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What's On in Chester this Christmas? Plan your perfect festive day out
Christmas in Chester

With Christmas around the corner, Chester is jam-packed with events for you and your family to do to spark your Christmas spirit!

Christmas in Chester

Bolesworth Forest at Christmas

Christmas at Delamere Forest

Dates: 26th November - 31st December 2021

Tickets: £27.50 per adult with parking, £19.50 per adult trail only and £13.50 for children.

Delamere Forest is becoming an illuminated array of lights, baubles and trees to get us into the festive spirit. The lights will create beautiful displays as you tiptoe your way around the woods. Father Christmas may even make an appearance! Food and drink will be available to purchase along the route.

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Image Credits: Delamere Forest

Chester Zoo Lanterns

Chester Zoo Lanterns

Dates: 12th November - 23rd December 2021

Tickets: £11 per child and £13 per adult

The Chester Zoo lanterns are back for another year! The zoo magically transforms into an array of illuminations as the evening begins. There will be a range of animal lanterns and Christmas characters as you walk around the zoo. Food and drink stations are also dotted around the park so you can get into the Christmas spirit with a mulled wine or a with some pigs in blankets. Rumour has it, Father Christmas will also be making an appearance!

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The Chester Christmas Markets outside the Chester Townhall

Chester Christmas Markets

Dates: 18th November - 22nd December

Free Entry

Located in the heart of Chester, the Christmas Markets will be filling our hearts, and most probably bellies with Christmas goodness! Handmade gifts, treats and crafts will be on display showcasing Chester’s local talent. This is the perfect opportunity to grab those stocking fillers, or to treat yourself to a mulled wine or two! The Christmas Markets will be located in-between Chester Cathedral and Chester Town Hall, and open seven days a week, so there's no excuse to miss this festive event.

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The Storyhouse Theatre located in Chester

Christmas at the Storyhouse: Oliver Twist

Dates: 4th December - 16th January

Tickets: Range from £18 - £33.50

After huge success with their production of A Christmas Carol last year, The Storyhouse are showcasing Oliver Twist, continuing with their Charles Dickens theme! The play will showcase a range of feel-good songs, as well as plenty of kids and dogs. The perfect way to spend a December evening!

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Christmas Trees on display at Chester Cathedral

Chester Cathedral's Christmas Tree Festival

Date: November 27th 2021 - 4th January 2022

Nominal Entry Fee for Adults at £2.50, Free for Children

Walk through the stunning Cathedral as over 50 Christmas trees twinkle and shine. The Christmas trees are decorated by local schools, businesses and charities, sharing the festive spirit. They will also have their Starry Starry Night sculpture which depicts constellations across the heights of the Cathedral. The Cathedral is free to visit, however, they kindly ask for donations after a difficult year following the pandemic. Explore the Cathedral in a way you have never before.

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Image Credits: Mark Carline

A Christmas Carol at Chester Cathedral

A Christmas Carol at Chester Cathedral

Dates: Saturday 27th November 2021 & Wednesday 8th December @ 7:30 pm

Tickets: £12-£18

Leave the Cathedral with a warm, wintery glow after watching The Chapterhouse Theatre Company bring their adaptation of A Christmas Carol to life. This production will fill you with festive spirit and is being hosted in the stunning Chester Cathedral. Find the true meaning of Christmas with the perfect evening out for your family.

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Rowton Hall at Christmas with Christmas Tree and fireplace

Why not complement your Chester day out with one of our Festive Getaway Breaks?

We have a range of offers available throughout December to make your stay in Chester memorable.

Book a festive Bed & Breakfast to enjoy a glass of mulled wine on arrival, or upgrade to Dinner, Bed & Breakfast and indulge in festive canapes and fizz. We also have a Festive Overnight Spa Package which allows access to our leisure facilities and a 25-minute spa treatment*.

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