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Chester Ghost Tours

September 1 @ 7:30 pm - November 30 @ 7:30 pm

Come and enjoy a Chester Ghost Tour, featuring a frightfully good evening of fun and phantoms in a city steeped in 2000 years of history,

Cinema Nights at Chez Jules (Thursdays)

September 6 - December 6

What better way to enjoy one of your favourite films than in the dramatic setting of Upstairs at Chez Jules? The menu and the films change each week!

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…

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Chester Arts Fair

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - November 18 @ 5:00 pm

Deepbridge Chester Arts Fair is Cheshire’s premier arts event taking place from 16-18 November at Chester Racecourse. Visitors to the Fair have the opportunity to view and buy artwork of all mediums and styles, ranging in price from as little as £40.00 up to £10,000 plus. Since the Fair first opened in 2011, it has grown considerably, now attracting over 100 UK & International, emerging & established artists exhibiting a varied selection of visual arts including paintings, sculpture, photography, illustration,…

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…

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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…

Opera Gala Night at Opera Grill

November 23

★ OPERA GALA NIGHT ★ Friday 23rd November 2018 Opera Grill will stage an Opera Gala Night featuring five up and coming acts in one very special evening. Tickets are limited for this exclusive event. Price £60 per person Doors open: 7pm Reception: Champagne Comtes de Dampierre Carriages: midnight Dress to impress EMAIL TO BOOK Or call us for more information and to book on 01244 343 888 Opera Grill, 3 Pepper Street, Chester, Ch1 1DF MENU Swordfish Tiradito Yuzu…

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.…

The Worlds Largest Beer Tasting Event

November 29

Brewhouse & Kitchen are attempting to do (across all 21 brewpubs) the largest beer tasting in the world! ​​​In order to do this, they need YOU – and who, doesn’t want to be a world record breaker, eh? All you need to do is register your details, turn up before 7pm on Thursday 29th November and you’ll be able to enjoy a FREE beer tasting and a FREE PINT for taking part in their world record! Brewhouse & Kitchen, Love…

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…

Beer Tasting Evening at Beer Heroes

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the beer expert at this grade two listed Chester Tap Room and Bottle Shop, Beer Heroes on Watergate Street, for a fully guided tasting of awesome craft beers. Be prepared to learn about and taste 8 x 1/3rd pints whilst being taught what tastes to look for and how the professionals do it. Snacks are provided throughout this two hours of beer heaven on Thursday 29th November from 6-8pm. Beer Heroes mission is simple: To save the world from…

‘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…

Aladdin at The Forum Studio Theatre

November 30, 2018 - January 5, 2019

Aladdin is Tip Top’s 10th pantomime here in the cosy Forum Studio Theatre. As regulars will know we have so much to offer the whole family. Featuring everything you have come to love about the Tip Top pantomime...silly comic-this year he’ll be Wishee Washee, a daft dame-this time she’s Widow Twankey in an array of outrageous frocks, a pretty panda, custard pies, ‘e’s be’ind yer, even more lashings of audience participation…and oh...and you might recognise the odd joke or two!…

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…

Le Vian Limited Edition Design Show

December 3

Visit Ernest Jones Jewellers on Monday 3rd December and indulge yourself in an array of unique and luxury jewellery for the Le Vian trunk show.

Winter Watch Parade

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come to Chester to watch this colourful parade.  Starts at 7pm, Thursday 6th December at Town Hall Square. Image courtesy of Mark Carline

The Wizard of Oz on Stage at Storyhouse

December 7, 2018 - January 6, 2019

This Christmas, we’re off on a wonderful journey! Coming to Storyhouse this Christmas: a major new stage production of the classic MGM motion picture, featuring the beloved songs Somewhere Over The Rainbow and We’re Off To See The Wizard. Tickets are on sale now from £15 Performances from 7 Dec - 6 Jan

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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,…

Museum Explorers

December 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come and explore nature’s changing seasons and discover lots of exciting things from the past through play, crafts, stories and songs. Grosvenor Museum, CH1 2DD - Natural Cheshire Gallery - Arrive 9.50am for 10-11am. Especially for ages 2-4, although younger siblings are also welcome. Cost: FREE, suggested donation £1.50

Beer Tasting Evening at Beer Heroes

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the beer expert at this grade two listed Chester Tap Room and Bottle Shop, Beer Heroes on Watergate Street, for a fully guided tasting of awesome craft beers. Be prepared to learn about and taste 8 x 1/3rd pints whilst being taught what tastes to look for and how the professionals do it. Snacks are provided throughout this two hours of beer heaven on Thursday December 13th from 6-8pm. Beer Heroes mission is simple: To save the world from…

Winter Watch & Saturnalia Parade

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come to Chester on Thursday 13 December at 7pm to watch this lively parade.  The Saturnalia parade sees the Roman legion light up the streets with a torch-lit parade and the Winter Watch is a historic event when the city leaders would hand over the keys to the city watch. Image courtesy of Mark Carline

Completely Free Comedy Night at Beer Heroes

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Head to this new venue in an old building! Inside this grade two listed Chester Tap Room and Bottle Shop, Beer Heroes on Watergate Street is hosting night of completely free comedy! All you have to do is send @comedyheroesbeerheroes a facebook message to reserve a seat. Friday December 14th, 7-9.30pm, CH1 7LA. Beer Heroes mission is simple: To save the world from bland, boring beer. By day they are lovers of awesome, uncomplicated craft beer. By night, they are…

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.…

The Snowman at Chester Cathedral

December 21 - December 22

Big Screen. Iconic Film. World Class Musicians. Experience the magic of The Snowman in a whole new way this Christmas… The world’s most prolific performers of The Snowman film with live orchestra, Carrot Productions are delighted to be returning to Chester Cathedral this December with their enchanting Christmas show. With other festive treats – including a brand-new animated film with orchestral accompaniment, A Donkey’s Tale, and a fun introduction to the orchestra – it makes the perfect winter outing for all…

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…

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