IT was excitement all round as the annual Bryn and Llangennech Christmas Fair and Parade took place this evening, Saturday (Dec 8).

Hundreds of people came together from the both villages for the festive family fun.

Bryn held a  get together in the Community Hall throughout the afternoon, with a host of gifts on offer in a relaxed and community orientated environment. Father Christmas made an appearance as did Llanelli’s MP Nia Griffith.

In Llangennech, the fun began at 2pm with activities catering for both the younger children and the adults. For the elders there were craft stalls and a live performance from the Llanelli Community Wind Band.

There was plenty of community, Christmas cheer on offer at the centre centre. The children were spoilt for choice with Santa’s Grotto, a bouncy castle, music and refreshments.

The parade began from the Bryn community hall where Santa’s sleigh was given a police escort down to Bridge Street. Santa then met up with the large number of volunteers and children with hand-made lanterns and marched to the community centre.

The village Christmas tree lights were turned on as Santa handed out sweets to the boys and girls who braved the cold and wet weather. Luckily enough the heavy rain stopped shortly before the parade began.

It is the 11th time the parade has been held. It was organised by the Llangennech Community Committee, all of whom were volunteers.

Llanelli Online were at the event and we spoke with the Chair of the Llangennech Community Council Jaqueline Seward who said: “It was a fantastic turnout from the community. The children were thrilled to see Santa.

“This community centre and in the Bryn have so many hard working volunteers. They spend weeks and months preparing to ensure that it is a great event for the community.”

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