A Cowbridge institution, the annual Reindeer Parade is a firm family favourite that caters for kids (and the big kids in all of us!) The last Sunday of November sees Cowbridge's beautiful high-street transformed into a winter wonderland, as Christmas trees adorn the local shops, and mitten-clad crowds line the streets to see Santa pass through town.
The parade starts at 12pm and includes a nativity of Y-Bont-Faen Primary School students, a marching band playing classic tunes, and elves, who make way for Santa himself. Best of all, his sleigh is pulled by a herd of real reindeer! Following this, children can visit Santa in his grotto to tell him their Christmas wishes, and see the Reindeer up-close in their pens behind the Town Hall.
. Charmingly, the very same herd of Reindeer from Scotland have been appearing in the parade for years. In front of the Town Hall, a variety of acts play live music to get you in the Christmas spirit. The day of festivities ends with a bang - quite literally - as the town's Christmas lights are ceremoniously switched on, to a stunning fire-work display. Local faces such as Derek Brockway, Rhodri Morgan & Lucy Owen have all led proceedings in previous years.
See the next Cowbridge Reindeer Parade on November 27 2016.
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