Coleg Cambria will be hosting its first ever Christmas Markets this December.

Six days of activities and attractions are to take place at the college's Deeside and Yale Wrexham sites from December 1-10, with more than 40 vendors in attendance.

This free event caters for the whole family and features the best the areas local producers and businesses have to offer.

Coleg Cambria are keen to support the local communities and help them recover following the Covid pandemic. All suppliers and vendors at the Cambria Christmas Markets are from the local region which will give them a platform to showcase and sell their products and services.

There will be a special visit from Santa Claus at the Yale site on December 2 from 4pm to 8pm and also at the Deeside site on December 9 from 4pm to 8pm, ready to speak to children and find out what they want for Christmas and help them feel the festive cheer.

The event will also be welcoming the North Wales and Wirral Rock Choir, who'll be performing a mix of traditional carols and Christmas favourites.

Maria Stevens, Cambria's director of commercial operations, said: "We are absolutely delighted to be able to hold these two events as a thank you to our communities following the challenges this year and last.

"It gives us an opportunity to celebrate Christmas and give our local producers a platform to sell and showcase their amazing products, from festive food and drink to arts and crafts, decorations, candles, jewellery and more.

"There will be refreshments and street food vans, live music and our own Ial restaurant, florist and salon will be represented; for those looking for that special gift idea there will be plenty of inspiration."

Maria added: "We hope to see plenty of people at both the Deeside and Wrexham markets for a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine – after the challenges of the pandemic people deserve a break and a reason to smile this Christmas, and we plan to give it to them."

The Christmas markets run from December 1-3 at Yale, and December 8-10 at Deeside.

Among the artisan businesses and organisations in attendance will be Goch and Co, Kingdom Recommends, Stone Circle Mead, Wild Moon, Dough Bellissimo, Jack Berry, Frenchie Fancies, The Body Shop and Get Jerky.

The Yale site will host the stalls from December 1 till December 3. The stalls will be open from 12pm to 8pm December 1 and 2 but on December 3 will open from 10am to 2pm.

Deeside will have the stalls from December 8 till December 10 which again will be open from 12pm to 8pm December 8 and 9 and on December 10 they will be open from 10am to 2pm.

For more information, visit and the Coleg Cambria social media accounts.