So, what to do between now and the start of 2017!
Ice skating is back at the Celtic Manor. I went with the family last year and recommend it… even though I gave up due to my lack of balance and headed over for a hot chocolate instead.
The Riverfront pantomime, Cinderella continues year present till Monday 2nd January 2017.
Starring the beautiful Elin Llwyd as Cinderella, the fabulously funny Richard Elis as Buttons, the dashing Lloyd Green as Prince Charming and the ugliest of Ugly Sisters Nic Gibney and Liam Tobin, Cinderella will have silly slapstick, magical mayhem, music and laughter in bucket loads, plus a little romance. It's the perfect treat for all the family.
Tickets from £6 to £20. https://tickets.newportlive.co.uk/en-GB/categories/pantomime
Now into its second year, Friars Walk must be the go to destination for shopping and dining alongside the Kingsway Centre and Commercial Street. Even though Shop Local Saturday has been and gone this year please keep supporting the amazing range of local businesses that we have.
Also a huge shout out to our fantastic retail parks. I’ve just completed my Christmas shopping at Newport Retail Park in Spytty.
Where do I begin. As a club DJ I have never been so excited about Christmas in Newport.
Slipping Jimmy’s and Urban Tap House are into their second festive stint. New bars, Hogarths, NEON, Neon Lounge and Flamingos are about to embark on theirs and even Parc Pantry have popped up in the City Centre with Parc Central.
Mr Ifsta is already promoting the New Year Club Hop and has announced alongside Courtyard, revamped La Bamba, Meze and Blind Tiger, the much-missed Warehouse 54 continues its festive comeback.
Then the rest of the line-up include my residency, Atlantica, Potters, Windsor Castle, Crosskeys, McCanns, Carpenters, Greyhound. Lamb, Lloyds, Wetherspoons and Breeze. Apologies if I missed anyone out.
Got to give some love to The George in Maindee who have supported us in what we do again this year.
Our Newport Gwent Dragons take on the Ospreys on New Years Day: http://newportgwentdragons.com/
County take on Portsmouth on Boxing Day and Exeter on New Years Eve: http://www.newport-county.co.uk/
And the black and ambers are away to Crosskeys on Boxing Day too: http://www.blackandambers.co.uk/Home/Page
From 27th December it’s our annual festive mash up where our team appear in the daytime to keep you company as we try to remember what the date it is. The best bit for me is my crazy mixed up bunch of delinquents tend to mash shows together so you get Adam L Davies on the Breakfast Shakeup and maybe Lord and Lady of Rock, Sammy and Leanne sharing a mic with pop lover Gareth Willey, a kinda ‘These Scissor Won’t Cut Rock. Who knows what chaos will take place as I take a little lie down.
This is why I love and massively respect my team of over 60 volunteers.
Thank you for listening reading and coming to all the events we’ve been involved in. All the very best for 2017!
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