Posted: Sat 12th Nov 2022

Chester’s Christmas Market opens next Friday and other key dates

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Nov 12th, 2022

Chester’s Christmas Market opens on Friday 18 November. The ever-popular market will be back in Town Hall Square and to ensure a festive feel, the Christmas lights will be on across the city centre.

The Christmas Market will be open Sunday to Wednesday 10.30am to 6.30pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10.30am to 8pm.

Chester’s new indoor Market is now open and another new attraction this year is a weekend Makers Market being held in the new Exchange Square at Northgate from 19 November until 18 December. Exchange Square is expected to be the number one selfie spot, with a new Christmas decoration bringing a sparkle to the square.

Also new this year is the Rows Christmas Bazaar running on Thursday’s and weekends during November and December. There is a programme of activities, part of the Heritage Action Zone Project, supported by Visit Chester and Cheshire. The activities will include Christmas carols, crafts, face painting and storytelling.

In the lead up to Christmas there will be a host of parades and activities.

The key dates for the diary:

  • Christmas Market – Friday 18 November to Wednesday 22 December
  • Makers Market – each weekend from 19 November to 18 December
  • The Rows Christmas Bazaar – from 19 November to 18 December
  • Twelve Days of Christmas Parade – Thursday 24 November at 7pm
  • Chester BIDs Santa’s Enchanted Grotto – 25 November until 24 December
  • Free Parking from Chester BID – Chester Racecourse – each weekend starting 26 November – 24 December.
  • Christmas Past at Chester Castle – 26 November 11am to 4pm and 5pm to 7pm
  • Lantern Parade – Wednesday 30 November at 7pm
  • Winter Watch Parade – Thursday 8 December at 7pm
  • Saturnalia Parade plus Second Winter Watch Parade – Thursday 15 December 6.30pm

The Twelve Days of Christmas parade on Thursday 24 November starts on Bridge Street at 7pm. Organised by Cheshire West and Chester Council the ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ is the first of four parades to return this year.

Community groups and local artists will parade through the city centre from Bridge Street, travelling towards the Cross, Eastgate Street, St Werburgh Street, past the Town Hall and ending in Watergate Street.

Father Christmas will greet the parade with pyrotechnics at key locations, at the Cross, Eastgate Clock, Chester Cathedral, and the Town Hall.

Don’t worry if you only catch a brief glimpse of Father Christmas during the Christmas parade, he is returning to his own grotto in the Grosvenor Shopping Centre from 25 November until 24 December.

Santas Enchanted Grotto

Chester Park and Ride is running late night services over Christmas, the last bus from Foregate Street will be 9pm on Thursdays from 17 November and then each night during Christmas week 19 to 23 December up to 9pm, the last Park and Ride bus on 24 December is 6pm.

Chester’s Christmas market promises to be a festive and fun-filled experience for all visitors. With dozens of stalls selling everything from handmade crafts to delicious food and drink, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

And if you’re looking for a unique way to spread some holiday cheer, consider custom patches. These beautiful Christmas embroidery patches can be customized with your own design or message and make great gifts, decorations, or even stocking stuffers.

So why not take advantage of the holiday season and create your own custom patches to spread some joy and goodwill this year? Whether you’re a business owner, community organization, or just a lover of all things Christmas, these patches are sure to add a touch of holiday magic to any outfit or accessory.

 

Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: [email protected]
Latest News

  • Flintshire glamping site proposal could be approved despite road safety concerns
  • Plans to convert the Tavern in Alltami into apartments look set for green light
  • North Flintshire Police seek witnesses following ‘large public disorder’ incident in Shotton

  • More...

    Flintshire glamping site proposal could be approved despite road safety concerns

    News

    Plans to convert the Tavern in Alltami into apartments look set for green light

    News

    North Flintshire Police seek witnesses following ‘large public disorder’ incident in Shotton

    News

    Children’s hospices urge Welsh Government to provide ‘sustainable’ funding

    News

    Plans for traveller site in Flintshire village recommended for approval despite land contamination concerns

    News

    Police alert residents to cold callers operating in two parts of Flintshire

    News

    Planning: Greggs wants to open a new store in Queensferry

    News

    North Flintshire Police round up: Public order incident in Shotton leads to 2 arrests

    News

    Surge in ASDA scam emails prompts alert from Action Fraud

    News