The Christmas Lights

As a young boy I can remember looking forward to the Christmas lights in Tenby and the giant Christmas tree in Tudor Square. At least at the time it seemed giant to me! Well I was smaller then. That time of year is nearly with us again this year. On Saturday 30th November Father Christmas will be arriving in Tenby courtesy of the RNLI onboard Tenby lifeboat. He will make his way to Tudor Square where the all new singing and dancing Christmas lights will be switched on between 4.20 and 4.30pm.

The festivities will begin much earlier at about 1.30 pm so make a day of it and enjoy DJ / Compere Steve Briers providing festive and popular music. The Seren Irish Dancers, Salvation Army Band, singers Laura Morgan and Sam Skyrme will all be performing free of charge in Tudor Square. Whatever the weather throws at us on the Saturday I’m reliably informed the show will go on, so what are you waiting for, make your way to Tudor Square and get into the festive mood.

Christmas Tree from ‘a larger square’

Following the switching on of the towns lights Father Christmas will be making his way to Santa’s Grotto at the de Valence Pavilion where all are welcome to join him for a small charge.

Two days earlier on Thursday 28 November the Quaynotes Choir will be holding ‘An evening with’ event in aid of charity at St. John’s Church, Tenby. Tickets will be available on the door at 7.30pm. What a great musical start to the Christmas festivities.

In early December Tenby’s Christmas preparations continue with a Christmas Crafts Fayre at the de Valence Pavilion on the 6th, 7th and 8th of December. Your chance to find unique handmade presents for the ones you love. Don’t forget to also check out all the town’s shops as the Tenby shopping experience has definitely improved over the last couple of years. Look out Narberth we’re after your crown as the best shopping destination in Pembrokeshire!

Merry Christmas everyone.

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