The Council has announced that the one and only Santa Claus is coming to a town centre near you to spread some festive cheer.
The arrangements of this year’s Christmas Town Centre Experience, which will see a series of events held across the County Borough’s eight principal town centres between November 26 and December 18.
The last 18 months have been difficult for everyone and COVID-19 has impacted all aspects of daily life, with the majority of festive events cancelled last year - which is why the Council is delighted to once again bring these hugely successful events to our town centres – Santa is Coming to Town for 2021!
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 – parking is FREE after 10am from 1-31 December – and you can even meet Santa while picking up your presents! On top of this by shopping local you will be supporting your local community and be giving the planet a gift by reducing your carbon footprint!
Santa is now fully vaccinated and has been recently topped up with his booster jab thanks to the national vaccination programme – residents are reminded to get vaccinated when they are invited, Santa’s orders!
Councillor Maureen Webber, Deputy Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, said:
“Following the last 18 months I am delighted to announce that Santa is coming back to our town centres for 2021. I’m sure that everyone will agree that some much needed festive cheer is definitely welcome, after what has been a very difficult period for everyone.
“I would encourage everyone to support our local businesses this year and check out the fantastic gift offerings that our unique boutiques have available. Let’s make Christmas 2021 special and enjoy all that our beautiful County Borough has on offer – RCT has got Christmas all wrapped up for 2021.”
The Christmas Town Centre Experience will see Santa’s grottos pop up at key locations in the County Borough’s eight principal town centres, starting on Friday, November 26, and ending on Saturday, December 18.
RCT’s Christmas Town Centre Experience
- Aberdare Library - Friday, November 26 (3pm to 6:30pm) and Saturday, November 27 (10:00 am to 4:00pm)
- Llantrisant Guild Hall – Saturday, November 27 (10:00 am to 4:00pm)
- Canolfan Pennar, Mountain Ash – Friday, December 3 (3:00pm to 6:30pm) and Saturday, December 4 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
- Tonypandy Library - Friday, December 3 (3:00pm to 6:30pm) and Saturday, December 4 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
- Treorchy Boys and Girls’ Club – Friday, December 10 (3:00pm to 6:30pm) and Saturday, December 11 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
- Porth Plaza - Friday, December 10 (3:00pm to 6:30pm) and Saturday, December 11 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
- Llys Cadwyn, Pontypridd – Friday, December 17 (3:00pm to 6:30pm)
- Little Ferns, Ferndale – Saturday, December 18 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
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.
For more details and information on events in RCT, visit www.rctcbc.gov.uk/whatsonRCT or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Posted on 22/11/2021