A DOUBLE dose of Christmas joy comes to one Haverfordwest community this weekend.

An exciting Family Fun Day and a magical Nativity Procession will light up the Garth estate on Saturday, December 9 and Sunday, December 10.

Saturday sees the return of the exciting Christmas Fun Day organised by dedicated local residents at The Hive community centre.

Face-painting, photo booths, party games, craft-tables, prize draws and table top sales are just part of the fun that people can experience between 10am and 3pm.

Bob Inglesant, chair of the Garth Steering Group, said: “We’d like to encourage everybody in the neighbourhood to come down and enjoy the day. For a £1 entry fee you get a hot dog, mince pie and a drink – and you can join in the carol singing and all of the fun”

A magnificent nativity procession entitled Follow the Star on Sunday at 4pm will complete the weekend’s celebration.

Complete with a lit-up star, a live donkey, characters in costume and carols played by members of the Milford Haven Brass Band, the procession will wind its way through the streets of Garth to a specially constructed stable outside The Hive.

“The procession is designed to light up the streets of the neighbourhood with music and candle-light,” said Mike Sutton-Smith, pastor of LifePoint Church, which has organised the event.

The procession will arrive by about 4:30pm at a specially-constructed stable outside The Hive where there will be free hot dogs, mince pies and hot chocolate for everybody.

“We are deeply grateful for the guidance and support of Councillors Sue Murray and Chris Thomas, who helped us believe that this event was possible,” added Mike.

“Haverfordwest Town Council have provided generous financial support. We hope these Christmas events can play a small part in bringing hope and joy to Garth residents.”