PLANS are in the pipeline to light up Cardigan over the Christmas period in a bid to lift the coronavirus blues.

With annual events such as the town fair and lantern parade all cancelled due to the pandemic, members of the town council are looking at ideas to try to generate some festive spirit and encourage people to support their local high street.

“This year Christmas looks like it is going to be quite unusual, “ said Cardigan mayor Cllr Clive Davies at October’s meeting of the town council.

“Events are being cancelled so we really want to make a show and put up a decent display of lights.

“I also hope the Cardigan community will get involved from their own homes and light up their streets and people will be able to go round, look at them and enjoy them.

“I think people will be going back to basics this year and it will not be as commercial, with the family at the forefront.

“If we can do something to bring a smile to people’s faces that would be great. It is going to be challenging for the town in more ways than one and I would urge people to support their local shops.”