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Winter Watch Part II & Saturnalia
Joint parade through the ancient dark streets of Chester City Centre
Thursday December 2023 TBA
Gather 6:30pm Start 7pm Finish 8pm
Chester Town Hall Square Start
After the Romans arrive in Eastgate Street Chester. Emperor Domitian will address his subjects with a short speach.
Free Event for all. Watch from the streets or the Rows.

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.
The location is Town Hall then loops around the City Centre. Route map available.
The 17th is the traditional start of the ancient Roman festival of Saturnalia.
In celebration of the Saturnalia season our roman soldiers will be giving out the traditional Roman gift of light.

‘To light the darkest nights of the year before days start to get longer with the return of the Sun’.

- Sol invictus -

Santa Float


Chester Grosvenor 76 Round Table
Santa Float
"You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you why: Santa Claus is coming to Chester"
Keep up to date with our schedule
www.chesterroundtable.com/santa
Chestertourist.com - Christmas - The Lanterns at Chester Zoo


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Lanterns and Light 2023 at Chester Zoo


https://www.chesterzoo.org/lanterns-and-light/
Chestertourist.com - Christmas - The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
Lanterns and Light 2023
Friday 17 November – Sunday 31 December 2023

Our MAGICAL Christmas event returns for 2023.
Prices for Lanterns and Light range from £18 – £22 for adults and £12 – £17 for children, depending on the day that you choose to visit.
This winter, Chester Zoo and Sony Music present the world premiere of Lanterns and Light.
Bigger, better and brighter than ever.
Chester Zoo is bringing its magical lanterns back for Christmas, along with a brand new light trail with bright installations to marvel at.
Lanterns and Light will take place on various dates from Friday 17 November – Sunday 31 December.
There is festive food and drink around the trail to enjoy. Book tickets online at Chester Zoo.

Join us for an enchanting Christmas trail through the zoo after hours. Step into a spectacular wonderland.
As we take you on an ILLUMINATING journey full of sparkle, colourful lanterns and plenty of festive cheer.
By supporting our annual Christmas event, you’re also supporting our mission to prevent extinction around the globe.

Twelve-Days of Christmas Parade


https://www.facebook.com/ChesterBID
12 Days of Christmas Parade and Chester Christmas Lights Switch On 2023
TBA 2024
7pm
Bridge Street and Chester Town Hall

The 12 Days of Christmas parade starts from Bridge Street, a new location, at 7pm.
Then weaves through the city with local musicians, actors and children and a live brass band leading the procession and singing Christmas carols along the way.
Kicking off the festive season in style, this vibrant parade travels through the heart of Chester on the 23rd November, full of music, lights, and surprises.
It’s also completely free. Chester BID proudly part fund The 12 Days Of Christmas Parade.
The lights on each street will being lit as the parade passes through.
Christmas themed parade through the streets of Chester. Free to attend.
The parade will run through the historic city centre street of Chester.


Chester BID
12 Days of Christmas Parade
www.facebook.com/ChesterBID

Chester Christmas Market

Chester Christmas Market 2022 A walk through the new Chester Christmas Market setup 18th November 2022.
Chester Town Hall Square Off Northgate Street Chester City Centre.
http://www.chestertourist.com



Chester Christmas Market 2022

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More than 50 outside stalls in Chester Town Hall Square.
Friday 18th November 2022 - Wednesday 21st December 2022
Chester Christmas Market is currently being setup.
Full list of Chester Christmas Market 2022 traders and stalls.

https://www.cheshire-live.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/full-list-chester-christmas-market-25416539



Chester Christmas Market named one of the best in the U.K.
The annual festive event has been ranked among the top 10 in the country.

https://www.cheshire-live.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/chester-christmas-market-named-one-25367677



Watch as Chester Christmas Market begins to take form in city centre.

https://www.cheshire-live.co.uk/news/chester-cheshire-news/watch-chester-christmas-market-begins-25512830

Chester’s Winter Watch Parade Part I


https://www.visitcheshire.com/whats-on/winter-watch-parade-p223941

Winter Watch Part I

Winter Watch Parade returns this Thursday, 8th December.
Come along to see the Lord of Misrule and his ghoulish friends as they dance through the city centre.
View from the Streets or Rows of Chester.

Town Hall then loops around the City Centre.
Thursday 8th Dec 2022
Free
7pm - 8pm


Facebook Winter Watch https://www.facebook.com/groups/318260864932897
Chestertourist.com - Chester's Midwinter Watch Parade Part One

Part One
Just when you thought it was safe to walk the streets at night again The Winter Watch is coming.
The parade has been split into two parts in recent years. With the second installment following on a week later along side the Roman saturnalia parade.
Free parade through the City Centre streets of Chester with lots of puppers and characters, lanterns and lights.
Watch from the ancient rows along Eastgate Street.

Thursday 8th December 2022 7pm
In front of the Forum Shopping Centre in Chester Christmas Market


Chester Winter Watch Part II & Saturnalia Parade 2022

'Sol invictus'
Deva Victrix
Chestertourist.com - Chester Deva Roman Saturnalia Parade Chester City Centre


Facebook - Saturnalia 1 https://www.facebook.com/events/485283116097245

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Winter Watch Part II and Saturnalia Parade 2022
https://www.visitcheshire.com/whats-on/winter-watch-and-saturnalia-parade-p287791
15th December 2022
Gather 6:30pm Start Joins Winter Watch Parade at 7pm Finish 8pm
Chester Town Hall Square Start
Free to attend Chester City Centre

Part Two
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.
The location is Town Hall then loops around the City Centre. Route map available.
The 17th of December is the traditional start of the ancient Roman festival of Saturnalia.
In celebration of the Saturnalia season our roman soldiers will be giving out the traditional Roman gift of light.
In form of the modern invention of glow sticks.
‘To light the darkest nights of the year before days start to get longer with the return of the Sun’.
Sol invictus.


Chester Santa Dash
https://www.chestersantadash.com
Chester Santa dash on Sunday 4th December 2022
Bridge Street Chester City Centre

Charity 3.3K Run/Walk. Annual Chester Santa Dash. Walk, Skip,
Jog or Run to Raise money for the Hospice of the Good Shepherd and the Babygrow Appeal at the Countess of Chester Hospital.

CHESTER SANTA DASH IS BACK

This event promises to be a great as ever with thousands of Santa's taking to the streets of Chester.
What better way to kick off the festive season than to dash around the Chester city centre.
Dressed as the 'big man' himself.
Give a gift of sponsorship to two great local charities this Christmas, the Hospice of the Good Shepherd and The Countess Charity.

Santa's Enchanted Grotto


https://experiencechester.co.uk/event/santas-enchanted-grotto/
Santa's Enchanted Grotto
Grosvenor Shopping Centre Chester
Christmas
Santa's Enchanted Grotto.

Experience Santa's Enchanted Grotto this Christmas.
With surprises around every corner, you'll be immersed in a magical journey.
Manned by fairies and elves and promises an immersive experience.

Chester’s Christmas Lantern Parade


https://www.visitcheshire.com/whats-on/lantern-parade-p223891
Chestertourist.com - Chester Christmas Lantern Parade Page One

Chester’s Christmas Lantern Parade
School children from across Chester will parade through the city centre on Thursday 30th November 2023 for the return of the Christmas Lantern Parade led by a Christmas band.
The children leave from Town Hall Square at 7pm with their handmade lanterns, the parade route includes St Werburgh Street, Eastgate Street, Bridge Street, then turning around and heading for Northgate Street, with the Parade ending back in Town Hall Square.

Lanterns light up Chester city centre alongside the Queen of Light puppet joined by school children carrying their own handmade lanterns.
Chester annual Christmas lantern parade 2023, Chester has numerous magical parades throughout the festive period range from the historic and symbolic to the simple beauty of bringing light and life.

Parade beings at Town Hall and loops through the City.
Start Location Town Hall Northgate Street Chester Cheshire CH1 2BY
Thursday 30th November 2023
Town Hall, Northgate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2BY.
7pm - 8pm
Free event

Christmas Crackers

www.chestermusicsociety.org.uk
Seasonal music accompanied by Chester Philharmonic Orchestra and presented by Ian McMillan.
Chester Cathedral
2023 TBA

Cheshire Flying Club


Cheshire Flying Club

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@CFCAviation
Aviation School

Aviation Park
Flint Road
Saltney Ferry
Chester
CH40GZ
07860 655979
info@cheshireflyingclub.com
http://cheshireflyingclub.com

Friendly and professional flying club offering aircraft hire and Experience flights

Looking for an incredible Gift for Christmas?
An Air Experience Flight is a truly memorable Gift.
A brilliant way to see the local area from the air, from the snow covered Welsh mountains to Liverpool and the local coastlines and even get your hands on the controls.
Perfect for anyone from aviation enthusiasts to keen photographers and all in-between.

For more information contact our page or visit:
http://cheshireflyingclub.com


www.wlgt.co.uk
We Love Good Times
Magazine Christmas Edition
Chestertourist.com - We Love Good Times Magazine Christmas Edition

Christmas in Chester


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The Live Rooms Christmas Event


www.theliverooms.com
The Live Rooms
Christmas Event
2022 TBA

12 Days of Christmas Parade


https://z-m-www.facebook.com/events/434407990550420/

TBA 2024
Chester City Centre
Town Hall Square
Hosted by CH1 Chester BID and Cheshire West and Chester Council

Spot Santa at the ’12 Days of Christmas’ with musicians and performers including a live brass band leading the procession and singing Christmas carols along the way.
Chester’s very own Christmas elves, ChELFie and ELFie will help lead the parade on Santa’s Sleigh accompanied by real snow and their elf friends.
There will also be Gingerbread characters handing out Chester Christmas Passports to guide you on your festive journey across the city centre.
Santa will appear at four different locations during the procession (don’t worry – the elves will help you spot him).
The parade starts at 7pm at Chester Town Hall.

Christmas Gingerbread Kids Activities


www.experiencechester.co.uk

Storyhouse

www.storyhouse.com

Storyhouse Christmas 2023

TBA

Chester Cathedral Christmas Tree Festival


https://chestercathedral.com/about/christmas-tree-festival/
Chestertourist.com - Chester Cathedral Christmas Tree Festival Page One


Friday 24th November 2023 - Sunday 7th January 2024

Open daily

This year there will be 75 Christmas trees adorned with thousands of twinkly lights.
As well as the Cloisters, the Chapter House, Garth, and 'Twinkle Zone' will be decorated. As well as two x 14 foot trees outside the front of the Cathedral.
The 2023 Chester Cathedral Christmas Tree Festival. Get involved in this annual family-friendly event.
The cathedral festival is a community-focused event and will include trees decorated by local schools and local businesses from across Chester and Cheshire.

Late Night Shopping


www.experiencechester.co.uk
Thursdays 2023 TBA

Panto

TBA 2023

Christmas Lights Switch On Chester


Chestertourist.com - Chester Christmas Lights Switch On Page One
During the twelve days of Christmas Parade Thursday 23rd November 2023
Chestertourist.com - Chester Christmas Lights Switch On Page Two

Christmas at St Peter's Church



St Peter's at The Cross
Christmas Services
Outside carol service
2023 TBA

www.chesterstpeter.org.uk

Chester Christmas Market


https://www.facebook.com/ChesterChristmasMarket/
Chester Christmas Market
Chester Christmas Market will be back in the heart of Chester
2022 TBA
Town Hall Square Northgate Street Chester Cheshire CH1 2HJ
We are open seven days a week and is located in the city’s beautiful Town Hall Square opposite Chester Cathedral
Open now

Music


www.chesterbachsingers.org.uk
TBA 2022

Storyhouse


www.storyhouse.com

Chester Bach Singers Christmas


www.chesterbachsingers.org.uk
2022 TBA

Chestertourist.com - Uniquely Christmas Trees

Uniquely Christmas Trees

Denna Hall
Dennahall Lane
South Wirral
Cheshire
CH64 0TG
0333 544 2525
sales@uniquelychristmastrees.com
www.uniquelychristmastrees.co.uk


www.ticketquarter.co.uk
2022 TBA


www.chesterzoo.org/Fattractions-and-exhibits/christmas/lantern-magic
Book for Lantern Magic and you'll be invited to stroll around the zoo after dark to enjoy all of the night time sounds, our beautiful lantern-lit gardens.
Lantern Magic
Christmas Event
Chester Zoo UK
Chestertourist.com - Lantern Magic


www.christmasinchester.com
Christmas event website
Chestertourist.com - Christmas in Chester


www.hotelchocolat.com/christmas
Hotel Chocolat Chester
Chocolate Gifts

Christmas Hotel Offers

Lantern Parade
Chestertourist.com - Chester Christmas Lantern Parade

Lantern Parade

Chester Christmas Lantern Parade
Lanterns Parade 2nd December 2021
Forum Shopping Centre.
Chester city centre will be lit by hundreds of children as they parade through the streets carrying handmade lanterns for the annual Lantern Parade.
The parade will leave from the Forum Shopping Centre, walking past the Cathedral along St Werburgh Street, turning into Eastgate Street, down Bridge Street, back up Northgate Street and ending at the Christmas Market in the Town Hall Square.

Local school children parade through Chester with handmade lanterns.
Chester City Centre

www.visitchester.com/whats-on/lantern-parade-p223891

www.christmasinchester.com

Chester Cathedral Christmas Chestertourist.com - Chester Cathedral Christmas

Chester Cathedral Christmas

Christmas Tree Festival
27th November 2021 - 4th January 2022
Chester Cathedral cloisters will be filled with more than 40 majestic Christmas trees.
Open Daily Free Admission

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Also see the Chester Cathedral Website for more Information

http://www.chestercathedral.com/chester-cathedral-events-forthcoming-events.htm

The Snowman
Chestertourist.com - The Snowman

The Snowman

The Snowman
Chester Cathedral

Carrot Productions are delighted to present a family-friendly Christmas concert featuring a showing of The Snowman film.
Book Tickets 01244 500 959
https://chestercathedral.com/event/cinderella-and-the-snowman/

No performance in Chester this year. The performance is in Buxton.
A re-telling of the classic fairytale, Cinderella, for orchestra and narrator.

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Winter Watch Part I
Chestertourist.com - Winter Watch

Winter Watch Part I

Facebook https://en-gb.facebook.com/ChesterMidWinterWatchParade/


www.midsummerwatch.co.uk

Midwinters Watch Parade Part I
Winter Watch Parade 9th December 2021
Chester Town Hall Northgate Street CH1 2HS Chester
Chester City Centre

7pm Forum Shopping Centre.
Karamba Samba as the Winter Watch parades through Chester City Centre, lead by the Lord of Misrule.
The parade will start at the Forum Shopping Centre and will continue around the city, including:
St Werburgh Street, Northgate Street and Bridge Street.
There will be dancers, fire breathing and sword fights along the way.
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/232263320446417/

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Saturnalia / Winter Watch Part II
Chestertourist.com - Saturnalia

Saturnalia / Winter Watch Part II


Facebook https://en-gb.facebook.com/ChesterMidWinterWatchParade/
Winter Watch and Saturnalia 16th December 2021 7pm Eastgate Street
Torchlight parade through Chester celebrating Roman Christmas.
At 7pm from Eastgate Street you will be able to experience the special evening that merges two fantastic parades.
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.
Free Event 7pm
Chester City Centre
Roman Winter Festival Parade

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Chester Christmas Market
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New - Chester Christmas MarketChester Christmas Market


Located at Town Hall Square Chester CH1 2HH

https://www.facebook.com/ChesterChristmasMarket/

http://www.christmasinchester.com
Outside the Cathedral, Storyhouse and historic Town Hall.

https://www.facebook.com/ChesterChristmasMarket/
Chester Christmas Market
Chester Christmas Market will be back in the heart of Chester
18th November to 21st December 2022
Town Hall Square Northgate Street Chester Cheshire CH1 2HJ
We are open seven days a week and is located in the city’s beautiful Town Hall Square opposite Chester Cathedral
Open

Chester Christmas Market is returning for 2022! 18th Nov - 21st Dec, 7 days a week.

Sunday - Wednesday 10:30am to 6:30pm
Thursday - Saturday 10:30am to 8pm

FREE to enter, dog friendly.

christmasmarket@marketingcheshire.co.uk
01244 405 600

More than 70 traditional wooden chalets at locations outside The Town Hall, Library and Cathedral.
crafts, Clothing, Homeware, Jewellery, Unique Gifts and Festive Food and Drink.
Covered Bar Area
Free Childrens Activities


Parking Car Parking at Chester Market Car Park


Parking Coach Parking Little Roodee car park Chester CH1 1SL
Coach Drop Off Points
Vicar's Lane Westbound CH1 1 QU
Grosvenor Street Southbound CH1 2DD
Foregate Street Eastbound CH1 1HE
Pepper Street Eastbound CH1 1DW
Little Roodee Car Park Castle Drive CH1 1SL

http://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

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The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

The Lanterns at Chester Zoo


https://www.chesterzoo.org/events/the-lanterns-at-chester-zoo/

The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo Upton Chester CH2 1EU

Friday 12th November 2021 - Thursday 23 December 2021


The Lanterns at Chester Zoo is back for another MAGICAL year 2021, and is set to be as enchanting as ever. Join us as we transform the zoo into a spectacular wonderland, full of sparkle, illumination and plenty of cheer.
Join us for The Lanterns as we transform the zoo into a spectacular wonderland! Escape to fantastical worlds, each different from the last, that will take you on an illuminating journey like no other.
Be immersed in this magical and uniquely Chester Zoo evening event, giving you the chance to see the zoo in a whole new light.
Let your imagination run wild, and discover incredible spaces, each filled to the brim with colourful lanterns, spectacular costumed characters and Christmas scenes.
Seeing, truly is believing Brought to you by Wild Rumpus.

Together with some of our favourite animal lanterns and characters from Christmases gone by, The Lanterns will fill you with Christmas joy and plenty of precious memories, as well as delicious festive food. And remember to keep an eye out for Father Christmas…he could be just around the corner.

Our CHRISTMAS FOOD MARKET is BACK again for another year. Take a moment to refuel with our tasty selection of FESTIVE GOODIES including:

Traditional Hog Roast
Bratwurst (Vegan option)
Yorkshire Pudding Wraps (Vegetarian option)
Burgers (Vegan option)
Pigs in Blankets
Pizza (Vegetarian and Vegan options)

Fancy a festive SWEET TREAT? We have something just for you

Churros
Doughnuts

We also have a variety of hot drinks available. Why not WARM YOURSELF with one of our delicious hot chocolates.

Tickets

Child tickets start from £11
Adult tickets start from £13
Children aged 2 and under enter free of charge

Selected dates are available from Friday 12 November – Thursday 23 December, with timed tickets that give entry every 15 minutes from 4pm to 8.15pm.

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Chester Santa Dash Chestertourist.com - Chester Santa Dash Charity 4K Run/Walk

Chester Santa Dash

Charity 4K Run/Walk. Walk, Skip, Jog or Run to Raise money for the Hospice of the Good Shepherd and the Babygrow Appeal at the Countess of Chester Hospital.


Chester Santa dash on Sunday 4th December 2022

www.chestersantadash.com

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Christmas Tour
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Christmas Tour

www.visitchester.com

Christmas in Chester Tour
TBA 2022
Tickets £10 Town Hall Visitor Information Centre 0845 647 7868
A festive adventure through the origins, customs and tradition of the seasonal celebrations through the ages.

From Chester Town Hall and around Chester City Centre one and a half hours in duration.

Spirit of Christmas Chestertourist.com - Spirit of Christmas

Spirit of Christmas

26th November 2022
Matthew Kelly's Long running annual festive celebration of Carols, Celebrity Readings and Music featuring Stars of Stage & Screen inside Chester Cathedral.
7pm - 9pm

https://www.nmcentre.com/product-page/spirit-of-christmas-sat-26th-november

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Light up a Life

www.hospiceofthegoodshepherd.com

www.lual.eventbrite.com

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Christmas Parking

Parking - Christmas Parking 2022 Offers available on Christmas Parking.

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www.visitchester.com/christmas

Christmas in the Chester area


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Christmas outside Chester


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External Links

www.christmasmarkets.com/UK/chester-christmas-market.html

Chester Bach Singers

Celebrate Christmas with the Chester Chronicle

Chester Cathedral Events

www.christmasincheshire.com

Royal Mail

Royal Mail Last Posting Times for Christmas 2021

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