SCROOGE and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future stalk the streets of Newtown this Saturday’ November 30, as the town gets the festive season off to a start in style.

A day of Christmas festivities will be taking place around the town with the highlight being a free exclusive production from Rebel Alliance of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” live on High Street.

Working together with Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council and a host of volunteers to bring a different spin to the Christmas Lights Switch On Event, the fantastic open theatre performance comes from the local community theatre group.

Dickens’ Victorian novel helped set the template for the classic Christmas as the miser Ebenezer Scrooge repents after being visited by the three ghosts and lavishes festive cheer on the poor family of his clerk Bob Cratchett.

Rebel Alliance’s family-friendly re-telling of the heartwarming story instils a powerful message about redemption and the spirit of the holiday season. 

Many schools and youth groups are involved in the show which promises to be spectacular and a fantastic start to the Christmas season, so come down and support them and enjoy the show!

"A Christmas Carol" starts at 6pm, with the Christmas lights switch on at 7pm.

From midday on Saturday, High Street will be closed to begin construction of the show.

In addition to this major event, there will be a vast array of community group stalls in Bear Lanes Shopping Centre from 5.30pm.

Shops and businesses in the town are also invited to get in to the spirit of Christmas and enter the Town Council’s Christmas window competition with the theme of ‘A Victorian Christmas’.

The children of the Cor Bro Hafren Choir will be singing carols in the Glan Hafren Market Hall at 11am, as they get ready also to take part in the Newtown Rotary carol service at All Saints' Church, on Friday, December 13.