FROM the North Pole to South Wales, Penarth looks forward to welcoming Father Christmas and his reindeer for the town’s annual Christmas Lights switch-on.

On Sunday, November 17, make your way along Windsor Road and mark the Christmas countdown with a family friendly festive day out, beginning at 1.30pm.

Father Christmas will be flicking the switch and illuminating the town at 6.30pm with a little help from Mayor cllr Angela Thomas.

Expect to see an explosion of live music and performances from some of the best local talent, including: The Mark Jermin Stage School, The Scarletons, Curtis Lee, Evolution Dance, Shelley Norton Stage School, The Pepper Seeds and a yuletide performance from the Salvation Army Band.

There will also be fairground attractions for children and a variety of stalls and shops serving seasonal food and drink throughout the day.

The annual Christmas light switch on is a free event organised by Penarth Town Council in collaboration with Production 78, with support from the Vale of Glamorgan Council.

You can find more information regarding stage times online at: