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.
- A daily parade at 12pm, with all traction engines, vintage vehicles, Victorian dressers and entertainers taking part in the parade.
- The Maelgwyn Male Voice Choir.
- Vintage and modern static attractions, including the Llandudno Pier Ferris wheel.
- Stall holders from businesses, St David’s Hospice, Tammy’s Face Painting, and many more.
- The Van Buren magic show and circus skills workshop.
- Howard’s Old Tyme Funfair.
- Rock Choir North Wales.
- The George Formby Society.
- The Rhyl Silver Band.
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.