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Are you looking for something to do? Enjoy autumn and early Christmas events in Cardiff and the surrounding area. Here are our suggestions for November. For all of our posts please check our News page.

Craft Festival Cardiff

Craft Festival Cardiff is the finest and largest contemporary craft fair in Wales. Meet 140 makers plus workshops, demonstrations, special features and Craft Festival Cafe. Get some inspiration for upcoming Christmas! More information and tickets here.

When: 1 – 3 November 2019 from 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Cardiff City Hall
Cost: from £6

Cardiff Craft Festival 2019
Sparks in the park 2019

Sparks in the Park 2019

Wales’ largest annual firework display, run by Cardiff Round Table in order to raise money for local charities! There will be lots of activities for all ages, including an Ed Sheeran Tribute and fairground rides. More information here.

When: Saturday, 2 November 2019 from 4 pm to 9 pm
Where: Blackweir Fields
Cost: from £11 or free to watch not attending the official event

Cardiff’s Sound 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 and tickets here.

When: 25 May 2019 – 2 February 2020,
open every day from 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Museum of Cardiff, The Old Library, The Hayes
Cost: free

Sound exhibition 2019

European Outdoor Film Tour

Check out the best outdoor and adventure films. More information and tickets here.

When: Wednesday, 6 November 2019 at 7.30 pm
Where: Portland House, Cardiff Bay
Cost: £13.50

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

Cardiff 1.5k, 5k & 10k MoRun

MoRunning is a series of fun 1.5km, 5km and 10km runs taking place at 24 different locations across the UK & Ireland during November in aid of the Movember Foundation who raise vital funds and awareness around men’s health. More information and tickets here.

When: Saturday, 09 November from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Where: Bute Park
Cost: free to support, £12 to join the run

Christmas Lights in Cardiff

Xmas season officially begins, pop in for few Xmas tasters, Xmas songs & some Mulled Wine. It’s a sure sign that Christmas is around the corner when the festive market opens for business in the Welsh capital. More information here.

When: Thursday, 14 November until Monday, 23 December 2019
Where: The Hayes
Cost: free

City of Arcades Day

Start your Christmas shopping with a unique experience. Across the seven beautiful and historic arcades you will find special offers, live music and events happening throughout the day and into the evening. More information here.

When: Saturday, 16 November 2019
Where: city centre, Cardiff arcades
Cost: free

The Christmas Makers Market

Join the Christmas Makers Market this year in Penarth. There will be a range of amazing local shops, makers, creatives + crafters all under one roof for a wonderful weekend of festivities. Real Coffee + Mulled Wine on sale also.  More information and tickets here.

When: 16 – 17 November 2019 from 11 am to 5 pm
Where: The Paget Rooms, Penarth
Cost: £1 on door, children for free

Les Misérables

Seen by over 120 million people worldwide in 51 countries and in 22 languages, Les Misérables is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals. Storm the barricades for a ticket. More information here.

When: Tuesday, 26 November 2019 – Saturday, 4 January 2020
Where: Donald Gordon Theatre, Wales Millennium Centre
Cost: from £23

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
Cost: free

Oh So Festive Market

The Oh So Festive Market returns on the last weekend in November with a marvellous array of independent makers. Come and support talented, small, local business – and find a few unique Christmas presents along the way!  More information here.

When: 30 November – 1 December 2019 from 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Chapter Arts Centre, Canton
Cost: free

Canton Book Fest

Visit the first ever Canton Book Fest as part of Canton Christmas. Join a weekend of free literary events with some of Cardiff’s best local authors. More information here.

When: Friday, 29 November – Sunday, 1 December 2019
Where: Chapter Arts Centre, Canton Library
Cost: free