LLANFYLLIN town will see an array of festive fun with a series of markets, window displays, bauble-making and switching on of lights this year.

Celebrations begin with the judging of the best-dressed window display to win a £50 prize during the last week of November.

The Christmas lights switch-on will take place on Friday, December 3 at 6pm with the aid of a mystery guest.

The following day, craft and food stalls will be spread throughout town and in the Public Institute for the first of three Saturday daytime Christmas markets – on December 4, 11 and 18 from 9am-2pm.

School children have been encouraged to decorate baubles to hang on the Christmas tree by Friday, November 26.

Individual homes and businesses are invited to compete for the best-dressed window display.

Llanfyllin mayor Peter Lewis said the town council and Christmas committee's planning will allow for safety and hopes to see everyone there.

He added: “We’re looking forward to celebrating the season again with a series of events to bring the community together.

“Town councillors have again made plans that will allow for more social distancing around market stalls by spreading the Christmas market out over three days, because sadly we haven’t quite seen the back of Covid yet.

“The window display competition made for such a lovely atmosphere throughout the town last year and we hope this year even more people will take part.”

Pitches have recently been advertised and are almost full. Just a few are still available.

To book a market stall please email Jane Carrington at Llanfyllin.Christmas.Market@gmail.com

To register for the best dressed window display – either as a private home or a business – email that address or telephone Ann Williams on 016910 648293 or 07976 311 047.

The address to drop off baubles is 50 Bronygaer.