Christmas Switching On


Saturday 17th November

Pontypridd Town Centre



Your Christmas celebrations start right here…….!

What will be there……….!


There is a temporary road closure order in place between 9.00am – 8.00pm!

The Town Centre bus is temporarily suspended for the day!


Fountain Area:

12.00pm – 5.30pm – visit Santa in his Grotto








2pm – 6.00pm – Synthetic Ice-rink







2pm – 6.00pm – Snow Globe – have a play in the snow and a FREE photo!!










Ice Prince and Ice Princess Stilt Walkers



















Mobile Screen showing “The Polar  Express” – Mill Street Turning Circle

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!










Llwydcoed Brass Band


Come and say hello to the Christmas Pudding Roving Skater and the red bauble Roving Skater

Charlie Bubbles – Christmas Bubble Trike

Face Painting

Balloon Modelling


Children’s Rides


and the night will end with snow cannons after the countdown and a FANTASTIC PYROTECHNIC DISPLAY!


Stage 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 Voice Winner

5.20pm – SANTA arrives

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 winner

5.50pm – Pyrotechnic display


Other Information:

Lost Children

First Aid Facilities

Parking – There are many Council run long stay car parks 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

Toilet Facilities including a “Mobiloo” will be in the Town Centre



These times are subject to change!





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