One of Wrexham’s biggest and most popular annual event is just days away, with thousands expected to descend on the town centre for this year’s Christmas light switch on!
Organised by the Rotary Club of Wrexham Glyndwr the event, which will take place on Thursday 23rd November, promises to provide an evening of entertainment and festive celebrations.
Kicking off at 4pm 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 also 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.
This year’s event has been completely organised by volunteers and is non-profit, with all funds being donated to Nightingale House Hospice. The event has also been sponsored by Wrexham Prestige Taxis, who will available from Rhosddu Rd (outside the Army careers office) and Lampbit St (Outside the Seven Stars) during the evening.
Sam Foulkes, event manager said: “The event is really coming together. The team of volunteers at the Rotary Club of Wrexham Glyndwr have been working hard behind the scenes to make this event spectacular in every way.
“Last year was a huge success raising over £2000 for charity. This year all monies raised are going to nightingale house hospice and we hope the local community in and around Wrexham will come out and support us.
“We have an action packed night of festive fun for all the family to enjoy. We have been working hard with the local council events team and local forces including the police, fire and rescue and St Johns to ensure the event is safe and enjoyable for all attending.
“I would personally like to thank all the Rotarian’s involved from Wrexham Glyndwr Rotary Club as we have all worked extremely hard to stage this event.”
Liz Clifford, Rotary events team added: “It’s an even better line up than last year, we have something for everyone young and old.
“We can’t wait for everyone to soak in the atmosphere and light Wrexham up for Christmas. Its all for a fantastic cause so please come and support us, dig deep in your pockets and help us raise vital funds for Nightingale House Hospice.”
More information about Christmas events taking place in Wrexham over the next few weeks can be found here.