Autumnal Celebrations – Fireworks and Machynlleth Lantern Parade

The clocks have gone back, the evenings are darker and it feels as though Winter is properly on its way. A depressing time for many, but I really like it.

It isn’t very cold at the moment but there’s nothing nicer than snuggling up indoors in front of the fire whilst it’s cold and miserable outside. There are also lots of parties and celebrations to look forward to. There always seems to be lots of things happening at this time of year and Christmas isn’t far off too.

This weekend we have the annual Ynyslas Bonfire party to attend at Dave and Sarah’s house. Its a nice community get together with a bonfire, fireworks and of course lots of delicious food to devour. Then Saturday evening is the annual lantern procession and light display in Machynlleth. We went last year and had a good time, so shall be there again this year. Morgan wants to make a lantern too, so we might have to actually join in with the parade this time. Apparently if you have a lantern you get free admission to the light show after the parade which will be a bonus.

If that doesn’t take your fancy then you could brave a night in the woods with eerie sights and sounds and ghostly goings on at Nant yr Arian. Then head back to the visitor centre and indulge in some supernatural snacks.

There is also a firework display in Aberystwyth on Bonfire Night itself.

Don’t let the short days and dark nights get you down, get out there and enjpy them.

7 Responses

  1. Mark says:

    When and where are the fireworks display in Aber

    • Alan says:

      Hi Mark,
      The fireworks display in Aberystwyth is on Bonfire Night, November 5th, at the Football Ground on Parc Avenue. Gates open at 6pm and the display itself is at 8pm.
      Adults £3, Child £2 and all proceeds go to local charities.

      Al.

  2. Alan says:

    Almost time to head to Machynlleth… The weather looks OK as well which is always a bonus.

    Al.

  3. Sarah Watson-Jones says:

    Hello,
    I work with Transition Llambed (Lampeter Transition Town) and we’re trying to organise a lantern parade for this winter. We’re in the process of promoting the idea at the moment and it would be really useful to have some pictures of lanterns so I was wondering if it would be OK to use some of your lantern photos or whether you could email me a couple of photos?
    It would be really appreciated if you can help…
    All the best,
    Sarah

  4. Alan says:

    Just so that you know, the Lantern Parade in Machynlleth is tonight (Oct 30th 2010) at 6.30pm.

    Don’t miss out.

    Al.

  5. Alan says:

    For those looking at this in 2011, the lantern parade is on Saturday 29th Oct.

    Whether is looking ok too at the moment so it should be a good evening.

    Al.

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