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Everything you need to know about Merthyr’s Christmas lights switch-on

Plans are being finalised for this year’s Christmas lights switch-on in Merthyr Tydfil featuring Santa, fireworks – and some snow…no matter what the weather!

Pyrotechnic fireworks will follow the switch-on at Redhouse Cymru, which will also be attended by Santa and feature a snow machine to give the event an even more festive feel.

The Christmas Family Fun Day on Saturday 19 November will also have a funfair, inflatable snow globe, reindeer, festive walkabout characters, face painting and balloon modelling. St Tydfil Shopping Centre will be hosting Santa’s Grotto.

Festivities begin the day before, on Friday 18 November, with amusement rides available from 3pm to 8pm, and on 19 November from 10am to 8pm.  On Saturday, the main activities start at 11am, leading up to the switch-on at 4.45pm.

The Family Fun Day is organised by Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, supported by The Big Heart of Merthyr Tydfil Business Improvement District and St Tydfil Shopping Centre.