RUTHIN town came together for the start of the Christmas celebrations.
There were events throughout the town all day and evening on Saturday, November 30.
The events were organised by the Chamber of Trade.
Some revellers even dressed in medieval Dickensian costume to reflect the history of the town.
There were many stalls with a variety of goods on St Peter’s Square for the towns Christmas market.
Santa Claus saw many boys and girls in his grotto at St Peter’s Church.
As the night began to draw in a lantern parade was led by Santa Claus and the Rotary Club from Ruthin Gaol up to the town square.
They were followed by the ever lively Cambrian Band who provided a vigorous performance to get the crowds going.
This was followed by an evening concert featuring many talented local artists including Joe Woolford who has recently enjoyed great success in the UK Open Mic competition.
A touch of Hollywod was provided by Ruthin Panto Society who perormed a ‘mighty minion sing off’ inspired by the Despicable me films.
There were also performances from Isaac Birchall, Cor Y Porthmyn and Geraint Woolford.
Organisers hope that the events will be the start of a very busy period for the town as people come to the town to shop and celebrate the festive season.
Town ambassador and chair of Ruthin Forward Jeff Brimble said: “It never ceases to amaze me how a small community minded group as we are can achieve so much for the town, my thanks go not only to the team but also to members of the public, traders and well wishers who without their help these events would not be possible, a million thanks.”
The council are lending a helping hand to the town with parking arrangements.
Until December 31 all of the council’s car parks will be free after 3pm each day.