Forget a trip to London’s Broadway this Christmas; with a whole host of shows, musicals and concerts, Chester will provide you with the perfect opportunity to delve into its theatrical, cultural and musical talent.
Christmas Tree Festival
Held in Chester Cathedral from 26th November – 8th January, the Christmas Tree Festival offers visitors a warming escape from the bustling city streets.
With forty regal trees on display, the cathedral corridors are set to become an enchanted walkway in which guests can indulge in the merry spirit of the season.
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
Continuing for its fifth term throughout December, Chester Zoo is an ideal spot to introduce families to the city during the Christmas period.
Its ‘The Lanterns’ event has attracted many visitors over recent years, where children’s imaginations are allowed to run wild.
After travelling through an enchanted forest, whilst catching a glimpse of Santa Claus himself, guests are welcomed by an array of puppets and characters – alongside Chester Zoo’s fascinating selection of animals.
For more information and tickets, visit: chesterzoo.org
The Snowman and Cinderella
To add to what already promises to be a Christmas spectacular in the city, the timely film classics The Snowman and Cinderella are to be aired on December 3rd at Chester Cathedral this year.
With screenings throughout the day and tickets from only £10, Carrot Productions are adding to their success by using an accompanying twenty-five-piece professional orchestra for what is set to be a magical evening this Christmas.
The narrative fairytales offer an idyllic setting for a family-friendly evening!
Chester Cathedral Carol Service
Yet another event set to create a very festive atmosphere, Chester Cathedral’s annual Carol Service held on both 10th & 17th December, will certainly rejoice the city in a merry spirit.
Attendees on the evening will be welcomed by the Chester Cathedral Choir, who will host an authentic performance of all the classic hymns for a small fee starting at just £5.00.
Winter Watch Parade
For those with a little more adrenaline, the historic city’s Winter Watch parade will most definitely keep you on your toes. Stretching from the Forum Shopping Centre and running through the streets of St Werburgh and Northgate, the carnival will bring the fire.
With dancers, fire-breathing entertainers and sword fights along the way, visitors of all ages are welcomed to thrive in the atmosphere on the eve of December 8th.
To delve further into the Winter Watch parade, click here.