Delight as the Victorian Extravaganza returns to Llandudno!

THOUSANDS of people revelled in the much-anticipated return of the Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza today (April 30).

The three-day event, which has been running for 35 years, was back after being unable to take place in 2020 or 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Extravaganza, which will takes over the town’s main streets, includes street entertainers, stalls, full-size live steam traction engines, shop window displays and much more.

Some of the sites to enjoy on the first day of the Victorian Extravaganza included:

  • Mario Morris’ award-winning outdoor magic comedy show (each day of the event outside Llandudno Library, Mostyn Street at 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm). 
  • Lady Vee, an expert in balloon twisting (each day of the event outside Llandudno Library, Mostyn Street at 11.30am, 2.30pm and 4pm).
  • The Cambria Band (performing in the daily parade at 12pm, and in the main arena by the main stage on St George’s Place at 2.45pm, each day of the event).
  • Competitions for window dressing, Victorian dresses and best-dressed stall. 

North Wales Pioneer: The women's Victorian dress competition at the ExtravaganzaThe women’s Victorian dress competition at the Extravaganza

North Wales Pioneer: The men's Victorian dress competition at the ExtravaganzaThe men’s Victorian dress competition at the Extravaganza

  • A daily parade at 12pm, with all traction engines, vintage vehicles, Victorian dressers and entertainers taking part in the parade.

North Wales Pioneer: The Llandudno Extravaganza midday parade on SaturdayThe Llandudno Extravaganza midday parade on Saturday

North Wales Pioneer: The Llandudno Extravaganza midday parade on SaturdayThe Llandudno Extravaganza midday parade on Saturday

North Wales Pioneer: The Llandudno Extravaganza midday parade on SaturdayThe Llandudno Extravaganza midday parade on Saturday

North Wales Pioneer: The Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza midday parade on SaturdayThe Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza midday parade on Saturday

North Wales Pioneer: The Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza midday parade on SaturdayThe Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza midday parade on Saturday

North Wales Pioneer: The Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza midday parade on SaturdayThe Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza midday parade on Saturday

North Wales Pioneer: The Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza midday parade on SaturdayThe Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza midday parade on Saturday

North Wales Pioneer: The Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza midday parade on SaturdayThe Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza midday parade on Saturday

North Wales Pioneer: The Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza midday parade on SaturdayThe Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza midday parade on Saturday

  • The Maelgwyn Male Voice Choir.

North Wales Pioneer: The Maelgwyn Male Voice Choir, who sang renditions of 'O Gymru' and 'You'll Never Walk Alone' among others, and even taught the crowd some Welsh, in front of a Ukrainian flag with a Welsh dragonThe Maelgwyn Male Voice Choir, who sang renditions of ‘O Gymru’ and ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ among others, and even taught the crowd some Welsh, in front of a Ukrainian flag with a Welsh dragon

  • Vintage and modern static attractions, including the Llandudno Pier Ferris wheel.

North Wales Pioneer: The Ferris wheel at Llandudno Pier on the first day of the extravaganzaThe Ferris wheel at Llandudno Pier on the first day of the extravaganza

  • Stall holders from businesses, St David’s Hospice, Tammy’s Face Painting, and many more.
  • The Van Buren magic show and circus skills workshop.

North Wales Pioneer: The Van Buren magic showThe Van Buren magic show

  • Howard’s Old Tyme Funfair.

North Wales Pioneer: Funfair rides at the extravaganzaFunfair rides at the extravaganza

  • Rock Choir North Wales.

North Wales Pioneer: Rock Choir North Wales performing at the extravaganzaRock Choir North Wales performing at the extravaganza

  • The George Formby Society.

North Wales Pioneer: The George Formby Society performing at the extravaganzaThe George Formby Society performing at the extravaganza

  • The Rhyl Silver Band.

North Wales Pioneer: Rhyl Silver BandRhyl Silver Band

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What to expect from Llandudno’s Victorian Extravaganza and Transport Festival

The event’s return follows the success of “Christmas Extravaganza”, organised by the same people, in the town last November.

The extravaganza is being run simultaenously along with the Llandudno Transport Festival at Bodafon Fields.

The events are connected via a free “hop on, hop off” shuttle bus service from Vaughan Street.

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