Whats on in Chester this Festive Season

In addition to the Mill Hotel fabulous festive dining events this Christmas, there are a whole host of fantastic events going on across the City to make your break extra special:

Chester Christmas Market

16th November to 20th December 2017
Shoppers are in for a magical time at Chester Christmas Market, with over 70 traditional wooden chalets situated in the heart of Chester in front of the town hall, all wrapped around a sparkling Christmas tree. The markets are a great shopping opportunity showcasing both locally made products and international food and drink.

Chester Christmas Light Switch On

16th November 2017
The annual Christmas lights switch-on and the parade will also take place on the 16th November

Storytelling with Santa brought to you by CH1ChesterBID and Storyhouse

18th November to 17th December 2017
A visit to Storytelling with Santa , allows the magic of Christmas to truly begin as well as an opportunity to create special memories for the young and the young at heart in Chester city centre.
£3 per child

The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

18th November to 17th December 2017
This Christmas, as twilight falls across Chester Zoo a magical Christmas sorting office comes to life. The zoo will be transformed into an enchanting world full of illumination and spellbinding theatrical adventure.

The Lanterns at Chester Zoo will be unlike anything you’ve experienced before.  With incredible lanterns, performance and a sprinkle of Chester Zoo magic, it’s a perfect, heart-warming and memorable festive event for all generations. Please book early as this is a popular event
Tickets from £5 per Child £12 per Adult (Prices vary by date)

Christmas Lantern Parade

30th November 2017 7pm
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.

Winter Watch Parade

7th December 2017 7pm
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.

Winter Watch and Saturnalia Parade

14th December 2017 7pm
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.

Chester Cathedral Christmas Tree Festival

25th November 2017 to 6th January 2018
The cloisters will be filled with more than 50 majestic Christmas trees – in support of the Ultrasound Breast Care Scanner Appeal at the Countess of Chester Hospital.

Christmas at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet

10th November – 24th December 2017

From the 8th November you can enjoy late night shopping as our centre stays open until 9pm on weeknights, extending until 10pm from the 23rd November onwards

The Christmas Corner will host a carousel, magical walk-in Christmas tree, a German bar selling beers and gluhwein, festive swing grill, the Cheshire Cheese & Wine Company and an Après themed bar decked and decorated in traditional style, ideal for those looking to warm up with mouth-watering food and warming winter drinks. For those looking to satisfy their sweet tooth, hot chocolate and pick ‘n’ mix will all be available.


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