Christmas in Wrexham 2016 - Christmas Market - Wrexham Street Festival - Vienna Festival Ballet: The Nutcracker - Stepping Stones Christmas Concert at Eaton Estates Chapel
Christmas in Wrexham 2016
From December 8th
Wrexham's Christmas Market is held in and around St Giles' Church and Church Street. The 70+ stalls will be selling gifts, toys, crafts, local food, mulled wine, Christmas wreathes and lots more
Wrexhams Christmas Market has become one of the most eagerly awaited events in the towns calendar and successfully attracts thousands of shoppers year after year. 2016 will once again see a Victorian theme to the market and visitors will find over 70 stalls in Church Street, St Giles’ churchyard and inside the church itself.
Located in the most picturesque part of the town centre, the Christmas market, which is bustling and attractive during daylight hours, really comes into it own and takes on a magical look as darkness approaches as each stall is lit and decorated with greenery and tiny twinkling lights.
Stalls this year will sell products such as toys, candles, clothing, jewellery, handbags, books, cards, crafts, gifts, seasonal plants and hand made Christmas decorations. Local producers will be on hand to take orders for Christmas turkeys or geese or to sell everything from pies, sausages, cakes, brownies, chocolates and fresh-from-the griddle Welshcakes, to local cheese, beers, cider and preserves. For anyone feeling in need of immediate sustenance, there will be all sorts of hot, freshly prepared food to try including German sausages, festive mince pies, mulled wine and hot chestnuts.
What makes this market really special is that it spills over into the beautiful parish church of St Giles – a real haven of warmth on a cold winters evening. Inside there are more stalls and refreshments, music and carols and many of the thousands of visitors are so captivated by their surroundings that they take an opportunity to just sit and soak up the atmosphere for a while.
The market will be open from 12 noon to 8pm, but why not come early and spend the day in Wrexham? There are many small, independent shops, national brands and restaurants, as well as popular indoor markets and the Eagles Meadow shopping centre, which is full of major national retailers.
Wrexham Street Festival
A monthly event in Wrexham. Street stalls, fair rides, street food, entertainment and things to do running throughout our town. Our first event in May 2015 received fabulous feedback from the people of Wrexham. Wrexham Street Festival showcases a range of wonderful local businesses, fun things to do, fair ground rides and street food. We want to put the heart back into Wrexham and bring the life back into our town. If anyone is interested in having a stall at one of our events, or if you are part of a choir, dance group, band, performer or sports club / group and would like to be involved please get in touch.
Vienna Festival Ballet: The Nutcracker
Be swept away on a magical adventure in one of the most famous classical ballets of all time – The Nutcracker. With its combination of enchanting choreography and unforgettable music, this fabulous ballet is a Christmas treat like no other. Set to Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous score, the traditional tale of The Nutcracker tells the story of Clara and her enchanted nutcracker doll. Returning by popular demand, Vienna Festival Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker promises to delight audiences of all ages with its festive setting and captivating story.
William Aston Hall, Wrexham Glyndwr University