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Can you complete FOR Cardiff’s advent trail and help #FindDwynwen?
FOR Cardiff has kicked off the countdown to Christmas by turning the city centre into a giant advent calendar today, Sunday, 1 December.
24 calendar doors have appeared in various locations across the city; in the Cardiff arcades, in the Capitol Centre and the Hayes, and each day will unveil the adventures of Dwynwen the Dragon.
The doors have been designed by Welsh artist Pete Fowler, best known for his artwork for Welsh band, Super Furry Animals. Inspired by animals, music, folklore and myths, Pete’s work usually features a central narrative with recurring characters, like mischievous Dwynwen the dragon.
Dwynwen is a young, venturesome dragon who will be getting up to all kinds of festive activities during advent. She enjoys the freedom of the great outdoors, so you might spot her climbing Capital Tower or the Principality Stadium, writing a letter to Father Christmas or baking sweet smelling gingerbread men, all before Christmas day.
To help keep an eye on the fun-loving dragon, the public are invited to #FindDwynwen and follow the trail, sharing their photos of Dwynwen using #FindDwynwen, or #BleMaeDwynwen in Welsh to be in with a chance of winning a FOR Cardiff gift card, which is redeemable in over 70 stores in Cardiff.
In addition to finding Dwynwen, visitors can take part in free events on the three weekends leading up to Christmas such as:
Visitors can also enjoy a bigger and better Gingerbread Mun house again this year, with more Gingerbread characters and opportunities to win prizes by sharing selfies using #GingerbreadMun.
Adrian Field, Executive Director of FOR Cardiff said: “We strive to make Cardiff more vibrant and welcoming for residents and visitors, that’s why FOR Cardiff wanted to sprinkle some Christmas magic across the city centre. We comissioned the bright and bold Dwynwen the dragon in the hope that people will go out and #FindDwynwen whilst exploring the festive capital and support the independent businesses and high street retailers on offer.”
Visit www.FORCardiff.com/Christmas for details on advent calendar locations and other Christmas activities across the city.
As a business improvement district (BID), FOR Cardiff operates in five year terms. Our first five year term comes to an end in November 2021 and we are now consulting with our members to understand what they would like to see us deliver in our second five year term.
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