With Christmas fast approaching, make sure you don’t miss any of the fun and magic with this guide to what is going on in the town centre to celebrate!

It all gets started at 5pm on November 23, when the town centre lights up and the shops are open later to get you in the mood and ready for Christmas. This year’s event is being organised by the Rotary Club, with support from Wrexham Council. There will be loads of festive fun to enjoy, and here are some of the people who will be there for the event:

    • Wrexham FC
    • Thomas Teago
    • ‘The Phonics’ – Stereophonics tribute band
    • Singers April Lee and Damon Jacs
    • Queen Elsa
    • School choirs
    • A production of Elf
    • Band Before the Storm
    • and three celebrity guests from this year’s Stiwt panto!


December 2, at 11am, is when the big man arrives! This year, Father Christmas will take up residence in the grotto on Queen’s Square, arriving to a musical procession with his reindeer and a stocking full of surprises on the streets of the town centre.

From the day he arrives until December 23, Santa will be in his grotto daily for you to visit.

December 3 sees the huge iconic drive-in movies screen come to town with an evening of festive classics at Waterworld Car Park. After an online poll, the winners were Elf, which will be screened at 5.30pm, and Home Alone, which will be screened at 8pm. Tickets are available from the Tourist Information Centre on 01978 292015 or at http://www.thisiswrexham.co.uk . Tickets cost £15 per car.

Finally, the Victorian Christmas Market returns on December 7, 12-8pm. This is one of the year’s most eagerly awaited events in the town’s calendar and attracts thousands of shoppers each year. This year the market will the extended through the town from Queen’s Square, down Queen’s Street, Hope Street, Church Street to St. Giles’ Church, with over 100 stalls, Victorian themed rides and more Victorian entertainment.

And remember…throughout December you can park for free in any of Wrexham Council’s car parks (usual restrictions apply) so you can take you time and browse the shops!

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