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THE CHRISTMAS PENGUINS. The Red Dragon Centre, Cardiff Bay. Giant animated penguin characters guaranteed to enchant! Appearances in the Centre atrium at 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm. Free with usual parking procedures (free for centre customers subject to minimum spend). Full details www.thereddragoncentre.co.uk


CHRISTMAS WREATH- MAKING.


Cardiff Castle Undercroft 10.30am. Learn how to make an authentic Christmas wreath and decorate it in traditional style. Foliage and berries will be supplied, plus expert guidance will be on hand to help you create a masterpiece that you can take home. Book in advance. Tickets: £25 per wreath, additional guests, £7.50 including coffee and a mince pie. Tel: 029 2087 8100. www.cardiffcastle.com


SULLY FRIENDS OF TY HAFAN CHRISTMAS FETE.


Old School Hall, Sully, CF64 5TG 2pm – 4pm. Get into the Christmas spirit whilst raising money for a fantastic cause! Plenty to do for all ages - Santa’s Grotto, a visit from Princess Elsa, activities for the kids and a chance to purchase some Christmas presents. All proceeds will be going to Ty Hafan! Free entry (activities at the event incur a cost eg Santa’s Grotto). See Facebook -facebook.com/sullyfriends


MINIATURE RAILWAYS AND TRAMWAYS. King George V Drive East, Heath Park, Cardiff Miniature train rides, steam diesel & electric plus tram rides. Model railway layouts, refreshments. Ticket only event. Open 1 – 5pm. www.cardiffmes.com


CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP. Castell Coch 11am - 4pm. Join the drop-in workshop and make a fragrant wreath from natural materials. Learn how to twist and fasten holly, ivy and other greenery to form wreaths and other Christmas decorations. All natural materials will be supplied. A small charge will apply for wire and decorative materials. Take your own gardening gloves. For more information, visit www.cadw.wales.gov.uk/events


FEED THE BIRDS WITH SANTA. WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre. 2.45pm. Listen out for Santa’s bell as he arrives to feed the birds...he’s going to need lots of little helpers. Tel: 01554 741087. www.wwt.org.uk


FATHER CHRISTMAS AT THE WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE See 6th December.


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AFTERNOON TEA WITH FATHER CHRISTMAS. ffresh Restaurant, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. See 6th December.


SANTAS GROTTO.


Cwmcarn Forest Drive See 6th December.


DECEMBER WEEKENDS. WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre. See 6th December.


WREATH MAKING WORKSHOPS .


WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre See 6th December.


FIRE & LIGHT.


Techniquest Science Theatre, Cardiff Bay. Plus: Lights in the Sky. Techniquest Planetarium. See 6th December.


PAWPRINTS IN THE WINTER SKY.


Techniquest Planetarium, Cardiff Bay. See 6th December.


BLACKWOOD CHRISTMAS MARKET.


Blackwood Town Centre. See 6th December but 10am – 4pm.


RIVER OF LIGHTS LANTERN WORKSHOPS.


Caerphilly Leisure Centre. See 6th December.


CHRISTMAS FAIR.


Dyffryn Gardens, Nr St Nicholas. See 6th December.


FAMILY FILM: MUPPETS FROM SPACE. (U).


Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. See 6th December.


MEET FATHER CHRISTMAS & FRIENDS.


St Fagans National History Museum.


See 6th December.


A SUSTAINABLE CHRISTMAS. St Fagans National History Museum.


See 6th December.


WINTER WORKSHOPS. Parc All Weather Play, Unit 5 Curran Embankment, Cardiff, CF10 5DX. See 6th December.


Tuesday 9th


CAROL SERVICE. Grange Gardens, Cardiff. 6.30 - 7.30pm. Led by the Park Rangers - a traditional carol concert on Grange Gardens Bandstand. Wrap up warm and take a torch. Free. Tel: 029 2233 0235.


COCA-COLA CHRISTMAS TRUCK STOP CARDIFF. St David’s Shopping Centre,


St David’s Way. You’ve seen the Coca-Cola Christmas truck on television… now see it in real life! Join the Truck Tour events for your chance to have a photo taken with the famous truck to share with friends and family. Soak up the festive spirit with seasonal music and a free Coca-Cola! www.cokezone.com


Wednesday 10th


THE CASTLE AFTER DARK. Cardiff Castle. From 6pm. Take a grand tour of the interiors of Cardiff Castle with your costumed guide and see Lord and Lady Bute’s apartments, beautifully decorated for Christmas. The evening culminates with a visit to the wine cellar followed by Christmas carols and mulled wine in the atmospheric candlelit 15th century Undercroft. Adults £17.50; children £11. Tel: 029 2087 8100. www.cardiffcastle.com


ST FAGANS CHRISTMAS SONGSHEET.


St Fagans National History Museum. 6pm & 7.30pm. Traditional and contemporary Christmas songs and carols in the Museum’s 18th century Pen-rhiw Chapel. Book in advance on: 029 2023 0130. Charge applies. www.museumwales.ac.uk


BARGOED ICE RINK. Bargoed Town Centre. Open 10am – 7pm. For prices tel: 029 2088 0011 or visit: www.caerphilly.gov.uk


CAROL SERVICE. Victoria Park, Cardiff. 6.30 - 7.30pm. Led by the Park Rangers - a traditional carol concert on Victoria Park Bandstand. Wrap up warm and take a torch. Free. Entrance via Thompson’s Avenue. Tel: 029 2233 0235.


Thursday 11th CAROL SERVICE.


Roath Pleasure Gardens, Cardiff. 6.30 - 7.30pm. A traditional carol concert led by the Park Rangers. Wrap up warm and take a torch. Free. Entrance via gate on corner of Ty Draw/Alder Road. Tel: 029 2233 0235.


A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CHARLES DICKENS.


Norwegian Church, Cardiff Bay. 7.30pm. The story of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim & the ghosts of Christmas past, present & future as Charles Dickens himself would have told it. Adults £7.50 children £3.50 (10+). Tel 029 2087 7959.


TEA WITH SANTA. Aberdulais Tin Works and Waterfall, Near Neath, Neath & Port Talbot, SA10 8EU. Write a letter to Santa then deliver it to him in his grotto. Then enjoy a seasonal cuppa or a glass of squash. Booking essential. 4.30 - 6.30pm. £7 per child. Tel: 01639 636674 www.nationaltrust.org.uk


BARGOED ICE RINK. Bargoed Town Centre. See 10th December.


SEARCH FOR SANTA. Sirhowy Valley Country Park, Crosskeys. See 10th December.


THE CASTLE AFTER DARK. Cardiff Castle. See 10th December.


ST FAGANS CHRISTMAS SONGSHEET.


St Fagans National History Museum.


See 10th December.


Friday 12th CARRY ON SCREAMING SCREENING. GET ON UP (12A). Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 11am. Special screening aimed at people with babies under one year old. Free entry for babies. Adults £4 in advance, £4.50 on day. Tel: 029 2030 4400. www.chapter.org


BARGOED ICE RINK. Bargoed Town Centre. See 10th December.


ST FAGANS CHRISTMAS SONGSHEET.


St Fagans National History Museum.


See 10th December.


Saturday 13th LET IT SNOW. Central Park, Barry. 10am - 4pm. For one day only Santa and his reindeer will be coming to town! The park will become a festive arena complete with snow, festive live music, street entertainers and Christmas play workshops and watch as artist Jon Hicks creates original and seasonal 6ft tall paintings of Santa and snowy landscapes. Tel: 01446 704737. www.visitthevale.com.


FESTIVE FAMILY FUN. National Museum Cardiff. 11am - 4pm. Celebrate with music, stories, workshops and a visit from Santa at 3pm. Free. Tel: 0300 1112 333. www.museumwales.ac.uk


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