Come and celebrate Christmas with us, in the magical setting of Cardiff Castle.

Did you know that Christmas is one of the best times of year to visit Cardiff Castle? As well as discovering more about its history, visitors can also see the house in all its splendour, dressed with spectacular Christmas lights and decorations.

Also the Castle’s Visitor Centre is free to enter, so why not escape the crowds and grab a drink and bite to eat in the Bistro, or find the perfect present in the Welsh gift shop.

To find out more about Christmas at Cardiff Castle visit

Santa’s Victorian Christmas at Cardiff Castle


Come to Cardiff Castle this Christmas and enjoy a candlelit evening of festive family fun, all in the beautiful setting of our traditionally decorated Victorian apartments. Be greeted by costumed characters, eager to share ­the Yuletide traditions of yesteryear, and have your photo taken by the tree in the Entrance Hall. Follow the Candy Cane Trail through the Castle to the Drawing Room, where a wonderful visit with Santa Claus awaits. Gifts will be given and warming winter treats served in the Library before you head for home.

Your ticket includes:

  • Visit the decorated Victorian Apartments.
  • A meeting with Santa Claus and gift.
  • Candy Cane Trail through the House with a candy cane to take home.
  • Victorian craft activity in the Banqueting Hall.
  • Mulled wine & mince pie in the Library.
  • 10% discount in the Castle Christmas Shop & Café while you wait.
  • There are also bilingual sessions available.

For more information such as dates, times, and prices please visit the official website

Christmas Wreath-Making Workshop

Join us in the Undercroft and learn how to make an authentic Christmas wreath and decorate it in traditional style. Foliage and berries will be supplied, plus expert guidance will be on hand to help you create a masterpiece that you can take home.

Wreath making sessions will take place on Sunday, Dec 1st to find out about times, prices and availability visit the Cardiff Castle website.

Christmas Wreath-Making Workshop