Santa Parade and Lights Switch On


Festivities begin at 10am

It’s the beginning of Christmas in Bridgend and there’s lots going on for all the family, all day long as well as some wonderful shopping and gift buying to be done. 

What’s happening?

10 am– CF31 Market stalls open and music on the Bridge FM main stage
11 amSanta and his reindeer fly into town
Led by the Town Crier, Santa parades in his sleigh pulled by his reindeers through town followed by the elves and proceeds along Queen Street, Caroline Street, Adare Street and Wyndham Street
11.15 am– Parade arrives outside Carnegie House
Visit the reindeer resting in Wyndham Street after the parade before they make their return trip to the North Pole.
11.30 am– Santa is warmly welcomed by the Town Mayor.
12 Noon –Santa’s Grotto opens with our friends the Bridgend Lions
4 pm 
 – Grotto closes so make sure your place is booked in advance
4.10 pm– Santa leaves Carnegie House led by Town Crier to main Bridge FM stage 
4.15 pm– Santa arrives at Lighting Up Ceremony – main stage.
Come and join our elves and Father Christmas and see the Town’s festive lights twinkle into life at the Christmas lights switch on in Queens Street and Caroline Street (outside Barclays Bank).

Where is it all happening?

Caroline Street – Pop-up Christmas CF31 Street Market – Stalls selling Christmas food, gifts and treats from local traders and visiting businesses. 
Queen Street – Street food stalls on Queen Street and the Main Bridge FM Festive Stage – As well as putting on a show for Santa and his reindeer on the main stage as they pass through Town there will be live music and entertainment throughout the day on junction with Caroline Street.
Wyndham Street – Santa’s Grotto and reindeer pen. Carnegie House

Dunraven Place / Market Street – Children’s rides and stalls 

Is there more?

Of course! Lots of street entertainment – Face Painting, jugglers and stilt walkers and children’s rides.
Live music throughout the day – Salvation Army, Local Choirs, Rock Choir, Christmas music all day.

Finally at 6pm we wave farewell to Santa and his elves and remember to visit us again and shop locally this Christmas.