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IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR…

There’s never a bad time to Visit Cardiff, with so many events, attractions and things to see in Wales’ thriving capital, but there’s just always something magical about the city during the festive season. So feel the spirit of the season come to life, whatever makes it special for you, Christmas in Cardiff is for everyone. Make sure you visit this page regularly, or sign-up to our mailing list to stay up date.

THE LIGHT OF WINTER

A celebration of light and song in the heart of Cardiff. The harmonious sounds of the Welsh Folk song Ar Lan y Môr will fill the gardens whilst you’re immersed in a rippling calm light display with colourful waves of light. The Light of Winter is FREE to see at St John's Gardens until Sat 11 February.

CARDIFF CHRISTMAS LIGHTS 2023

As usual, Cardiff will be dressed in all its festive finery with a beautiful display of Christmas lights around the city centre. If you’re looking for an early dose of seasonal spirit then make sure you visit Cardiff on Tuesday 15 November when the lights will be switched on for the first time, Winter Wonderland opens its doors, plus the Christmas Market and Festive Quarter will already be underway.

CHRISTMAS EVENTS IN CARDIFF

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.

LATE NIGHT SHOPPING IN CARDIFF

Cardiff Christmas Market has packed up it’s beautiful stalls for another year, we look forward to seeing them again in 2023. But, in the meantime, the city centre still has a super collection of retail options, from big name brands to boutique Edwardian arcades, that are open all year round.

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