In the midst of autumn and as winter draws near, there are plenty of fantastic and festive events to experience with your loved ones in Cardiff. Style of the City has found the best events and activities for you to enjoy with friends and family over the upcoming months.

Halloween Horror

Pumpkin Picking Patch

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Location: St Nicholas, Cardiff

Date: October 18th, 2019

Have a family adventure this Halloween. Visit an amazing patch to pick your own pumpkins and gourds, get involved in Halloween crafts and enjoy a tasty treat in a Pumpkin Cafe.
You bring the wellies and they’ll provide the farm, the field, and the fun!

For more information, visit www.pumpkinpickingpatch.com

Halloween Underground Cinema

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Location: Cardiff Castle

Date: October 30th – November 3rd, 2019

Underground Cinema returns to Cardiff Castle this Halloween with a frightfully fantastic line-up of your favourite freaky films, such as Hocus Pocus, The Addams Family, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, The Lost Boys and so much more.

For tickets and more information, visit https://www.cardiffcastle.com/whats-on/2019/10/30/halloween-underground-cinema/

Anatomy Lab Live: Jack The Ripper Halloween Special

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Location: The Village Hotel

Date: November 3rd, 2019

Join the Anatomy Lab Live team for a night of dissection and discovery as you try to crack the Jack The Ripper mystery for once and for all. Using case notes you will be transported back to the cobbled streets of Victorian London, looking at the murder victims in an anatomical light, and using real specimens to try and decipher what really unfolded. This one is not for the faint of heart!

For more information, visit https://www.designmynight.com/cardiff/whats-on/something-a-little-different-events/anatomy-lab-live-jack-the-ripper-halloween-special

Bingo Lingo Halloween Special

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Location: Depot

Date: November 1st, 2019

Bingo Lingo is back for its annual Halloween special, and it’s going to be like nothing you’ve seen before. Expect spooky prizes, twerk-offs, table-dancing and a night of ridiculous mischief. Creepy costumes are encouraged for this one-night-only event.

For tickets and more information, visit https://www.designmynight.com/cardiff/whats-on/student-night/bingo-lingo-halloween-special-cardiff

Unmissable performances

 9 to 5 The Musical

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Location: Wales Millennium Centre

Date: October 29th – November 2nd

Fresh from 5* reviews and sold-out houses in London’s West End, 9 to 5 The Musical tells the story of three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss.

For more information and tickets, visit https://www.wmc.org.uk/en/whats-on/2019/9-to-5-the-musical/

The Girl on the Train

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Location: The New Theatre

Date: November 12th – 16th, 2019

Adapted from Paula Hawkins’ novel, The Girl on the Train is an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide. This adaption stars Samantha Womack, who is best known for playing Ronnie Mitchell in BBC1’s EastEnders. This gripping new play will keep you guessing until the final moment.

For more information and tickets, visit https://www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk/what’s-on/the-girl-on-the-train

Nativity! The Musical

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Location: Wales Millennium Centre

Date: November 19th -23rd, 2019

Following a smash-hit 2018 tour and London run, Nativity! The Musical is coming to Wales Millennium Centre this November. Feel-good, funny and full of joy, this cracker of a musical was adapted for the stage by Debbie Isitt, the creator of the much-loved films.

For more information and tickets, visit https://www.wmc.org.uk/en/whats-on/2019/nativity/

Cinderella

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Location: The New Theatre

Date: December 7th, 2019 – January 12th, 2020

Cinderella will feature star casting, laugh-out-loud comedy, jaw-dropping special effects, stunning song, and dance and plenty of boos and hisses as the ultimate pantomime is brought magically to life. Celebrities include Gok Wan as The Fairy Gokmother, Mike Doyle and Ceri Dupree as The Ugly Sisters and Phil Butler as Buttons.

For more information and tickets, visit https://www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk/what’s-on/panto-cinderella/

Festivities for the whole family

Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland

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Location: City Hall Lawns

Date: November 8th, 2019- January 5th, 2020

It’s back for 2019 and bigger and better than ever before! You can enjoy the ultimate winter experience, with plenty of activities for all of the family, including ice skating, funfair attractions, food and drink.

For more information, visit http://cardiffswinterwonderland.com

Cardiff Christmas Markets

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Location: St John Street, Working Street, Hills Street, Trinity Street, and the Hayes

Date: November 14th – December 23rd, 2019

Visit Cardiff’s Christmas Market and experience rows of beautifully decorated wooden stalls laid out in the pedestrian heart of the city centre, it is one of the best Christmas markets to visit in Europe. There is a varied selection of crafts, gifts, food and alcohol producers. It has something to offer everyone.

For more information, visit http://www.cardiffchristmasmarket.com

Santa’s Victorian Christmas

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Location: Cardiff Castle

Date: December 5th – 23rd, 2019

Enjoy a candlelit evening of festive family fun, all in the beautiful setting of our traditionally decorated Victorian apartments. Be greeted by costumed characters, eager to share ­the Yuletide traditions of yesteryear, and have your photo taken by the tree in the Entrance Hall. Follow the Candy Cane Trail through the Castle to the Drawing Room, where a wonderful visit with Santa Claus awaits.

For more information, visit https://www.cardiffcastle.com/whats-on/2019/12/05/santas-victorian-christmas/

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

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Location: City Hall

Date: December 31st 2019

Head down to the City Hall in central Cardiff on New Year’s Eve, where the Winter Wonderland provides the focal point of the festivities. Live music takes place on a stage set up in front of City Hall at 7.30pm and continues through the night until midnight, then there will be the spectacular new year fireworks display.

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