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Chester Winter Watch 2017
Thursday 14th December 2017
19:00 – 22:00
Chester Town Hall CH1 2HJ Chester Cheshire
Winter Watch - a dark but strangley humorous parade of Devils, Angels, Lanterns and Nightmares. 2017 Parades 7th and 14th dec starting at 7.00pm from amidst the Xmas market on Town Hall Square.

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Chester Christmas Food & Drink Festival
Chester Christmas Food & Drink Festival
Carriage Shed City Road (Next to Chester Railway Station) CH1 3DR Chester
16th December 2017 – 17th December 2017

Where better to start your Christmas festivities than at Chester’s Christmas Food and Drink Festival?
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th of December 2017 sees Chester’s first annual Christmas Food & Drink Festival.
A festive offering of the finest hot foods, including bratwurst, vegan foods, pizza, paella, crepes and many more festive offerings, along with an array of bars serving everything from world gins and fizz to real ales and mulled wine. To keep you entertained there will be a program of live music including an oompah band, carol singers & live acoustic performers. There will be something to keep all ages entertained and will be a great way to kick-start your festive season the weekend before Christmas.
Held in a fantastic location in The Carriage Shed right next to Chester train station, the stunning old Victorian building makes for the perfect setting for this event.
The great news is it's totally free to enter. Open from 12pm until 9:30pm on the Saturday and 12pm to 9pm on the Sunday 17th December.

Christmas Lights Switch On Chester 2017

Chester Christmas Light Switch On Parade.
Thursday 16th November - 7pm.
Chester Town Hall
Shoppers are in for a magical time this yar with the switching on of the City's lights and Christmas Market in the centre of Old Chester

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Lantern Parade
Lantern Parade

Lantern Parade

Chester Christmas Lantern Parade
Thursday December 2017 TBA 7pm. 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.
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Chester Cathedral Christmas

2017 Christmas Tree Festival
2017 TBA
Chester Cathedral cloisters will be filled with more than 40 majestic Christmas trees.
Open Daily Free Admission

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The Snowman
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

2017 TBA
A re-telling of the classic fairytale, Cinderella, for orchestra and narrator.

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Midwinters Watch Parade Part I
Chester Town Hall Northgate Street CH1 2HS Chester
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December 7th 2017 at 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.

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Saturnalia / Winter Watch Part II

Saturnalia / Winter Watch Part II

December 14th 2017 at 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
Chester Christmas Market

Chester Christmas Market 2017

Located at Town Hall Square Chester CH1 2HH
Thursday 16th November 2017
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
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

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The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo CH2 1EU Chester
4pm - 9pm

Watch your children's eyes light up and their imagination run wild. The Lanterns at Chester Zoo is a magical night time journey through the zoo. This year we’ve got new lanterns and new experiences to enjoy, so we're expecting another sell out success. Take the zebra crossing through a constellation of stars and on to see your favourite zoo animal lanterns. This year we’re celebrating our local woodland and garden creatures with a host of stunning NEW lantern sculptures and puppets for you to enjoy. Strolling through the enchanted forest you'll meet our colourful festive characters and catch a glimpse of Santa on his sleigh - a perfect start to the festive season. We can't wait to see you there.

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Chester Santa Dash Chester Santa Dash

Chester Santa Dash

Charity 4K Run/Walk. 6th 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.

Sunday 3rd December 2017

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Christmas Tour
Christmas Tour

Christmas Tour

Christmas in Chester Tour
2017 TBA
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.

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Spirit of Christmas

Spirit of Christmas

TBA 2017

Matthew Kelly's Annual Festive Celebration of Carols, Celebrity Readings and Music featuring Stars of Stage & Screen.

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Light up a Life

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Christmas Parking 2017

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