There’s one person who’s everywhere in Wrexham this December: Santa. The white-bearded, red-suited jovial fella’s bringing his reindeer and sleigh to various venues across the town. You can have breakfast with him at Strawberry Fields Restaurant inside Bellis Brothers Garden Centre or visit him in his grotto there. You can watch him arrive in Wrexham with his Christmas Candy Carnival and set up another grotto on Queen’s Square, or go and see him at Chirk Castle. Let’s hope Santa’s got enough elves helping him so he’s not too tired to bring us our presents on the 25th!
And talking of Christmas, there’s loads of festive events taking place to help us all get into the spirit of the season. You can enjoy craft stalls, roasted chestnuts and carols at Erddig. And there’s more carols on offer at St Giles’ Church carol concert with all proceeds going to Nightingale House. Away from the carols but continuing the Christmas theme, you can enjoy a magical meander at the mushttp://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/wrexham/members/blogs/addeum or spend the night there with a Christmassy family sleepover. Creative kids will enjoy decorating festive yule logs at Alyn Waters and the craft workshop at Ty Mawr Country Park. And if you’re looking for an unusual present for someone, check out Wrexham’s Victorian Market from the 13th December. It’s open until 8pm so you can shop at your leisure.
Nightingale House is also hosting a Rudolph Run and Reindeer Ramble at Queensway Athletics Stadium. You can choose from a tough 5k run or a gentle 400m walk around the track dependant on your ability and fitness levels.
Christmas obviously dominates events in December but there’s plenty to do that’s got nothing to do the festive season. Oriel Wrecsam are offering make a LED-lit lantern workshops, and art sessions for teenagers and young adults. Bryn’s Buddies, at Wrexham Museum, introduces Archaeology to children, and there’s even a Canine 1st Aid course with practical advice taking place. Music lovers will enjoy Youth Community Choir Dragonsong’s first ever concert, and Farndon Brass Band’s performance at Bellis Brothers. Live venue Central Station’s got another packed month too, with gigs from reformed Irish Rock Trio Therapy? Bright new rock hopes Blitz Kids, American top-sellers Electric Six and eclectic reggae rockers Skindred. Tickets are available from their website.
Business owners can register for a series of free workshops at The Redwither Tower, and Emma and Ian from The Lazarus Group will be holding a number of information evenings about Forever Living products, and how to join its network.
So, like every other month, December’s chock-a-block with brilliant events everyone can enjoy. And they’re all listed here. Please check our events page regularly to see if there’s something for you, and feel free to add your own too.