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Cardiff Winter Wonderland to host New Year’s Eve night

Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland, one of the city’s most popular winter events has today announced plans for it’s hugely anticipated New Year’s Eve celebrations – which attractions thousands of visitors each year.

This year’s event will have none other than incredible showman, James Williams headline the evening live from the Civic Centre at 11.30pm. He will be joined by a special guest and will introduce the evening firework display, which will start at midnight.

There will also be a stream of live entertainment on throughout the day, all which visitors can once again enjoy for free. The line-up includes Leighton Jones Music, Princess Elsa and Magician & Mentalist Adam James Reeves, who have all been festive-favourites with Winter Wonderland crowds since opening in November.

The ice rink will remain open all day and during evening entertainment, but tickets are nearly sold out so visitors will have to act fast if they wish to get their hands on a pair of skates before the clock strikes 12. Ice skating tickets include access to the brand-new Alpine trail, which has been incredibly popular this year – causing tickets to sell out every weekend since opening. The Alpine trail is the second largest in Europe and a UK-first, being a huge talking point for the event this year and gathering UK-wide coverage.

Sur La Piste sits 300+ visitors in its two-storey, cosy bar – now with additional seating available outside with undercover heating. You can find a selection of drinks available here, including European ales and gorgeous mulled wine.

Food vendors will continue to serve traditional hot food, which includes burgers, chips, churros and crepes, as well as plenty of vegan and vegetarian options available, too. If guests fancy something a bit sweeter, they can toast their own marshmallows on the open fire or choose a selection of tasty treats from the pick ‘n’ mix stall.

Funfair attractions and rides are also available to use throughout the day and night, with a wide variety suitable for all ages. Rides include dodgems, the fun-house, and the Big Wheel – now with accessible carriages meaning all can enjoy the views from the top.

General admission and all live entertainment at Winter Wonderland is completely FREE. Winter Wonderland will be open from 10am-midnight.