• Christmas Switching On 2017

    Christmas Switching On 2017

  • Christmas Switching On 2017

    Christmas Switching On 2017

  • Wayne Bedgood Picture

    Wayne Bedgood Picture

  • Old Bridge

    Old Bridge

  • Wayne Bedgood Picture

    Wayne Bedgood Picture

  • Taff Meadow Community Centre

    Taff Meadow Community Centre

  • View of the River Taff looking towards the Graig

    View of the River Taff looking towards the Graig

  • Parade through Pontypridd Town Centre

    Parade through Pontypridd Town Centre

  • Fun Run 2015

    Fun Run 2015


Switching on the Christmas Lights

Saturday 17th – 2-6pm

Pontypridd Town Centre

Lots of festive fun for the whole family!

Here’s Everything you Need to Know…..!


Fountain Area

Santa’s Grotto – Pop along and see Santa in the Grotto between 12-5.30pm. Small gift and the cost is 50p all proceeds to the Mayor’s Charity – Stroke Association.








Snow Globe – Have a play in the snow and take home a FREE photo!

Skating Rink –  Come and have a FREE skate!



Taff Street

Santa’s Reindeer

Llwydcoed Band will playing our favourite Christmas songs!

Cortile Coffee who are based in the indoor market and Christmas stall

Children’s Rides (outside WH Smith’s)

Face Painter


How many entertainers can you spot around Town??????


Mill Street Turning Circle – space for 300 seated

We are delighted for the first time to be showing a film at the Christmas Switching On event  “The Polar Express” which will be shown on a huge 35ft x 18ft mobile screen.

This is a FREE show and will be on a first come basis, BRING YOUR OWN SEATING, LIMITED TO 300 SEATS due to space and licence.

Gates will open at 3.30pm in time for the film to start at 4.15pm so come early to avoid disappointment.

Courtesy of Dark Skies Cinema!









Main Stage – top of Taff Street

Come along and be entertained by gtfm from 2pm along with local choirs, artists and of course a very special guest!


Running Order

2.00pm – gtfm

3.00pm – Phoenix Singers

3.30pm – More Than a Song Community Choir

4.00pm – Deputy Mayor welcome

4.15pm – gtfm

5.00pm – Daniel – the winner of the Kid’s Voice

5.25pm – SANTA will arrive

5.30pm – Christmas Card Winners presented with prizes:

Eloise Frost – age 3

Katelyn Rees – age 8

Marci Gwen Phillips – age 10

5.45pm – Christmas tree lights switched on by the Christmas card winners and guests

5.50pm – Fantastic Pyrotechnic display to end the night


Other Information:

Lost Children

First Aid Facilities

Parking – There are many Council run long stay car parks in Pontypridd which are £1 to park all day on a Saturday

Photographs – will be taken at the event and used on social media and the website

A Mobiloo will be sited in Gas Lane Car Park in the Town Centre for the duration of the event

Temporary Road Closure

A temporary road closure is in place between 9.00am – 8.00pm.

The roads are affected are Taff Street from the junction with Crossbrook Street through to High Street, Gas Road, Temperance Place, Market Street, Church Street and Mill Street.

Alternative route – from the northern side of the closure proceed via Crossbrook Street, Sardis Road Gyratory and Sardis Road to the southern end of closure.

Keep checking facebook for any updates!


Glyncoch By-Election

A casual vacancy has arisen in the Glyncoch Ward following the death of Mary Harvey.










Forthcoming Meetings!

22nd November – Policy and Finance Committee

29th November – Council

13th December – Council


Forthcoming Events!

Christmas Switching On – Saturday 17th November

Christmas carol singing – Pontypridd Town Centre (3rd – 7th December)

Mayor’s Christmas Concert – Saturday 1st December – 6pm – Pontypridd Museum

Mayor’s Craft Fair – in aid of the Stroke Association

Christmas Book Festival – Saturday 15th December – Pontypridd Museum


Please contact info@pontypriddtowncouncil.gov.uk for further information



Keep checking facebook/twitter and website for updates on all the events!!!






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