Countdown to Christmas is Back!

27th November sees the switching on of Newport's Christmas lights!


Bring the family down for an action packed afternoon of fireworks, entertainment and festive rides along the river.






Running from 3pm to 5.15pm, Countdown to Christmas will feature live music, fairground rides and celebrity guests, culminating in the official switching on of Newport’s city centre Christmas lights and a breath-taking fireworks display.


Big-name musical acts will be on stage during the day along with local artists, and a special celebrity guest will be helping the city’s mayor, Councillor David Williams, push the button to light up the city centre for the festive season.


There will be fairground rides along the riverfront and Commercial Street, and the event will culminate with the Christmas lights switch-on at 5pm followed by the fireworks display at 5.15pm.



Meet our Balloon Making Elves!


Inside the centre, we'll be gearing up for Christmas as well! Watch out for our cheeky elves who'll be creating free ballon characters in the afternoon. They'll be out and about from 12.30. Catch them if you can!