AS the nights draw in sooner, festive lights adorning town centres are a major part of celebrating the Christmas period.

Towns and villages across Wrexham and Flintshire will be coming together and getting into the festive spirit with official events to show off their decorations accompanied by a big event to flip the switch.

We have compiled a round up of events taking place across the two counties that are sure to fill you with Christmas cheer in the build up to the big day!

Is your town or village hosting a Christmas light switch-on that we have missed? Email with the name of the town/village, a time and date, and what's happening and we will get it added to the list. If you take any pictures or videos that show off the festive spirit in your town or village then please share them with us via email or our social media pages.


Thursday, November 14

WREXHAM Rotary Club will be hosting an official switch-on of the town Christmas lights on November 14.

The free event will take place in the town centre at Queen’s Square with build up to the event starting from 4pm leading up to Love Island star Niall Aslam switching on the lights at 7.30pm.

There will be performances from local bands and singers, Coleg Cambria dance group, and more, as well as stalls and fairground rides - with the event literally finishing with a bang with a huge firework finale.

Friday, December 6

RUABON Community Council Christmas Lights will light up the village on Friday, December 6 at 6:30pm.

Residents and visitors can witness the free event at Ruabon Village Hall where further activities and refreshments will be provided.


Thursday, November 21

FLINT Festive Fair makes a return to the town high street on November 21.

The event, staged by Flint Town Council, will be held from 4pm on Church Street. The free-to-attend evening will feature a festive village, fairground attractions, carol performances from local schools and a fireworks display.

Saturday, November 23

BUCKLEY will switch on their town Christmas lights on November 23.

The town mayor, Cllr Arnold Wolley, will throw the switch at 5.30pm – bringing festive cheer to the town.

Along with the main event, visitors can arrive at Brunswick Road from 2pm ahead of the Santa Dash at 2.30pm and a visit from Father Christmas on the main stage area at 3pm.

The town council have said that there will be children’s rides, reindeer and refreshments on offer.

Tuesday, November 26

THE Christmas Lights celebration will begin in Mold in the afternoon on November 26 leading up to the big switch on in the Daniel Owen Square.

According to Mold Town Council, the lights will once again be turned on by Father Christmas at 6.30pm in the Square.

There will also be a festive funfair on the High Street, with the local junior and high schools invited to sing from 3.30pm on Earl Road along with Mold Town Band, Urban Fusion, Disney Princess Elsa as well as an amazing LED hula hoop performance from Soul Cirque.

There will also be local food stalls to delight every kind of taste bud – from sweet to savoury.

Thursday, November 28

THE Connah’s Quay Christmas Fayre and light switch on will take place on November 28, igniting festive cheer in Deeside.

To start the evening from 4pm, the town council are hosting a selection of songs down at the junction of High Street and Wepre Drive before switching on the lights on the town’s real Christmas tree at 4.15pm.

Once the lights are on, the annual free-to-enter Christmas fayre will take place inside the Connah's Quay Civic Hall – from community craft stalls and charity displays to various refreshments.

Local entertainment acts will be featured throughout the night, with further details confirmed closer to the event, as well as plenty of festive songs provided by Radio Deeside.

A special guest visit from Father Christmas at his Deeside grotto has also been set up as part of the fayre.

Friday, November 29

HOLYWELL will be celebrating the most wonderful time of the year by switching on the town Christmas lights on November 29.

The town council event will begin with seasonal festive music playing in the High Street area from 12 noon followed by a Christmas sing-a-long led by elves at 4.15pm.

The Cambria Band will march to the Welsh National Anthem at 4.45pm ahead of the town mayor, Cllr Paul Johnson, being assisted by local schoolchildren switching on the lights at 5pm.

The celebrations will continue with music from the Philsharmonics and Youth Choir, Frozen 2 characters and tribute band ABBA NOW until 7pm.

The event will also give youngsters an opportunity to meet Father Christmas as well.