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Rain fails to dampen festive spirit as crowds turnout for Christmas parade

The festive spirit was high in Wrexham yesterday morning as crowds gathered to watch the return of the town’s Christmas parade.

The weather outside wasn’t exactly frightful, however the occasional downpour of rain failed to dampen anyone’s spirt for this morning’s Christmas parade through town.

Starting from Queens Square, the parade was led by a brass band featured a miniature train full of children and families, the representatives from The William Aston Hall’s Aladdin, characters from Paw Patrol and of course Father Christmas and his reindeer!

The parade was then led through Lord Street, Regent Street, Hope Street and Queens Street before arriving back on Queens Square for the official opening of Santa’s Grotto.

Of course the chance to meet Father Christmas was the main attraction for many visiting the town today, with queues throughout the day on Queens Square to meet the man himself and get those gift requests in before the big day.

There was plenty in town for shoppers and visitors to enjoy once the parade had finished, with a number of local stallholders selling local crafts and food; along with fairground rides and a giant snow globe!

Just around the corner there was also the weekly Henblas Street festive market, which has been organised by a team of volunteers to boost footfall on the street in the run-up to Christmas.

Father Christmas will be in his grotto until Saturday 23rd December, Monday – Saturday between 11am and 4pm.

Tickets for Santa’s Grotto are £4.50 and are available from the Tourist Information Centre on Queens Square.

More pictures from yesterday’s Christmas Extravagazna can be found below:

 

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