NOTE: This content is old - Published: Tuesday, Nov 19th, 2013.
We’re just days away from the Wrexham Christmas lights switch on, and with the Queens Square Christmas tree up, the festivities are starting to take place.
This year’s Christmas light switch on will kick-off at 5pm in Queens Square on Thursday November 21.
Those who attended the Christmas light switch on last year may remember the branded Wockhardt glow sticks that were given out to the crowds. This year Wockhardt have returned to the Wrexham Christmas lights switch on as the main partner for the event.
Wockhardt is a well known, global pharmaceutical business that supplies healthcare products to the Retail Pharmacy, Hospital and Grocery sectors.
In 2003 Wockhardt opened a branch on the Wrexham Industrial estate, which employs over 300 people. Since setting up in Wrexham, the company has generated a name for itself, sponsoring many events in the town, include events arranged by Nightingale House and even a few local football teams!
A spokesperson for Wockhardt said: “We decided to get involved with the Christmas lights switch on as it’s supporting the local community event and charity, and we support local charities.”
This year’s light switch on is set to be a fun-filled night, with something for all the family to enjoy.
Throughout the night there will be live entertainment to keep the crowd going, along with a hog roast, fair ground rides and music provided throughout the night from Calon FM.
The lights themselves will be switched on at 7pm by the cast of Glyndwr University’s panto, Sleeping Beauty, which features David Heath (X Factor Eton Road), John Cooper (SKY TV) and Carly Nickson. Then it will be time to look to the sky to see the festive firework display.
Wockhardt have also kindly provided pens and glow sticks for free goody bags which will be handed out to the crowds on the night. The bags will be packed full of leaflets, vouchers, a festive what’s on guide and a very special surprise for some lucky bag holders!
Live music will also be provided on the night by local mucisians Kameelion and The Maydays. So pop down to Queens Square at 5pm on Thursday to enjoy the festivities!