Christmas in Roath

Christmas is on its merry way, and we thought we’d let you know anything we hear about that’s both Christmassy and in Roath – food and drink, gift ideas, Christmas Fairs, carol concerts – we even hear that Santa is coming to Roath Park!

Let us know about your event or festive finds in the area, and we’ll list it here.  Email or tweet us!

Food and drink

  • COOK (Wellfield Road) Pre-order ‘Stress-free Christmas Lunch’ £10.25/head.  Details and Christmas opening hours on website

RCMA Farmers’ Market (website) Open 9.30am-1pm Saturdays

  • Christmas trees, wreaths, mistletoe, foliage and holly available Saturday 3rd/10th/17th December
  • Christmas gift market in Mackintosh Hall Saturday 3rd/10th/17th December


  • PreFab Clothing, Christmas Stocking Workshop, Saturday 17th December, 12-4pm.  Decorate your own stocking made from recycled materials, ready for Christmas Eve.  £3.50, all proceeds to Cardiff YMCA Housing Association

Carols and other concerts

  • Sparkle and the Christmas Story (carols and stories) 15th December 6.30pm.  Choirs from Albany Road Primary School and Glenwood; plus ‘special guests’.  The Gate Arts and Community Centre, 029 20483344.  Tickets £3 adult, £2 children
  • Mavron Quartet Christmas Concert, 20th December 7pm. The Gate Arts and Community Centre, number as above. Tickets £6 adult, £4 children
  • Carols Around the Tree 24th December, 4pm.  St Edwards Church, Westville Road
  • Carols Around the Crib 24th December, 5pm.  St Margaret’s Church, Waterloo Road

Art Galleries and Shops / Exhibitions

Please consult the galleries’ websites for Christmas opening hours – some are extended this week.

Roath Park events

  • Rangers’ carol concert, Roath Park, 9th December 6.30pm.  Ticket only (free) Call 029 20445900 for tickets
  • Father Christmas at the Boatstage – meet and greet Saint Nick in Roath!  He will arrive at the lighthouse at 10.30am on 10th December and stay till 18th.  Must book for weekday visits, no booking at the weekend. 11am-12.30pm and 2-3.30pm.  Call 029 20445900 to book (£5 per child)
  • Yuletide logs and wreath-making at Roath Park Pleasure Gardens, 18th December 10.30am-12.30pm and 2-3pm. Meet at the Bowls Pavillion.  Logs £1.50, table decorations £2, wreaths £6

Pubs, clubs and bars

Restuarants and cafés

  • Christmas Party at The Coffi House 16th December from 7pm. £12 for three courses, also live music and a raffle