Whats on Cardiff: December Events 2017

What’s On this December in Cardiff 2017

Christmas in Cardiff is always a spectacular affair. And our whats on Cardiff guide is more magical than ever.

Discover the best of what’s on throughout the Christmas season for a December calendar filled with fun.

Whether you live in Cardiff or you’ll be visiting the city for a festive break, take a browse at what’s in store!

The Wind in the Willows

When: 1-30 December 2017

Where: Sherman Theatre

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Why not pay a visit to the charming Sherman Theatre in Cardiff this Christmas?

Sure to ignite your festive spirit, spend a cosy evening out and catch Kenneth Grahame’s classic The Wind in the Willows on stage.

With an exquisite set, beautiful costumes and dazzling live music, expect to be utterly enchanted with this seasonal favourite.

Ab Fab Vegan Festival Winter

When: Sunday 3rd December 2017

Where: Depot

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This December, step into a winter wonderland that tastes just as good as it looks!

Bringing a day of purely vegan goodness to Cardiff, you can look forward to an array of vibrant stalls to explore.

Choose from Carribbean food, Indian, Asian and tasty refreshments ranging from vegan shortbread to avocado biscuits.

Not forgetting, stock up on Christmas gift essentials with beautiful necklaces, ceramic gifts and cruelty free skincare for the ultimate stocking filler.

Christmas Wreath Making

When: Sunday 3rd December 2017

Where: Cardiff Castle

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This Christmas, don’t miss a fantastically festive day out to the spectacular Cardiff Castle.

You’ll have the chance to spend a day of festivities in the historic Undercroft for a lesson in wreath making!

Put your creative skills to the test and take on expert guidance to ensure you leave with the most beautiful Christmas wreath.

Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs

When: 9th December 2017 – 14th January 2018

Where: New Theatre Cardiff

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See The New Theatre’s dazzling family pantomime brought to life this December in Cardiff.

Starring the fabulous Samantha Womack, Gareth Thomas, Mike Doyle, Chico, Tam Ryan and Stephanie Webber, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs is set to be better than ever.

Expect song and dance, spectacular costumes and plenty of audience participation for a festive show of fun.

Liam Gallagher on Tour

When: Wednesday 13th December 2017

Where: Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

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Following the huge success of his debut solo album ‘As You Were’, Liam Gallagher will be taking to the stage this December.

Get ready to sing your heart out as Manchester’s rock ‘n’ roll star fills the Motorpoint Arena with his latest hits and Oasis classics.

Taking the world by storm one city at a time, this is one visit to Cardiff that shouldn’t be missed!

12 Days of Christmas Trail

When: 18th November – 7th January 2017 (closed 25th/26th December)

Where: Dyffryn Gardens

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Make magical  memories with the whole family this Christmas at picturesque Dyffryn Gardens.

The much loved festive trail will be given a charming twist this December, bringing the famous Twelve Days of Christmas carol to life.

This jam-packed event is on throughout December so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to squeeze it into the calendar.

Three Magical Ballets

When: 19th – 31st December 2017

Where: St David’s Hall

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Add a sprinkle or three of magic to your Christmas with a visit to the ballet.

Gracing the stage at St David’s Hall, find yourself swept away by The Nutcracker, Swan Lake or Cinderella.

Performed by the spectacular Russian State Ballet of Siberia, you can expect only the very best topped off with mesmerising special effects.

Christmas Deals at The Exchange

When: December 2017

Where:  The Exchange Hotel

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Why not make your Christmas extra special this year with a stay at The Exchange Hotel?

We’re offering some truly magical offers that you won’t want to miss out on.

Experience the best of the hotel at a fantastically festive price over on our Exchange Hotel special offers page.

Our We Wish You a Merry Christmas deal is available for just £99 per person and includes an overnight stay, makeup, breakfast, drinks in your room on arrival and a 2-course meal.


So whether you’ll be visiting Cardiff this December or you’re a local, we hope you’ve enjoyed our guide to what’s on over the next month.

With so much to see and do, we’re sure you’ll have a Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you soon.