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Christmas Countdown

With Christmas fast approaching we continue our look ahead to some of the festive delights that are coming up over the next couple of weeks.  This week, it's Bridgend's Elfsteddfod.

What started as an attempt to break New York's World Record World Record for the number of elves gathered in one place in 2010, has grown every year since.  So much so that it continually breaks its own World Record every year.

The record, if you don't know, is for the largest gathering of elves in one place.  That place is Bridgend.  They currently hold the record with 1216 of Santa's little helpers cramming in to the town centre last year.  This year, the organisers are hoping to go (at least) one better and break the record for the 4th consecutive year.

And you can take part too.  Simply turn up in Bridgend Town Centre on Saturday 14 December and collect your official elf hat from the organisers and you'll become part of the record attempt.

For more information visit the website

Return of the Elves

Do you remember this last year? Bridgend beat mighty New York to take their world record for the most number of elves gathered in one place.  The record stood at 610 but Bridgend smashed it to record a new record of 794. 

And this year they're trying to go one better.  Or to be more precise 206 better as they attempt to break the 1000 elves barrier.

The attempt will take place on Saturday 10 December on Adare Steet in Bridgend town centre. Organisers will provide the hat, you provide the red or green jumper.

Sheep and Elves - it can only be Bridgend

Remember Feastival, Bridgend's Alternative Food Festival held last month?  It promised all the usual smells, stalls and stands of conventional food festivals as well as slightly less conventional exhibits.  Amongst these was a 10ft cauliflower sheep.    Unfortunately, the building of the sheep didn't quite go to plan.  Take a look at this great video.



Not to be put off, the organisers of Bridgend's crazy events are back with their Christmas offering, the Elfsteddfod.  They don't do things lightly as they take on the might of New York City in a bid to smash the world record for the largest number of elves gathered in one place at one time.  The American city currently holds the record with 607 elves.  So go along to Bridgend town centre on 11 December to be part of it