Take a magical ride through the county borough on Santa’s sleigh

Join Santa and Rudolph on his sleigh this Christmas for a magical ride over some of Bridgend County Borough’s best-loved areas.

Featuring footage from the ‘Rudolph Cam’ as Santa’s sleigh does a trial run before Christmas Eve, the festive video lets you experience the county borough like never before.

Taking in the delights of Bridgend, Porthcawl and Maesteg, the video showcases the wealth of options available to anyone planning some last-minute shopping in one of our town centres as Christmas approaches.

The feature ties in with Bridgend County Borough Council’s ‘Spend Christmas in your town centre’ initiative. As well as encouraging people to visit their local town centre, the initiative offers residents a new and exclusive offer from a local business via an
online advent calendar.

You can even enter a draw to get a personalised video message for your family from Santa, direct from Lapland, delivered straight to your inbox on Christmas Eve. To be in with a chance of hearing from Santa Claus, simply fill out your details on the Bridgend Digital Christmas website before Thursday 24 December.

Be sure to check out the apps for each town centre as well which contain the latest offers, competitions and vouchers from local retailers.

Cllr Charles Smith, Cabinet Member for Education and Regeneration, said: “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank every one of our residents for their continued support for our town centres.

“This video wonderfully illustrates each of the town centres here in Bridgend County Borough and will certainly get everyone into the Christmas spirit.

“We hope it will inspire shoppers to swap the major online retailers for the wealth of unique, independent businesses that Bridgend, Porthcawl and Maesteg have to offer.”

The video is available to watch on YouTube as well as the local authority’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.