Christmas lights switch-on 2018
Saturday 17 November from midday, lights switch-on at 5.15pm
Family fun including live music, fairground rides, celebrity guests and cartoon characters, culminating in the switching-on of the extended city centre Christmas lights and a breath-taking fireworks display.
The day is organised by Newport Now Business Improvement District in partnership with Newport City Council, Friars Walk, Kingsway Centre and Newport City Radio.
Christmas in Caerleon
Saturday 8 December 10am-6pm
- Traditional festive storytelling sessions at the Roman Fortress Baths, 11am, 1pm and 3pm
- Farmers’ market at town hall, 10am to 4pm, with local producers’ food and craft stalls and refreshments
- Music and carols around the Christmas tree on Goldcroft Common from 4.30pm, in the town hall if it is raining
The Riverfront panto: Sleeping Beauty
Tuesday 4 December 2018 - Sunday 6 January 2019
This year's fun-filled family panto! Visit The Riverfront panto page to book tickets.
Visit Newport for bargains, gifts and provisions from independent traders, historic Newport Market and Friars Walk.
Park and ride
Saturday 17 November - Saturday 22 December 2018
A free Saturday park and ride service will run between the Civic Centre car parks and the city centre bus station from 9am, with the last bus departing from the city centre at 5.50pm.
Visit Newport Transport for further details.
Waste and recycling collections
Bins and recycling will be collected one day later than usual over the Christmas and New Year period.
Put in your postcode on the bin collection page over Christmas to find out when your bin and recycling will be collected.
Your real Christmas tree can be recycled by:
Recycle cards and wrapping paper
Cards can go in your green recycling box with cardboard and wrapping paper goes in your blue box - no foil wrapping paper please!
Read about Wastesavers Christmas recycling
Recycling Centre opening hours
- Monday 24 December 2018: open 7am - 4.30pm
- Tuesday 25 December and Wednesday 26 December: closed
- Thursday 27 and Friday 28 December: open 7.30am - 4.30pm
- Saturday 29 December and Sunday 30 December: 9am - 4.30pm
- Monday 31 December: open 7.30am - 4.30pm
- Tuesday 1 January 2019: closed
Last vehicles admitted to the site 15 minutes before closing time
More information about the Recycling Centre
Council operating hours
Telephone Newport City Council on (01633) 656656 or visit the Information Station on Queensway.
- Monday 24, Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 December: closed
- Thursday 27 and Friday 28 December: telephone 8am - 6pm, visit 8.30am - 5pm
- Monday 31 December: telephone 8am - 6pm, visit 8.30am - 5pm
- Tuesday 1 January: closed
TRA 93893 14/11/2018