events at Mermaid Quay

2014
December

29 November, 2014 to 24 December, 2014

SANTA'S GROTTO

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Father Christmas himself will be taking up residence in his marvelous Grotto outside Demiro’s restaurant, overlooking Roald Dahl Plass from Saturday 29 November.

Open every day from 10am to 6pm right up to Christmas Eve, Wednesday 24 December.   Entry to the Grotto costs £6.50 per child and includes a gift.  

For bookings call 07970 936240.

 

29 November, 2014 to 23 December, 2014

SANTA’S POST OFFICE

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Santa’s very own magical Post Office opens for business at Mermaid Quay in the heart of Cardiff Bay on Saturday 29 November.

Our elves will help you write your letter to Father Christmas using our festive headed paper. Take some inspiration for your letter from the magical Post Office itself or from our fabulously festive sample letters. The more imaginative your letter the better!  Then post it in Santa’s enchanted Post Box and watch its route to Lapland on the magic map! Every letter that’s sent will get a response from the big man himself. 

You can even ask our very own “sorting hat” if you have been naughty or nice this year – a letter with a “good” stamp will surely get opened first!

There’ll also be an exciting augmented reality pair matching game to play on your phone – the first game of its sort in Wales.  Complete the game and you will receive a special certificate from Santa’s elves!

And, there’ll be a fabulous festive treasure hunt around Mermaid Quay – with special Christmas treats for everyone taking part.

Santa’s Post Office will be open to the public from 12noon to 4pm every Saturday and Sunday to Sunday 21 December, plus Monday 22 December and Tuesday 23 December.  It’s completely FREE.  It will be loads of fun, so bring your friends and don’t miss out!

Post your letter to Santa at any time until midnight on 22nd December (Letters posted to Santa after the 19th December may not receive a response until after Christmas). The magic map works from 9am - 6pm, and the AR Game works 24/7.

When the Post Office is closed, you can still post a letter to Santa (and still receive a response) and play the pair matching game (and receive a certificate). 

The Post Office will be located in Bute Street, between Joanna Joy’s Chocolate Emporium and GBK.

6 December, 2014 to 23 December, 2014

CAROLS ON THE QUAYSIDE

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What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than Carols on the Quayside?  We’ve got a host of choirs, singers and musicians performing a wide range of festive and seasonal music every Saturday and Sunday in December plus Monday 22 December and Tuesday 23 December.

They’ll be located around our magnificent new Christmas tree - nearly 8m high and with almost 5,000 LED lights!  It’s sure to add sparkle to your Christmas outing this year.

Sunday 21st December - Fox, Wiggle & Sass
Monday 22nd December - Comedy Barrel Organ
Tuesday 23rd December - Festive Brass Quartet

Times may vary. Check the Events page for details on individual performances. May be cancelled at short notice due to bad weather.  We will post updates on Facebook & Twitter if performances are cancelled.

22 December, 2014 to 22 December, 2014

Comedy Barrel Organ with Carols on the Quayside

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Come and join in the festive fun with the Comedy Barrel Organ at Mermaid Quay on Monday 22nd December from 12noon - 4pm - all around our spectacular new Christmas Tree.

The organ will play lots of Christmas music and carols, with a little comedy!

Part of the Carols on the Quayside programme of festive & seasonal music at Mermaid Quay in the run up to Christmas.   Go back to the what’s on page for details of other performances.

Christmas is better by the water!

Carols on the Quayside performances are outdoors so may have to be cancelled at short notice if the weather is bad.   We will post updates on Facebook & Twitter if performances are cancelled.

23 December, 2014 to 23 December, 2014

Festive Brass Quartet with Carols on the Quayside

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Festive Brass Quartet is a fabulous, enthusiastic group of four brass musicians and will be performing a range of festive and fun songs around our spectacular new Christmas Tree on Tuesday 23 December from 12noon - 4pm. Come along to get in the festive spirit this Christmas.

Part of the Carols on the Quayside programme of festive & seasonal music at Mermaid Quay in the run up to Christmas.   Go back to the what’s on page for details of other performances.

Christmas is better by the water!

Times may vary. Carols on the Quayside performances are outdoors so may have to be cancelled at short notice if the weather is bad.  We will post updates on Facebook & Twitter if performances are cancelled.

31 December, 2014

Glitz & Glam NYE 2014 at Salt

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Celebrate this New Years Eve with a Sparkle and Salt's Glitz & Glam NYE Party!

Free entry, although booking is recommended. Booth and area bookings are being taken now.

Order your Prosecco for the big night - 4 bottles for £50 (£20 per bottle on the night).

Resident DJ Bassmonkey will be counting down to midnight, when there will be a balloon drop and confetti canons!

Call 02920 494375 for bookings.

31 December, 2014

Terra Nova - Going Back to the 80's NYE Party

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Celebrate your NYE in style with Terra Nova's Going Back to the 80's Party!

Join Terra Nova from 8pm - 2am to bring in the New Year with DJ Josh O'Hara.

Entry costs £5

 

31 December, 2014 to 31 December, 2014

NYE Havana Lounge at Las Iguanas

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Come and bring in the New Year with Las Iguanas at Mermaid Quay. 

From 12pm - 2am on NYE Las Iguanas are running the Havana Lounge with the resident DJ playing funk, soul, house and world music, PLUS a late night happy hour from 10pm - close!

2015
January

6 November, 2014 to 11 January, 2015

DISNEY'S THE LION KING AT WMC

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Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's The Lion King is a worldwide theatrical phenomenon. It has been seen by over 70 million people worldwide and is still drawing sell-out crowds at London's Lyceum Theatre in its 15th year.

This award winning production makes its long anticipated run at the Wales Millennium Centre from Thursday 6 November 2014 to Sunday 11 January 2015.

Evening performances at 7.30pm, matinees at 2.30pm.

Tickets are priced from £20.50 - £55.00 (booking fees apply). Premium seats £80.00

Aged 6 years and over (no under 3's).

For more information and to book tickets, visit www.wmc.org.uk

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November

6 November, 2014 to 11 January, 2015

DISNEY'S THE LION KING AT WMC

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Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's The Lion King is a worldwide theatrical phenomenon. It has been seen by over 70 million people worldwide and is still drawing sell-out crowds at London's Lyceum Theatre in its 15th year.

This award winning production makes its long anticipated run at the Wales Millennium Centre from Thursday 6 November 2014 to Sunday 11 January 2015.

Evening performances at 7.30pm, matinees at 2.30pm.

Tickets are priced from £20.50 - £55.00 (booking fees apply). Premium seats £80.00

Aged 6 years and over (no under 3's).

For more information and to book tickets, visit www.wmc.org.uk

29 November, 2014 to 24 December, 2014

SANTA'S GROTTO

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Father Christmas himself will be taking up residence in his marvelous Grotto outside Demiro’s restaurant, overlooking Roald Dahl Plass from Saturday 29 November.

Open every day from 10am to 6pm right up to Christmas Eve, Wednesday 24 December.   Entry to the Grotto costs £6.50 per child and includes a gift.  

For bookings call 07970 936240.

 

29 November, 2014 to 23 December, 2014

SANTA’S POST OFFICE

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Santa’s very own magical Post Office opens for business at Mermaid Quay in the heart of Cardiff Bay on Saturday 29 November.

Our elves will help you write your letter to Father Christmas using our festive headed paper. Take some inspiration for your letter from the magical Post Office itself or from our fabulously festive sample letters. The more imaginative your letter the better!  Then post it in Santa’s enchanted Post Box and watch its route to Lapland on the magic map! Every letter that’s sent will get a response from the big man himself. 

You can even ask our very own “sorting hat” if you have been naughty or nice this year – a letter with a “good” stamp will surely get opened first!

There’ll also be an exciting augmented reality pair matching game to play on your phone – the first game of its sort in Wales.  Complete the game and you will receive a special certificate from Santa’s elves!

And, there’ll be a fabulous festive treasure hunt around Mermaid Quay – with special Christmas treats for everyone taking part.

Santa’s Post Office will be open to the public from 12noon to 4pm every Saturday and Sunday to Sunday 21 December, plus Monday 22 December and Tuesday 23 December.  It’s completely FREE.  It will be loads of fun, so bring your friends and don’t miss out!

Post your letter to Santa at any time until midnight on 22nd December (Letters posted to Santa after the 19th December may not receive a response until after Christmas). The magic map works from 9am - 6pm, and the AR Game works 24/7.

When the Post Office is closed, you can still post a letter to Santa (and still receive a response) and play the pair matching game (and receive a certificate). 

The Post Office will be located in Bute Street, between Joanna Joy’s Chocolate Emporium and GBK.

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Christmas is better by the water!

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Join in the festive fun on the waterfront at Mermaid Quay!

NEW FOR 2014: SANTA’S POST OFFICE

Santa’s very own magical Post Office opens for business at Mermaid Quay in the heart of Cardiff Bay on Saturday 29 November.

Our elves will help you write your letter to Father Christmas using our festive headed paper. Take some inspiration for your letter from the magical Post Office itself or from our fabulously festive sample letters. The more imaginative your letter the better!  Then post it in Santa’s enchanted Post Box and watch its route to Lapland on the magic map! Every letter that’s sent will get a response from the big man himself.

You can even ask our very own “sorting hat” if you have been naughty or nice this year – a letter with a “good” stamp will surely get opened first!

There’ll also be an exciting augmented reality pair matching game to play on your phone – the first game of its sort in Wales.  Complete the game and you will receive a special certificate from Santa’s elves!

And, there’ll be a fabulous festive treasure hunt around Mermaid Quay – with special Christmas treats for everyone taking part.

Santa’s Post Office will be open to the public from 12noon to 4pm every Saturday and Sunday from Saturday 29 November to Sunday 21 December, plus Monday 22 December and Tuesday 23 December.  It’s completely FREE.  It will be loads of fun, so bring your friends and don’t miss out!

When the Post Office is closed, you can still post a letter to Santa and see the magic map light up (and still receive a response) and play the pair matching game (and receive a certificate).

The Post Office will be located in Bute Street, between Joanna Joy’s Chocolate Emporium and GBK.

SANTA’S GROTTO

Father Christmas himself will be taking up residence in his marvelous Grotto outside Demiro’s restaurant, overlooking Roald Dahl Plass from Saturday 29 November.

Open every day from 10am to 6pm right up to Christmas Eve, Wednesday 24 December.   Entry to the Grotto costs £6.50 per child and includes a gift.

For bookings call 07970 936240.

CAROLS ON THE QUAYSIDE

What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than Carols on the Quayside?  We’ve got a host of choirs, singers and musicians performing a wide range of festive and seasonal music every Saturday and Sunday in December plus Monday 22 December and Tuesday 23 December.

They’ll be located around our magnificent new Christmas tree - nearly 8m high and with almost 5,000 LED lights!  It’s sure to add sparkle to your Christmas outing this year.

Sunday 21st December - Fox, Wiggle & Sass
Monday 22nd December - Comedy Barrel Organ
Tuesday 23rd December - Festive Brass Quartet

Times may vary. Check the Events page for details on individual performances. May be cancelled at short notice due to bad weather.  We will post updates on Facebook & Twitter if performances are cancelled.

Finish your trip to Cardiff’s magical waterfront with a festive meal or warming drink at one of Mermaid Quay’s many restaurants, cafés and bars – there are lots of great Christmas offers on this season (check the website for info) and, with food from around the world, there really is something for every taste, from a relaxing Christmas hot chocolate and mince pie to luxury meal or a fun family feast.   And, if it's laughs you're after, there's nowhere better than the Glee Club - one of the UK's top stand-up comedy venues with tickets from just £14!

PLUS, Mermaid Quay is a great place to pick up some special presents with stylish boutiques, fine foods, great gifts plus Ken Picton's award-winning salon & spa. You’ll be sure to find the perfect Christmas gift for everyone at Mermaid Quay.

Christmas really is better by the water!

    Carols on the Quayside

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    What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than Carols on the Quayside?  We’ve got a host of choirs, singers and musicians performing a wide range of festive and seasonal music every Saturday and Sunday in December plus Monday 22 December and Tuesday 23 December. 

    They’ll be located around our magnificent new Christmas tree - nearly 8m high and with almost 5,000 LED lights!  It’s sure to add sparkle to your Christmas outing this year.

    Sunday 21st December - Fox, Wiggle & Sass
    Monday 22nd December - Comedy Barrel Organ
    Tuesday 23rd December - Festive Brass Quartet

    Times may vary. Check the Events page for details on individual performances. May be cancelled at short notice due to bad weather.  We will post updates on Facebook & Twitter if performances are cancelled.

     

    Make a wish with Wagamama's at Mermaid Quay

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    Wagamama's is partnering with UK Youth for the third year running as part of their festive charity campaign.

    Wagamama's are asking you to make a wish at wagamama's throughout the festive season. To ensure every wish counts, wagamama's will donate 50p to UK Youth for every wish received, aiming to raise £20,000 for the charity and their work helping young people. 

    And what's more, one customers wish will be granted every day in the lead up to Christmas!

    Making your wish is easy. Just visit wagamama's at Mermaid Quay, make an origami star and share your wish using #wagamamawishes on Instagram or Twitter! Your wish must be for a loved one.

    Come down to wagamama's at Mermaid Quay this Christmas for the chance to have your wish granted!

    Aquabus Christmas Party Cruises

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    Christmas is better on the water!

    Start off your Christmas off with a festive party on an Aquabus Christmas Party Cruise.

    Each Party Cruise includes:
    Exclusive use of luxury hospitality boat including party buffet.
    Pick up and drop off at any stops
    Extensive bar selection on board
    3 hour party including 1 hour bay cruise

    30 guests: £20pp
    25 guests: £22 pp
    20 guests: £25 pp

    Please contact Aquabus for more information:
    029 2034 5163
    info@aquabus.co.uk

    www.aquabus.co.uk

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    NEW FOR 2014: SANTA’S POST OFFICE

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    Santa’s very own magical Post Office opens for business at Mermaid Quay in the heart of Cardiff Bay on Saturday 29 November.

    Our elves will help you write your letter to Father Christmas using our festive headed paper. Take some inspiration for your letter from the magical Post Office itself or from our fabulously festive sample letters. The more imaginative your letter the better!  Then post it in Santa’s enchanted Post Box and watch its route to Lapland on the magic map! Every letter that’s sent will get a response from the big man himself. 

    You can even ask our very own “sorting hat” if you have been naughty or nice this year – a letter with a “good” stamp will surely get opened first!

    There’ll also be an exciting augmented reality pair matching game to play on your phone – the first game of its sort in Wales.  Complete the game and you will receive a special certificate from Santa’s elves!

    And, there’ll be a fabulous festive treasure hunt around Mermaid Quay – with special Christmas treats for everyone taking part.

    Santa’s Post Office will be open to the public from 12noon to 4pm every Saturday and Sunday to Sunday 21 December, plus Monday 22 December and Tuesday 23 December.  It’s completely FREE.  It will be loads of fun, so bring your friends and don’t miss out!

    Post your letter to Santa at any time until midnight on 22nd December (Letters posted to Santa after the 19th December may not receive a response until after Christmas). The magic map works from 9am - 6pm, and the AR Game works 24/7.

    When the Post Office is closed, you can still post a letter to Santa (and still receive a response) and play the pair matching game (and receive a certificate). 

    The Post Office will be located in Bute Street, between Joanna Joy’s Chocolate Emporium and GBK.

    Santa's Grotto at Mermaid Quay!

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    Father Christmas himself will be taking up residence in his marvelous Grotto outside Demiro’s restaurant, overlooking Roald Dahl Plass from Saturday 29 November.

    Open every day from 10am to 6pm right up to Christmas Eve, Wednesday 24 December.   Entry to the Grotto costs £6.50 per child and includes a gift.  

    For bookings call 07970 936240.

    TAKE TIME OUT AT CADWALADERS

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    Check out the new brand menu at Cadwaladers in Mermaid Quay.

    So much more than just fabulous ice cream, Cadwaladers now does breakfast including Belgian waffle, American pancakes and homemade porridge with delicious toppings.

    The new sundae menu has 20 different choices and even hot drinks have had a makeover and now include white hot chocolate and mochas.

    To view the new menus, visit the Cadwaladers Mermaid Quay page at www.mermaidquay.co.uk/cadwaladers

     

     

      NEW COMEDY CAROUSEL AT THE GLEE CLUB

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      New Thursday night 'Comedy Carousel' shows at The Glee Club start 30 October 2014

      Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to a new era in live comedy. Not for the first time The Glee Club have picked up the jumpers and moved the goalposts.

      Whenever you see the Comedy Carousel logo on a Thursday night show you can be sure to expect a night of brand new live comedy that harks back to the golden era of entertainment.  

      Each Comedy Carousel show will feature an opening comedian; a variety middle section ranging from fun, games and strange talents to 5 up-and-coming acts who will compete against the clock to win over the audience; all topped off with a heavyweight comedy circuit headliner.

      Throughout the night the cunning show assistant will whip up a live blend of visual projections and audience interaction to unearth hidden comedy gold.

      Advance tickets from The Glee Club Box Office on 0871 472 0400 or www.glee.co.uk/cardiff
      Show - £10 (£5 - FT students) | Show + Real Food Canteen - £16.50
       

       

        NEW GBK WINTER MENU HAS ARRIVED

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        The wonderful Winter menu upgrade from GBK is here.

        Cosy up with the pork & chorizo splendour of the Salvador. Get your veggie on with the Californian. Rejoice in the fact that we brought back the Salted Caramel Shake. And grin like a Satay fan, knowing that everything else survived the cut.

        To see the full winter menu from GBK, visit www.mermaidquay.co.uk/gbk and click on 'Menus'.

          CHRISTMAS IS BETTER BY THE WATER!

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          Mermaid Quay is not just for summer, it’s the perfect destination all year round whatever the occasion or event.
           
          Right on the water’s edge, it particularly comes into its own at Christmas time. Where better for festive celebrations or entertaining than in the heart of Cardiff Bay, where the Christmas lights sparkle on the water?
           
          Whether it's a big works outing, a little office shindig, a “let’s go for lunch” escape or entertaining clients, casual or formal – there’s something to suit every taste and pocket.
           
          There are more than 30 restaurants, cafés & bars at Mermaid Quay, serving up top cuisines from around the world and most offer special Christmas menus and group deals. Some also have private rooms or will rope off areas for private functions – contact the venues direct for more information.

          •  San Martino: authentic Italian dining
          2 courses £19.95 (available lunchtime only) or 3 courses £24.95, followed by mince pies
          Private dining suites available for your festive celebrations
          Visit www.mermaidquay.co.uk/sanmartino for menu and booking details
          Telephone: 029 2035 8449

          •  Bellini's: classic Italian restaurant
          2 courses £19.50, 3 courses £22.50
          Open on Christmas day
          Visit www.mermaidquay.co.uk/bellinis for menu and booking details
          Telephone: 029 2035 8440

          •  Mimosa: modern, stylish gastro bar serving locally sourced food
          3 courses £24.50 followed by mince pies
          Visit www.mermaidquay.co.uk/mimosa for menu and booking details
          Telephone: 029 2035 8448

          •  Bayside Brasserie: classic brasserie in a majestic setting
          3 courses for £29.50, followed by mince pies
          Visit www.mermaidquay.co.uk/baysidebrasserie for menu and booking details
          Telephone: 029 2035 8448

          •  Signor Valentino: Italian cuisine with a contemporary feel & stunning Bay views
          2 courses £19.50 or 3 courses £24.50
          Visit www.mermaidquay.co.uk/signorvalentino for menu and booking details
          Telephone: 029 2035 8440

          All guests dining in any of the BA Brandings restaurants listed above throughout December, will also receive a £10 voucher to use in January 2015.

          •  Las Iguanas: South American dishes made with passion & lots of Latin spirit
          Christmas 'Anytime' Menu £25 for 3 courses, or go "off peak" for just £19.90
          Some great offers available for groups of 10 or more
          Visit www.mermaidquay.co.uk/lasiguanas for more details
          Telephone: 029 2045 9165

          •  GBK: Exciting range of classic & gourmet burgers
          New Christmas Bundle menu launches on 5 November - £14.95 for Blitzen Burger, choice of fries & new Nutella shake
          Visit www.mermaidquay.co.uk/gbk for more details
          Telephone: 029 2045 4078

          •  The Glee Club, Cardiff: award winning comedy club
          Great laughs, great food & great music - perfect for a big night out this festive season
          Visit www.glee.co.uk/cardiff  for more info
          Telephone: 0871 472 0400 (Glee Club Box Office)

           

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            WIN TICKETS TO THE LION KING

            WIN TICKETS TO THE LION KING

            Mermaid Quay and Wales Millennium Centre have teamed up to give you the chance to win a very special prize in our December prize draw.  We’ve got two tickets for The Lion King on Saturday 3rd January (starting at 7:30pm).

            The seats are in the raised stalls and offer one of the best views in the house.

            PLUS, the winners will be treated to dinner at Mermaid Quay’s wonderful Japanese restaurant Yakitori#1* and use of the Wales Millennium Centre’s VIP lounge pre-show and during the interval. The Lounge comes complete with complementary nibbles and a fully staffed bar where drinks can be purchased.  A complementary show programme will be waiting for you in the Lounge.
             
            Just fill out the form below to enter.  The draw will close a midnight on Tuesday 23rd December 2014.  The winner will be selected at random from all entries received and will be informed that they have won by midnight on Monday 29th December 2014.  If the prize is not claimed within 24 hours, the draw will be made again.

            Only one entry per person please.  Judges decision is final.  No correspondence will be entered into.  No cash or other alternative prize available.

            * Dinner at Yakitori#1 to comprise a food bill up to £50.  All drinks must be paid for.

            Ticket terms and conditions apply.
             

            Entry Form

            *some competitions require the entrant to be aged 18 years or over