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Christmas lantern competition launched

Created on 04/11/2020 @ 07:12
Residents are being challenged to make a Christmas lantern to display in their windows later this month as part of Newtown's Christmas festivities.

Children and adults in the town are being urged to enter the lantern competition with a chance of winning a prize.

"Let's light up Newtown and shine a light for neighbours, friends and family," said Karen Barclay of Newtown Town Council.

Children and adults all over the town are invited to take part in creating a lantern to display in their homes on Saturday, 28 November as part of the Online Winter Lights Newtown TV event.

"Due to Covid regulations there will be no public event this year to mark the switching on of the lights. Instead Celf your Health and Newtown and Llanwllchaiarn Town Council will be bringing a fun packed evening of fantastic live streamed local performances to you in the safety and comfort of your own home," added Karen.

"The lanterns will be a spectacular part of this event and all involved are encouraged to send their pictures and videos in for us all to enjoy. There will also be a competition for the best lanterns with an array of vouchers from local businesses."

Businesses that have supported the competition include: Wetherspoons, Spar, Morrison’s, The High St Deli, Oriel Davies Gallery, Rush and Ego’s.

Lantern making kits will be available to all primary school children within Newtown from their schools.

"If you are a teenager or adult and would like a kit, materials will be available from the Monty Club after lockdown, from the 9th November. If guidelines change before this date, please contact Celf your Health at to arrange delivery."

Lantern making tutorials will be available soon and can be found at:
Winners will be announced on the night on a live-stream via Newtown Town Council's website.