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Chester Christmas Countdown

28th November 2023 @ 6:06am – by Tarvin Webteam
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Chester is looking very Christmassy – yes, here at Tarvin Online we are allowed to say the C word before the 1st December!

You may like to know what activities and events are on in and around Chester in the lead up to Christmas so we thought we'd give you a round up and get you in the Christmas Spirit.

Chester Christmas Market will be open seven days a week;
Sunday to Wednesday 10.30am to 6.30pm
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10.30am to 8pm.

Chester festive favourites  to see:

Thursday 30 November 7pm
Lantern Parade, starting from Town Hall Square

Thursday 7 December 7pm
Winter Watch Parade, starting from Town Hall Square

Thursday 14 December 6.30pm
Roman Saturnalia Parade, starting from the Grosvenor Museum

Thursday 14 December, 7pm
Winter Watch Parade, meeting the Romans in Town Hall Square

Councillor Lisa Denson, Cabinet Member for A Fairer Future (Poverty, Public Health and Mental Health) said: "This is a magical time for all ages to enjoy, not only are we welcoming back the family favourites, but this year Chester Indoor Market celebrates its second Christmas with a staggering 2 million visitors since it opened last year. The Christmas selfie spot to be seen at will be the Giant Christmas Bauble in Exchange Square in front of Chester Indoor Market. Just in time for Christmas, we've also now welcomed the opening of Picture House.

Carl Critchlow, CEO of Chester BID added: "There is nowhere more festive than Chester at Christmas and our businesses can't wait to give shoppers a true Chester welcome. With our mix of high street names, independent stores and world class food and drink offer, Chester has something for everyone."

Chester Park and Ride will be running late night services over Christmas, the last bus from Foregate Street will be 9pm on Thursdays from 23 November and then each night during Christmas week 18 to 22 December up to 9pm.

From 17 November for the five weeks to Christmas the security bollards in Chester will be raised preventing access to vehicles after 10.30am until 8pm.

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