Rhiwbina Christmas Festival set to bring festive cheer


Rhiwbina’s Christmas Festival takes place on Saturday 3rd December this year and the village is already looking forward to the annual celebration.

The event promises to get residents and visitors in a festive mood with lantern decorating taking place at the Art Workshop from 2pm onwards.

DJ Sparky Marky will get proceedings underway from 4pm onwards with music and live acts to keep festival-goers entertained.

Canolfan Beulah will be the venue for crafts and gift stalls and there will be late night shopping in the village.

The big Christmas Light Switch On will take place at 5pm, which will be followed by the singing of carols at 6pm around the tree.

In between those two events, the much-loved Lantern Parade will take place at 5.30pm, starting in Lon Fach and heading out around the village. Children will be able to enjoy themselves on the rides at Pen-y-Dre and they can also go and visit Santa in the Secret Garden, formerly known as New Roots Garden Centre.

Eleanor Sanders of Rhiwbina Events Committee which organises the festival, told Rhiwbina Living:

“We are definitely due a dry one! It can’t keep raining on our Christmas Festival Days.”

Heol Y Deri will be closed to all traffic from 2pm on the 3rd December and will re-open at 8.30pm. The road closures begin at the crossroads of Beulah Church and continue to Lon Isa. Pen Y Dre will also be closed to traffic during this time from the crossroads to Lon Y Dail.