Cardiff Castle Christmas Festival

Cardiff Castle Christmas Festival

25th November 2022 - 1st January 2023

The Cardiff Castle Christmas Festival is a spectacular new entertainment attraction being staged inside a unique venue in the grounds of Cardiff Castle, adding another exciting offering to Cardiff's Christmas Season. Three incredible shows will offer something for everyone - Santa's Wish, Castellana and The Nutcracker - and will be performed in the round, in the intimacy of a 548-seat Spiegeltent, promising to transport audiences to a nostalgic and magical world.

From the moment you step into the large foyer of the Fortuna you feel this is going to be a night to remember... This is something you have never seen before!

A European Spiegeltent (or magic mirrors) is the ultimate cabaret and music salon. It is a hand-hewn pavilion used as a travelling dance hall, dating from the late 1800s.

The tent is built from wood, cut mirrors, canvas, leaded glass, and detailed in velvet brocade. Each one is unique with its own name, personality, and style. Only a handful of these special and legendary tents remain in the world and The Fortuna, owned by Dutch company Van Rosmalen, is one of the most beautiful, playing host to some of the world's greatest cabaret performers and musicians.