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Commonhall Street Social

Commonhall Street Social

A well-loved bar in Chester, tucked back in a side street off of Bridge Street.

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.

From 9th December, there will only be 12 days left to get to Chester’s Christmas market, and in true ’12 days of Christmas’ style, our traders are GIVING AWAY a great gift and some tasty treats every day until they themselves have to pack up and get ready for Christmas.

Keep an eye on the Christmas Market Facebook page to see the amazing prizes that will be announced everyday! You will then need to get to the stall at (or after, but be quick!) the given time ...and quote the festive phrase to get the prize. Easy as that! If you are lucky enough to win, make sure you tag us in a pic with you and your prize and use #FestiveChester. Good Luck!

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.

Or if you fancy something a bit different try Picanha by Fazenda, bringing a taste of South America amongst decadent surroundings, it's the perfect place for sharing experiences and exquisite food with family and friends this Christmas. 

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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Christmas in the Garret

Christmas in the Garret

Get ready for an evening of comedy, live music, performance poetry and Christmas fun. Hosted by Molly Naylor (Sky One’s After Hours) in the Garret...

The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

This Christmas, as twilight falls across Chester Zoo a magical Christmas sorting office comes to life. The zoo will be transformed into an enchanting...

Christmas at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet

Christmas at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet

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

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  1. Add The Rows Revealed to your Itinerary

    The Rows Revealed

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    Walking Tour

    Add The Rows Revealed to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    This winter, locals and visitors alike can take a walking tour of Chester city centre avoiding the worst of the weather!

  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

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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

    Storytelling with Santa - SOLD OUT

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    Workshop

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    Chester Centre

    ** Please note this event is now SOLD OUT** 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...

    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

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    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 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
  9. 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.

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    From:
    24 Nov 2017to23 Dec 2017
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Add Christmas Tree Festival to your Itinerary

    Christmas Tree Festival

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    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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Add Festive Dinners at La Brasserie to your Itinerary

    Festive Dinners at La Brasserie

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    Participatory Event

    Add Festive Dinners at La Brasserie to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Enjoy three exceptional courses from the Festive Dinner menu at the 2AA Rosette restaurant, La Brasserie.

    Dates

    From:
    4 Dec 2017to21 Dec 2017
  16. Add Cinderella to your Itinerary

    Cinderella

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    Performance

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    Chester Centre

    Join The Forum Studio Theatre for their annual Christmas pantomime which, this year, tells the Fairytale of Cinderella and her Prince Charming.

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    From:
    8 Dec 2017to11 Dec 2017
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    13 Dec 2017to13 Dec 2017
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    15 Dec 2017to17 Dec 2017
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    19 Dec 2017to20 Dec 2017
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    22 Dec 2017to24 Dec 2017
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    26 Dec 2017to30 Dec 2017
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    2 Jan 2018to5 Jan 2018
  17. Add Festive Lunches at La Brasserie to your Itinerary

    Festive Lunches at La Brasserie

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    Participatory Event

    Add Festive Lunches at La Brasserie to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Break from Christmas shopping with three delicious courses from La Brasserie's delicious Festive Lunch menu...

    Dates

    From:
    11 Dec 2017to16 Dec 2017
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    18 Dec 2017to23 Dec 2017
  18. Add Christmas Wine Tasting to your Itinerary

    Christmas Wine Tasting

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    Demonstration

    Add Christmas Wine Tasting to your Itinerary

    Chester

    Join The Ring O' Bells for a festive wine tasting evening,hosted by Nick Gent of Rodney Densem Wines.



    £25 per person includes all food & wines

    Dates

    From:
    12 Dec 2017to12 Dec 2017
  19. Add Chester Music Society Celebrity Concert to your Itinerary

    Chester Music Society Celebrity Concert

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    Concert

    Add Chester Music Society Celebrity Concert to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Passacaglia are a UK-based professional ensemble specialising in music from the baroque era, played in authentic style on recorders, flutes, violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord.

    Dates

    From:
    13 Dec 2017to13 Dec 2017
  20. Add Christmas in the Garret to your Itinerary

    Christmas in the Garret

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    Performance

    Add Christmas in the Garret to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Get ready for an evening of comedy, live music, performance poetry and Christmas fun. Hosted by Molly Naylor (Sky One’s After Hours) in the Garret Theatre and rooftop bar.

    Dates

    From:
    14 Dec 2017to16 Dec 2017

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