All the Christmas events happening in Thornhill and Llanishen

Where you can get your festive cheer this year?

RESIDENTS in Thornhill and Llanishen will still have chance to take part in some Christmas events in 2020 – despite Covid-19 restrictions.

Here’s what’s on offer:

  • 21st November–4th December: Thornhill Primary School’s virtual Christmas fayre. Thornhill Primary School’s PTA has organised a virtual event this year to replace their annual Christmas shopping event. Local businesses can advertise on their Facebook group for a fee. This will be an opportunity for local people to support small businesses and buy their Christmas gifts early!  The event will end with a raffle drawn on Facebook Live on 4th December.
  • 1st December 4–7pm: Carols and Santa. Residents near Fishguard Road in Llanishen will be treated to a ‘pop-up’ carol service, with Santa joining in too.  A partnership between Llanishen Baptist Church and The Message, the event will remain socially distanced by asking local residents to stand in their gardens and join in. There will be 8 stops which will be revealed closer to the time. The event will also include the illumination of Christmas trees after a countdown, and a talk on Christmas.
  • 5th December, 10am–2pm: Community Craft Fair. The Ffynnon Wen pub will play host to a community-based event, where crafters in the local area will be able to showcase and sell their work. The event has been organised by Paula Massey, who said she wants to use it as a “thank you to the community”. All local residents are invited to support their community at the event.
  • 15th–31st December: Christmas trail around Llanishen.  ‘In Search of Christmas’ is a walking trail to encourage families to find clues and crack a code using QR codes around Llanishen. The QR codes take families to videos which have clues and challenges for children to do. Residents should look out for posters containing clues from 15th December on Station Road, Fidlas Road and Ty Glas Avenue.
  • 24th December, 4pm: Christmas Eve Service. Llanishen Baptist Church invites residents to tune into its Christmas Eve service live on YouTube. Those who can not watch live will be able to catch up later. All Church services have been offered virtually since the Covid crisis started in March.