Posted: November 14, 2017

Caerphilly gears up for Christmas festivities

Caerphilly County Borough Council has a fantastic range of events for the whole family to enjoy this festive season.

Bargoed Town Centre will be filled with festive sights, sounds and smells during Bargoed Winter Fair on Saturday 25th November from 9am until 5pm, with stalls and entertainment on offer for all. There will also be a range of food and craft stalls, as well as real reindeers and the Christmas lights switch on at 4:15pm!

Also taking place on Saturday 25th November will be the annual Risca Winter Fair from 12pm until 5:30pm in Risca Park. The Christmas spirit will be in abundance throughout the festive fair, with stalls and entertainment for everyone.

Come along to Blackwood Winter Fair and experience a whole host of festive delights that will be on offer on Saturday 2nd December and Sunday 3rd December. Visitors to the town can enjoy a variety of stalls selling food, craft and unique gifts, as well as visiting Santa himself in the Santa's Grotto located in Tidal's Store.

Next on offer is Caerphilly Christmas Market, with over 100 food and craft stalls which will adorn Caerphilly town centre on Saturday 9th December. Browse the stalls and discover a variety of wonderful jewellery and interesting gifts, as well as the farmers market.

Last in the line-up is the River of Light lantern parade which will light up Caerphilly from 6:30pm until 8pm on Thursday 14th December, followed by a spectacular fireworks display above the skies of Caerphilly Castle. The parade will start at Caerphilly train and bus station park and ride and will flow through the town to the rear of Caerphilly Castle (Crescent Road). Participants will be accompanied by Samba dancers, Jazz bands to create a sea of colour and sound throughout the town.

River of Light lantern making workshops are also available in Caerphilly Leisure Centre on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December from 10am until 5pm. The workshops are FREE and provide fun for the whole family.

For more information on Christmas events throughout Caerphilly county borough, please visit www.visitcaerphilly.com or call 02920 880011.