If you are planning to visit the Cardiff Christmas Market this year, we have put together this page to help make your visit as enjoyable as possible. There are lots of great reasons to pick Cardiff as your shopping destination or even as a weekend festive getaway. Here are a couple of helpful tips for you to bear in mind when shopping in Cardiff and at the Cardiff Christmas Market.

Shopping in Cardiff…

has the added benefit of being very central with wide streets. The vast majority of amazing shops, quaint Edwardian and Victorian arcades, restaurants and attractions are within a 5 minute walk of the Cardiff Christmas Market. You can also take in the beauty of Bute Park, Cardiff Castle and many other sights all just a stroll away from the market.

When best to visit…

at any time as our stalls are sited in the heart of Cardiff’s pedestrian shopping area.  There is no entrance fee to pay and because of our stall locations there is plenty of room to browse and shop even at peak shopping times.

As our Christmas Market is outdoors…

don’t worry, there is hot mulled wine to warm you up and spread the festive cheer as you shop.

You can get mobile…

in Cardiff with the free City Centre Mobility Service. This service is able to carry disabled  and elderly passengers around the pedestrianised zones in the City Centre; contact 029 2087 3888. Cardiff also has a Centre where you can rent out a variety of mobility aides for members of the public with limited mobility; contact 029 2039 9355.  Information on accessibility within Cardiff City Centre can be found  here  and  a map showing  Blue Badge parking locations can be found here 

Planning your stay…

in Cardiff is far from being a tedious task. There are a plethora of hotels, hostels and B&B’s within walking distance of the heart of Cardiff, from luxury hotels and spas, quaint B&B’s, to budget stays. Cardiff has a wide variety of accommodation to suit anyone’s needs. Check out Visit Cardiff for accommodation.

There is plenty going on…

during Christmas in Cardiff. Alongside the Cardiff Christmas Market, plans are currently being formulated by Cardiff Council to bring you all the exciting elements that go into making the capital city of Wales the best place to be in a safe and secure way, whilst still observing all the guidelines as set out by the Welsh Assembly regarding social distancing.  More details will be added here once their plans are finalised.