Posted: Wed 15th Sep 2021

Traditional Christmas light switch on planned for Bellevue Park for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

Thirty trees in Bellevue Park will be illuminated with almost three miles of fairy lights at a traditional Christmas Lights Switch On.

The festive event, which has been organised by members of Offa Community Council, will take place from 4pm on November 26.

Bellevue park is a traditional Victorian park with a bandstand at the heart of 30 trees, all of which will be lit up at around 6:30pm.

Almost three miles of fairy lights will be used to light up the trees.

Festive stalls selling crafts and food are also planned for the event, along with a brass band and local choirs.

It is hoped the event will bring some festive cheer to the local community after the last 18 months.

Alex Jones, one of the event’s organisers, said: “Last year Father Christmas visited the streets of Offa, and seeing the smiles on faces not just of children but adults was very rewarding (so Santa said).

“This gave me the idea of holding a traditional light switch on with a brass band, community choirs, Christmas craft and mince pies.

“The last year has been incredibly hard on everyone and now with restrictions lifting we thought Bellevue would be a great big open space to hold an event.

“I’ve also been told it will snow one the 26th November around 6.30pm! I would like to thank Offa Community Councillors who have shown me their support for this event.

“We are all working together to make this event truly magical”

Offa community council are inviting any Christmas crafters, food outlets to get in touch with if they would like to attend this event. We are also open to any local businesses who wish to get involved and help sponsor or donate to the event.

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