River of Light Lantern Parade in Caerphilly Town Centre

Whether you’ve got your lanterns ready or you’re excited about watching the magical glow of the beautful lanterns, you won’t want to miss Caerphilly’s infamous River of Light Lantern Parade this year. Especially, as this simply fabulous festive parade ends with a wonderful firework display that lights up our fantastic Caerphilly Castle!

 The parade starts at Caerphilly Train & Bus Station Park & Ride, then flows through the town to the rear of Caerphilly Castle (Crescent Road)

Participants will be accompanied by Samba dancers, Jazz bands and dancers creating a sea of colour through the town.  Bring your lantern along and take part in this annual event.

Enjoy some FREE family fun time and bring the children along to make a festive lantern ready for the Lantern Parade.  The workshops will be an enjoyable experience for the young and old, children can release their creative abilities and adults get the chance to behave like children and really get stuck in!

To find out more about the fantastic Christmas events running in and around the castle, please click below:

Ice Skating at Caerphilly Castle

Christmas Tree Festival 

Christmas Markets

Visiting Father Christmas

River of Light Lantern Parade

River of Light Lantern Workshops

Heading out over Christmas? Then, why not book your taxi with 1st Choice Caerphilly Taxi and enjoy a 20% off Christmas and New Year’s rates. Simply click here for details.



New Year’s Eve at Machen Workingman’s Club 2017/2018

If you’re after a reasonably priced and fun event for New Year’s Eve, why not check out this event at Machen’s Workingman’s Club?

The popular band *Best Served Chilled* will be playing and it’s only £5 a ticket!

Please contact the lovely people at Machen’s Top Club to reserve your place!


Shaken & Stirred Live New Years Eve Party 2017/2018 – Hosted by Cwrt Rawlin Inn

The Cwrt Ralin Inn invite you to celebrate the New Year with them this New Year’s Eve!

Shaken and Stirred will be seeing 2017 out with a bang this New Years up the Cwrt Rawlin. Tickets available for New Years Eve! Tickets are priced at £2 per person and you must be over 18 to attend. No buffet will be provided but all are welcome to bring your own nibble. The event is fancy dress and the doors will be open from 7pm.

New Year’s Eve Meal and Disco at Casa Mia

Casa MIa invite you to join them to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a beautiful three course meal and music to see in the New Year aat midnight!


New Year’s Eve Menu

Prosecco on arrival


• Butternut squash and red pepper soup

• Mediterranean sausage topped with mozzarella cheese in a seasoned tomato sauce

• Pan fried scallops with chorizo and creamy sauce

• Flat mushrooms stuffed with goat’s cheese and sundried tomatoes

• Spicy lamb meatballs in a tomato sauce


• 8oz fillet steak topped with asparagus and parma ham with a blue cheese sauce

• Chicken breast stuffed with feta cheese and olives, wrapped in bacon with white wine sauce

( above dishes served with seasoned vegetables )

• Lobster thermidor served with salad

• Lamb shank tagine

• Spanish vegetarian paella

Selection of delicious desserts

£50 per person, £10 deposit payable in advance, music provided to see in the New Year

New Year’s Eve Neon Party at Newbridge Memo

Come along and celebrate New Years Eve in style with all the family.. this year, we have an incredible NEON inspired party for you!!

Make sure you dress up for the occassion as the room will be kitted out with UV lighting to make sure everyone and everything shines bright like the stars they are!

Tickets on sale now!

Doors 6.30pm, entertainment: 7pm onwards.

Entertainment includes a family disco with games and prizes alongside a family magic show by rated magician Carl John.

Everyone will receive a midnight toast to see in the New Year too!


Please note when purchasing tickets online, we will send a notification via PayPal once sale has been received and tickets will then be available to collect on the door on the night.

Tickets available online at: http://www.newbridgememo.co.uk/en/whats-on/new-year-neon-party/ or via our box office on 01495 243252

Caerphilly Community Chorus & Perth College Choir Concert at Vanguard Centre Caerphilly

A fantastic free concert is taking place at the Vanguard Centre, Caerphilly on Saturday 30th December at 4pm. The concert will feature the Caerphilly Community Chorus as well as visiting all the way from Perth Australia, the Perth College Choir.  The Perth College Choir are singing in Caerphilly as part of their 2017-2018 concert tour to the UK.

For more information on the event, please click here to view more details about the concert: Caerphilly Community Chorus Concert 30.12.17.pdf

Alternatively, please phone 029 2086 7487.


Hells Bells – Xmas Eve Special at Newbridge Memo

For the first time ever, the incredible Hells Bells are here to spice up your Christmas Eve! This electric band will pay homage to the legendary group AC/DC by covering all of their greatest hits in a true rock star fashion; from guitar riffs to top grade vocals, this band is sure to put a spark in your night before Christmas.

This event is 18+ only.

Bar open: 7.00pm | Event starts: 8.00pm | Tickets: £12.00 ADV / £15.00 door

Purchase tickets online or call our Box Office on 01495 243252 to enquire further.

Tickets http://www.newbridgememo.co.uk/en/whats-on/hells-bells/