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Merthyr Tydfil’s very own TikTok star to switch on lights

Lewis Leigh

Merthyr Tydfil’s very own TikTok-dominating star dancer Lewis Leigh is joining the guest list at next week’s Christmas lights switch-on.

The 21-year-old viral sensation who even appeared on the Good Morning America TV show during the Covid lockdowns will be at Redhouse Cymru next Saturday, November 19, for the first live switch-on in three years.

Nandos worker Lewis became a star when he uploaded a video with Nan Phyllis dancing along in the background, which gained him more than 1.7m followers.

The Christmas Family Fun Day will inlcude 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 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.