New Years Eve Party


Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland once again provides the focal point for New Year’s Eve celebrations, hosting free live music and a spectacular midnight firework display alongside the ever-popular ice rink.

Winter Wonderland operator Sayers Amusements is constructing a stage outside City Hall, where a musical line-up, hosted by John Lenney of Radio Cardiff, will perform live in the run up to 2017 and the firework finale. Revellers can skate undercover, soak up the atmosphere, enjoy the Giant Wheel and fairground rides, or indulge in the food and drink on offer in the authentic Alpine Village with a Bier Keller, Glühwein and German hot dogs to really get you in the mood. 

The Admiral ice rink has once again gone undercover this year, with a clear span roof to keep skaters dry in bad weather, that offers fantastic views of City Hall, and twinkling night sky lights to maintain the festive atmosphere (

Norman George Sayers, of the Welsh family run Sayers Amusements said: “We’re excited to bring the New Year’s Eve Party right back to the city centre where all the seasonal colour and fun of Winter Wonderland can work its magic on the anticipated large crowds. It’s our traditional way of seeing in the New Year in the capital, and we hope it can live up to the success of our new covered ice rink, which is pulling in record numbers this year.”

Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, Cllr Peter Bradbury said: “The festive atmosphere over at Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland is second to none this year and this first-class attraction is proving hugely popular with visitors from Cardiff and UK wide. New Year’s Eve will be no exception, with plenty on offer for all the family. Come and see in 2018 with live music, skating, fireworks and much more - all in the very heart of the city.” 

This year Sayers also provided the Christmas Tree outside Cardiff Castle. The New Year’s Eve schedule is:

Winter Wonderland open as usual from 10am

Family Funfair around Civic Centre open from midday

Stage in front of City Hall will start at 7.30

Midnight – Firework Finale

As with previous years Cardiff Bus, in partnership with Alexander Dennis Ltd, will be operating a special network of free to use bus services from 2000 until 0300 so you can head into Winter Wonderland and leave the car behind.  Full details of these routes are available from

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