One of the most popular annual events in Merthyr town centre is the Christmas Fun Day, Lights Switch On and visiting the Traditional Christmas Market. Sadly, this year most Christmas events, Markets & Fayres worldwide will be closed. But Christmas is not cancelled in Merthyr Tydfil town centre, it will just be different, as we are bringing the spirit and atmosphere of a Festive Christmas online and into your homes. Just as you would expect from an in-person event – there will be unique vendors, live entertainment, family activities, and so much more!
At 6 pm on Friday 4th December, Tiny the Elf will be broadcasting LIVE from the North Pole to your living room to bring amazing festive fun to your home. Learn what it takes to be a Christmas Elf – with fun challenges and Christmas spirit for the whole family……expect to be Elf Marching, learning Elf skills, and most importantly, playing an amazing Christmas Elf themed treasure hunt around your home. You don’t have to go anywhere, but decorations, elf/Santa hats, cocoa and cookies, are highly recommended! To register, click here.
Merthyr Tydfil town centre has some amazing buildings, monuments, and artworks with lots of interesting and unusual features, from mythical creatures to ferocious animals to famous faces and plenty of stories from past and present. Join this FUN FAMILY TRAIL and discover lots of interesting facts about Merthyr Tydfil, both then in the past and today, in the present. Each of the recommended stops – FOUR in total – has something for YOU to do: a puzzle to solve, an artefact to photograph, or questions to answer. Plus, there are prizes to be won! The tour is free and will [...]
Join local historian Huw Williams for this free guided walk around Merthyr Tydfil town centre talking about all things Welsh. Learn about the history of the Welsh language in Merthyr Tydfil, who spoke it, the different and distinct dialects, its rise, fall and revival. And see examples of the Welsh language visible today in the town's art, architecture and public spaces. The guided walk starts from Canolfan Soar and ends at Redhouse, taking in examples of the Welsh language from plaques to poems and tombstones to place names. As Huw writes, "Merthyr Tydfil is a Welsh town: it always has [...]