2010 has proved to be one very special year.

But the celebrations are not over yet.

The last event of the year will be a celebration of Cardigan’s medieval origins on December 28.

For a town that hosted the first ever eisteddfod in Cardigan Castle during the Christmas of 1176, Cardigan has done very little to mark its most important claim to fame.

That will change with a 2010 eisteddfod celebration that will see out the 900th anniversary year with a bang.

The event kicks off with a lantern procession of performers, musicians and lanternmakers from Prince Charles Quay at 4.30pm arriving at the Guildhall around 5pm.

There are no plans to close the road.

As the procession arrives at the Guildhall there will be an open air twmpath and hog roast plus goblets of mead in the courtyard open to everybody.

However paying guests will be able to sample a medieval banquet in the Corn Exchange Gallery served by wenches followed by an eisteddfodic concert in the main hall at 8pm starring a variety of local performers.

Both the gallery and the hall will be kitted out in medieval decorations.

Presiding over all these activities will be the 2010 version of the Great Lord Rhys himself.

Medieval dress is a must - you can be a peasant in hessian or a lord or lady in velvet.

The event will also be recorded on DVD.

Tickets for the banquet and concert are £25 and are limited to just 120. Early booking is advised - simply contact the Tivy-Side at 39 St Mary Street, Cardigan, SA43 1EU or telephone 01239 614343. Cheques should be payable to Aberteifi 2010.

The event is part-funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Ceredigion Rural Events Programme.

Small World Theatre will be hosting free lantern making workshops in the run up to the big day - for more details see www.whatevertheweatherwales.co.uk.