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There is more to Chester than just history and heritage. Chester’s fiesta of festivals includes film, music, literature and folk.
Many traditional favourites return year on year including the hugely popular Chester Races, and Bolesworth International, so much more than just showjumping.
There are plenty of outdoor events throughout the year too including Chester Rocks at the Racecourse, open air theatre performances in Grosvenor Park and Moonlight flicks, an outdoor cinematic experience.
Chester is known for its parades and the city hosts them both in the Summer months and also later in the year as part of their Christmas celebrations.
Not forgetting the Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival and sporting events such as the Regatta and marathon, voted the UK’s number 1 road marathon in 2013, to name a few.
See below to find out more about Chester’s calendar of events, use the box on the right to search for what's on during the dates of your stay or download your FREE copy of our monthly What's On Guide for more!
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Father Christmas will be reading stories in our beautiful Oakfield House during the day before the Lantern Magic event in the evening.
He’ll be helping your little ones make a gift for local wildlife, plus every child will get a gift to take home.
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Chester’s Christmas Market aims to bring a traditional, high quality market to the city centre, with focus on local traders, crafts people and food and drink producers. Admission is FREE! 19th November until 20th December
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The festival will feature more than 40 majestic Christmas trees, transforming the cathedral cloisters into astonishing tree-lined winter walkways.
**PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT** Take a stroll around Chester Zoo after dark for Lantern Magic and you will enjoy all the night time sounds, the beautiful lantern-lit gardens and lots of larger than life animal lanterns.