A letter to Santa!

It’s nearly Christmas, and Royal Mail want to make sure that your letter to Santa Claus gets to him.

Father Christmas himself has written to them personally he’s as excited about Christmas as we are! Please remember, as Santa says: get your letter posted by Friday 8 December.

Dear boys and girls,

Christmas is a very exciting but busy time for me: the elves are making toys, the reindeer are practising their sleigh runs, and I’m busy preparing my list of who’s been good this year.

I need to let the elves know what to make so to help me out, please let me know what you would like as early as possible.

I will be getting my sleigh ready for the long journey on Christmas Eve and in-between I will try to reply to as many of you as possible. To make sure I receive your letters, please could you send them to:

Santa/Father Christmas,
Santa’s Grotto,
Reindeerland,
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It’s really important you write Santa’s address carefully on a stamped envelope. Please be sure that you include your full name and address in your letter so I can write back to you.

Please send your letters to me by Friday 8 December so I have time to reply.

Looking forward to delivering your presents on Christmas Eve. Make sure you remember my mince pie and Rudolph’s carrot!

Merry Christmas to you all!

Father Christmas

John Lewis Christmas Advert

Moz the Monster

John Lewis’ Christmas adverts have become the annual media moment of the festive seasons, and this year is no exception – meet Moz the Monster….

“Joe befriends a noisy Monster – Moz – under his bed but the two have so much fun together that he can’t get to sleep, leaving him tired by day. For Christmas Joe receives a gift to help him finally get a good night’s sleep.”

John Lewis

Over the past decade the iconic store have given us  Monty the Penguin, the sad tale of a lonely man on the moon and last year’s bouncing boxer dog and certainly this years story is iconic of the festive season.

This year John Lewis have  joined forces with Barnardos, the UK largest and most established children’s charity, to give something back this Christmas.

Young carers across the country devote their time to helping others, so this year we want to help them be children again. 10% of the price of every Moz The Monster mug and soft toy will be donated to Barnados to help the cause.

Barnados - Charity Partner

 

November 9th – Cardiff’s Christmas Kick Off

Christmas Day Santa

Christmas 2017

With the nights drawing in and the chill in the air, many of us may have been aware that Christmas is just around the corner however as of today Cardiff announces Christmas is here!

If you take a trip to the city centre today, you’ll find the festivities in full swing.

Christmas Visit Santa with his beautiful Cairngorm Reindeer as they rest in their pen on the bottom of St Mary Street for the night before they head back to the North Pole to prepare for the big journey around the world on Christmas Eve.
Visit Santa with his beautiful Cairngorm Reindeer as they rest in their pen on the bottom of St Mary Street for the night before they head back to the North Pole to prepare for the big journey around the world on Christmas Eve.
Image Credit visitcardiff.com/

Cardiff’s Christmas campaign ‘Step into Christmas’ will reign in the season’s revelry with street parades and performances, music for the merrymaking and the grand illumination of lights. Free to all, the city kicks off its celebrations at 4:30pm and carries right through until 7:30pm and sees a whole host of events to entertain the family. Today also marks the opening to Winter Wonderland – and what says Christmas better than a trip into City Hall’s annual transformation?

An Evening Out

As of this evening you’ll be able to absorb the shop windows in wonderment as they display their glitziest garms and with spectacular savings available, maybe now’s the time to purchase your Christmas party attire. Or if you’re looking to start perusing the stores for the perfect present, late night shopping begins today, so you need not find yourself tackling the tumultuous weekend shoppers! Better yet, why not explore Cardiff’s Christmas markets for gorgeous hand crafted gifts – with a selection of stalls scattered along The Hayes.

If you know of some little ones that need to secure their spot on the ‘nice list’, why not pop in a good word with Santa and his Reindeer at the bottom of St Mary Street? Or even visit his grotto on Queen Street – he’ll never cease to

Christmas Try keeping these fun, fast, festive decorations in the box until Christmas Eve! There’s no stopping these beautiful baubles.
Try keeping these fun, fast, festive decorations in the box until Christmas Eve! There’s no stopping these beautiful baubles.
Image Credit www.visitcardiff.com

amaze with how quickly he can make it from one end of town to the other…If you don’t manage to catch the big man himself, there’ll be plenty to see among the streets of Cardiff with festive street theatre taking place throughout. From carol singers performing the classics to roller-skating baubles, there’s plenty to see to seize the start of the festive season.

So wherever you find yourself in the city this evening, be sure to soak up the some of the season’s finest frivolities! It comes but once of year after all…

Whats on Where

Highlights include:

  • PAW Patrol outside Y Hen Lyfrgell
  • Santa and his Reindeer – St Mary Street
  • Festive Street Theatre
  • Festive Quarter Christmas Markets – The Hayes
  • Santa’s Grotto Queen Street
  • Late night shopping & offers
  • Opening of Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland with Admiral Ice Rink
  • Festive Cocktails at Mocka Lounge