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Christmas Tree Festival

Christmas Tree Festival

40 majestic Christmas trees at Chester Cathedral.

Top Events & Festivals

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 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!

You can even use this site to book your tickets to some of Chester's top events and attractions including Chester Zoo, the UK's number one zoo..

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  1. Add Santa's Workshop to your Itinerary

    Santa's Workshop

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    Family Friendly

    Add Santa's Workshop to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    With the help of Santa's friendly elves, children are invited to write their Christmas wish list, join in with festive crafts and colouring activities, and even meet Santa himself, who will be making special appearances!

    Dates

    From:
    18 Nov 2016to24 Dec 2016
  2. Add Chester Christmas Market  to your Itinerary

    Chester Christmas Market

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    Festival

    Add Chester Christmas Market  to your Itinerary

    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:
    18 Nov 2016to18 Dec 2016
  3. Add CheSTAR at Chester Cathedral to your Itinerary

    CheSTAR at Chester Cathedral

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    Event

    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:
    18 Nov 2016to6 Jan 2017
  4. Add FREE: Santa Stops in Chester City Centre to your Itinerary

    FREE: Santa Stops in Chester City Centre

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    Family Friendly

    Add FREE: Santa Stops in Chester City Centre to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    The big guy himself will be weaving a festive trail through Chester. There will be Meet & Greets and Story Time sessions in-stores and across the city centre, bringing cheer to the young and young at heart.

    Dates

    From:
    19 Nov 2016to17 Dec 2016
  5. 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:
    26 Nov 2016to8 Jan 2017
  6. Add FREE: Film Screenings at the Grosvenor Museum to your Itinerary

    FREE: Film Screenings at the Grosvenor Museum

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    Family Friendly

    Add FREE: Film Screenings at the Grosvenor Museum to your Itinerary

    Bring your little ones for Christmas film screenings at the Grosvenor Museum, running from Sunday 27th November – Thursday 22nd December.

    Dates

    From:
    27 Nov 2016to22 Dec 2016
  7. Add Winter Watch Parade  to your Itinerary

    Winter Watch Parade

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    Carnival

    Add Winter Watch Parade  to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Karamba Samba as the Winter Watch parades through Chester City Centre, lead by the Lord of Misrule!

    Dates

    From:
    8 Dec 2016to8 Dec 2016
  8. Add Elf Adventures at The Ice Cream Farm to your Itinerary

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    Elf Adventures at The Ice Cream Farm

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    Event

    Add Elf Adventures at The Ice Cream Farm to your Itinerary

    Chester Rural / Welsh Borders

    The Elf Adventure Challenge will be at The Ice Cream Farm on nine key dates from the end of November and throughout December

    Dates

    From:
    9 Dec 2016to9 Dec 2016
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    11 Dec 2016to11 Dec 2016
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    16 Dec 2016to17 Dec 2016
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    23 Dec 2016to23 Dec 2016
  9. Add The Lanterns at Chester Zoo to your Itinerary

    The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

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    Show / Display

    Add The Lanterns at Chester Zoo to your Itinerary

    Chester Outskirts

    Your favourite animal lanterns are back for another year plus more NEW characters and lanterns to enjoy.

    Dates

    From:
    9 Dec 2016to11 Dec 2016
    From:
    16 Dec 2016to23 Dec 2016
  10. Add A Choral Christmas at Chester Cathedral to your Itinerary

    A Choral Christmas at Chester Cathedral

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    Performance

    Add A Choral Christmas at Chester Cathedral to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Join Chester Cathedral Choir for a festive evening of carols and seasonal readings.

    Dates

    From:
    10 Dec 2016to10 Dec 2016
    From:
    17 Dec 2016to17 Dec 2016
  11. Add Will Young presents The Soi Dog Foundation Carol Concert to your Itinerary

    Will Young presents The Soi Dog Foundation Carol Concert

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    Concert

    Add Will Young presents The Soi Dog Foundation Carol Concert to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Soi Dog UK Ambassador Will Young and guests invite you to a charity Christmas carol concert

    Dates

    From:
    14 Dec 2016to14 Dec 2016
  12. Add Winter Watch and Saturnalia Parade to your Itinerary

    Winter Watch and Saturnalia Parade

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    Carnival

    Add Winter Watch and Saturnalia Parade to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

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

    Dates

    From:
    15 Dec 2016to15 Dec 2016
  13. Add Chester Bach Singers: Carols by Candlelight to your Itinerary

    Chester Bach Singers: Carols by Candlelight

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    Concert

    Add Chester Bach Singers: Carols by Candlelight to your Itinerary

    Chester Centre

    Chester Bach Singers: Carols by Candlelight
    Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without the Chester Bach Singers and their Carols by Candlelight. Featuring the perfect mix of old favourites and new pieces, and of course plenty of opportunity to...

    Dates

    From:
    17 Dec 2016to17 Dec 2016

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