Cardiff: There are 6 months until Christmas!

Cardiff: There are 6 months until Christmas!

Christmas is one of the best times of the year. It is the perfect opportunity to spend time with family or catch up with friends and colleagues. With 6 months until the big day, it is the time of year most start to save for gifts and the festivities.

The Grinch's out there will be shaking their heads and moaning that it is too early, but the countdown to the most wonderful time of the year has started.

Present Planning

Now is the time to start making a list for friends and family.  You will also need to start dropping hints, so you do not end up with a last-minute pair of socks (unless that is what you want, of course).  Throughout the year, we sell gift vouchers on our website for treats that could include a Taste of Wales Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Overnight Stays, Dining Experiences in Thomas Restaurant or monetary amounts.

Of course, you could also check into the hotel and stay for a night or two while you visit the popular Cardiff Christmas Markets or the Winter Wonderland. 

Party Nights

Most people say it does not feel like Christmas until the office party takes place.  Every Friday and Saturday in December a party night is hosted with a 3-course festive dinner, followed by freshly brewed tea or coffee and entertainment.  Choose from;

Silent Disco Party Night

If you are looking something fun, but a bit different the silent disco is definitely it.  After dinner, you will receive a set of headphones, but not a regular set, these have 3 different channels.  At a flick of a switch, you will be able to change from listening to the resident party DJ who is in the room, retro favourites or Christmas classics. 

Retro Party Night

If a traditional Christmas is more your thing, then at the Retro Party Night you will enjoy the best sounds of the '80's, '90's and '00's throughout the evening.  The perfect opportunity to show off your best dance moves! 

Entertainment at Lunch

Grab the group or come with your partner for an afternoon of entertainment.  With arrival from 12pm, enjoy a festive 2-course lunch with a glass of wine.  Then it will be eyes down for some bingo and the party resident DJ for some dancing. 

Sunday Lunch with Santa

Every child deserves to feel the magic of Christmas.  With this in mind, our friend Father Christmas is coming to visit.  Put on your Christmas jumper and spend some time with the family with a 3-course meal followed by a family disco as well as a visit to see Santa in his grotto.  Like with all of our menus, under '5's can attend free of charge.

Lunch, Dinner and Afternoon Tea

A festive lunch or dinner can be booked in Thomas Restaurant.  These are ideal for celebrating with friends, family or colleagues.  Children are more than welcome to join you too.  As always, the food is homemade on site using fresh and local ingredients.  Lunch is served between 12pm-5pm and dinner from 5pm-10pm (9.30pm on Sundays).

Our contemporary Taste of Wales Afternoon Tea will take on a festive twist during December, with delicate finger sandwiches, handmade scones and homemade cakes, with unlimited freshly brewed tea or coffee.  As Christmas is for celebrating, add on a glass of prosecco, cocktails or a mulled wine or two. 

Christmas Day Lunch

Spend Christmas Day with us!  If the thought of basting turkeys and boiling sprouts is not for you, then join us at one of our most popular events.  At 1pm on Christmas Day in Thomas Restaurant, the team are serving a 5-course festive meal, ideal for satisfying all of the family. 

As the main course is the star of the show, you can choose a traditional roast turkey wrapped in bacon with sage and onion stuffing, pigs in blankets with a rich red wine jus, or braised shoulder and rack of lamb, fondant potato and rosemary jus.  Other options include a salmon coulibiac, crushed new potatoes and a white wine sauce or a goat’s cheese, leek and walnut tart with charred chicory. 

Make a Night of It

Why leave the party early, especially when it's in full swing and risk trains being cancelled or paying high taxi fares?  If you book to attend any of our events a discounted stay in one of our large spacious rooms, can be organised for you. 

Whatever your plans are this Christmas in Cardiff, whether it's a girly get together, reunion with friends, night out with colleagues or a lunch with family, our spacious bedrooms can help to keep the festivities going with our exclusive bed and breakfast rates.


The period between Christmas and New Year is known as Twixmas.  If you want to hit the Boxing Day sales, Cardiff is the ideal location to indulge in a spot of retail therapy.  With sizeable indoor shopping centres with all of your favourite high street brands or the historic arcades with independent businesses, it is the perfect time to explore Cardiff.

New 'Year's Eve

See in the New Year in style, with our '20's theme family-friendly New Year's Eve party.  Let your hair down and celebrate at the stroke of midnight, the arrival of 2020! Enjoy a 3-course hot and cold buffet before partying the night away with our resident DJ and let the chimes of Big Ben ring in the roaring '2020's. Themed dress is encouraged, so put on your best flapper dress or Peaky Blinders inspired hat and waistcoat.

Christmas at Future Inn Cardiff

For more information on Christmas at Future Inn Cardiff, you can contact the Events Team on 02920 487111 or enquire with

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