Village prepares for winter and the annual Rhiwbina Christmas Festival


Rhiwbina’s annual Christmas Festival has been moved a week forward from its usual first weekend in December.

The move means that it will now take place on Saturday 24th November. Rhiwbina Events Committee have already started planning the event, which always draws large crowds into the village.

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 also be late night shopping from the local traders.

The big Christmas Light Switch On will take place at 5pm, and the much-loved Lantern Parade will take place at 5.15pm.

A week later in Whitchurch, there will be the sound of hooves and sleigh bells as the annual Reindeer Run takes place on Saturday 1st December.

The village celebrates the festive one-mile fun run with stalls, crafts, rides and late-night opening in some shops. There will also be live music, an outdoor cinema and a festive finale. Entertainment starts at 5pm while the race starts at 7pm.

Anybody who enters the Fun Run will receive a personalised Reindeer Run T-shirt, displaying the names of everyone taking part. They will also receive a set of reindeer antlers and a flashing nose.
Organisers hope to raise over £10,000 for Cancer Research Wales.