Posted: Wed 8th Dec 2021

People encouraged to “support the town centre and local economy as much as possible” this Christmas

Wrexham.com for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

People are being encouraged to “support the town centre and the local economy as much as possible” in the run up to Christmas.

After a difficult 20 months for local traders it is hoped that festive events and free parking initiatives from Wrexham Council will encourage people to stay local and boost footfall for the town’s businesses.

This year sees the return of festive events in the town centre for the first time since 2019, including Santa’s Grotto on Eagles Meadow and a trio of singing penguins and a packed events schedule in Ty Pawb.

This Thursday (December 9) also sees the return of one of Wrexham’s Victorian Christmas Market – a much loved event in the town’s festive calendar.

Taking place from midday until 8pm on Thursday 9 December the event is expected to attract thousands of people to the town throughout the day.

It will be the first time the Victorian Christmas Market has taken place since 2019, with last year’s event cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Over 100 stalls spanning from Queens Square to the grounds of St Giles Church will be on offer for visitors to browse, with a huge selection of festive gifts and treats available.

Hot food and drinks will also be on sale, including German sausages, mince pies, mulled wine and hot chestnuts.

Keep an eye out as well for Victorian street entertainers who will be about to entertain the crowds. Visitors can also enjoy traditional rides and stalls.

To help boost footfall and encourage people to shop local this Christmas, Wrexham Council are continuing to offer free parking in all its car parks (excluding Ty Pawb) after 11am. The usual long and short stay restrictions remain in place.

Councillor Mark Pritchard, Leader of Wrexham Council, said: “To help support town centre businesses, we’ve offered free parking after 11am in council-managed car parks for many months now.

“We’re continuing with this throughout the run-up to Christmas and into next year, as it’s important we keep supporting the local economy as the UK continues to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.

“So please take advantage of the parking offer, shop in Wrexham and support local businesses this Christmas.

“It’s also important to remember to wear face-covering in shops, and it’s a good idea to wear them in any busy or crowded spaces – both indoors and outdoors. Let’s support our town and keep as safe as possible over the festive season.”

Councillor Terry Evans, Lead Member for Economy, said: “It’s wonderful to see the Victorian Market return this year, and I hope people will come into town and soak-up the festive atmosphere – it’s a fantastic event.

“We also have lots of other activities taking place during the run-up to Christmas, and local shops and businesses will also be looking to welcome in customers and help with all those gifts and shopping needs.

“The town has so much to offer, and I would urge everyone to support the town centre and our local economy as much as possible.”

You can find out more about Christmas events on Wrexham Council’s website.



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