CHRISTMAS spirit has arrived in St Davids, with the annual festival of trees and lighting ceremony.

A variety of decorated Christmas trees went on display in City Hall from November 27-29, with visitors calling in to vote for their favourite design, which this year included a red dragon, a model of Cross Square, a photo memory and a wish tree.

The were entries from Menevia WI, St Davids City Council, Cylch Meithrin Croesgoch, Thousand Island Expeditions, Ysgol Bro Dewi, St Davids Day Centre, and St David’s Cathedral Sunday Club amongst others.

The category winners were: Adult section: 1st Menevia WI; 2nd The Good Neighbours; 3rd Thousand Island Expeditions. Children’s section: 1st Cylch Meithrin Croesgoch; 2nd Ysgol Bro Dewi; 3rd St David’s Cathedral Sunday Club.

The overall winner was Menevia WI with the poppy Christmas tree, which was a fitting tribute on the centenary of the First World War.

On Saturday night the city's Christmas lights were switched on by the Mayor, Councillor David Halse, with entertainment provided by the youngsters of Ysgol Bro Dewi and singer Mike Chant.

Afterwards children queued in City Hall to see Santa in his grotto.

One of the organisers, Bethan Thomas Price, said: “It was a great night. One man in the crowd had come all the way from Santa Barbara in California which the children loved.

“It was a fantastic effort by all involved and I’d like to thank everyone who helped out, including the marshals and people who donated prizes for the raffle.

“It really was a great display of community spirit and kindness.”