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Santa Claus is coming to a town centre near you to spread some festive cheer!

Rhondda Cynon Taf’s town centres have got Christmas all wrapped up for you this festive period, with unique gifts from their many boutiques and the big name stores too!

With a series of events held across the County Borough’s eight principal town centres between November 26th and December 18th you won't fail to feel the Christmas spirit!

Meet Santa, pick up your presents and get festive, all whilst shopping local and supporting your local community. 

There are so many reasons to shop local!


  • Help create jobs locally - Small and medium sized business are the largest national employer, so by shopping locally, you will help to sustain and create jobs in your local area.

  • Spend your well-earned money locally - Roughly 63p of every £1 spent at small or medium-sized businesses stays in the local economy, compared with just 40p at large businesses. By shopping locally, your money is going straight into your village or town, helping it to thrive.

Parking this Christmas

  • Parking remains FREE in RCT at all Council owned Car Parks except for Pontypridd and Aberdare.
  • Parking remains FREE at all Council owned Car Parks in Pontypridd and Aberdare after 3pm on weekdays and after 10am on Saturdays.

Shop until you drop with FREE PARKING...

From 1st -31st December: Parking is FREE in ALL  Council Car Parks in RCT all day, every day after 10am, including Pontypridd and Aberdare.

Santa has a very busy schedule this year!

The elves will be busy sprinkling some festive cheer at each site to ensure it’s ready for the big man – Santa Claus to greet his visitors - no booking necessary, just pop in while you’re out getting your gifts in town.

There will be a £2 entry charge and children will receive age-appropriate gifts from Santa. Each venue will adhere to the latest COVID-19 guidance and adults and children aged 11 and over MUST wear masks at all times.

Find out when he will be at a town centre near you!

Sample Table
WhereWhenTime
Aberdare Library Friday 26th November 3pm - 6.30pm
Saturday 27th November 10am - 4pm
Llantrisant Guild Hall Saturday 27th November 10am - 4pm
Canolfan Pennar, Mountain Ash Friday 3rd December 3pm - 6.30pm
Saturday 4th December 10am - 4pm
Tonypandy Library Friday 3rd December 3pm - 6:30pm
Saturday 4th December 10am - 4pm
Treorchy Boys and Girls’ Club Friday 10th December 3pm - 6:30pm
Saturday 11th December 10am - 4pm
Porth Plaza Friday 10th December 3pm - 6:30pm
Saturday 11th december 10am - 4pm
Llys Cadwyn, Pontypridd Friday 17th December 3pm - 6:30pm
The Fern Partnership, Ferndale Saturday 18th December 10am - 4pm

For more information on What's on in RCT over the festive period visit the Council's Visit RCT pages or follow the Council's facebook and twitter pages for latest updates.