If you are looking for a festive destination that offers something for everyone, look no further than Cardiff Christmas market. This annual event, which runs from 9 November to 23 December 2023, is one of the best in the UK, attracting visitors from around the world who come to shop, eat, drink and enjoy the atmosphere.

pic of the castle overlooking Cardiff Christmas market Located in the heart of Cardiff’s city centre, it is spread across multiple locations, including St John Street, Working Street, the Hayes, Hills Street and Trinity Street. You can easily access the market by public transport, car, or bike, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the city.

With 2.5 million visitors every year, this is one of the most popular events in Wales – and has been running for nearly 30 years. You can mingle with locals and tourists alike and enjoy the festive spirit of the market.

And, according to the International Drivers Association which collated Google search data, this market is in the top 10 best Christmas markets in the UK.

Christmas market features more than 70 stalls

The stalls at Cardiff Christmas market Cardiff Christmas market features more than 70 stalls and around 200 businesses, selling a variety of products, from food and drinks to gifts and decorations, benefit from the huge festive interest. All the products are original, handmade and high quality, showcasing the creativity and talent of local and national crafters.

Products include jewellery, ceramics, textiles, artwork, candles, soaps and more.

You can find unique and personalised gifts for your loved ones or treat yourself to something special.


First look at Cardiff’s Christmas Market – Wales Online

This is a great video showing the stalls that are available at Cardiff’s Christmas market from German and festive food to craft stalls.

There are even giant Yorkshire pudding wraps, along with stalls selling mulled wine, beer and hot chocolate.

The video effectively sells the market as a great Christmas destination with something for everyone – and the freshly cooked food looks amazing!


Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland

pic of the rides and castle at the winter wonderland at Cardiff Christmas market Cardiff’s Christmas market is not only a place to shop, but also a place to have fun and be entertained. There are lots of activities and attractions to enjoy, such as Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland, which includes an ice rink, a funfair and a giant wheel, offering spectacular views of the city.

There are also live performances, such as music, carols and comedy, taking place within the market area and at nearby venues.

You can sample delicious food and drinks from local and international vendors, such as Welsh cakes, mulled wine, hot chocolate and crepes. You can also enjoy live music, street performers, and workshops at various times and locations.

What makes Cardiff Christmas Market so special is its unique location, its diverse and vibrant exhibitors and its festive spirit.

It is a place where you can find something for everyone, whether you are looking for a gift, a treat or a memorable experience. It is also a place where you can support local businesses and independent traders, who put their passion and skill into their products.

Children can also visit the much-loved Santa’s Grotto, where they can meet Santa and his elves, and receive a gift.

A cultural and historical experience

Cardiff Christmas Market is not only a shopping destination, but also a cultural and historical experience. You can admire the architecture and heritage of Cardiff, such as the Cardiff Castle, the City Hall, and the National Museum of Wales, which are all within walking distance from the market. You can also learn more about the Welsh language and culture, as many of the exhibitors are bilingual and proud of their Welsh identity.


Cardiff Christmas market Winter wonderland 2023 – The Celtic Druid

Here’s another video showing the delights of the Cardiff Christmas market and the winter wonderland.

There’s something for all ages and the video takes in some of the cultural attractions, including Cardiff’s castle.

There’s a trip to the big wheel, Queen Street and then onto a detailed tour of the stalls from Celtic spirits, gourmet cheese and crepes.

Since the organisers stress their crafting credentials, there are some very impressive art and craft stalls offering unique and unusual Christmas gifts.


Visit Cardiff Christmas market

pic of the festive stalls at Cardiff Christmas market If you want to visit Cardiff Christmas market, you can do so from 9 November to 23 December 2023. The market is open from 10am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday, and from 10am to 5pm on Sundays.

Admission to the market is free, but you may need to book tickets for some of the attractions, such as the ice rink and the funfair.

The market is a festive destination that you don’t want to miss. It is a place where you can discover, explore and enjoy the best of Cardiff and beyond.

So, what are you waiting for? Plan your visit today and experience the magic of Cardiff Christmas Market.