Newtown residents have been invited to light up the town with lanterns as part of the an online Christmas lights event.

There will be no public event this year to mark the switching on of the lights due to coronavirus restrictions, however Celf your Health and Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council will be bringing a fun-packed evening of live streamed local performances on Saturday, November 28.

There will be a competition for the best lanterns with an array of vouchers from local businesses: Wetherspoons, Spar, Morrisons, The High St Deli, Oriel Davies Gallery, Rush and Ego’s.

Lantern making kits will be available to all Newtown primary school children from their schools, and from the Monty Club on Broad Street.

Tutorials can be found at:

For more information, please contact Celf your Health at

Winners will be announced on the Newtown council website.