Merthyr Tydfil’s Virtual Christmas

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!

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Elf Adventure and Treasure Trail

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.

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Square Hopping – A Family Trail Through Merthyr Town

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 [...]

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Welsh Words – A Trail Through Wales & Welshness

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 [...]

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A Petticoat Trail through Merthyr Tydfil

Find out all about the women who have played an often largely hidden role in the rich history of our town on this entertaining and enlightening guided walk with local historian Huw Williams. Starting and finishing with the martyr herself, the tour includes a couple of redoubtable shopkeepers, a connection to Queen Victoria, some formidable women protesters, links to the coal trade and much more! The tour is free and will last approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. Please gather at the War Memorial at the top of Pontmorlais at 5.55pm ready for a 6pm start. The walk finishes outside St [...]

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Square Hopping – A Family Trail Through Merthyr Town

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 [...]

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Merthyr Tydfil’s Virtual Christmas 2021

The continuing uncertainty caused by the pandemic means that Merthyr Tydfil’s Christmas lights will have a ‘virtual’ switch-on for the second year in a row. With Covid-19 infections still at a high rate across the UK, We Love Merthyr and partners Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council and St Tydfil Shopping Centre have reluctantly taken the decision not to have a switch-on event. Instead, we will be bringing Christmas magic safely and cosily to your homes with a live broadcast from the Capital FM Headquarters, hosted by Josh and Kally and Santa Claus himself! Enjoy interviews, a Christmas giveaway, and some [...]

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