WOLFSCASTLE'S wonderful open-air nativity will not go ahead this year, instead it will be replaced with an evening of open air carols and readings at nearby Nant y Coy Mill.

The nativity ran for 13 years and drew hundreds of people from all over the world to the village.

It featured carols led by Goodwick Brass Band, the famous donkey, Bramble, and possibly the UK's oldest Virgin Mary.

Every year a local baby has been chosen to star as Baby Jesus in the final stable scene.

The event has been filmed for Welsh language television programme, Heno, for the last two years.

Instead of the open-air nativity there will be an evening of open air carols and readings, accompanied by Goodwick Brass Ensemble, at Nant y Coy Mill at 7pm on Thursday, December 20.

"Lots of things have happened this year in the village, so we thought best not to have the open-air (nativity) said organiser and nativity narrator Rev Geoffrey Eynon.

"I thought we'll try something new and involve all the organisations and churches in the community. Let's hope it will be as successful as the open-air nativity."

Everyone is welcome to attend the event, there will be mulled wine, mince pies and bara brith afterwards.

Donations will be accepted to meet the costs of the evening with any surplus money donated to a local charity.