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Christmas Week in Your Pontypridd

  • By James Payne
  • 20 Dec, 2017

 Pontypridd town centre is full of festive spirit and shoppers, if you’re still looking for that something special or a bargain here’s some ideas from the Business Improvement District

Pontypridd Goodies & Gift Ideas

Pontypridd 2018 Calendar £4.99 from Churchill’s Stationers, Sugar & Spice and Linda’s Framing in the Market.    

Pontypridd books, badges and etc at Ponty Museum! 

Cards, Wrapping and Toys 

Christmas Cards & wrapping paper - available at WH Smith, B&M Bargains, Card Factory, Card Centre, Tesco Express, The Kraft Kabin 

Baby Gifts – Gifts for the little ones available at Bizzie Lizzie, The Kraft Kabin, Brent Thomas Toys & Gifts, Pep & Co, Sugar and Spice. 

Get your Wales merchandise at the Welsh Merchandise shop on Fraternal Parade! 

Girls and boys toys available at B&M Bargains, WH Smith, Brent Thomas Toys & Gifts, Max 99p, Poundland, Poundstretcher. 

Get the latest music releases on CD and LP at Terrys Music, you can also get instruments including Guitars (acoustic and electric), ukuleles. You can also radios, record players, mugs, plectrums, magazines and much more! 


Get your phone upgrades or gifts for loved ones at our range of phone shops including EE, Three, Vodafone, Get Connected and Carphone Warehouse. Get your phone accessories also at all of the shops above and at Fone Solutions on Taff Street. 

Unique gifts for dog lovers available at Hope Rescue Charity Shop! Or pop into Pets Corner on Market Street to see a range of pets and various accessories for dogs, cats, birds and small animals. 


Get all your food essentials for the Christmas break! Get your party packs from Iceland, Lidl and Tesco Express! 


Chocolate Logs, Mince Pies and sweets for Christmas Stockings from Baker Boys Café  & Sweet Shop on Fraternal Parade. You can also get your Chocolate logs and Mince Pies from Princes Cafe! You can also get your Christmas Cakes, Mince Pies and Christmas cake from Greggs. 

Booja Booja Raspberry & Champagne Chocolate Truffles £4.95 at Organic Wholefoods & Homebrew in Mill Street!

The famous Twin Peaks Chocolate Bar for £1 in Poundland! 

Ponty’s also got Fair Trade Chocolate from Harvest Craft & Books in Church Street and Gluten Free Chocolate in Holland & Barrett in Taff Street

And don’t forget to pick up your Roses, Milk Tracy, Heroes, Celebrations, Quality, After Eights, Ferrero Rocher from Tesco, B&M, Iceland and Poundland! 

Christmas Day wouldn’t be complete without a Christmas Jumper head over to New Look, Pep & Co, Blizz and Bagz, Peacocks, Burton’s and Dorothy Perkins! 

And don't forget your last minute Christmas decorations at Christmas World on Market Street. 


 KooKoo Madame in Mill Street have late night opening Thursday 21st December from  5 – 8pm -


Organic Wholefoods & Home Brew opening late Thursday 21st December until 7pm

 Why not burn off some calories on Boxing Day at Platform 11! -

Don't miss Pontypridd's own Climbing Trees with The Moonbirds and Ofelia at The Muni Arts Centre  this Saturday 23rd of December! - Get your tickets now

Christmas Sales

New Look has an up to 50% off sales this week! 

Great sales on watches and jewelry at H Samuel! Sale on Swarovski goods at Warren James and sales at C&K Evans Jewelers! H Samuel and Warren James will also be open from 10am-4pm on Christmas Eve. 


Gift Vouchers

For the person who has everything, why not give them Gift Vouchers this Christmas!, many of Pontypridd’s Independent retailers have vouchers including KooKoo Madame, Terry’s Music Shop, Panache, Alfred’s Bar & Grill and Lazarou Hair & Beauty Salon, Performance Physiotherapy, Trattoria, Bizzie Lizzie, Churchills, The Kraft Kabin, Flowers by Design, Pontypridd Osteopathic Clinic. 

You can also get GAME, Boots, WH Smiths, New Look, Burtons, Dorothy Perkins, Tailor Made Travel, Superdrug, Holland & Barrett, Greggs, Wetherspoons, Pep & Co and more and you can also buy Love2Shop vouchers in Superdrug, River Island and Iceland. 

After all that shopping why not relax with a hot drink, cake or something stronger in one of the great bars and café’s in town including Prince’s, Café Royale, Baker Boys Coffee & Sweet Shop, Costa Coffee, The Tumble Inn,  Subway, Kumar’s Café, Hope Rescue, Bradleys Café at Muni, The Skinny Dog, The Patriot Bar, Alfred’s Bar & Grill, The Blueberry Inn, Crazy Croissant, Carini’s, Plowman’s Lunch, Wok in a Box, New York Pancake Department, Cortile Coffee and Greggs, Trattoria, Pam's Diner 


Thanks to all the businesses, residents, visitors, shoppers for supporting the BID this year, we hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and we look forward to delivering new projects in the coming months! 

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A huge thank you to everyone who voted for the Hope Rescue Charity Shop in our competition for the Pontypridd Business Improvement District ‘Best Dressed Window’ award for Christmas 2017.

The winning display was chosen by voters online on the BID's Facebook page, we received a huge response with the post reaching 20,000 users and over 700 people voted, eight businesses in the Business Improvement District participated. 

AM for Pontypridd Mick Antoniw, who presented the award to our Retail Manager, Katy Scourfield said: “Congratulations to Hope Rescue who managed to fend off some fierce completion to win the public vote. Hope Rescue is doing important work by rehoming dogs and promoting responsible dog ownership and I’m delighted to present them with this well-deserved award.”

BID Manager Victoria Pulman said: "Congratulations to Katy and the team at Hope Rescue, this is the first year the BID have run this award and we've had a great response from all the businesses involved. Hope Rescue have beaten strong competition, and we look forward to doing it all again next year'

Katy Scourfield responded:“We’re absolutely thrilled to win this award. Our team of twenty volunteers work incredibly hard to provide high quality displays and a special service all year around, so this award is for the whole team. I’d like to thank all our customers for supporting Hope Rescue.”

Congratulations and well done to the Charity Shop team!
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