Dear Shop Owner/Manager

I am writing to bring you up to date with Christmas arrangements in the town and invite you to take part in a Christmas Window competition.

Kicking off Christmas – Christmas Lights Switch on:  The erection of the Christmas Lights will shortly be starting, and as with previous years all the main parts of town will be lit and the main shopping streets will have a Christmas sparkle as they always have.

This year the main Christmas Lights Event will be on Saturday 27th November 2021. The main event this year will be held in the Town Hall Grounds in conjunction with Alliance Theatre, with a Christmas themed light and projection show being cast onto the Town Hall building. The evening will also see the return of the Christmas Market held in Bear Lanes, where we invite small businesses, charities, and organisations to hold a stall on the evening.

Christmas Windows Competition:  I am hoping that all local shops and businesses in town will take part in a Christmas window decorating competition to help brighten up the town and encourage local shoppers.  The theme this year will be Christmas Celebrations – an opportunity to showcase your locally produced and available goods in a Christmas setting. Judging of the competition will take place on Saturday 27th November 2021.

Certificates will be issued to winning windows at the beginning of the following week, with an opportunity for photos and publicity. Publicity will also be arranged in the next few weeks to encourage local shopping and supporting local businesses.

I look forward to seeing your windows.  If you would like help with any publicity in the run up to Christmas please contact me.  The Town Council will keep you up to date with any Christmas arrangements on its website and Facebook page.

Best Wishes

            Cllr Richard Williams

            Mayor of Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn    phone: 07707639358                         

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