CHRISTMAS spirit has officially arrived in Mold as the lights are switched on and the festivities begin.

In the build up to Christmas, communities across Wrexham and Flintshire are coming together to get into the festive spirit. 

And the cold weather didn't stop residents coming out in their numbers for Mold's big night on Tuesday (November 28).

Festivities started there with the entertainment which took place from 3.30pm at Daniel Owen Square.

School choirs, Mold Town Band, Disney Princess Elsa, Spiderman and The Hulk were all present, as were plenty of food and gift stalls to keep guests fed and entertained.

A colourful fun fair lit up Mold's high street between 3.30pm and 8pm as people of all ages had fun on the fairground rides.


Santa then arrived at around 6.25pm, five minutes before the 'Grand Switch On' of the lights at 6.30pm.

You can watch our quick TikTok from the night Mold was lit up for Christmas here ...

@leaderlive_ It seems that Christmas is underway in Mold as of tonight! 🎅 🌲 #flintshire #Mold #wales #christmastime ♬ Last Christmas - Jordan James

Speaking after a successful event for the town, Mold Mayor, Councillor Teresa Carberry, said: "Well in the words of the song, “It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas”. Just had the Christmas lights switch on, following an evening of school choirs, a visit from The Hulk, Spider-Man, Princess Elsa, and the talented Mold Town Concert Band, not forgetting the man himself…….Santa.

The Leader: Mold Mayor Councillor Teresa Carberry with the town's Christmas tree.

Cllr Carberry added: "Lots of smiling faces and happy people.  A big thank you to Mold Town Council and everyone who contributed to making it happen. Merry Christmas!"

Mold is also set to host plenty of other Christmas events over the coming weeks.

Among them will be the Mayor's Christmas Carol Concert to be held at the Bethesda Presbyterian Chapel on New Street in Mold on Thursday, December 9 (7pm-9pm).

Cor Y Pentan and The Rock Choir will be taking part in the event which will raise money for North Wales Superkids and Flintshire Foodbank.

Tickets (£5) are available now from Mold Town Council or on the door on the night.