We’re so looking forward to this! Here’s a guest post from Dave at Halcyon Daze to explain a bit more about the festival – thanks Dave!
‘Basically the Wellfield Traders Association decided to do a bit more this year to create a Christmas buzz!! We are closing the street between 4pm and 6pm on Saturday 16th November and have encouraged the traders to ‘do something’!!
Many have risen to the challenge and we are having:
An animal petting area!
A Santa’s Grotto with pressies for the kids!
A live band (The Brwmys)
A real fire engine and firemen!
Art display for the local schools in an empty shop (53 Wellfield Road)
Light switching on count down (to be turned on by three children from the local schools, the winners of the art competition)
There are also offers and promotions at many of the shops and businesses.
The timetable of the choirs and band is below. The grotto and other attractions will be open from about 3pm but all times are flexible, as logistics on the day may slightly change things.
4.00pm to 4.30pm – Roath Park Choir outside Quality Carpets.
4.30pm to 4.55pm – Baptist Church Choir outside Halcyon Daze.
4.55pm – 5.00pm – countdown to switching on of the Christmas lights.
Christmas Lights will be turned on in three stages by art competition winners from local schools:-
1ST – ALBANY ROAD PRIMARY
2ND – MARLBOROUGH PRIMARY
3RD – ROATH PARK PRIMARY
5.05pm to 5.30pm – Baptist Church Choir outside the Christmas Grotto in Wellfield Place.
5.30pm to 6.00 pm – Marlborough Community Choir outside Quality Carpets.
Halcyon Daze, 55 Wellfield Road