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Christmas in Rhondda Cynon Taf - Ferndale

Lime Street Car Park
Friday 2 December 2022
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Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town – bringing Winter Wonderlands of synthetic ice rinks, snow globes and festive fun with him to spread Christmas magic in Rhondda Cynon Taf. 

His helpers in Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s What’s On RCT events team will be sprinkling festive fun in Porth, Tonypandy, Aberdare, Ferndale and Mountain Ash throughout November and December. 

There will be synthetic ice rinks to skate on, an inflatable snow globe to grab a selfie in , street entertainment to get involved with and children’s funfair rides. Plus Santa will be in his grotto and will be handing out gifts to visitors – so make sure you have your list ready for him. 

Christmas in RCT events are always a great way to get into the spirit and start the Christmas countdown. Santa makes a tour of the county borough, with pit stops in a number of town centres so everyone gets a chance to see him. 

The events are also a chance to showcase town centres. All of those hosting Christmas in RCT events this year have free parking and a range of shops and places to eat so you can shop local and grab a stocking-filler while you are out and make a day of it. Visit the Council’s free Christmas car parking page for more information. 

Dates, times and locations of the Winter Wonderlands can be found here:






25th November


Porth Plaza Car park

15:00 – 18:30

26th November


De Winton St Car Park

12:00 – 17:00

1st December


Aberdare Library Square and Car Park

15:00 – 18:30

2nd December


Lime St Park

15:00 – 18:30

3rd December

Mountain Ash

Henry St Car Park

12:00 – 17:00





 The synthetic ice rinks, snow globe and children’s funfair rides will be £1 per person, per ride.

A visit to Santa’s Grotto, which includes a gift is £2. 

For the latest news and information on the events, follow What’s On RCT on Facebook, twitter or Instagram. 

The Winter Wonderlands are sponsored by Nathaniel Cars, who have been keeping the residents of RCT and beyond on the road for more than 35 years, thanks to their friendly and professional teams at their car showrooms in Cardiff and Bridgend.