Quirky places to see Santa If you're looking for somewhere really quirky to see Santa this year, here's a list of some great locations for some festive fun. Santa's Grotto at Cardiff Castle Santa in Wales Cardiff Castle is magical at any time of the year, but at Christmas this stunning building really comes alive with the sights and sounds of the Victorian era. Santa’s Grotto has become one of the best Christmas experiences in Cardiff. Hidden away in the magical setting of the Black Tower, Santa can be found in his beautifully decorated Grotto, waiting by the fireside to meet all good boys and girls. 5&6, 12&13, 19&20, 21,22,23 December. Santa's Tea Party at St Fagans The wonderful National History Museum is only four miles from the city centre but it feels much further away due to its rural location in the picturesque village of St Fagans. This year Santa is hosting an old fashioned tea party with jelly, blancmange and sandwiches and cheese and pineapple on sticks! After tea, Santa meets the children and gives them lovely wooden toys. To end the afternoon, the children go to the Library with Mother Christmas who enthrals them with marvellous stories. Zip World's Underground Grotto Zip World Caverns, Snowdonia by Zip World Caverns Zip World is one of the brand new attractions that is turning north Wales into the zip wire capital of the world. This year, it’s playing host to another high flying daredevil; Santa! On Saturday & Sunday 5 & 6, 12 & 13 and 19 December to Christmas Eve, Santa and his elves will be in residence in the Zip World Underground Grotto. Santa’s elves have been working on building a magical underground world, nestled within the nets of Junior Bounce, there will be a chance for the children to meet the elves as they go about their pre-Christmas preparations before meeting the man himself. Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items Wild winter in the north Ravens, choughs, baby seals – and hundreds of thousands of wintering birds. Christmas shopping Discover the stylish Christmas shopping trips you can take in Wales. Portmeirion A family trip to Portmerion. A world of music Around 60 music showcases, 1250 music companies from 100 countries Music in Wales & beyond A staple in the October extended festival season Street Food Circus After a successful summer last year, Cardiff's biggest movable street food festival is back!