Porthcawl’s Christmas event beats the weekend weather – Glamorgan Gem

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

By Philip Irwin

in Local People

Porthcawl organised a day of winter attractions in the run-up to Christmas on Sunday (December 6).

Although the aftermath of Saturday’s storms meant that some attractions, on the Dock Street car park, were not fully operational until noon, large numbers turned out to enjoy the day.

The event was organised by Porthcawl Town Council, Porthcawl Chamber of Trade and BCBC, and with help from a number of willing volunteers, who were happy to dress as elves for the day.

The highlight was a parade, led by two reindeer, who remained on site for the afternoon, where they were a popular attraction for the children.

Characters from Disney’s Frozen were a magnet for the children, particularly Elsa and Anna.

An artificial skating rink was very busy, and there were fairground rides as well, while in a marquee there were stalls manned by voluntary groups.

Popular in the marquee, given the cold breeze, were the roasted chestnut and the hot soup stalls!

Speaking after the event, chamber of trade president Les Tallon-Morris, said that the the overnight high winds had caused serious problems, and he praised the numerous local volunteers who had pulled together to overcome those problems.

He said that they had learned a great deal from organising this first event, and that they hoped to make it bigger and better next year.

See this week’s GEM for more photos.

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