Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Christmas magic with Merlin

There will be Christmas magic in the air on Thursday November 12 when the cast of Merlin swap Camelot for Cardiff to turn on this year’s Christmas Lights at the Civic Centre on Thursday November 12 (from 5.30pm).

Merlin stars, including Colin Morgan who plays Merlin, Bradley James who plays King Arthur Angel Coulby who plays Gwen , Katie McGrath who plays Morgana will join acclaimed British actor Anthony Head who plays Uther in switching on the lights and officially opening bmibaby Cardiff Winter Wonderland.

The BBC’s adaptation of the much loved tale focuses on Merlin as a young wizard on the cusp of adulthood and his ongoing clashes with a young King Arthur.

Entertainment also comes from Barney. The world’s favourite purple dinosaur who will lead the young and young at heart in a festive sing song!

Red Dragon FM Breakfast presenters Kam and Sally will also be on hand to get everyone in the festive mood and the Red Hot Santa’s will return with a brassy selection of Christmas classics.

bmibaby Cardiff Winter Wonderland is one of many ways to celebrate Christmas in the capital other events include the Cardiff Bay’s ‘On the Road to Christmas’ festivities on November 14th. Cardiff’s Calennig New Year’s Eve celebrations, with free live music stage supported by Queen's Arcade, the Admiral Family Fire Show; and the Admiral Free New Year's Eve Bus Service. Plus fabulous Christmas shopping opportunities in the city with Christmas Park & Ride facilities supported by Admiral and much, much more.

Councillor Nigel Howells, Executive Member for Sport, Leisure and Culture said: “I am delighted that cast members from the hit series Merlin will use their magic to switch on this years Christmas lights.

“The Christmas light switch-on and bmibaby Cardiff Winter Wonderland marks the start of the festive fun in the capital and I would encourage everyone to come along and celebrate the Christmas countdown.”

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