THE VICTORIAN Market in Wrexham has been "scaled down" due to safety concerns. 

The popular event is set to return to the city centre on Thursday (December 7) as Wrexham gets into the festive spirit. 

However, due to weather concerns, the council has today (December 6) confirmed that the markets will be scaled down. 

The event will still go ahead, however, there will be fewer stalls on offer to the public. 

Some Christmas stalls will be available for visitors to enjoy at St Giles Church and at Ty Pawb, whilst the fairground in Queens Square will still go ahead.

The traditional Victorian rides are always very popular and except the ferris wheel, they are safe to operate in gusts of wind.

There will also be some food outlets offering warm festive food and drink.


The Met Office is predicting heavy rain throughout the day with gusts of wind up to 35 mph. The local authority say it is with "great regret" the markets must be affected. 

However, they explained that it was "not feasible" to hire sturdier stalls that can withstand high winds due to the nature of it being a one-day event. 

Cllr Nigel Williams, Lead Member for Economy and Regeneration, said: “We know many people will be very disappointed as we are ourselves. However, the safety of stall-holders and visitors must be a priority. 

"The Team have worked really hard at short notice to ensure that although scaled down, this Christmas event will still be well worth attending.”