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12 November 2020 – 3 January 2021

What to expect

Things are a little different this year, but it doesn’t mean that the season still can’t be ‘merry and bright.’ Cardiff has plenty of festive experiences to enjoy, including the Christmas Markets and Santa’s Victorian Tours in the Castle all against the backdrop of twinkling lights. Whilst Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland is unable to take place this year, event organisers will be adding festive sparkle to the city with Christmas at the Castle, incorporating rigorous safety standards designed to allow visitors to enjoy themselves in a COVID-safe, socially-distanced environment.

In the moat outside the Castle you’ll find outdoor seating in an Alpine themed (yet heated) area along with food and drink stalls including festive mulled wine and cider. In the city centre you’ll find Cardiff Christmas Market, festive funfair rides on Castle Street and of course the magical ambience of Cardiff’s Victorian and Edwardian arcades.

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Please note the planned Ice Walk attraction will remain closed to the public at this time.

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Please follow the latest government advice for your area and visit the event organiser's website for the latest information.

It's the same 'Diff, only safer

COVID-19 safety regulations change and develop rapidly. Are you up to date with the latest Welsh Government guidance? Discover how to Visit Cardiff safely.

How to get there

Getting to Cardiff by train is easy. Simply hop on a train to either Cardiff Queen Street or Cardiff Central.

Location details

Christmas in Cardiff

Cardiff Castle,
Castle Street
CF10 3RB

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