The big new year's eve event in Cardiff takes place at City Hall, with live music and entertainment throughout the evening, leading up to the spectacular fireworks display at midnight. The new year party is part of the Cardiff Winter Wonderland that provides a wide range of attractions thoughout the festive season.
Cardiff is a city well known for liking a party so it will come as no surprise that new year's eve, or Calennig as it's known here, is no exception, with locals and visitors alike taking to the many bars, restaurants and hotels to join the party to welcome the new year in style.
Head down to the City Hall in central Cardiff on new year's eve, where the Winter Wonderland provides the focal point of the festivities.
Attractions here include the outdoor ice rink, which is open for skating from 10am throughout the holidays, while the family funfair located around the Civic Centre is open from midday.
Live music takes place on a stage set up in front of City Hall from around 7.30pm and continues right through the night until midnight, when there will be the spectacular new year fireworks display.
The local bus company then provides a free new year's eve bus service to make it easier for everyone to get home without having to worry about bringing the car or selecting a designated driver!
Elsewhere in Cardiff, if the big public party isn't your thing, then you might like to check out the annual Black and White New Year's Eve Gala Ball at St David's Hotel on Cardiff Bay, where there is a champagne reception followed by fine dining feast and live entertainment - get more details and book your place here.
Other popular venues in Cardiff on new year's eve where you can expect to find special events are the Radisson Blu hotel and the Revolucion de Cuba restaurant.
There are some live webcam views over Cardiff Bay which may afford you a view of some fireworks come midnight:
There is a wide range of hotel accommodation in Cardiff, but the city will be well booked up on new year's eve so make sure you reserve well in advance. Popular places include the Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa, Jury's Inn, The Clayton Hotel and the Radisson Blu as mentioned above.
You can search for deals at all of these venues, plus other local hotels here.