The winners of our two town centre trails were presented with their prizes this week, with our third trail set to begin in two weeks' time!

Florence Purcell was the winner of our Nutcracker Christmas Trail which ran throughout December 2020, while Gracie-Mae Jones was the winner of our Summer Dinosaur Trail which ran through this year’s summer holidays.

Both lucky winners were picked at random after hundreds of children completed the trails, finding the names of nutcracker and dinosaur statues in town centre shops. The two were thrilled to receive their prizes of a £250 voucher to spend at On Your Bike on Stepney Street, while each entrant received a free treat from Jenkins Bakery when they had finished the trails.

Chair of Ymlaen Llanelli, Lesley Richards, is pleased with the successes: “When we first launched the nutcracker trail, we knew we wouldn’t be able to hold any Christmas events, so it was great to do at least something that people were excited about. As things opened up more in summer, we were thrilled to see that even more people took part, and we’re glad to finally award our winners this week – just in time to launch our next one!”

The next trail on the slate is our Christmas Gingerbread Trail, which begins on Saturday 20th November. This time around there will be ten gingerbread statues to find around the town centre – all aptly named – with a free prize from the Works upon completion! An overall winner will be randomly selected to win the grand prize of a bike voucher after the trail finishes on 31st December.

The trail launch date coincides with the next edition of the Llanelli Monthly Food Market, and there’s a festive atmosphere set for the day as the council’s Christmas Carnival celebrations continue with a stage in Stepney Square.

That’s not all in terms for our Christmas calendar, as we'll be hosting the fifth annual Llanelli Reindeer Parade on Saturday 4th December! The parade begins from Ffwrnes Theatre at 12pm and features a procession of princesses, superheroes, bands, and of course, Santa and the Cairngorm Reindeer - we'll see you all there!

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