Christ­mas events prom­ise to en­ter­tain all the fam­ily

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THESE are the Christ­mas events hit­ting the towns and vil­lages of Rhondda Cynon Taff over the fes­tive sea­son.

The an­nounce­ment comes af­ter RCT coun­cil said it would pro­vide £75,000 to fund Christ­mas events in Aber­dare, Moun­tain Ash, Porth, Tony­pandy, Tre­orchy, Fern­dale and Llantrisant, with each town cen­tre also re­ceiv­ing fund­ing for a tree and fes­tive light­ing.

The lo­cal au­thor­ity is also mak­ing a con­tri­bu­tion to sup­port Pon­typridd town cen­tre’s Christ­mas event, tree and light­ing, which are or­gan­ised by the town coun­cil. Here is the list of events:

Be­tween 10.30am to 4.30pm. At­trac­tions in­clude Santa, a Christ­mas mar­ket, rein­deer, snow­board sim­u­la­tor, farm an­i­mals, a fes­tive fun­fair, face paint­ing and more.

De­tails to be con­firmed, and the coun­cil says an an­nounce­ment will fol­low.

Be­tween 3pm and 9pm. At­trac­tions in­clude Santa, fes­tive craft stalls, carols and more, in­clud­ing the light­ing of the Christ­mas tree at the Bull Ring at 7pm. De­cem­ber 2. Be­tween 11am and 6pm. At­trac­tions in­clude Santa’s Grotto, a fes­tive fun­fair, face paint­ing and more.

Be­tween 12pm and 6pm. At­trac­tions in­clude Santa’s Grotto, a fal­conry dis­play and more. The event is be­ing or­gan­ised by Pon­typridd Town Coun­cil. Be­tween 3pm and 7.30pm. At­trac­tions will in­clude Santa and his rein­deer, Snow Globe, a fes­tive fun­fair, face paint­ing, bal­loon mod­el­ling and more.

Be­tween 11am and 5pm. At­trac­tions in­clude Santa, a fes­tive fun­fair, face paint­ing and more. Santa will switch on the Christ­mas lights 4.30pm.

Be­tween 11am and 5pm. At­trac­tions in­clude Santa’s Grotto; a fes­tive craft mar­ket; rein­deer, fes­tive fun­fair, face paint­ing and more. The Chil­drens’ Lan­tern and Rein­deer Pa­rade will take place at 4.30pm.

There will also be free park­ing af­ter 10am in coun­cil-owned car parks in Aber­dare and Pon­typridd through­out De­cem­ber.

RCT coun­cil leader, An­drew Mor­gan, said: “Speak­ing with traders over the last year, I know how im­por­tant the fes­tive pe­riod is for our town cen­tre traders.

“This is why the coun­cil is ex­pand­ing the sup­port for them by pro­vid­ing fund­ing for Christ­mas trees and fes­tive light­ing and for a range of Christ­mas events across the county bor­ough’s town cen­tres.

“Last year, our Christ­mas events brought thou­sands of visitors into our town cen­tres, pro­vid­ing a boost to the lo­cal econ­omy and an op­por­tu­nity for each of our town cen­tres to show­case what they have to of­fer.

“This year we are go­ing even fur­ther, with Christ­mas events planned in Llantrisant and Fern­dale as well as Aber­dare, Moun­tain Ash, Porth, Tre­orchy, Tony­pandy and Pon­typridd.

“On top of guest ap­pear­ances from Santa, there will also be many at­trac­tions in our towns, along with the switch­ing on of the Christ­mas lights.”

There’s plenty of fes­tive fun across the bor­ough this year

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