Are you staying in Cardiff this December? Do you have time to spare between lessons? Are you looking for something to do? Enjoy winter and all the Christmas events in Cardiff and the surrounding area. Here are our suggestions for December. For all of our posts please check our Blog.
Season’s Greetings to you and your family, and very best wishes for the New Year from everybody in CELT.
Cardiff University Christmas Concert
Join the crowd in the School of Music Concert Hall for an evening of Strauss, Grieg and many Christmas songs! More information and tickets here.
When: Saturday, 7 December 2019 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Where: Concert Hall, Cardiff University
Cost: £5, students £3
Cardiff Santa and Elf Dash 2019
Have fun this Christmas and go the extra mile by joining Welsh Hearts for a festive life-saving 5K dash! Whether you walk our run, join in the fun with friends, family and work-mates to raise money for a great cause! More information and tickets here.
When: Sunday, 8 December 2019 from 10 am
Where: Roald Dahl Plass, Cardiff Bay
Cost: £10 to join or free to watch
Photography Season Exhibition
Cardiff’s Sound highlights the different sounds and styles of music that are important to Cardiff’s communities. Come and explore the City’s rich variety of musical traditions. More information here.
When: 26 October 2019 – 1 March 2020,
open Tuesday – Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm
Where: National Museum Cardiff
Christmas Carol Concert
Celebrate Christmas with a traditional carol concert performed by the Museum choir. Why not buy a glass of mulled wine and a minced pie to give that warm festive glow as you listen? Carols in this event will be bilingual – Welsh and English. More information here.
When: Thursday, 12 December 2019 at 3 pm
Where: National Museum Cardiff
Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland 2019
Christmas is coming! Come and enjoy plenty of ice skating, fun fair attractions, food and drink, and festive cheer available for all! More information here.
When: 8 November 2019 – 5 January 2020
Where: City Hall Lawns
Cost: prices vary for each attraction
Join Chapter’s Education Manager in the Cinema Foyer and learn how to use an animation app to create your own unique animated Christmas Card, which you can email to you friends and family. More information and tickets here.
When: Saturday, 14 December 2019 from 2 pm to 5 pm
Where: Chapter Arts Centre, Canton
Cardiff Christmas Market
Christmas season if full on, pop in to check out Christmas market, listen to Christmas songs and have some mulled wine. More information here.
When: Thursday, 14 November until Monday, 23 December 2019
Where: The Hayes
Winter Lights at Dyffryn Gardens
Experience a magical after dark walk and see the gardens lit up like never before. The house and gardens will be awash with light and colour for this magical trail. Visit the house and see the Christmas decorations sparkling and visit the Gallery cafe with a warming festive drink with family and friends. More information here.
When: 18 December 2019 – 5 January 2020, gardens open from 10 am until 7 pm, lights switch on at 4 pm
Where: Dyffryn Gardens-National Trust, CF5 6
Cost: from £6
Mini Bavarian Christmas Festival
No one does Christmas like the Germans, so there is a place that brings some of that beautiful Christmas Spirit to Canton with an ALL DAY Bavarian style celebration on the Saturday before the big day! Includes a mini Christmas market and a Bavarian Christmas party! More information here.
When: Saturday, 21 December 2019 from 1 pm to 11pm
Where: St. Canna’s Ale House, Canton, CF11 9NJ
Cost: free entry
LEGO® Santa Express Train
You can take a magical ride on the Santa Express at Mermaid Quay in Cardiff Bay this Christmas. The brightly coloured, highly festive Santa’s Express steam train has an elf driver plus two carriages stuffed full with 24 presents and a Christmas tree – complete with 20 baubles – all made with a total of nearly 300,000 LEGO® bricks. More information here.
When: 30 November 2019 – 5 January 2020 from 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Mermaid Quay – Cardiff Bay
Christmas in Cardiff Castle’s Underground Cinema
Cardiff Castle’s Underground Cinema will re-open for Christmas! Join festive features in the historic undercroft. This year’s programme includes Elf, The Grinch, Home Alone, The Nightmare Before Christmas and much more. More information and tickets here.
When: 21 – 23 December 2019
Where: Cardiff Castle Underground Cinema
Cost: from £7