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 town’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, The Scarletons, Curtis Lee, Evolution Dance, Shelley Norton Stage School, 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:
“The light switch on is always such a special time of year and it really couldn’t happen without the support of organisers, performers, traders and all the families that brave the cold to come and watch”
Father Christmas pushed the big red button at 6.30pm with help from Mayor Cllr Angela Thomas, who said it was; “A wonderful day & evening in Penarth for the Christmas lights switch on event! The best event of the year”
More than five thousand people attended this year’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 Penarth’s late-night Shopping event on the 5th of December. Penarth’s festive late-night shop is ran in collaboration with Penarth Town Council, Shop Penarth and The Penarth Traders Group.
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