Support local this Christmas

Christmas is a magical time of year, a season for joy and celebrations, for clinking glasses, smiling faces and plenty of festive cheer. Here at Alexandra’s Enchanted Garden we also think a big part of Christmas is community, the gathering together of loved ones, peace amongst neighbours, Christmas cards to your co-workers and a time to support your local businesses. So here is a round up of just a few ways to show some love for Penarth this Winter..


Looking for last minute gifts? Not Socks Again is a treasure trove of independent brands, from cards to stocking fillers and all those perfect little extras you are guaranteed to find something that stops you from simply buying socks again..!


Windsors Fruit & Veg is a greengrocers to rival any town, we are always amazed at what you can find there and with their veg boxes available bringing seasonal organic produce to your door it’s sure to make shopping for dinner easier! Alternatively pop into the shop, fill a cart with all the treats you need, fresh veggies, condiments, jams for gifts, and they’ll deliver it to your door later, saves you trying to carry it all home!


Support your local florists for wreaths & table décor or even a glorious bouquet to say thank you to whoever is hosting this Christmas, swing by Sweet Peony, Florist64, LilyPad or Andrea’s Flower Boutique!


If you are looking to celebrate with some work colleagues, or perhaps you are fellow freelancers gathering to raise a glass to the festivities then Penarth Pier Pavilion are hosting an Alternative Christmas Party on Friday 13th & Saturday 14th December, with delicious buffet, live comedy, games and crackers (of course) you can reserve a table of 10, or purchase individual tickets and make some new friends!


It wouldn’t be Christmas without some classic films, Snowcat Cinema has you covered with colourised and black & white screenings of It’s a Wonderful Life, Elf & Home Alone amongst those showing this month. We can’t wait to grab some popcorn and snuggle in!

If you’re looking to catch up with friends before the routines of family Christmases take over then perhaps head down to Pier64 or Holm House for Christmas Afternoon Tea with Mulled Wine you are sure to be in for a treat!


And if you simply want to wrap up warm, throw on a scarf and get a winter walk in with the family, then head to Dyffryn Gardens, with 12 alternative Christmas Trees to find at this beautiful National Trust property each telling a different part of the Dyffryn story it’ll keep everyone entertained as you soak up some quality time and then stop by the Gallery café to warm up with a hot chocolate.