Christmas in Chester, the official shopping and attraction guide 2013 with extra sparkle! A new open-air Christmas Market in the Town Hall Square and a Winter Wonderland on the racecourse for the first time, complete with a real ice rink, traditional fairground and Santa’s reindeer for all the family to enjoy. Plus there’s a vibrant calendar of festivities planned with sparkly, magical lanterns, winter parades, carol concerts, festive theatre and more. There’s nothing like Christmas in Chester...
Share the love this Christmas and be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes. There is everything from jewellery, Champagne, Yankee Candles, Meals for two at some of Chester's top venues such as Moules a Go Go, The Slug & Lettuce, The Pitcher and Piano and The ABode Hotel, a VIP table at Cruise Nightclub, a Cocktail Masterclass at Revolution and vouchers from shops such as Bravissimo, Build a Bear Workshop, Patisserie Valerie, Liberty Bell & more!
Look out for our Mistletoe stations throughout the city whilst you are visiting the many shops, eateries and festive events. Click here to see a list of participating venues.
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Chester is the spiritual home of real shopping; with the oldest shop front in England and the inimitable rows, giving you two high streets in one lined with high-street havens, independent galleries, antique shops and chic boutiques, you will be spoilt for choice. The Grosvenor Shopping Centre offers some of the best stores in town or if you still want more, discover the independent quarter along Watergate Street or Chester Market for a range of festive bargains.
There’s so much to see and do in Chester this festive season that you might want to extend your visit and stay for a short break. Whatever your preference, you are sure to find the perfect place to stay. We've got bed and breakfasts, luxury 5* hotels and some great self-catering properties, to match any taste or budget. Search through the range of accommodation and book your stay now using our accommodation booking widget.
If you are looking for somewhere for a festive day out, there is plenty of choice in Cheshire. Shop till your heart’s content, take a winter stroll through one of the Gardens or visit one of the many stately homes that are extravagantly decorated for the festive season. Take a trip with Santa on one of Anderton Boat Lift's Santa Trips or meet him aboard a canal boat on one of National Waterways Museum's Santa Cruises.