The Curated Closet at the Grosvenor Museum

Grosvenor Museum Chester

The story of fashion is all about how people embraced the times, altering their fashion depending on wars, recessions and pandemics to suit the materials that were readily available. To explore the inspiration behind these historic designs of its Historic Costume Collection, Chester’s Grosvenor Museum is holding a FREE, fascinating ‘Curated Closet’ exhibition. A fun fashion ‘catwalk’ will display clothes, […]

Free

Chester Christmas Market

Town Hall Square, Northgate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2HJ Chester

Experience the Chester Christmas Market in the heart of the city!* Traditional wooden chalets surrounding the iconic sparkling tree, discover unique, locally made produce and with handmade crafts, jewellery, accessories and stocking fillers. You’re sure to find the perfect presents at the market and acorss Chester high street and rows. Pair your trip to the Christmas Market with some shopping […]

FREE

Festive Bar & Music outside of Storyhouse

Storyhouse Chester

Head to Chester's iconic Storyhouse for mulled wine, spiced apple and roast chestnuts outside within throwing distance of Chester's Christmas Market. Thursday 5-8pm Friday 5-8pm Saturday 12pm-8pm Sunday 12pm-8pm Choirs and Musica are part of the Christmas & New Year program at Storyhouse See ALL the Christmas in Chester activities here!

FREE

Santa’s Enchanted Grotto

Grosvenor Shopping Centre 3-10 Newgate St, Chester

Experience Santa's Enchanted Grotto this Christmas! With surprises around every corner, you'll be immersed in a magical journey though a wintry woodland. Follow the path to discover Santa's Grotto where you'll have an unforgettable visit with the big guy himself. BOOK HERE before this event sells out! 26 Nov - 19 Dec, Fri & Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am-4pm […]

£5 – £10

Chester Cathedral Christmas Tree Festival

Chester

Chester Cathedral Christmas Tree Festival This delightful family event has over 50 Christmas trees each decorated with unique baubles and handmade ornaments that sparkle and shimmer. Location: Chester Cathedral Time: Saturday 27 November to Tuesday 4 January 2022. Cost: FREE, donations welcome More infomation here. See the ALL Christmas in Chester activities here!

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Brunch with Santa at Chester Cathedral

Chester Cathedral, St Werburgh Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2DY Chester

Join Santa for a magical Sunday Brunch inside the stunning thirteenth century Refectory at Chester Cathedral, during which magical family memories are made as children and their grown ups meet Santa. All kids receive a selection box. Sittings at 9am and 11am, Sundays from 28 Nov - 19 Dec and Friday 24 Dec. Recommended for 2-10 year old children. Tickets […]

£7 – £10

Chester Market Hall Extended Hours

Chester Market Hall 6 Princess St, Chester

Those mavericks at Chester's Award winning Market Hall are extending their hours this December in the lead up to Christmas. Mon – Thurs: 8-5pm Fri & Sat 8-10pm Sun: 11-5pm NOTE: Chester Market Hall will be closed from 25th – 28th Dec. Open again from 29th - 31st Dec. Closed 1st – 3rd Jan and open again 4th January. And […]

Bloody X-mas at Sick to Death

Sick to Death St Michael’s Church, Bridge Street, Chester

What would Christmas be like is Scrooge didn't get the message? Head to Chester's newest attraction - Sick to Death - for a Grotty Grotto experience where Christmas tales aren't so jolly. Open from 1st-23rd Dec plus evenings from 6-9pm on Dec 9th -11th and 26th - 18th. Normal entry tickets are required. No need to pre-book. Adults £6, Children […]

£3.50 – £6

Lanterns Parade

Chester

Lanterns light up Chester city centre alongside the Queen of Light puppet joined by school children carrying their own handmade lanterns. Location: Parade beings at Town Hall and loops through the City. See Route Map Here. Time: 7:00pm Cost: FREE Image Credit: Mark Carline See ALL the Christmas in Chester activities here!

Oliver Twist at Storyhouse

Chester

Oliver Twist The team behind last year’s smash A Christmas Carol are bringing their irreverent and riotous take on the Dickens classic to Storyhouse in Chester city centre. Location: Storyhouse Time: 4th December - 16th January Cost: £18 - £33.50 More information is available here.  See the ALL Christmas in Chester activities here!

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Christmas Carols at Chester Cathedral

Chester Cathedral Chester

Head to Chester Cathedral for their beautiful Christmas concert on 4th and 11th December. Enjoy a popular selection of both traditional and popular words and music for Christmas.  From firm favourites to modern and new discoveries.  An enjoyable evening for all the family.   Book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets: £10 – £25 including a welcome glass of mulled wine […]

£10 – £25

Festive Cinema at Storyhouse

Storyhouse Chester

Head to Storyhouse for a series of festive film screenings including: The Polar Express (U), Sat 4th - Sun 5th Dec CBeebies Christmas Show 2021: The Night Before Christmas, Sat 4th - Sun 5th Dec ROH Live: The Nutcracker, Thu 9th Dec A Boy Called Christmas (PG), Fri 10th - Sun 12th Dec The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sat 11th Dec […]

£4 – £9.50

Christmas Choirs and Music at Storyhouse

Storyhouse, Hunter Street

Drop in for a mulled wine or a hot chocolate and soak up the festive atmosphere with choirs, music and brass bands at Storyhouse. Sun 5 Dec 7pm Kitchen Deva Flute Ensemble Fri 10 Dec 6.00pm Kitchen Tattenhall Singers Sat 11 Dec 12.30pm Kitchen Rock Choir Sun 12 Dec 12pm Kitchen Chester Big Band Fri 17 Dec 7pm Kitchen Decibellas […]

FREE

Chester Santa Dash 2021

Chester

Join one of Chester's most anticipated events in the December calendar and support two great local charities, The Hospice of the Good Shepherd and the Countess Charity. This event now in its 10th year promises to be a great as ever with thousands of Santa's taking to the streets of Chester. You can run on your own, as a family, with […]

£17
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Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Chester Cathedral, St. Werburgh Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2DY Chester

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company and celebrate Winter 2021/22 with the most heart-warming production imaginable to melt the hearts of even the sternest of Scrooges. Now in its tenth year of touring ‘A Christmas Carol’, Chapterhouse comes to Chester Cathedral with this most beautiful family-friendly rendition of one of the most memorable Christmas stories ever written. Details and Booking Links here.  […]

Taste Cheshire Christmas Market at the Grosvenor Shopping Centre

Grosvenor Shopping Centre Chester

Don’t miss the Taste Cheshire Christmas Market at Chester's Grosvenor Shopping Centre. Running from 9th-12th  December stalls will be packed with great local products and everything you need for the perfect Cheshire Christmas! From handmade Christmas Decorations to chocolate, preserves and spirits - start filling up your stockings ready for Christmas. And don't forget to book into Santa's Enchanted Grotto, […]

Winter Watch Parade

Chester

Watch the Lord of Misrule and his ghoulish friends hit the cobbles for a riotous romp with a mischievous coterie of fire breathers, devils, skeletons, ice queens, Jack Frosts as the procession dances through the city centre. Location: Town Hall then loops around the City Centre. See Route Map Here. Time: 7:00pm Cost: FREE Image Credit: Mark Carline See ALL […]

Winter Watch & Saturnalia Parade

Chester

Watch the Lord of Misrule and his ghoulish friends hit the cobbles for a riotous romp with a mischievous coterie of fire breathers, devils, skeletons, ice queens, Jack Frosts as the procession dances through the city centre. Location: Town Hall then loops around the City Centre. See Route Map Here. Time: 7:00pm Cost: FREE Image Credit: Mark Carline

The Snowman and ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’

Chester Cathedral Chester

Make it a Christmas to remember on Saturday 18 December 2021 with a special screening of family favourite The Snowman accompanied by a magnificent live orchestra.  A safe event for families of all ages. On-sale now.  Book now!

£12 – £23

Moonlight Flicks at the Carriage Shed

Carriage Shed, City Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 3DR Carriage Shed, City Road, Chester

Chester's award winning Storyhouse are taking over the Carriage Shed at Chester Railway Station for five days of festive movie magic, right before the big day! Wrap up warm with mulled wine, mince pies and hot dogs for a Christmas classic. Films at Carriage Shed this Christmas: Saturday 18 December, 4.30pm: Elf (PG) Saturday 18 December, 7.45pm: Love Actually (15) Sunday 19 December, 4.30pm: Home Alone (PG) […]

£9 – £19.50

Meet Santa at The Hotel Chester

The Hotel Chester 19 Newgate St, Chester

The teamed at The Hotel Chester have teamed up with Santa Clause himself, to bring your little ones a truly magical Christmas experience. Book your appointment with Santa in a few simple steps: Choose a service, pick your date and time, and fill in your details.  Happy Christmas! BOOK NOW See ALL the Christmas in Chester activities here!

£22

Christmas with Belle Voci at Chester Cathedral

Chester Cathedral Chester

Opera stars Belle Voci return to Chester Cathedral with their annual Christmas classical extravaganza on 20th December. This astonishing duo will be joined by sublime vocalists and musicians and will wow you with their unparalleled operatic blend of the classic and contemporary. This evening is the perfect way to celebrate a magical Christmas in mesmerising surroundings whilst enjoying the first-class […]

£14.40 – £25

Chester City Passion Play

Chester

Head to Chester city centre for this FREE theatrical experience on the morning of Good Friday. More details coming soon! www.facebook.com/ChesterCityPassion

FREE