Christmas Events 2013

Wrexham Christmas Lights Switch On

November 21st sees the Wrexham Christmas light switch on in Queen's Square.

The festivities will begin at 5:15pm, with entertainment taking place on the stage throughout the evening – building up to the big lights switch on at 7pm! Looking skywards, as the town centre lights up will also reveal a fantastic firework display in the skies above Wrexham.

This year the cast of Glyndwr’s University’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ pantomime will be in attendance to switch the Christmas lights on and entertain the crowds. Stars include David Heath (X Factor Eton Road), John Cooper (SKY TV), Carly Nickson.

Musician KAMEELION will also be in attendance to get the crowd going. Plus a set from local Indie heroes THE MAYDAYS.

On the night there will be a hog roast, refreshments, fair ground rides and Wrexham lager will be in attendance supplying their world famous drink.

This year the event is being organised in coordination with Rampant Dragon, The Foundry, Wrexham.com and Lateral Arc.

There will be goody bags and glow sticks to give out to help light up the crowd – so get there early to make sure you don’t miss out. 

Thursday 21st also marks the start of late night shopping in the town, so it’s an ideal evening to head out hunting for some Christmas gifts.

This is a FREE EVENT open to all members of the public!

Santa's Arrival

Santa will arrive in Wrexham on Saturday 7 December and will travel around the town centre on a sleigh pulled by reindeer.  Leaving Lambpit Street at 11.30am, the sleigh will go across Queens Square, pass under the Argyl Arch, turn left onto Hope Street, left onto High Street and then left again onto Chester Street.    

There will be traditional fairground stalls and rides outside the People’s Market and Santa’s reindeer will be on view until 3.30pm, at which time they have to go back to their stables to be fed.

Santa is looking forward to welcoming children to his wonderful new Grotto inside the People’s Market.  It will be open from 12 until 4.30pm on Saturday 7 December and then every day from Monday 8 December until Christmas Eve. Tickets cost £4.50.

Santa's Grotto

Visit Father Christmas in the People's Market, Chester Street, Wrexham.

  • Saturday 7 December - 12.00 noon - 4.30pm
  • Monday – Friday - 11.00am – 4.00pm
    Thursday 12 and 19 December late night until 7pm
  • Saturday - 10.30am – 4.30pm
  • Sunday 15 and 22 December - 11.00am - 3.00pm
  • Christmas Eve - 10.00am – 12.00 noon

Wrexham Christmas Market

Church Street and St Giles' Church
Thursday 12 December, 12 noon – 8pm

70 stalls selling toys, candles, jewellery, books, cards, crafts, Christmas decorations, freshly cut trees, plants, pottery, local produce, freshly cooked Welshcakes, mulled wine, hot chestnuts and lot, lots more.

For further information on these events, visit Wrexham Tourist Information Centre, Tel: 01978 292536.

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