The team are thrilled to be working again with Carmarthen Shopping centre Merlin’s Walk who are back on board for another year of Pantomime magic!. We caught up with the team at Merlin’s Walk who have been busy adding the Dick Whittington Pantomime to their list of social events for 2016 and aim to help make this year’s Pantomime the most dazzling and festive season to date!
Just a few cobwebs, cat ears and vampire fangs to clear away as everyone prepares for the impending Halloween celebrations before everything gets a dusting of Gold ahead of Christmas!
So today is the start of our final weekend before “that time of the year again,” the time where we begin hanging tinsel and baubles in every shop window, the time where family boxes of chocolate become a weekly essential and everywhere you turn you see a magical Pantomime character staring back at you! No, really, the Dick Whittington Cast are well and truly taking over Merlin’s Walk! A dramatic dame here, a cuddly cat there… the town has very quickly become the home to this tradition Pantomime Tale.
And here’s the best part, everything is GOLD! Every shop window and Merlin’s Walk advertisement had been laced in Glitter and Gold ahead of the Pantomime’s arrival at the Lyric Theatre on King Street. This gleaming transformation is all to help Merlin’s Walk and Jermin Productions pave the streets with gold and spreading the Christmas spirit all through the town. We are even holding a golden treasure trail which will include local businesses and will see hundreds of children speed the streets in search for some very exciting, festive treats.
This is just one of the many exciting activities we have planned this Christmas! The festive season is known for it’s hustle and bustle in the busy town centres so why not add to this by making our Centre the busiest of them all with activities and games fun for the whole family! We have a number of thrilling events taking place during the run up to the big day and would welcome all children and families to come and join us this Christmas!
What can you expect from Merlin’s Walk this Christmas?
1st to 24th December – Facebook Advent Calendar
We will be bringing back our annual Facebook advent calendar with great prizes to be won! You may also spot a Pantomime character or two!
10th December – Ultra Booth Selfie Mirror with the Dick Whittington Cast
Come join the Dick Whittington Cast for a seasonal selfie this Christmas at Merlin’s Walk, will you pout with Dame Cookie or have the fright of your life with King Rat behind you? The cast will be welcoming YOU to Merlin’s Walk this December!
20th and 21st December – Merlin’s Snow Globe
Back for it’s third year, the Christmas snow globe will be back at Merlin’s Walk and is completely FREE for all visitors to the area.
25th – 30th December – Amazon Locker Competition
Claim your chance to win an iPad 2 mini this Christmas by getting involved in our Amazon locker Christmas competition!
What’s next for Merlin’s Walk and the Dick Whittington cast?
On Saturday 29th October Merlin’s Walk will be out to trick and treat as they host their spectacular Halloween Event which is perfect for children of all ages and families. The event will also welcome the characters of this year’s Dick Whittington Pantomime who will be roaming the town in search for some wicked witches and gruesome goblins this Halloween! Come down to meet Dame Cookie, Fairy Bowbells, Tom Tom the Cat and Dick Whittington himself!
Merlin’s Walk welcomes you to join us this Christmas and hopes you help celebrate Halloween in spooky style on Saturday 29th October!