Christmas in Pontyclun

There is always plenty going on at Christmas in Pontyclun. The shops come alive with great Christmas decorations, the town centre is buzzing with visitors. So why not join us at one of our community events this year.

The information below will be updated as we receive more information so come back nearer the time for more details

If you are arranging a Christmas event and would like us to mention it on these pages please drop the Council a line.

Pontyclun Christmas Fayre

The Pontyclun Christmas Fayre is the highlight of our festivities. Organised by the Community Council and featuring over 70 stalls, food trucks, activities and games. Music is provided by local Choirs and bands with ukpartydj providing a great selection of music for all to enjoy.

The Fayre is on Saturday 3rd December, opening to the public at 1.30pm till 6pm in The car park at Heol yr Orsaf; The Community Centre and Cafe 50.

With a large marquee full of stalls and the indoor venues this is perfect for all the family, young and old, whatever the weather brings.

If you register for the fayre at our Eventbrite site we can send you updates and information to your inbox

We have had information from the North Pole telling us that Santa should be able to visit our grotto from 2pm till 5pm so get your kiddies ready to see him at the Fayre

More information about the fayre can be found by following the links below. These will be updated over time as we get extra traders and parking confirmed.

Christmas Fayre Parking

Food and drink at the Fayre


Music and entertainment

Dont forget, while you are here please make the most of your visit and pop into the great shops, cafes and restaurants we have in Pontyclun

Christmas Lights

The Christmas lights go on in Pontyclun shortly after Remembrance day and give the shopping area a great festive feel ahead of the Christmas season.

Lighting the Christmas Tree

Pontyclun's recycling Christmas Tree 2019

The Community Christmas tree will be lit up at 4pm on Saturday 26th November.

The ceremony by Giles Gallery will have music and singing from the St Paul’s Players ahead of their Panto the following week

Each year we ask local Charity groups and school children to make the decorations. This years are from Pontyclun Bosom Pals, who are a local breast cancer support group and Pontyclun primary school.

The Christmas Tree in Groesfaen has decorations made on behalf of Groesfaen Gwyrdd a local group who are working to better the environment in Groesfaen.

Pontyclun Santa Run

Santa fun run

Come along on Sunday 18th December and join Pontyclun’s very own Santa Run.

Now in its 7th year its sure to be a great event – suitable for all ages and abilities

Starts at Pontyclun rugby Club at 10am. More information on their website and facebook pages

Christmas fair at St Pauls’s Church Hall

If you are starting Christmas early why not pop into the Christmas faire and Grotto at St paul’s Church Hall on Saturday 26th November

Funds in aid of the Church and there are various stalls, raffles and a tombola. Santa will be in his grotto.

£1 per adult with £3 per child for the Grotto

Carols, Quiz and Crackling


Join Llantrisant Male Voice choir for a fun night at the Carols, Quiz and Crackling night in aid of the Pontyclun Refugee support group

Lots of fun with raffles, music, a bar and prizes for best Christmas theme dress the quiz will be a grea night to remember

In the large marquee in Heol yr Orsaf Car park on Saturday 2nd December from 6pm

Tickets £8 for adults and £5 children from or at the Boar’s Head in Tyla Garw.

Pontyclun Pantomime

St Pauls Players present “Sleeping Beauty” at St Paul’s church hall at 7.30pm on

Monday 28th November

Wednesday 30 November

Friday 2nd December

Tickets available from 1st November at Giles Gallery (cash only)

Adults £8 Children (<14) £5.50 – includes refreshments

Bethel Church Nativity Trail

Bethel Nativity trail

Each year Bethel Church transforms the woods at the back of the Church into a glorious sparkly festive scene, following the Nativity Story along an illuminated trail that runs through the forest. 

This year its open on the weekend of 17/18 December, come along and enoy this special family treat, as well as some festive activities and refreshments! 

2Wish Christmas Cracker

On Sunday 4th December 2Wish will be holding a festive event in the Marquee at the car park in Heol yr Orsaf

Starting at 9.30 and running tuill 1pm it will have a range of kids actrivities including, Arts and Crafts. Games, Competitions. Therre will be musical entertainment, a photobooth and hot drinks and food for sale. Just pop along and enjoy the fun.

You can also buy your Christmas tree ready to put up for the festive season