ZOMBIES, witches and ghouls took over Wrexham’s markets yesterday.
As part of special Halloween festivities three of the Wrexham markets – the General Market, the People’s Market and the Butchers’ Market – were filled with frightening face painting, creepy crawlies and a terrifying treasure hunt.
Hundreds of children packed into the markets, making it a Halloween hive of activity.
Amanda Davies, marketing and promotions manager at the markets, said: “It has been a fantastic day and has been absolutely packed.
“We had activities in the three markets, all of which were really popular with the children.
“In the General Market there was face painting and there were many witches and bats walking around the town. There were creepy crafts in the Butchers’ Market where the children could make things like bats and spiders, all out of natural materials like twigs.
“In the People’s Market there was the creepy crawlies, where children could hold and see snakes and lizards, but there was also some nicer animals on show like ducks, hedgehogs and rabbits.”
Children were also given the chance to take part in a terrifying treasure hunt where clues were left throughout the three markets.
The day came to a close when a zombie flashmob hit the market in the style of Michael Jackson’s music video Thriller.
Mrs Davies said: “The traders have been saying it was a fantastic day and really got into the spirit, dressing up themselves as zombies and witches.
“It was great to see the markets so full. We need to get more footfall in the markets and if people see what’s on offer here then they will come back.The day was great for the market and could not have gone better.”