Llanfyllin will see an array of festive fun with a series of markets, window displays, bauble-making and the Christmas lights switch-on.

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.”

Celebrations begin on Wednesday, December 1, with the judging of the best-dressed window display to win a £50 prize.

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

There will also be craft and food stalls spread throughout town and in the Public Institute for the three Saturday Christmas markets (December 4, 11 and 18) from 9am to 2pm. Organisers have said that all market pitches are sold out.

School children have been encouraged to decorate baubles for the Christmas tree again this year, which will need to be submitted by Friday, (November 26).

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

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 311 047. The address to drop off baubles is 50 Bronygaer.