Chester Christmas Market

Chester Christmas Market
This year, Chester Christmas Market takes place from Friday November 15th until Thursday December 19th 2024 just outside the Town Hall Square and near to Chester Cathedral and the new Chester Market.  Chester zoo is only 10 minutes away by car.

The stalls will be open between the following times:

  • 10:30am-6:30pm Sunday to Wednesday
  • 10:30am–8pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Situated outside the Town Hall near to Chester Cathedral, the xmas markets has a range of over 70 stalls selling Christmas gifts, arts and crafts goodies, fudge, local spirits and stocking fillers all surrounding the beautiful Christmas tree in the heart of Chester City Centre.

Whilst shopping you can treat yourself to a hot mulled wine to get you in the festive spirit.  There is also a small selection of stands selling food ranging from hot dogs to hog roasts.

Also on site there is a bar where you get can buy drinks ranging from cocktails to real ale.  It is free entry.

Chester’s food and drink scene really comes alive at this magical time of the year… the best restaurants to choose from and a great lineup of bars and nightlife for a festive tipple or two.  Sleepy after partying then look at our guide to Hotels In Chester.

Still feeling festive then check out guide to the best Christmas Markets in the UK.

Hotels Nearby Chester Christmas Market

To fully immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere, consider staying at one of the hotels or guesthouses near Chester Christmas Market. Here are a few recommendations:

1. **Leonardo Hotel Chester**: Well situated in the centre of Chester, Leonardo Hotel Chester offers air-conditioned rooms, a fitness centre, free WiFi and a restaurant. This 4-star hotel offers room service and a 24-hour front desk. Guests can make use of a bar.

2. **Moxy Chester**: Set alongside the Shropshire Union Canal, this hip hotel is a 9-minute walk from Chester train station, 4 miles from Chester Zoo and 7 miles from McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks.  Laid-back rooms with a modern vibe feature Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Family rooms provide sofabeds.  An airy cafe/bar offers 24/7 snacks. Breakfast and limited parking are available.

3. **Mill Hotel & Spa**: This modern hotel, 0.5 miles from Chester Cathedral and 0.4 miles from Grosvenor’s Park, straddles both sides of a canal by means of a glass-walled footbridge.  The modern rooms offer cable TV, free Internet access and tea/coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms have seating areas.  Freebies include full English or continental breakfast, WiFi in public areas, parking, and use of the spa and leisure facilities, including a 60-ft Roman-style pool, a Jacuzzi, steam room and a gym. There’s also an on-site beauty and hair salon. There are 3 restaurants including 1 on a boat, plus a pub.

4. **The Coach House Inn**: This quaint, 19th-century inn next to Chester Christmas Market is an 8-minute walk from Chester Racecourse.  The low-key rooms feature country-chic decor and are equipped with TVs, tea and coffeemaking facilities, plus free WiFi. Upgraded rooms add safes and city views.  Breakfast is included, plus there’s a contemporary restaurant with a gastropub menu, and a cosy fireside lounge with leather armchairs.

5. **Hotel Indigo Chester**: Set in the historic city centre, this polished hotel is an 8-minute walk from Chester railway station, and 1 mile from both the Grosvenor Museum and horse racing at the Chester Racecourse.  Stylish rooms with eclectic decor feature free Wi-Fi and minibars, plus flat-screen TVs, and en suite bathrooms with rainfall showers. Upgraded rooms add Nespresso machines and/or furnished balconies.  There’s a refined restaurant, and an industrial-chic bar and lounge. Breakfast is available for a surcharge.

Or use the interactive map below:

Tours & Activities In Chester

Chester Christmas Market Traders

Frequently Asked Questions

When is Chester Christmas Market?
Chester Christmas Market starts 15th November to 19th December 2024.

When does Chester Christmas Market start?
Chester Christmas market starts at 10:30am each morning. The first day is Friday 15th November 2024.

Where is Chester Christmas Market held?
Chester Christmas Market is located outside the Town Hall near to Chester Cathedral.

What time does Chester Christmas Market open?
Chester Christmas Market is open: Sunday-Wednesday 10:30am-6:30pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10:30am-8pm

Chester Christmas Market Address

Chester Christmas Market, Town Hall Square, Northgate Street, Chester, CH1 2HJ
Telephone Number – 01244 405 600


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