Chester Christmas market is set to return to the center of the historic city for the seventh year this Winter.

And for the first time in the history of the event, the market will open on a Saturday instead of a weeknight.

Over 70 traditional wooden chalets will create a festive village surrounding the iconic 40ft Christmas tree, against the backdrop of the cathedral and the town hall in the heart of Chester.

Visitors can expect stalls full of seasonal treats and gifts on offer, regional produce, plenty of stocking fillers and hot food and drink.

The market will return to Town Hall Square on Saturday, November 16, following Remembrance Sunday commemorations.

However the city's Christmas lights will not be switched on until November 21 - five days after the market opens its doors.

   
Chester Christmas Markets

Where:

Town Hall Square, Northgate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2HJ

Opening dates:

November 16 - December 22, 2019

Opening times: 

Entry price: Free

Number of stalls: 70+

How to get there:

Trains operate from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester several times each hour and it takes just over 60 minutes to get there.  You can check out train times here .

By car, take the M60 to the M56 to junction 15 M53 before taking the A56 into Chester city centre.  Takes roughly an hour depending on traffic.

If you're using a map to find the location once you've arrived/parked up, search for Chester Cathedral and it will lead you to the markets.

Parking:

NCP Car Park, Pepper Street, CH1 1DF

Chester Racecourse Car Park, CH1 2LY

Delamere Street Car Park, CH2 2AY 

Brook Street, CH1 3HU

Chester Market, CH1 2HS

Grosvenor Shopping Centre, CH1 1EA

Chester Station, CH1 4JE.

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