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Local Christmas Events

34 days ago Wed 14th Nov 2018

There are plenty of local Christmas activities going on over the next few weeks.  If you’re feeling festive and would like to join in with the fun, hop on the bus to the events listed below.  We have travel ticket options to suit everyone, from short hop to family tickets.  Find your best value ticket here

Please be aware, some roads will close due to these events and buses will divert as shown below.


Christmas Lights
18 November
Bus diversions - 15:00 until the last bus


With craft stalls, rides and a light parade, Whitchurch kick starts the first of the ‘local’ Christmas activities on Merthyr Road.  The light parade begins at 18:00 with the big Christmas lights switch on itself taking place at 19:00.

Don't forget we have a 'local hop' fare in Whitchurch.  Click here to find out more.

Buses will divert in Whitchurch from 15:00 to last bus on Sunday 18 November due to Christmas Lights Switch-On event.

Services 21, 23, 24, 25 & 64 will divert between Penlline Road and North Road via Old Church Road, Tyn-y-Parc Road and Manor Way in both directions. Bus stops along Merthyr Road from The Philog to Whitchurch shops will not be served, however a temporary stop will be in use on Old Church Road (at the Penlline Road end).

Reindeer Run
Saturday 1 December
Bus diversions -
16:00 until the last bus

Each year, the 1-mile Reindeer run for Cancer Research Wales takes place in Whitchurch.  Look out for Dasher, Dancer, Donner and Blitzen to name just a few!

Services 21, 23, 24, 25 & 64 will divert between Whitchurch Common and Whitchurch Library via College Road, Gabalfa Avenue, Station Road, Heol Don and Kelston Road in both directions. Bus stops at Three Elms, Merthyr Road shops & Penlline Court will not be served.


18 November
Bus diversions -
All Day


Christmas activities take place between 15:00 and 19:00 on Windsor Road and Glebe Street.  This year’s highlights include local choirs, a magician, a brass band and a nativity performance, not to mention an appearance from the main man, Santa!

Services 92 & 94 will divert in Penarth town centre all day on Sunday 18 November, due to the Penarth Christmas Lights Switch-On. Buses will divert between High Street and Albert Road via Plassey Street. The outbound Windsor Road bus stop will not be in use, however customers are advised to use the temporary bus stop on Albert Road (near the public toilets) instead.


Saturday 24 November
Bus diversions 14:00 – 20:00


Rhiwbina’s Christmas lights will be switched on at 17:00 and followed by a lantern parade at 17:15. There will be a chance to meet Father Christmas from 15:30 and browse craft and gift stalls for Christmas presents.  Look out for some delicious street food as well.

Don't forget we have a 'local hop' fare in Rhiwbina.  Click here to find out more.

Services 21 & 23 will divert between Pantbach Road and Heol Uchaf via Beulah Road, Thornhill Road, Heol Llanishen Fach in both directions.


Wednesday 28 November
Bus diversions - 15:45 – 19:30


Services 28, 28A & 28B will divert between Fidlas Road and Heol Hir via Ty Glas Avenue and Ty Glas Road in both directions.

Service 86 will divert between Fidlas Road and Ashbourn Way via Ty Glas Avenue and Ty Glas Road in both directions.

Llandaff North

Thursday 6 December
Bus diversions - 18:00 – 21:00


Station Road, Llandaff North will be light up again this year with Christmas lights.  To celebrate, their hosting a wide range of activities, music and hopefully a few special visitors.

Services 24 & 25, 64 & 65 will divert between Cow & Snuffers and Heol Don via Gabalfa Avenue, College Road, Merthyr Road, Church Road in both directions.


Friday 7 December


The Christmas tree lighting ceremony will take place on Friday 7th of December.  The Windsor Gardens tree will be lit at 18:40 and the main lights in Station Road will be lit by a celebrity at 19:00. 

Buses will not divert due to this event.  

christmas bus


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