Christmas is a magical time, not least for the village of Talybont-on-Usk where every year something very special happens. A spellbinding event will occur on Christmas Eve in the yard and barn of Talybont Farm. Local families, children, visitors and perhaps livestock will all come together and bring the Christmas story to life by re-enacting the journey of Mary and Joseph through Bethlehem and the birth of Jesus wrapped in cloth and placed in a manager because there was no room at the Inn. The creators, Pat Wilkie and Vicar Andy Robinson with the help of friends over the last few years have created an unforgettable festive community event. All are made to feel welcome. If you are walking to the Nativity with the donkey and Mary meet at 4.45pm on Christmas Eve at The Cattle Market on Station Road which is where you can also park, it will be well sign posted. Bring a torch or make sure you are visible for walking along the road. If you are not walking with the crowd, you can still park at The Cattle Market but meet at the Barn in Talybont Farm at 5pm (no cars at the farm please). Of course you are welcome to dress up. Dressing gowns and tea towels are very much the way to go!
Talybont is the perfect backdrop to create a traditional Christmas setting, set in a quiet valley, dotted with fir tree forests and a pretty canal winding through it, reflecting the ever changing winter light and images of the countryside. The local community fully immerse themselves with festive preparations, with many local talented food produces stocking the Busy Village shop and local Christmas Markets. With a variety of individual holiday cottages available to rent and a bevy of family run B&B’s, two local pubs and restaurants with roaring fires and tempting menus it’s a warm and welcoming place to stay over Christmas, New Year and the winter months.
Other Festivities in Talybont and area:-
Star Gazing at The Star Inn Pub – 6.30pm Fri 29th Nov
Venison Centre Christmas Fayre – Sat 30th Nov
Table top sale at Henderson Hall – Sun 2nd Dec
Christmas Crafts at The Star Inn – Sun 8 Dec
Carol Service at Llansantffraed Church – Sun 22nd Dec
Midnight Mass at Llanfeugan Church – 11.30pm Tues 24th Dec
Eucharist/ Christmas Service, Llanddetty Church – 10am Weds 25th Dec