Menai Bridge Winter Festival 15 December 2011
by Pauline Owen
Come along and enjoy the Forest Winter Wonderland at Menai Bridge on Anglesey on 15 December, between 4 and 8 pm.
Menai Bridge is gearing up for one of the biggest events in its calendar – The Menai Bridge Winter Festival.
After a very successful event last year taking place in Coed Cyrnol, the organisers are busy creating a winter wonderland with a forest grotto, Father Christmas and his elves for this year.
Nigel McCann (Chairman) said that last year "the event saw the whole community and community partnerships work together in the development and delivery of the event."
He was particularly thrilled at the comments received from traders and visitors alike - "fantastic atmosphere", "very impressive evening", "very busy throughout the event".
"This year" he says "we will see an impressive Winter Festival with much more to see encompassing the seasonal thrills and spills, sounds and smells of Christmas."
Marques in Menai Bridge will house up to 50 local food producers including liqueurs, chutneys, wines/beers, chocolates, cheeses, meats, cupcakes and local craft workers, to include jewellery, paintings and photography, pottery and herbal presents.
Pauline Owen, who is on the planning committee, said "this shows innovation and creativity in delivering an event that uses the natural beauty, historic foundations, religious theme and local skills pooled together to create a magical evening."
Father Christmas will be in his woodland grotto accompanied by his elves. A pageant is being prepared and performed by children of the local primary school Ysgol y Borth on Church Island with a backdrop of music lights, epilogues ending in fireworks.
Mr Gareth Hughes (Headmaster) who is on the planning committee said "the committee all show commitment and enthusiasm to ensure we deliver a unique experience for residents and visitors alike in promoting the area.
The school children are all excited about the whole event and look forward to their performance."
Different activities will take place this year with the main attraction still under wraps.
Make a note in your diary of a festival not to be missed.
Menai Bridge Winter Festival, Thursday 15th December 4pm-8pm.
For further information or you would like to volunteer on the night visit FB ‘Menai Bridge Winter Festival’ or contact Pauline direct on 01248 716121