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Christmas in Chester

Christmas in Chester MapAs the nights grow darker and the air gets cooler, it's fair to say Christmas is on the way. Chester is the place to be this Christmas, with so many sparkly, seasonal events taking place in the city centre, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Click on our map to find out where festivities are taking place.

Chester Christmas Market will return to the city centre with over 70 chalets filled with gift ideas and delicious festive fare to enjoy, the annual parades will be filling the streets with festive cheer and Chester Cathedral opens its doors with a variety of christmassy events from carol concerts to their popular Christmas tree festival.

Families will get the chance to see Chester Zoo as they have never seen it before as the Lanterns return. Spot the animal lanterns, beautifully lantern-lit gardens and Santa and his sleigh leading the celebrations.

Storyhouse’s first Christmas explodes into life with the world’s first ever stage show of Enid Blyton’s children’s classic, Secret Seven brought to you by the team behind the hugely popular Alice in Wonderland, Wind in the Willows and Stig of the Dump.

Enjoy live musical performances and an explosive musical firework display as Christmas is launched in style at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, wander around the beautiful city or visit Grosvenor Shopping Centre for the perfect gift.

Get in from the cold and warm up with a boozy hot chocolate at Ginger or stay for lunch and sample one of their delicious charcuterie platters accompanied by one of the interesting wines they offer.

Alternatively, visit Commonhall Street Social, a well-loved rustic bar, tucked back in a side street off Bridge Street, to sample craft beers and wholesome, honest food in a unique venue.

Then stay the night in a luxury hotel and do it all over again!

If that's not enough, check out all the other events taking place in the city this Christmas below:

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Winter Watch and Saturnalia Parade

Winter Watch and Saturnalia Parade

At 7pm from Eastgate Street you will be able to experience the special evening that merges two fantastic parades.

Christmas Lantern Parade

Christmas Lantern Parade

Chester city centre will be lit by hundreds of children as they parade through the streets carrying handmade lanterns for the annual Lantern Parade.

Christmas Tree Festival

Christmas Tree Festival

From the end of November, Chester Cathedral cloisters will be filled with more than 40 majestic Christmas trees. Escape from the hustle and bustle...

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  1. Add Christmas Markets at the Hollies to your Itinerary

    Christmas Markets at the Hollies

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    Sale

    Add Christmas Markets at the Hollies to your Itinerary

    Tarporley

    A wide range of Christmas products will be available, plus lots of delicious tastings from amazing suppliers.

    Dates

    From:
    2 Nov 2017to30 Nov 2017
  2. Add Christmas at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet to your Itinerary

    Christmas at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet

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    Family Friendly

    Add Christmas at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet to your Itinerary

    Ellesmere Port

    Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet is celebrating Christmas in style. A treat for the whole family!

    Dates

    From:
    10 Nov 2017to24 Dec 2017
  3. Add Christmas at the Grosvenor Shopping Centre to your Itinerary

    Christmas at the Grosvenor Shopping Centre

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    Event

    Add Christmas at the Grosvenor Shopping Centre to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    The renowned Christmas tree will be back on the prestigious St Michael’s Row, where you and the family can snap a selfie at the seasonal selfie arch.

    Dates

    From:
    14 Nov 2017to27 Dec 2017
  4. Add Chester Christmas Market to your Itinerary

    Chester Christmas Market

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    Sale

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    Chester Centre

    Shoppers are in for a magical time at Chester Christmas Market, with over 70 traditional wooden chalets situated in the heart of Chester, all wrapped around a sparkling Christmas tree.

    Dates

    From:
    16 Nov 2017to20 Dec 2017
  5. Add CheSTAR at Chester Cathedral to your Itinerary

    CheSTAR at Chester Cathedral

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    Show / Display

    Add CheSTAR at Chester Cathedral to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    A giant sparkling Christmas star standing 25ft high and 23ft wide will be lighting up Chester city centre this festive season as part of CH1ChesterBID's annual Christmas celebrations.

    Dates

    From:
    17 Nov 2017to6 Jan 2018
  6. Add Storytelling with Santa to your Itinerary

    Storytelling with Santa

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    Workshop

    Add Storytelling with Santa to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Storyhouse celebrates its first ever Christmas by transforming The Den into a magical Grotto. Join Santa in the Storytelling Room, tell him your Christmas wishes, listen to festive stories and enjoy festive-themed arts and crafts.

    Dates

    From:
    18 Nov 2017to17 Dec 2017
  7. Add Selfie with ChELFie and ELFie to your Itinerary

    Selfie with ChELFie and ELFie

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    Participatory Event

    Add Selfie with ChELFie and ELFie to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    From 18th November -23rd December, CH1ChesterBID’s friendly Christmas elves, ELFie and ChELFie will be in Chester city centre every Saturday and would love to have a #selfie with you!

    Dates

    From:
    18 Nov 2017to23 Dec 2017
  8. Add Thanksgiving to your Itinerary

    Thanksgiving

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    Participatory Event

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    Chester

    Visit the Brewhouse & Kitchen for a 2 course Thanksgiving feast of Turkey with all the trimmings and pumpkin pie to finish!

    Dates

    From:
    23 Nov 2017to23 Nov 2017
  9. Add The Lanterns at Chester Zoo to your Itinerary

    The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

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    Show / Display

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    Chester Outskirts

    This Christmas, as twilight falls across Chester Zoo a magical Christmas sorting office comes to life. The zoo will be transformed into an enchanting world full of illumination and spellbinding theatrical adventure.

    Dates

    From:
    24 Nov 2017to30 Dec 2017
  10. Add 80's Disco Party Night to your Itinerary

    80's Disco Party Night

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    Participatory Event

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    Chester Centre

    Come for one of the unforgettable party nights in the stunning Roodee Suite. You will enjoy a wonderful three course dinner, followed by a disco in the Stables Bar until late.

    Dates

    From:
    24 Nov 2017to23 Dec 2017
  11. Add All Inclusive Party Nights to your Itinerary

    All Inclusive Party Nights

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    Chester Centre

    All Inclusive Party Nights are the perfect package. In the Prince of Wales Suite you and your guests will enjoy a reception drink on arrival, followed by a three course dinner with wine and beer served throughout*.

    Dates

    From:
    24 Nov 2017to23 Dec 2017
  12. Add The Spirit of Christmas to your Itinerary

    The Spirit of Christmas

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    Concert

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    Chester Centre

    A truly magical evening that awaits you at Chester Cathedral on Friday 24th November, ensuring the festive season starts with a sparkle for the great and good of Cheshire.

    Dates

    From:
    24 Nov 2017to24 Nov 2017
  13. Winter Afternoon Tea

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    Participatory Event

    Chester Centre

    Enjoy Afternoon Tea in our Lounge, perhaps after a morning shopping in the many shops in the charming city of Chester, or after a relaxing spa treatment in our Crowne Spa.

    Dates

    From:
    24 Nov 2017to23 Dec 2017
  14. Add Christmas Tree Festival to your Itinerary

    Christmas Tree Festival

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    Show / Display

    Add Christmas Tree Festival to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    From the end of November, Chester Cathedral cloisters will be filled with more than 40 majestic Christmas trees. Escape from the hustle and bustle of the festive period and lose yourself in our astonishing tree-lined winter walkways.

    Dates

    From:
    25 Nov 2017to7 Jan 2018
  15. Add Christmas Lantern Parade to your Itinerary

    Christmas Lantern Parade

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    Carnival

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    Chester Centre

    Chester city centre will be lit by hundreds of children as they parade through the streets carrying handmade lanterns for the annual Lantern Parade.

    Dates

    From:
    30 Nov 2017to30 Nov 2017
  16. Add The Secret Seven to your Itinerary

    The Secret Seven

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    Performance

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    Chester Centre

    Storyhouse’s first ever Christmas explodes into life with the world’s first ever stage show of Enid Blyton’s children’s classic. Only at Storyhouse, and brought to you by the team behind the hugely popular Alice in Wonderland, Wind in the Willows...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Dec 2017to14 Jan 2018
  17. Add Friday & Saturday Live Music to your Itinerary

    Friday & Saturday Live Music

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    Performance

    Add Friday & Saturday Live Music to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Embrace the Christmas spirit with three courses from the Festive Dinner menu, accompanied by live entertainment and seasonal novelties.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Dec 2017to2 Dec 2017
    From:
    8 Dec 2017to9 Dec 2017
    From:
    15 Dec 2017to16 Dec 2017
    From:
    22 Dec 2017to23 Dec 2017
  18. Add Friday Night Comedy Christmas Special to your Itinerary

    Friday Night Comedy Christmas Special

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    Show / Display

    Add Friday Night Comedy Christmas Special to your Itinerary

    Chester

    There is an incredible line-up for the Christmas Season and not only that but there'll be an aftershow party each week with a live DJ after the show has finished!

    Dates

    From:
    1 Dec 2017to29 Dec 2017
  19. Add The Snowman to your Itinerary

    The Snowman

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    Show / Display

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    Chester Centre

    This Christmas The Snowman is making a return visit to the majestic setting of Chester Cathedral.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Dec 2017to2 Dec 2017
  20. Add Winter on Watergate to your Itinerary

    Winter on Watergate

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    Participatory Event

    Add Winter on Watergate to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    On Saturday 2nd of December, in conjunction with Small Business Saturday, the people of Watergate Street invite you to join them for a day of festive fun!

    Dates

    From:
    2 Dec 2017to2 Dec 2017

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