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Wrexham Christmas events 2017 – Light switch on, Santa’s Grotto, Victorian Market & much more!

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us once more and Wrexham has a jam packed schedule ofPreview Changes (opens in a new window)festive treats for people of all ages to enjoy! 

Christmas celebrations in Wrexham will kick off as usual with the switching on of the Christmas lights in the town centre on November 23rd.

Described as an ‘event not to be missed’, this year’s festivities are again being organised by a team of volunteers from the Wrexham Glyndwr Rotary Club.

Kicking off at 5pm on Queens Square and carrying on until 8pm, the event will be presented by Heart North Wales featuring breakfast presenters Lois & Oli. An evening of live music and entertainment is in store, with exclusive performances from The Phonics (Stereophonics tribute) and singer/songwriter, Thomas Teago.

Also performing on the Queens Square stage throughout the evening are:

– Damon Jacs
– Tenovous Choir
– StreetVibez Dance group
– Em Louise Jones as Queen Elsa
– April Lee
– Wrexham School Choirs
– Elf School Production
– Wrexham AFC football team
– Before The Storm

The honour of switching on Wrexham’s lights will this year go to BBC Eastenders actor Tony Discipline and Big Brother’s Mark Byron, who will be starting in the Snow White production at The Stiwt.

Fairground rides, reindeer and festive stalls will also be on offer at the event – which will culminate in a spectacular fireworks display.

All monies raised from the event will go to Nightingale House Hospice.

Over 7,000 people braved the cold weather last year to watch the lights being switched on. It is hoped this year the turnout will be bigger and better than ever!

Saturday December 2nd will see a jolly man in a red suit and white beard take up residency in the town centre, with Santa’s Grotto opening on Queens Square.

The opening of the Grotto will coincide with Wrexham’s very own Christmas Extravaganza on Queens Square. This year Wrexham has pulled out all the stops to make this Christmas a real cracker!

A parade will snowball into the season’s merriest musical procession as Santa, his reindeer and a stocking-full of surprises flood the streets of the town centre between 11am and 4pm.

Sunday 3rd December will see the town play host to its first ever Christmas drive-in cinema; with a huge screen on Waterworld car park showing two festive classics at 5:30pm and 8:30pm.

Films and where you can purchase tickets from TBC.

Finally, Wrexham’s biggest and most loved festive events will flood the streets with Christmas cheer on Thursday 7th December with the return of the Victorian Christmas Market.

Held in the courtyard of St Giles Church, this year the event will be bigger and better – with over 100 stalls selling crafts and food spilling into the streets of the town centre.

The market will take place between midday and 8pm, with more details TBC soon.

Those visiting Wrexham throughout December will also receive a Christmas present from Wrexham Council – who have announced that it will be free to park in ALL Council owned car parks throughout the month. However be advised that the free parking is only for the maximum time in each car park (for example two hours at the Library Car Park)