Major winter celebrations in Neath Port Talbot have been cancelled due to Covid-19.
The events have been cancelled due to Welsh Government guidelines which prevent groups of more than 30 people meeting outdoors.
They include Christmas lights switch-ons, tree displays and a pantomime.
Neath Port Talbot Council Leader Cllr Rob Jones said he does not want to "be a Scrooge" but "people need to start thinking, ‘We’ll have a quiet Christmas this year’".
The winter events that have been cancelled in Neath Port Talbot due to Covid-19 include:
It has not been confirmed whether Port Talbot's Christmas parade and lights switch-on will take place. However, Cllr Jones said all community councils in Neath Port Talbot will be warned they could be "in deep peril" if they organise individual community events this winter where 30 or more people are likely to gather.
"The legislation still provides that there is no gathering of 30 people or more even in an outdoor venue," he said.
"There are however some people that still feel that they can organise events on private land.
"We’ve got no power or control to prevent them from organising the events on private land. But we do have powers of enforcement if there’s a gathering of 30 or more."
On Saturday August 29, thousands of people attended an illegal rave at Banwen, Neath Port Talbot. South Wales Police gave two of the event organisers £10,000 fixed penalty fines.
"Banwen is a classic example where 3,000 people thought it would be a good idea to turn up to Banwen over a weekend. Well now they’re reaping what they sew," said Cllr Jones.
In June, the council announced Neath Fair, Wales' oldest fair, would be cancelled this year. The event usually takes place in September and has been running for more than 700 years.
Cllr Jones said: "It is a very, very difficult decision to cancel something that’s been going for hundreds of years.
"A fair can’t just pop up overnight and the planning for Neath Fair for example starts around February/March.
"On the 23rd March we went into lockdown and I had to make a decision very early that it was unlikely that the fair was going to take place."
A spokeswoman for Margam Park said: "It is a real shame but with the changing situation with the pandemic and the concerns over managing the event safety for staff, friends, tree contributors and visitors it is the sensible decision. We will have to make that one extra special!"
The Luminate Wales event is still expected to take place this year at Margam Park from Thursday November 19 to Thursday December 14, featuring a trail of lights through the gardens of Margam Country Park and Castle. Social distancing and appropriate hygiene measures will be implemented.