LLANDYSUL's newly-installed Christmas lights will be switched on at the Christmas Celebration on Saturday, December 4 from 2-6pm.

The community has rallied together to help raise funds and support the Llandysul Community Council project to replace the old lights.

The main street will be closed off to traffic for the afternoon, and there is free parking in the main car park and at Llandysul Paddlers.

The community transport group Dolen Teifi will have a fully accessible electric powered car based at Llandysul Paddlers to convey people to and from the main street if they need assistance.

The vehicle can be pre-booked by calling 01559 362403. The Llandysul Paddlers will also be offering visitors mince pies.

"With the street closure comes the opportunity to welcome visiting food and craft business to have stalls along the streets," said a spokesperson.

"This also gives everyone the opportunity to socialise and meet up with old friends in a safe, and socially distanced setting.

"Llandysul traders’ will be open to welcome you, and we hope that everyone will support their local shops and businesses, especially as our event coincides with Small Business Saturday.

"Throughout the afternoon there will be Christmassy musical performances from the “Llandysul Community Gospel Choir”, who recently featured on the Wynne Evans show on Radio Wales.

"Also, the newly formed King’s Arms choir “Côr y Brenin” will be making their debut performance.

"Choir practice has not been easy this year, so we are grateful for the effort everyone has put it."

Meanwhile, just over the river in Pont-Tyweli the Pwerdy-Powerhouse Community and Arts Centre is hosting a 4 day art and craft exhibition entitled “Winter Show”.

It will include local artisans Carole King, Jackie Shackson, Jo Taylor, Moriath Glass and D T Woodworks who will have original artwork, prints, handmade books and paper, cards, fused glass, wood, and plenty of gift ideas for the coming season.

The Plethu Project, which has been ongoing for most of 2021 organised lantern making workshops, which will be paraded through the town as it gets darker.

The project has created a series of films with local people and organisations focusing on what is society and community and all the films will be shown in the King's Arms beer garden around 4pm.

There will be a Santa’s Grotto at the Church Hall and booking is essential by calling the Vicarage on 01559 363874.

And for those who miss him in his grotto, he will be driven through the town in a classic car at the end of the Celebration.

This year’s event is organised by Llandysul and Pont Tyweli Ymlaen, local businesses, residents, and organisations.

Full details of the event can be found at www.llandysul-ponttyweli.co.uk and the Facebook page @DathluNadoligLlandysulChristmasCelebration.