Christmas celebrations in Wrexham town centre are set to be a real cracker this year with a festive extravaganza in store.
Saturday 2nd December will see the town host a day of activities and fun, including the return of a much-loved Christmas tradition – a parade (something people often refer to when talking about the good old days of Wrexham).
Starting at 11am and led by a marching band, the parade will see Father Christmas himself and his reindeer take part, along with some well-known characters from children’s TV shows.
From there the parade will travel along Lord Street, Edgerton Street, Regent Street, Hope Street and Queens Street in a merry musical procession before ending on Queens Square.
A stocking full of surprises is also promised, including stalls, children’s ride, choirs singing carols, a giant Christmas snow globe, free land train trips and photo ops with the children’s TV characters.
The event will also signify the arrival of Father Christmas, who will be taking up a residence for a few weeks in his new grotto on Queens Square.
The grotto will be open Monday – Saturday until 23rd December and tickets are £4.50.
Wrexham’s Christmas Extravaganza features as part of a wider festive calendar of events in town this year, with celebrations kicking off on Thursday 23rd November for the Christmas Light Switch On.
Kicking off at 5pm on Queens Square and carrying on until 8pm, the event will feature live music performances and entertainment before culminating in the switch on itself and a fantastic fireworks display.
More information about Christmas events taking place in the town centre can be found here.