Date for Llanelli Christmas Carnival Confirmed

MARK it in your diaries, Friday, November 18, is the day that the
carnival returns to the streets of Llanelli, starting the official
countdown to Christmas in the town

People from far and wide are welcome to come together again in Llanelli
to enjoy all that the carnival has to offer.

One of the largest community Christmas events in Wales, the vibrant
parade, featuring dressed lorries, sleighs and tractors, will travel
through the town and the official switch on of the Christmas lights is
not to be missed. The fun will begin at 4pm with the opening of the
fairground rides.

The celebrations are a joint effort by Carmarthenshire County Council,
Llanelli Town Council, Llanelli Rural Council and Llanelli Round Table
with the funfair supplied by South Wales Showmen’s Guild and
entertainment provided by Anyone Waiting and Terry Dean.

Keep an eye on the council’s social media channels for more
information nearer the time.

Anyone who is interested in entering a float in the carnival should
contact Roger Bowen at Llanelli Round Table on 01554 750008.

The carnival procession itself will leave Festival Fields, Pwll, at
6.15pm, and make its way into the town and arriving shortly after the
Christmas lights switch-on at 6.45pm.

To enable the carnival to proceed, the road closure of Station Road and
Church Street, Llanelli, from its junction with Murray Street to its
junction with Gelli Onn, will start at 5.45pm and be in place until 8pm.

Gelli Onn will also be closed to westbound traffic only, from its
junction with Thomas Street.

A fireworks display will mark the finale of the entertainment at 7.40pm
whilst the funfair will remain open until 9pm.

Announcing the Christmas lights competition winners

Every year, Carmarthenshire County Council, Llanelli Rural & Town
Councils and Ymlaen Llanelli, run a Christmas lights design competition
with the winning design displayed in Stepney Street, Llanelli.

We are delighted to announce that the 2022 winners are Phoebe Davies,
Halfway School, Llanelli, is the winner of the junior category and
Sophia Rose Walker who also attends Halfway School, Llanelli, has been
crowned the winner of the infant category. A huge congratulations to

Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Leisure, Culture and Tourism, Cllr
Gareth John said: “The Llanelli Christmas Carnival is the highlight of
the year for thousands of families from the town and for those who
travel from beyond to enjoy the spectacular parade.

“Lots of people work hard to put an event of this scale on, with
months of planning involved. It promises to be a great event this year
and topped off with a fireworks display.”

Llanelli Carnival – A timetable for the day

* 12:00pm: Cowell Street closed
* 4:00pm: Big and small funfair rides open with lots of side stalls
plus selection of hot and cold refreshments
* 5.45pm: Road closures in place for Gelli Onn westbound, Church Street
and side streets.
* 6.15pm: Carnival parade leaves Festival Fields, Sandy Road*
* 7:00pm: Arrival of carnival parade in Town Hall area*.
* 7.40pm: Spectacular Firework Display ** (Town Hall Gardens)
* 9:00pm: Fun fair closes

*Please note all times and activities are subject to change. Road
closures will start to take effect from 12noon, effecting town centre to
traffic until around 8pm.

** Timings subject to change due to Carnival Parade

For more up to date information on the day, check Discover Carmarthen

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