As we say goodbye to the summer – and what a beautiful summer it was – we now look towards Christmas and how we are preparing to welcome extra visitors and shoppers to the town centre.

Our Events team has been busy arranging all the usual Christmas events, with the added attraction of a Christmas Village this year, and to make sure everyone benefits we are able to offer free parking for most of these events. You can check them out below.

Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “Even though we continue to face financial challenges we know how important it is to support our events programme over the Christmas period. Supporting our events and giving free parking on key dates in the lead up to Christmas is a boost to the local economy. We hope this will help our traders, particularly our independents, to take full advantage of the extra shoppers this will bring in.”


The dates for free parking are outlined below:

“Christmas Light Switch On”

This popular event is taking place on 22 November and signals the start of the festive activities in the town centre. Parking in all the Council’s town centre car park will be free after 4pm. This event is organised by the Wrexham Rotary Club with the support of our Events team.

“Small Business Saturday”

Come along on December 1 and support local businesses on Small Business Saturday, a national event that we in Wrexham have taken part in for several years. Parking will be free after 10am.

“Victorian Market and Late night shopping”

The very popular Victorian Market takes place on 6 December and parking will be free after 4pm. This event will once again see Queen’s Square to St Giles Church festooned with stalls selling a selection of festive treats and gifts alongside entertainment and a traditional carousel. A very popular event which sees thousands throughout the day descend on the town centre.

The December 6 event also marks the start of free parking for late night shopping which will continue on December 13 and 20 when shops are encouraged to stay open late.

“Christmas Village”

A new event for shoppers and visitors this year and a very exciting addition for the festive season. A three-day winter wonderland is planned. We’ll have more information about this soon. The Christmas Village takes place on December 14, 15 and 16 and parking will be free after 10am.

“Christmas shopping week”

The final days before Christmas will see parking free after 10am between December 17 and 24. Don’t miss the opportunity to bag last minute bargains and take advantage of all that’s on offer in the town centre.

Free parking is on offer at the times stated above in all town centre council owned car parks. This includes Tŷ Pawb. You can check out our other car parks where free parking will be available here.

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