Craft*Folk was established in 1994 and continues to support genuine artists and crafts people who are looking to promote and sell their work. We actively encourage “in action” demonstrations to show off these skills. In today’s economic uncertainty it is more important then ever to keep our talented makers to the forefront of retailing.

Individual food and drink producers are also welcome to add to the vibrant atmosphere of our outdoor contemporary free Fairs and Festivals where a real passion for tradition sometimes comes with a modern twist!

This well established Christmas Market sited in the heart of Cardiff City Centre has been organised and successfully run by us for in excess of 20 years. It is a unique visitor attraction and offers an alternative shopping experience as you are buying original work directly from the makers themselves. Each year we have an extensive rolling programme of over 200 individual businesses selling a wide variety of diverse arts and crafts interspersed with seasonal food and drink.

With the wealth of knowledge gleaned from organising and participating in events for many years we are also happy to advise any new artists and crafts people wishing to exhibit with us for the first time as having the courage to sell your work to customers, other than friends and family, can be very daunting and additional encouragement is sometimes needed.

A Power Point Presentation is also available on request offering various tips and advice on taking part at the Christmas Market.

For information on our Taster Stalls, designed to offer new exhibitors the opportunity to test trade at our City Centre events, please go to our Take Part page for further details on how to apply.

Opening Times

The Cardiff Christmas Market will return on Thursday 11 November to Thursday 23 December 2021.

Our trading times will be:
Thursday 11 November (first day) 12 noon to 6pm, to pay our respects to Armistice Day and the observation of the 2 minute silence at 11am.

Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm
Sunday 10am to 5pm