Penarth Town centre dazzles at lights switch-on
Thousands flocked to Penarth Town Centre this weekend for the annual Christmas switch on which signals the townâ€™s official countdown to December 25.
Celebrations started at 12pm when Windsor Road filled to the brim with families eager to see the illuminations and catch a glimpse of the man in red!
Crowds were treated to a host of entertainment including performances from; The Mark Jermin Stage School,Â Â The Scarletons,Â Curtis Lee, Evolution Dance, Shelley Norton Stage School, Â The Pepper Seeds and the Salvation Army Band.
The festive fun also included children’s rides, local food vendors, crafts and a special appearance by Father Christmas and his reindeer.
A representative from Penarth Town Council has said:
â€œThe light switch on is always such a special time of year and it really couldnâ€™t happen without the support of organisers, performers, traders and all the families that brave the cold to come and watchâ€
Father Christmas pushed the big red button at 6.30pm with help from MayorÂ Cllr Angela Thomas, who said it was; â€œA wonderful day & evening in Penarth for the Christmas lights switch on event! The best event of the yearâ€
More than five thousand people attended this yearâ€™s event which was organised by Penarth Town Council in collaboration with Production 78.
And if you want to keep in the spirit you can experience the lights at Penarthâ€™s late-night Shopping event on the 5th of December. Penarthâ€™s festive late-night shop is ran in collaboration with Penarth Town Council, Shop Penarth and The Penarth Traders Group.
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