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    Christmas Market, Town Hall Square, Chester

    November 16 - December 22

    Chester Christmas Market will be back in the heart of Chester from 16th November - 22nd December. 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. There will be an abundance of festive treats and gifts on offer, including quality local and regional products, crafts, clothing, accessories, jewellery, unique gifts and stocking fillers which are sure to make the…

    Christmas Lights Switch On Parade

    November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Come to Chester to enjoy the '12 Days of Christmas' parade which marks the official start of Christmas in Chester! Starts at Chester Town Hall Square, 7pm, FRIDAY 16th NOVEMBER. Chester's very own Christmas elves, ChELFie and ELFie will lead the parade on Santa's Sleigh accompanied by their elf friends handing out FREE magic glasses that will transform the city lights into magical festive shapes.  There will also be a snow machine scattering snowflakes from Santa’s sleigh at key points…

    Chelfie and Elfie’s Magic Glasses

    November 17 - December 23

    Every Saturday and Sunday throughout the Christmas season Chester’s very own elves will be out and about spreading festive cheer and giving away FREE magic glasses! City lights and Christmas lights transform into magical shapes including Santa, snowmen, gift boxes, stars, or trees. Collect your glasses and colour them in for a chance to win great prizes as part of #ChesterKidsmas!

    Free Festive Film Screenings

    November 18, 2018 @ 10:30 am - January 5, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

    As part of the #ChesterKidsmas festival you’re invited to embark on magical journeys through the North Pole, New York and Arandale! Join us for screenings of Frozen Sing-along, Elf  and Polar Express. Fancy dress is encouraged! All screenings are FREE but booking is advised. Grosvenor Museum, CH1 2DD. Sun 18th Nov 2pm Frozen Sing A Long - SOLD OUT Sun 25th Nov 2pm Elf - SOLD OUT Sun 2nd Dec 2pm Polar Express - SOLD OUT Sat 8th Dec 11am…

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    Frozen Sing Along Free Film Screening

    November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Join us at the Chester Grosvenor Museum on Sunday 18th November 2018 at 2pm for a Free Film Screening of Frozen Sing Along When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna (Kristen Bell) joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna's sister, Snow Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel), and break her icy spell. Although their epic journey leads them to encounters with mystical trolls, a comedic snowman (Josh Gad), harsh conditions, and magic at…

    Magical Christmas at Grosvenor Shopping

    A Magical Christmas at Grosvenor Shopping Centre

    November 22 @ 10:00 am - December 21 @ 5:00 pm

    Let the kids meet Father Christmas himself and pick up a present at Santa’s grotto every weekend from 24th November - 23rd December. Tickets will be priced at £5 per child and 50p of this will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support and will also include festive sweet treats, a letter back from Santa and a great gift. The grotto will be based in the main promotional space outside Costa Coffee and H&M, simply turn up on the day where you…

    Storytelling with Santa

    November 22 @ 1:00 pm - December 23 @ 4:30 pm

    Make Christmas truly magical this year and take your little ones to Storytelling with Santa at Storyhouse. A visit to see Santa adds that extra bit of magic to the festive season! The Den will be transformed into an enchanted land that may look familiar if you’ve seen The Wizard of Oz and then you will be taken through to join Santa in the North Pole Storytelling Room, tell him your Christmas wishes and listen to his Christmas story. £3.50…

    Elf Free Film Screening 25th November 2PM

    November 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm

    Come Along to the Grosvenor Museum to watch a free film Screening of Elf on Sunday 25th November 2018 at 2pm. Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn't fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman.…

    Late Night Shopping at Chester Market

    November 29 @ 8:00 am - December 23 @ 4:00 pm

    If you haven’t been to Chester Market lately now is the time! The Market has been undergoing a revival and is nearly at 100% occupancy with loads of brilliant new locally owned street food vendors. Open for Late Night Shopping from 8am-8pm on Thursday Nov 29th, Dec 6th and Dec 13th. The rest of Chester city centre will also be open for late night shopping on Thursday evenings from November 22nd - December 20th. Open Sundays in December from 10am-4pm…

    ‘Walk My Journey’ Performance & Lantern Parade

    November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Presented by Theatre in the Quarter, Walk My Journey is a film and live musical event involving over 700 young people who have filmed and produced music to tell the stories of young refugees. Performed in the gardens of Chester Cathedral, (and incorporating the city's Lantern Parade) Walk My Journey explores the stories of young displaced people from across the world told through the eyes of 6 asylum seekers. Hear their beautiful song and see the film on the outdoor…

    Twelfth Night Riddle Trail at Grosvenor Museum

    December 1, 2018 - January 6, 2019

    Twelfth Night – traditionally the last day of Yuletide – was once a time of fun and feasting.  Come and follow the Grosvenor Museum trail, inspired by traditional Twelfth Night riddles, caricatures and parlour games.  Pick up a copy from the reception desk. Cost: FREE, suggested donation £1.50   Open during Museum hours Tel: 01244 972197

    Santa Dash 2018

    December 2

    Join us on Sunday 2nd December for a 10am start and raise money for two of Chester's local charities The Hospice of the Good Shepherd and the Countess Charity. The Hospice of the Good Shepherd is a respected provider of palliative care for residents of Cheshire West and Chester and Deeside. We provide services free of charge to patients and families facing life limiting illnesses. We provide an in-patient unit, out-patient services, a day therapy centre and offer complimentary therapies and bereavement…

    Polar Express Free Film Screening

    December 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Join us at the Chester Grosvenor Museum on Sunday 2nd December at 2pm for a Free Film Screening of the Polar Express Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump"; "Cast Away") reunite for "Polar Express," an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those…

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    Frozen Sing Along Free Film Screening

    December 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Join us at the Chester Grosvenor Museum on Saturday 8th December 2018 at 11am for a Free Film Screening of Frozen Sing Along When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna (Kristen Bell) joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna’s sister, Snow Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel), and break her icy spell. Although their epic journey leads them to encounters with mystical trolls, a comedic snowman (Josh Gad), harsh conditions, and magic at every turn,…

    Elf Free Film Screening

    December 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm

    Come Along to the Grosvenor Museum to watch a free film Screening of Elf on Saturday 15th December 2018 at 11am. Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn't fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman.…

    Polar Express Free Film Screening

    December 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Join us at the Chester Grosvenor Museum on Saturday 22nd December at 11am for a Free Film Screening of the Polar Express Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump"; "Cast Away") reunite for "Polar Express," an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those…

    Elf Free Film Screening

    December 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm

    Come Along to the Grosvenor Museum to watch a free film Screening of Elf on Saturday 29th December 2018 at 11am. Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn't fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman.…

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    Frozen Sing Along Free Film Screening

    December 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Join us at the Chester Grosvenor Museum on Thursday 30th December 2018 at 2pm for a Free Film Screening of Frozen Sing Along When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna (Kristen Bell) joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna’s sister, Snow Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel), and break her icy spell. Although their epic journey leads them to encounters with mystical trolls, a comedic snowman (Josh Gad), harsh conditions, and magic at every turn,…

    Polar Express Free Film Screening

    January 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Join us at the Chester Grosvenor Museum on Wednesday 2nd January 11am for a Free Film Screening of the Polar Express Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump"; "Cast Away") reunite for "Polar Express," an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who…

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    Frozen Sing Along Free Film Screening

    January 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Join us at the Chester Grosvenor Museum on Saturday 5th January 2019 at 11am for a Free Film Screening of Frozen Sing Along When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna (Kristen Bell) joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna’s sister, Snow Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel), and break her icy spell. Although their epic journey leads them to encounters with mystical trolls, a comedic snowman (Josh Gad), harsh conditions, and magic at every turn,…

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