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.

Llanfyllin Ambulance Station crew will switch on the Christmas lights on Friday, December 3 at 6pm and musicians will provide entertainment.

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.

Market pitches are sold out.

Schoolchildren have been encouraged to decorate baubles for the Christmas tree again this year – to be submitted by November 26.

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

Mayor Peter Lewis said: “We’re looking forward to celebrating the season again with a series of events to bring the community together.

“A big thanks to Vlad Morozov and Claire Cater for their generous donation of this year’s tree.

“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.

“There is still time to register for the best window display competition. Llanfyllin looked terrific last year and we hope it will look better still this season.”

To register for the best dressed window display – either as a private home or a business – please email llanfyllin.christmas.market@gmail.com or telephone Ann Williams on 016910 648293 or 07976 311047. The address to drop-off baubles is 50 Bronygaer.