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Winter-Warming Bucket List


With temperatures dropping, and decorations popping, it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

And because there’s so much festive fun to be had at The RDC, we’ve created the ultimate advent calendar that is set to keep you both warm and entertained this December.

How many will you tick off this season?🎅


1 Dec: Crack open the advent calendar, pop up the Christmas Tree, and get down to The RDC for a family viewing of ‘The Grinch!

2 Dec: Get nose to nose with the Centre’s first ‘Fantastic Beasts’ visitor – Bjorn, the magical Polar Bear.

3 Dec: Can you guess how tall The RDC Christmas Tree is?!

4 Dec: Have a taste of Christmas with a Cadwaladers Yule Log Sundae.

5 Dec: Heading to see Matilda at WMC? Make it a real treat and enter The RDC for your pre-theatre meal.

6 Dec: Challenge colleagues into the festive period with Hollywood Bowl’s party package.

7 Dec: Treat your little elves after school (and save on the washing up) to a meal at Bella Italia for just £1! Details here.

8 Dec: Get in the Christmas spirit with live entertainment from John Taylor and a three course festive dinner at Grosvenor Casino. Strictly over 18’s.

9 Dec: Dance with Pickle the Elf and her reindeer to tune in the Christmas spirit.

10 Dec: Send your seasonal greetings to Matt and Polly as they broadcast live from Capital South Wales at The RDC weekday mornings.

11 Dec: For one night only – ‘Once Upon A Deadpool’ (15) arrives at RDC ODEON.

12 Dec: Spidey fans! Step into a new universe at RDC ODEON with ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse.’

13 Dec: Warm up this winter and take on the Tavern’s Flaming Food Challenge.

14 Dec: Don your festive knits and join us our National Jumper Day to have some fun and raise funds for Save The Children.

15 Dec: Add a splash to your festive celebrations and check out the new ‘Aquaman‘ movie on the big ODEON IMAX screen.

16 Dec: Get ready for a royal visit on 16 December and meet the Red Queen and her magical protector: A Snow Lion.

17 Dec: Make Monday better and round the troops for an all-you-can-eat family feast at The Oriental Garden or Spice Route.

18 Dec: Make the most of Grosvenor Casinos mid-week treat and grab a free cinema ticket after a three-course meal. Winning! Strictly over 18s.

19 Dec: Heat up in Simply Gym’s sauna after an intense workout.

20 Dec: Take a #bigbearselfie with The RDC’s polar bear display.

21 Dec: Feel your hearts melt as you watch ‘Mary Poppins‘ return to the big-screen on Christmas.

22 Dec: Get into the festive spirit with a family bowl-off at Hollywood Bowl – there’s more time for festive fun as they’re also open from 9am during the school holidays.

23 Dec: Escape the shops and get down to the The RDC for something tasty!

24 Dec: Prepare the carrots and mince pies for ‘overnight visitors’ and cosy up with a festive film at ODEON.

25 Dec: Eat, drink and be Merry! We are closed but we’ll see you on Boxing Day!

26 Dec: Avoid the sales and join us for a Boxing Day for films, food and fun with the fam.

27 Dec: Escape the Turkey curry and design your own burger at Five Guys.

28 Dec: Get ready to welcome the cutest Transformer ‘Bumblebee’ to the big screen as he prepares to star in his very first solo film!

29 Dec: Get fit before the New Year’s resolution hits and sign up to the Centre’s state-of-the-art Simply Gym.

30 Dec: What day of the week is it?! Marvel in the glow of your festive bubble with time well spent at The RDC.

31 Dec: Strike in the New Year at Hollywood Bowl Cardiff or Grosvenor Casinos, or dine with us before heading to see Cardiff’s Calennig fireworks display.

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