CHRISTMAS is officially underway in Flint - and the town's tree will offer a time to remember loved ones.

Towns and villages across Wrexham have been busy getting into the Christmas spirit with various events this week as December arrives.

Festivities in Flint began with a full day of Christmas markets, a visit from Santa and fairground rides on Thursday (November 30).

On that same evening, the town's 'Tree of Light' was lit up outside St Mary's Parish Church.

The initiative has been set up by Flint Town Council in conjunction with both the Rotary Club of Flint & Holywell and St. Kentigern Hospice.

Now that the tree has been lit, residents are invited to support the 'Light Up a Life' project. 

Wooden stars have been delivered to schools and are available for residents to decorate and/or write a name of a loved one or occasion on the star.


The tree is going to be used as a way of remembering loved ones or a special occasion this Christmas time.

Schoolchildren kept the residents, who turned up in their hundreds to support the event, entertained by singing a range of Christmas favourites ahead of the tree being illuminated.

The lighting up of the tree was then followed by a fantastic colourful firework display and Mayor Ben Goldsborough leading the countdown to the switching on of the high street's lights.

The Leader: PIC by Flint Town Council shows the fireworks display unfold.

The Leader: PIC by Flint Town Council shows Mayor Ben Goldsborough with the RNLI mascot beside the town's Tree of Light.

Stars for the town's tree of light are now available at the town hall and will also be available on the evening of the Christmas Light Switch On. 

Flint Town Council say that a donation for St. Kentigern would be much appreciated.

Festivities will continue in Flint on Friday December 15 at 7.30pm when residents are invited to attend a carol service to hang their star on the tree. 

Those who cannot attend that event can still take part by dropping their stars off at the town hall by December 12 and these can be hung on the tree ready for the service.