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Chester Cathedral Christmas Tree Festival
Saturday 1st December 2018 – Sunday 6th January 2019
Open Daily Free Admission
www.chestercathedral.com
Christmas Tree Festival 1

From the end of November, Chester Cathedral cloisters will be filled with more than 50 majestic Christmas trees. Escape from the hustle and bustle of the festive period and lose yourself in our astonishing tree-lined winter walkways – and don’t forget to vote for your favourite trees! Free entry, open daily.

Christmas Lights Switch On Chester 2018


Christmas Lights 1
Chester Christmas Light Switch On Parade.
Friday 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

https://www cheshire-live co uk/whats-on/family-kids-news/chesters-christmas-lights-switch--15408936
Chester's Christmas lights switch-on 2018
Christmas lights switch-on, parade and Christmas Market

A festive parade will start 7pm at Town Hall Square and go through the historic streets
At 8.15pm on Town Hall Square more than 70 Christmas market stalls will open

Fireworks display at St John Street Amphitheatre
Spot Santa at the Eastgate Clock and Eastgate Street

Christmas Lights 2

Music 2018


www.chesterbachsingers.org.uk
TBA

Storyhouse 2018


www.storyhouse.com
Storyhouse Christmas Flyer 1
Storyhouse Christmas Flyer 2

Lantern Parade
Lantern Parade

Lantern Parade

Chester Christmas Lantern Parade
29th November 2018
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 Chester Cathedral Christmas

Chester Cathedral Christmas

2018 Christmas Tree Festival
2018 TBA
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
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/

2018 TBA
A re-telling of the classic fairytale, Cinderella, for orchestra and narrator.

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Winter Watch Part I
Winter Watch

Winter Watch Part I

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


www.midsummerwatch.co.uk

Midwinters Watch Parade Part I
Chester Town Hall Northgate Street CH1 2HS Chester
Chester City Centre

December 6th 2018 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.
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/232263320446417/

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Saturnalia / Winter Watch Part II
Saturnalia

Saturnalia / Winter Watch Part II


Facebook https://en-gb.facebook.com/ChesterMidWinterWatchParade/
December 13th 2018 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 Stalls on Townhall Square
Chester Christmas Market Logo

NewChester Christmas Market 2018


Located at Town Hall Square Chester CH1 2HH

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

http://www.christmasinchester.com

Chester Christmas Market is back from Friday 16th November - Wednesday 20th December. Outside the Cathedral, Storyhouse and historic Town Hall.
We open TODAY for 5 weeks of festive shopping, eating and drinking in the heart of historic Chester.
Friday 16th November 2018
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


www.chesterzoo.org

The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo CH2 1EU Chester
2018 TBA

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 2nd December 2018

www.chestersantadash.com

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Christmas Tour
Christmas Tour

Christmas Tour

www.visitchester.com

Christmas in Chester Tour
2018 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.

Spirit of Christmas Spirit of Christmas

Spirit of Christmas


Spirit of Christmas

Friday 23rd November 2018

7.30pm
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 Light Up a Life

Light up a Life

www.hospiceofthegoodshepherd.com

www.lual.eventbrite.com

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Christmas Parking 2018

Parking TBA


www.visitchester.com/christmas

Christmas in the Chester area


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Christmas outside Chester


www.holtlodge.co.uk

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

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