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Thousands turnout for Wrexham’s ‘bigger and better’ Victorian Christmas Market

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Dec 7th, 2017.

Thousands turned out in Wrexham today to visit the town’s bigger and better than ever Victorian Christmas Market.

Seen as a key event in Wrexham’s festive calendar, today’s Victorian Market saw huge crowds descend on the town centre for a spot of Christmas shopping, a quick browse and a bit of food and drink!

There had been some concern earlier this morning that the strong gusts forecast would mean the event was cancelled – however some quick thinking and stall rearranging from the organisers meant the show was on despite ongoing monitoring of the weather conditions.

Today’s event was the first time the Victorian Market had spilled into the town centre, with stalls in the usual spots of St Giles Church and Church Street – along with Hope Street and Queens Street. There was also a carousel and some good old fashioned games, including a coconut shy and hook-a-duck on Queens Square.

In total there was more than 100 stalls selling festive goodies, including chutneys, mulled cider, wreaths, Christmas decorations, mistletoe, cakes, crafts and much more!

The event also seemed to bring people from out of the area into Wrexham, with Destination Manager at Wrexham Council, Joe Bickerton telling us that six coach trips full of people had visited the market.

The ‘bigger and better’ market format has been well received, with plenty of positive comments about what was on offer.

Wrexham’s Mayor toured the markets (pictured below alongside Amanda Davies from Wrexham Council who, along with her team and many others has worked for months to get the event on) with feedback from all we spoke to how positive the event was, and lots of comments on how the new Christmas lights enhanced the feel of the town centre.

Some even said it was better than Chester – but then again, nothing good ever happens in Wrexham if you only pay attention to what some people say online…!

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