The three-day event featuring more than 100 stalls began on Friday and ran through to Sunday.
Bosses have estimated it generated £200,000 for the city's economy and have confirmed it will return next year from December 14 to 16.
Cabinet Member for City Environment, Councillor Steve Evans, said: “This was the largest festive market the city has seen and it was wonderful to see it attract thousands of visitors – and boost the local economy.
“There was a great atmosphere around the market over the three days with people of all ages enjoying a variety of stalls offering festive goodies, plenty of food and drink, and fun activities at this special time of year.
“We now intend to build on the success of this year when the market returns next winter.”