ON Friday (Nov 23) Llanelli’s Christmas Carnival and Lights switch-on will take place in Llanelli Town Centre.

The event will be kindly sponsored by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, and organised by Carmarthenshire County Council, Llanelli Rural Council & Llanelli Town Council.

At 4pm there will be live entertainment including Jasmine from the X Factor and local acts John Baker, Luke Rees, Cor Lleisiau’r Llan and Grwp Gwerin Mansant with compére Mari Grug.

The schedule is as follows:

9.00am Llanelli Outdoor Market situated on Stepney Street

10.00am Take part in the Christmas treasure hunt at Llanelli Library

12.00pm Cowell Street closed for fun fair rides

4.00pm Big, small & scary Fun fair rides open with lots of side stalls plus selection of hot & cold refreshments (Kindly supported by South Wales Showman’s Guild)

Street entertainment (various locations)

5.00pm Live entertainment and music begins including Jasmine from the X Factor and local acts John Baker, Luke Rees, Cor Lleisiau’r Llan and Grwp Gwerin Mansant with compére Mari Grug ( main stage – Llanelli town Hall)

5.45pm Road closures in place for Church Street & side streets

6.15pm Carnival Parade leaves Festival Fields, Sandy Road*

6.40pm Presentation to Christmas lights design winners (Main Stage)

Kindly supported by Llanelli Chamber of Trade and Llanelli BID

6.45pm The BIG Christmas lights switch-on by the, the Chair of Llanelli Rural Council, Mayor of Llanelli Town Council & the Chair of Carmarthenshire County Council

7.00pm Arrival of carnival parade in Town Hall area*

Kindly organised by Llanelli Round Table

7.40pm Spectacular Firework Display commences** (Town Hall Gardens)

8:00pm Outdoor market closes for the evening

8.15pm Carnival parade prize presentation (Main Stage)

9.00pm Fun fair closes

*Please note all times and activities are subject to change. Road closures will start to take effect from 12noon, effecting town centre to traffic until around 8pm.

** Timings subject to change due to Carnival Parade

Don’t forget the great funfair for you thrill seekers and of course the official countdown to turn on the Christmas lights, not forgetting an exciting fireworks display and Carnival! Open from 4pm…

The event is supported by Welsh Water who are delighted to be a part of the Llanelli Christmas Carnival.

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