Christmas in Chester

Experience Christmas in Chester city centre!

Enjoy Christmas cheer in one of the UK’s most festive cities! Chester city centre is the perfect backdrop for events, gift giving inspiration and jolly tipples with friends.

This year Santa Claus is coming to Chester with his Enchanted Grotto, the Chester Christmas Market returns to Town Hall Square and the city is alive with shops and restaurants you can only find in Chester, plus high street favourites and a huge program of events for all ages.

Chester has long been known for its magnificent parades that have been part of city centre tradition for over 500 years. With a mix of modern and historic elements you won’t want to miss these rather weird and wonderful processions.

Add late night Thursdays to your diary so you can enjoy retail therapy in selected shops, visit the Christmas Market and of course indulge in the Foodie Capital of the Northwest’s incredible food and drink scene. If you’re looking to stretch your legs take a Chester Walking Tour – offered every day including Christmas Day – or a Chester Ghost Tour with extra dates on offer in December.

Plus don’t forget about the Chester Gift Card – the perfect gift giving solution! Spendable in over 100 Chester’s high street locations and online with independent Chester businesses. And take advantage of one of nine FREE Parking days!

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November 2021

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