Kidwelly’s Christmas Lights Switch-on Shines Brightly

A dry and mild evening  brought the community of Kidwelly to the town centre to enjoy the annual event of switching on the Christmas lights  on Thursday (Nov 23).

There was the Santa procession along with children and adults in fancy dress and of course some very festive looking  donkeys.  There was plenty of Christmas spirit even though it is still a month or so away.

The town centre was packed with local people and those who had travelled in from surrounding villages.  The Mayor of Kidwelly Carl Peters-Bond made a brief but cheerful speech.

There was a very noisy countdown, which was playfully sabotaged with miscounting by St Mary’s Church’s vicar Fr Jim Flanagan, which  got a laugh and a loud cheer.

Kidwelly shone brightly in the not so bleak winter evening with Carols sung with gusto, Christmas music filling the night air,  stalls galore packed with Christmas goodies with a visit to Santa’s grotto being the highlight for the children.

Kidwelly started the festive season in style with more events to come including the famous Santa tractor run.

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