Christmas Parades

Chester's ever-popular parades are back! Wrap up warm and head to the city centre for a fantastic evening of festivities.

Chester Christmas Light Switch On Parade

Thursday 17th November - 7pm. Chester Town Hall.

Find Santa as you watch the fantastic '12 Days of Christmas' Light Switch On Parade as it travels through the streets starting from Chester Town Hall.

Lantern Parade

Thursday 1st December - 7pm. 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.

Winter Watch Parade

Thursday 8th December - 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.

Winter Watch and Saturnalia Parade

Thursday 15th December - 7pm. Eastgate Street.

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.



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