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Cardiff Christmas Festival November and December 2024

Tuesday 1st of May 2024


Cardiff Christmas Festival 2024 announce: Aled Jones, Dafydd Iwan and the World Premiere of The Snow Queen as Festival Highlights.

Cardiff Christmas Festival 2024 is set to dazzle audiences yet again in its 3rd year with a magical blend of musical theatre and festive cheer. With local and independent street food and bar set in the historic and beautiful Spiegel Theatre in Sophia Gardens, this year’s festival promises an enchanting experience for all ages.

Festival Highlights:

World Premiere – The Snow Queen – A New Family Musical Adventure

12th to 31st December

The producers of the recent hit Santas Wish prepare to unveil their world premiere of “The Snow Queen.”  This new captivating musical adventure is based on the timeless fairytale and is the perfect festive treat for for all the family this Christmas. Featuring spellbinding performances, dazzling costumes, and heartwarming storytelling and songs. Prepare to be transported to a wintry wonderland in Cardiff this Christmas.

Dafydd Iwan

Welsh icon Dafydd Iwan raises the roof with two nights of storytelling and patriotic fervour.

18 & 19 December, 8.30pm.

Aled Jones

Join Aled Jones and the Welsh POPS Quartet as they perform The Snowman and other festive favourites in our exclusive and intimate Festival theatre

6 December 7.30pm, 7 December 1pm

My My! Abba

A cast of West-End performers will raise the roof once again in the ultimate tribute to ABBA!

7 & 8 December 8.30pm

New Shows to Ignite The Spiegel Theatre

The Bohemians – The Ultimate Queen Show

1th December

One of the world’s premier Queen tribute bands will rock the stage with their electrifying performance.

The RAT PACK Swingin at Christmas

12th December

Join us for a swinging holiday celebration with The RAT PACK Swinging at Christmas. The tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. will have you tapping your feet and feeling the holiday spirit.

Disco Inferno

14th December

Get your groove on with the high-energy production of Disco Inferno!

Expect funky beats, glittering costumes, and disco balls aplenty.


Richard Perry, Director of the Festival said:

We are delighted to be announcing our initial line up for the third Cardiff Christmas Festival. Our ambition has been to bring new and exciting local talent to the fore as well as showcasing the true icons from Wales. Our brand new  musical production of THE SNOW QUEEN , following the success of SANTAS WISH over the last two years, will again be written, produced and cast locally with the very best musical theatre talent.. We curated another amazing family musical experience,fun filled party nights alongside nights of  Welsh pride, passion and charisma with Aled Jones and Dafydd Iwan. Truly something for everybody.

John Manders, Fellow director, added:

And keep watching this space because our opening weekend shows for the last weekend of November are confirmed but under embargo until the Summer so there’s more great shows to add to your shopping list.

We’ve also reduced our booking fees by moving to a local ticketing provider and now offer a pay in instalments option too so we can continue to remain accessible and offer what we believe is amazing value for money across all our productions.

  • – Prices held from 2023
  • – Booking fees reduced
  • – Spread the cost over 3 months via Paypal
  • – Group bookings available

For all Press enquiries contact:

02921 520052

Tickets on sale from

or call our Box Office on 0333 666 3366

Box Office is open Monday -Friday: 9am- 7pm

Saturday: 9am- 5pm

The Spiegel Theatre

This is the third year for the iconic Fortuna to be constructed in Cardiff. Previous visitors have been spellbound by its warm , intimate and captivating welcome.

A European Spielgel tent, or magic mirrors, is the ultimate cabaret and live entertainment location and our unique adaptation into a seated and heated Spiegel Theatre space , seating 500 guests, offers the most unique live show experience, when guests are never more than a few metres from the performers.