Posted: Mon 5th Dec 2022

Festive fun as “mega markets week” takes place in city centre for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Monday, Dec 5th, 2022

This week, there will be FIVE different Christmas craft and artisan markets in Wrexham city centre! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

This “mega market week” has some newcomers and some much-loved favourites: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • Victorian Market, December 7
  • Coleg Cambria, Christmas Market, December 6-8
  • Christmas Makers’ Market, Ty Pawb, December 10
  • Wrexham Street Market, Henblas Street, December 10
  • Wrexham Winter Festival & Christmas Market, Queen’s Square, December 10-11

The council say, “These events will feature live music and entertainment, mince pies and mulled wine, and all imaginable craft and artisan products”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Councillor Nigel Williams, lead member for place – economy and regeneration, said: “I’d like to thank all the organisations that helped bring these markets to Wrexham. They bring a festive feel to the city centre and will hopefully bring in thousands of extra visitors to enjoy the festivities, and no doubt spend time in local shops and hospitality too.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Mandy Hughes, the ‘Doolallylady’, is looking forward to setting up her stall: “It’s great chatting to members of the public, especially fellow crafters. There’s such a friendly atmosphere, and I really appreciate the people who buy my hand-crafted products, it’s as if bits of me are in people’s homes all over Wrexham!” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Her daughter Heidi, of Heidi Lou Jewellery, adds: “I love seeing our city so busy, it brings people together. The Street Market has a real family feeling, with a great bond among the stallholders. It’s great to have Right Stuff Catering with their delicious Jamaican street food.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The council also remind you, “If you visit one (or all) of the markets next week, make sure you call into Wrexham’s shops, pubs and cafés, as well as our permanent markets, to find even more gift ideas and seasonal offerings!” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Victorian Market  ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A key event in Wrexham’s festivities is to return to the city centre this week with a day change. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Over 100 stalls will line the streets from St Giles and up to Queens Square as part of the Victorian Christmas Market. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

There has been a change of day for this year’s event, which has traditionally taken place on the first Thursday of December. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

However this year people can enjoy all the usual festivities and Christmas goods on Wednesday this week, between midday and 8pm. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

On offer will be traders selling everything from hot food and drinks, handmade gifts, crafts, Christmas decorations and much more. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Visitors can also keep their eye out for traditional Victorian entertainers who will be on hand to spread the festive cheer – along with an old carousel to enjoy on Queens Square. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Free parking is available in city centre council run car parks after 11am except Ty Pawb. Usual parking time limits will apply. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Wrexham Victorian Christmas Market will start at midday on Wednesday through to 8pm. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​




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