Chester Christmas Market
21 Nov 13 to 15 Dec 13
Chester is the place to be this Christmas. Get into the festive spirit from 21st November to 15th December with the annual Christmas Lights Switch On in the city centre and the opening of the Chester Christmas Market, along with a unique shopping scene with quirky independent boutique shops to inspire you with fabulous Christmas gift ideas. After all that shopping where better to kick back and relax with a hot chocolate or a Christmas cocktail than in one of Chester’s many funky bars and traditional real ale pubs.
Located on Northgate Street in front of the historic Town Hall, 2013 sees a fresh, invigorated approach to the Christmas Market in Chester. Under new management, with brand new bespoke wooden chalet style stalls setting the scene for a festive shopping experience with a wide range of traders from quality giftware, clothing and food and drink.
Chester has a comprehensive calendar of events over the Christmas period, giving you plenty to do during your visit to the city, whether you’re just here for the day, or taking advantage of Chester’s excellent Hotel’s, B&B’s and Guesthouses and staying a little longer.
Nearby, the iconic Cathedral has a festive feast of events and concerts to get you into the Christmas spirit. Pantomimes and activities to keep the children entertained are all within easy reach of Chester Christmas Market. Wander down Watergate Street with its independent shops, boutiques and tea rooms and you’ll reach Chester Racecourse’s Winter Wonderland, complete with ice rink and fun fair, the perfect place to keep the kids occupied!
The Winter Watch Parade departing from the Town Hall Square is not to be missed. Taking place on the first two Thursdays in December and dating back to the 1400’s, the parade works its way down St Werburgh Street, Eastgate and Bridge Street with performances including dance, fire breathers and sword fights.