A TOWN is gearing up for the festive period once again, with a host of events planned for residents and visitors to enjoy.

The renowned market town of Mold is kicking off the festivities with the annual Christmas light switch-on on Tuesday, November 27, on Daniel Owen Square.

Festive entertainment starts at 3.30pm and goes through to 6.30pm with local school choirs, Urban Fusion Dance, Mold Town Band and even Princess Elsa entertaining the crowds at the town square.

Father Christmas will switch on the lights at 6.30pm before meeting and chatting to children in his very own grotto until 7.30pm.

Mold is delighted to welcome a Light Up Local Food Festive Market for the first time, hosting local food and gift traders, plus festive cookery demonstrations and festive food tips.

The great fun fair will be on the High Street from 3.30pm-7.30pm, and all festive events will be held from Wednesday, November 28, to Sunday, December 2, with the return of a special festive Celtic Fayre on Meadow Place car park which is free.

Nigel Rose, organiser on behalf of Mold Town Council said: “We are very pleased that the Celtic Christmas Fayre is once again in Mold and appreciate the support of the businesses, the town cuncil and the wider community of the town.”

The town will also be hosting choirs, musicians and other entertainment during the Christmas period. Celyn Farmers Market will be held on December 1 and 15 at St Mary’s Church Hall, opposite the police station.

Mold Town Council are also delighted to announced that it will be assisting Father Christmas this year with his special community float throughout December, with 16 dates scheduled to visit the town’s children.