Christmas events promise to entertain all the family
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