Christmas Events 2021: Where You Should Visit This Christmas

Christmas is drawing nearer, and after the past year I think it’s safe to say that we all deserve a magical December surrounded by the ones we love most. From visits with Santa to skating the night away within the grounds of Cardiff Castle, there are plenty of fun activities to look forward to. Here at View Publishing, we’ve put together a list of festive local events that will be sure to give you the Christmas you deserve. 

Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland has made a much-welcomed return to Cardiff this year, and it’s said to not be like anything you’ve seen before. Split across two prestigious locations, there will be plenty of space to enjoy the attractions we all know and love.

 For more information, opening times and to book tickets, visit: https://www.cardiffcastle.com/events/winter-wonderland-ice-walk/

Santa Sleigh coming to Dinas Powys 

There is no better feeling than seeing the joy on your children’s faces when they get to visit Santa. This Christmas, Rotary Club of Dinas Powys are spreading some cheer and have decided to run a Santa Sleigh visit to parts of Dinas Powys. From Friday 3rd December until Sunday 5th December, children and parents alike are welcome to have their photos taken with Santa and his Sleigh, as well as encouraged to make a donation which will be doubled by Rotary and used to purchase food supplies for the local food bank. To find out more, click here:

Cinderella Pantomime 

After what seems like an eternity, the community can once again enjoy an evening full of fun and laughter at a pantomime! This year PODS are bringing an all time favourite, traditional classic to Penarth for everyone to enjoy. From 1st- 5th December, The Paget Rooms will see The Fairy Godmother Of All Pantomimes hit their stage, as the wait to enjoy one of PODS’ spectacular productions comes to an end. To book tickets, visit: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/pods?fbclid=IwAR1yL1ZrcAsPXSOqfP8TABH14eUged5R7hThEYKcGqDCHCnX8ree7-fFjoM

The Polar Express and Afternoon Tea at Penarth Pier Pavilion 

Penarth Pier Pavilion are bringing a Christmas classic to the screens of their cosy cinema, and what better way is there to end the day than afternoon tea and a mug of delicious hot chocolate. Visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-polar-express-afternoon-tea-at-penarth-pier-pavilion-tickets-195079306457?aff=ebdssbdestsearch&fbclid=IwAR02FKidLDkaC2X0AyMWkvxMImaatAJVf40WFoboNwpue0-FzArcc7KjYik to find out more. 

Santa’s Post Office 

Santa will be heading to Barry this Winter, with Barry Library being transformed into a ‘magical Santa’s Post Office’. Children can enjoy the spirit of Christmas from the 8th – 17th December, where they can spend time with Santa’s elves and write and post a letter to Santa himself. Each child will hear the ‘Santa Post’ story as well as presented with a certificate for making it onto the ‘good list’. Click here to book your tickets.

Royal Ballet Live: The Nutcracker

Credit: Tristram Kenton / Royal Opera House / ArenaPAL

A family favourite at Christmas, experience the magic of ballet at Barry’s Memo Arts Centre this December. ‘The story of Clara, a girl on a magical Christmas Eve adventure, is accompanied by sparkling music and even dancing sweets! Watch the full company of The Royal Ballet in this much-loved ballet classic.’ To find out more, visit: https://memoartscentre.co.uk/Shows/royal-ballet-live-the-nutcracker/

Christmas at Bute Park

From a flaming fire garden to a dazzling light display, Bute Park has covered every basis to ensure a magical Christmas event for all to enjoy. Visit: https://christmasatbute.seetickets.com/timeslot/christmas-at-bute for more information.