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Cancelled in 2020.

From 15th November to 22nd December 2021.

(to be confirmed)


Wrap up warm and enjoy a festive evening at Chester Christmas Market! If you’re looking for something a bit less commercial and a bit more nostalgic, you are in for a truly magical time. There will be over 70 traditional wooden chalets wrapped around the iconic, sparkling Christmas tree in the heart of the city centre. 


Pick up a delicious, hot mulled wine and browse the unique, locally produced treats and gifts. With handmade crafts, jewellery, clothing, accessories, stocking fillers, local food produce and more. Make sure to enjoy a tasty hog roast bap and stop in the Real Ale Bar for a festive cocktail or a pint of regional cask ale before you leave! 


Chester Christmas Market is open seven days a week and is located in the city’s beautiful Town Hall Square opposite Chester Cathedral.


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Indulge in hot food and drink

Chester Christmas Market
Shires Kitchen

Cosy up and enjoy the crisp winter months with a festive tipple or two in the Real Ale Bar at Chester Christmas Market! Get your mitts on a delicious hog roast, luxurious hot chocolate or choose from a selection of the extremely popular sweet and savoury pancakes. Fancy something a bit different? The Belgian Coconut Macaroons are a sure-fire hit.


Sample regional produce

Chester Christmas Market
Crusty Pie Company

Chester Christmas Market is a truly unique and quintessentially British experience focusing on high quality, 'local' and 'regional' produce above all else - over 75% of stallholders are from the region.  Expect artisan crafts and speciality foods with everything from cheese, jam and pies to fudge, ales and liqueurs.



Shop for Christmas gifts

Chester Christmas Market
Me & For You 2

However you like to shop, Chester has it covered. The Christmas Market is the place to be for that perfect sentimental gift for your nearest and dearest. This year there will be wooden crafts, candle houses, glassware, winter accessories and much more. Not forgetting all the delicious spirits and treats! Alternatively, browse the boutiques of the iconic half-timbered rows or head to Cheshire Oaks, where all the biggest designer brands sit on an easily accessible shopping outlet village.


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