HUGE crowds went joined in the festive fun at this year’s Ruthin Christmas Extravaganza, which was held at the weekend.

The event, which is organised by Ruthin Artisan Markets CIC, was held in the town centre on Saturday, 25 November, with a number of events taking place.

As well as a host of food and drinks stalls, several events took place throughout the day, with the St Peter’s Bellringers starting festivities by opening the market at 10am.

Market stalls were set up in St Peter’s Church, Nantclwyd y Dre, Ruthin Gaol and Ruthin Market Hall.

The Rock Choir North Wales performed at Ruthin Gaol, followed by the Choir in the Café at Nantclwyd y Dre.

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A sold out Santa’s Grotto delighted families and young children, with further performances by singer Geraint Woolford, the Steel Drum Band and Ruthin Dementia Friendly Community Choir throughout the afternoon before the markets’ closure at 4pm.

One vendor, K&G Chocolates & Truffles, thanked those who went along, and praised the event an “amazing day”.

They said via social media: “A big thank you to everyone that came along to Ruthin Christmas Extravaganza, we had a very chilly but brilliant day.

“It was lovely to see so many returning customers alongside new customers, thank you to everyone for your support to our small business.

“A big shout out to [organiser] Bernadette O' Malley and all her team for their hard work yesterday and for putting on such an amazing day.”