People made the most of the last night before new coronavirus restrictions - including a ban on alcohol - come into force in Wales today by filling bars and restaurants in the Welsh capital.
Families, friends and groups of students were out and about in Cardiff city centre to mark the last night before the hospitality industry is forced to shut at 6pm and not serve alcohol.
Under the new rules, all cafes, pubs, bars and restaurants will have to close their doors at 6pm from Friday, December 4. According to the Welsh Government this is not last orders at 6pm, but the entire premises closing.
Cinemas, bowling alleys and other indoor entertainment venues will also be closed at all times from Friday.
As well as the 6pm curfew, alcohol sales will be prohibited at any time of the day. The restrictions will be reviewed on Thursday, December 17 and then every three weeks after that.
The new restrictions have come as a devastating blow to the hospitality sector which relies heavily on the Christmas period for revenue.
So much so, that dozens of pubs have announced they will not be opening for the duration of the restrictions and Wales's biggest brewer, Brains, has described the rules as 'insulting'.
On the last night before the new restrictions come into force, the mood on some of Cardiff's busiest streets was lively with hundreds of people enjoying a night out at the city's bars and restaurants.
While some venues had outdoor seating available, most venues on Cardiff's busiest streets were fully booked with people looking to make the most of their last bit of freedom before the new restrictions.
To add to the atmosphere, the festivities were in full force with dozens of people queueing for the 'Christmas in the Castle' event and wandering the markets.
The heated wooden huts were full with people enjoying a mulled wine or stein of beer - both of which will no longer be allowed to be served while the restrictions are in place.
There were also many students out enjoying themselves on what could be their last night out in the city before it is suggested they leave on Wednesday, December 9 to return to their families for Christmas.
One student, Georgia Gregg, was out with three friends and queuing to enter the Prince of Wales JD Wetherspoon pub.
"I didn't think we were going to come out tonight but we decided to because it's the last night. But it is very busy, so I don't know whether we will actually get in anywhere," said Georgia.
"We've tried the other 'Spoons as well and there was another massive queue. They're not actually allowing people to queue that far back either so we had to leave there.
"I knew town would be busy so I was expecting it."
Despite being a student, Georgia says she won't be heading home this week due to her part-time job in Morrisons, but said all her housemates are leaving the city.
Matthew Jones from Cardiff said he was not in the city centre to enjoy the last night before the regulations but said he could see why people had come out.
"I was in town anyway so not for the last night specifically but I can see why people have come out to enjoy as from tomorrow everything goes into shutdown," he said.
"Town is quite busy, but I think a lot of people are inside pubs by now so it's not too hectic."
Several groups were turned away from pubs and restaurants in St Mary Street, Womanby Street and Mill Lane because they were fully booked.
One student, who is currently living in Cardiff to complete a university placement, said the city was busier than she expected.
"Everywhere is a lot busier than I thought it would be considering the new lockdown rules," said Alisha.
"We're out for one last drink before everything goes into lockdown tomorrow. We've been out since 4pm to try and make the most of it."
While the new regulations have come under fire this week, some people didn't seem too concerned.
Eddie Barber, a 19-year-old student from Colorado in the US, was queuing outside The Gatekeeper with a friend on Womanby Street.
"We've only just started queuing, but I imagine we will be here for a bit longer, we expected town to be busy and I think maybe we've left it a bit late," he said.
"I don't care about the new rules as I will be leaving tomorrow. I go back to London tomorrow and then I'll be flying back home to the US.
"I think it's pretty similar over there. I think at first I thought the US was doing a better job, but now I think perhaps the UK is doing well."
The announcement affecting hospitality businesses was made by First Minister Mark Drakeford on Monday. You can follow our live updates from when that happened here and read the speech in full here.
Mr Drakeford said said the measures were based on advice from the UK's Sage group of scientific advisors.
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Ian Price, director of business lobby group CBI Wales, warned closures and job losses were "all but guaranteed" in pubs and restaurants.