Christmas Victorian Evening

Traditionally staged from 4pm – 8pm on the first Tuesday in December, but this year's event will be held on Saturday 1st December. This heralds that all important moment for the village when the Christmas Tree lights are officially switched on and Squidgy the Squirrel, of Rhiwbina Living Magazine fame, leads the villagers in their countdown to the big day.

The village is a hive of themed activity with business owners and shop keepers in Victorian costume providing hot toddies, warming soups and traditional treats – yum, yum!

In keeping with the festive goodwill there are two main charity causes aligned with the event. The first sees Morgan Lloyd Williams Estate Agents opening their doors to receive kindly donated Christmas presents on behalf of children in Cardiff Women’s Aid Refuge.


The second is a Rotary driven initiative with children having to guess the name of the visiting furry creature located in a pen outside the dentist on Heol yr Deri. Proceeds for the past two years have been donated to The Amelia Trust and the winner gets to adopt the animal for a year. Burning question for you – what four legged friend will be turning up this year?

On the subject of festive friends, Santa will be housed in New Roots Garden Centre and is keen to meet the village children; so make sure you take the time to pop along and say hello.

The Arena provides a central stage setting for a number of local youth groups and schools to perform their annual delivery of musical entertainment and it’s always a highlight moment when the winner of the Christmas colouring competition is announced – entry colouring sheets can be picked up from the library.

Yes it may be cold and yes it may be wet but neither is enough to dampen the enthusiasm for all who attend. So don’t miss out by staying stuck in front of the TV; instead take a step back in time to wander with your neighbours and partake of some late night shopping with nostalgic memories and a great sense of community spirit.

The next Victorian Evening is Saturday 1st December 2012 so get those hats, scarves and gloves at the ready.