on the walls of Cardiff Castle.

Brand new for 2021, St David’s is hosting ‘Santa’s Magical Reindeer Grotto’ – guests are welcomed into a mystical cavern where they’ll meet one of Santa’s trusted elves, McJingles, and the magical talking reindeer, Norbert – a small creature with big dreams.

After greeting Norbert with a song – and discovering one of his many charming surprises – guests will be invited to make extra-special reindeer food to take home and leave out to fuel Santa’s helpers on their Christmas Eve journey.

St David's Shopping Centre 26/11/21 - 24/12/21

Santa's Magical Reindeer Grotto

Disney Beauty & The Beast

Disney Beauty And The Beast The Musical

Disney proudly invites you to ‘Be Our Guest’ as the most enchanted musical of all time, Beauty and the Beast, returns to the stage for a new, completely reimagined UK & Ireland tour.

Spectacularly reimagined using the latest theatrical innovations, this beloved ‘tale as old as time’ has been brought to life on stage like never before, with all the charm and elegance audiences expect from Belle and her Beast.

CARDIFF CHRISTMAS IDEAS

Cardiff Christmas Market

Romeo And Juliet

Swan Lake

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING

The city centre has a super collection of retail options, from big name brands to boutique Edwardian arcades. You’re sure to get your Christmas shopping all wrapped up in Cardiff this year…

CARDIFF LATE NIGHT SHOPPING 2021

As we get closer to Christmas, Cardiff’s shopping areas will start to open later, giving you extra time to get those wish lists all ticked off. With so much great choice from the big brand centres to the boutique Edwardian arcades, you’re sure to get your Christmas shopping all wrapped up in Cardiff this year.

Our guide to late night shopping in Cardiff is coming soon…

Boutique Shopping

CITY OF ARCADES

CHRISTMAS EVENTS

Nothing helps the festive feeling like getting out and about for some fun with the family. As well as the usual Christmas shows and panto, Bute Park has an exciting new outdoor light trail to look forward to. Along with our famous Winter Wonderland it really will be the most wonderful time of the year.

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