The vibrant market town of Cowbridge lies between the city of Cardiff and Bridgend. The popular centre has a good selection of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Peaceful Old Hall Gardens a short walk from the High Street and the fascinating Physic Garden along Church Street are both worth visiting. Cowbridge Heritage Museum in the Town Hall Cells on High Street is run by volunteers and open on the first Saturday of each month. The annual Food and Drink Festival takes over the town for a whole weekend in May with exhibitors, demonstrations, music and plenty to eat and drink. An atmospheric Reindeer Parade kicks of the winter celebrations on the last Sunday in November when the town becomes a winter wonderland and a visit by Santa Claus.