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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…

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! Saturdays: 11am-4.30pm Sundays: 11.30am-3.30pm Big thanks to the Macdonald Blossoms Hotel who have kindly provided our elves with a…

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…

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…

Winter Watch Exhibition

November 24, 2018 @ 10:30 am - January 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The Midsummer and Winter Watch parades are a unique part of Chester's history, still enjoyed by hundreds of people each year. This exhibition explores the work which goes into staging them and gives a glimpse behind the scenes of these iconic events.

Late Night Shopping at Chester Market

November 29 - December 23

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…

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

Christmas Tree Festival at Chester Cathedral

December 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - January 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

From the start of December, 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 the astonishing tree-lined winter walkways. Visitors will be encouraged to vote for their favourite tree and winners – in business and school categories – will be announced at the closing of the festival. Monies raised will go to The Hospice of the Good Shepherd.

Christmas of yesteryear at Grosvenor Museum

December 1, 2018 @ 10:30 am - January 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping and step back in time to the Christmas of yesteryear. Come and see the period rooms decked out in festive finery, and discover how the people of Chester have celebrated Christmas over the last 350 years.

ChELFie’s Colouring Competition!

December 6 @ 8:00 am - December 20 @ 10:00 pm

ChELFie and ELFie have lost their colour and they need your help! Pick up one of the ChELFie and ELFie colouring pages from any of the three Tesco locations in Chester city centre or download one here as a PDF or JPEG for a chance to win a £100 hamper of toys and treats from Tesco! The winner will be notified by noon on 21st December (so they can claim their prize before Christmas!). In order to submit just take your…

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

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…

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,…

Chester Lecture Society: Chester Zoo – Past and Present

January 10, 2019

10th January 2019 7.30pm - 9pm at Chester Grosvenor Museum. Penny Rudd, the Registrar at Chester Zoo,will take us through developments since the zoo was opened by George Mottershead in 1931 to become the UK's 2nd most popular visitor attraction in 2017 'Chester Zoo, Past and Present' Members admitted free on presentation of Membership card Non-members £5.00 each Students £2.00 each Children U12 free  

Museum Explorers

January 14, 2019 @ 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

Museum Explorers – Nature’s Changing Seasons

January 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Especially for ages 2-4, although younger siblings are also welcome. Come and explore nature’s changing seasons and discover lots of exciting things from the past through play, crafts, stories and songs. Natural Cheshire Gallery Arrive 9.50am for 10-11am. Free, suggested donation £1.50 http://events.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk/event/museum-explorers-2-2-2/

Chester Lecture Society: Chester Celebrates

January 17, 2019

17th January 2019, 7.30pm - 9pm, Chester Grosvenor Museum David Cummings member and local historian, as a Memorial to Committee member, Margaret Croston, presents a kaleidoscope of Chester events throughout the year in a selection of colourful images called, Chester Celebrates. For more information click here.

Dinner with Jonathan Agnew MBE

February 28, 2019

The Chester Grosvenor to Host Michelin-Starred Dinner with Jonathan Agnew MBE.  THURSDAY 28th FEBRUARY 2019, 7PM - £65 Jonathan Agnew MBE, English cricket broadcaster and former professional cricketer, will be speaking at The Chester Grosvenor’s Captain’s Club dinner on Thursday 28th February. Following the success of the hotel’s inaugural Captain’s Club dinner in October, hosted by Head Coach of Wales National Rugby Union team Warren Gatland, the event will be the second of a series of Captain’s Club dinners which…

CamperFest

April 19, 2019 - April 22, 2019

CamperFest, now in its 9th year,  is a great Easter camping weekend in city of Chester and runs alongside the Chester Food and Drink Festival, located right in the heart of Chester, on the beautiful Chester Racecourse. 19th- 22nd April 2019, Chester Racecourse, Chester, CH1 2LY For Further information see the CamperFest Website Website Or contact Briony Wilson:  Briony.wilson@scwirrel.com   Telephone: 01244 956 414

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