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Pre-Christmas Festival of the Senses returns to Llandeilo


The annual pre-Christmas festival returns to Llandeilo next month, with the return of the Festival of the Senses.

An entertainment stage, street food, Santa’s grotto and a children’s funfair will all be in place in the town when the festival returns between Friday 18th November and Sunday 20th November.

During the pre-Christmas celebrations, the Mayor of Llandeilo Cllr Gordon Kilby will light the Christmas tree, while Santa Claus will also make an appearance on his sleigh on Friday evening.

King Street will be closed to traffic during the festival, where Santa will meet school children in Llandeilo ahead of other entertainment.

Hengwrt and Teilo Church will also host workshops and various fun activities for children and Café Gwili will use the outdoor spaces on Rhosmaen Street to broaden the area and experience of the festival.

“This year, everyone is getting involved,” said festival vice-president and business owner Debbie Ince.

“The pubs in Llandeilo all put on extra music in the evenings and even during the day, so even in bad weather you’re bound to have a good time.”

South Wales Guardian: An entertainment stage will be one of the attractions of the Festival of SensesAn animation stage will be one of the attractions of the Festival des Sens (Image: .)

Davies & Co on Station Road, Flows on Market Street, The White Horse, Salutation Inn and Yr Hen Vic have all confirmed musical acts for the festival.

Arts and crafts stalls will be in the Municipal Hall, while a food marquee will be above the parking lot with cooking demonstrations scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.


On Sunday morning, a 5k Santa Claus Run will take place, raising funds for Tregib Sports Facilities and other community groups including Llandeilo Friends of Tenovus and Sunflowers Wales.

Festival President Christoph Fischer said: “It has been a hectic year for us. Prices are going up, sponsorships and voluntary contributions to funds are down and due to changing personal circumstances we have lost a few committee members.

“It was hard work for the remaining committee members, but we were determined to keep this important and fun community event going and we finally got it done. We look forward to welcoming visitors and residents in November.