Christmas in Roath 2013

Christmas 2013

Here’s a selection of things to do at Christmas in Roath – enjoy, and let us know if we need to add anything! Seasons greetings to all.

RCMA Roath Farmers’ Market

Every Saturday, 9.30am-1pm (market open till 2pm on 21st December)

Carols, Saturday 21st December – cancelled

Roath Craft Market

Every Saturday 9.30am-1pm


Cardiff M.A.D.E.

Cosi Festival / Exhibition from Saturday 7th December – Tuesday 24th December

Cosi Festival / Festive Family Workshop Sunday 22nd December, 1pm-3pm. Click here for more details.

SHO Gallery

Online Christmas Shop

Christmas opening hours: 17th-21st December 10am-7pm; 22nd 10am-5pm; 23rd 10am-7pm; 24th 10am-3pm

The Albany Gallery Christmas Exhibition open till 31st December

Carols and other services

St Anne’s, Tuesday 10 December, 7.30pm.  South Wales Gay Men’s Chorus Concert of Christmas Music. ‘Donations to St Anne’s Church  and to South Wales Men’s Chorus chosen charity “The Forget-me-Not Chorus”, a Cardiff based charity that supports people with dementia and their carers through weekly singing.  Followed by drinks and mince pies.’

Roath Park carol service, Wednesday 11th December, 6.30pm Pre-book on 029 20455911 (free)

St Andrew’s URC, Thursday 12th December, 7.30pm, Cardiff Blues Choir. Email for ticket bookings.

Tickets cost £7 or £5 for children and concessions. All proceeds will be donated to The Princes Trust

St Edward’s Saturday 14th December, 11am Coffee Concert: Gary Mullins-Solo Piano. The programme includes music by Mozart, Brahms, Rachmaninov, Chopin and Beethoven, and Gary will be joined by one of his pupils, Mark Newberry, on piano. £2 inc coffee and biscuits

St Martin’s, Saturday 14th December, 1pm-5.30pm. St Martin’s. Come and Visit Santa at the Christmas Grotto in the Cloister. Entrance £2.50. Monies raised will be used to support the homeless at the Huggard Centre

St Martin’s, Sunday 15th December, 3.30pm. The Roath Community Carol Service. Directed by Kelvin Thomas, featuring Women in Harmony, Voicemale, St Philip Evans School Choir (conductor Katy Roberts) & Cambrensis Concert Band (conductor David Elliott). Monies raised for the Huggard Centre

St Edward’s, Tuesday 17th December, 7.30pm. St Edward’s Orchestra Concert. Programme: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto (soloist: Ian Mansbridge); Mozart’s 2nd Horn Concerto (soloist: Cai Hywel); selection of Mozart areas sung by students from Aberdare Comprehensive School

The Gate, Friday 20th December, 7.30pm Cider & Carols. ‘This year the singing will be led by the girls from Sound of Wales. It’s free entry (but a collection will be taken for charity) and to cap it all we are giving out free mulled cider (or apple juice).’

Roath Farmers’ Market, Saturday 21st December, 9.30am-1pm

St Edward’s, Sunday 22nd December, 3.30pm Christmas Lessons and Carols with St Edward’s Orchestra

Pear Tree, carols in the bar – community choir, dates TBC

St Martin’s, Tuesday 24th December, 5pm The First Mass of Christmas with Sunday School Presentation

St Martin’s, Wednesday 25th December, 10am Solemn Mass

Theatres and shows

Sherman Cymru

The Sleeping Beauties 6th December-4th January 

Corina Pavlova and the Lion’s Roar 9th December-4th January

Photography Junior Festive Fun Day 23rd December 10am-4pm

Santa Letter Deadline 20th December, deadline 12 noon

The Gate Arts Centre

Mavron Christmas Concert 12th December, 7pm

A Cosy Christmas at the Gate 13th, 16th, 19th 21st 23rd December, 7.30pm

The Christmas Event, Little Notes 21st December, 10.30am

Parties and events

The Albany Pub

Christmas Day, 11am-2pm – free shot if you’re wearing a Christmas jumper

New year’s eve, fancy dress party, no tickets required this year