Christmas Markets

Indulge in Christmas shopping, eating and drinking at Chester's Christmas markets

2020 COVID UPDATE - Chester's Christmas market has unfortunately had to be cancelled but the Christmas Farmer's Market will take place

The council worked so hard to ensure that the 2020 Christmas market would still go on this year and it was planned from 26 November to 22 December to bring the usual cheer to the city at Town Hall Square on Northgate Street under the lights of the Chester Town Hall Christmas tree.

– Unfortunately the November lockdown has meant that the market will just will not be possible this year but there is still plenty of fantastic local Christmas shopping available both online and out in the city once doors are open again for business so make sure you explore what’s on offer and in the true spirit of Christmas also support Chester’s small businesses!

November’s lockdown also means that the Taste Cheshire Farmers market has been postponed until December and come the 3rd we’ll all be out making the most of all the festive menus on offer at Chester’s amazing eateries and all the many Christmas things to do that are still running!

You can also find everything for the season at a glance on our Christmas in Chester page plus all the latest updates as they happen on our Guide to Christmas 2020 blog.

Chester’s Christmas markets will get you in the festive spirit

Explore Chester’s beautiful Christmas markets to meet with friends, uncover unique stalls and gifts, get into the Christmas spirit and of course enjoy a gluhwein or two! 

Christmas just isn’t Christmas without hot chocolate or a tipple of something to warm you and perhaps a little something sweet while you enjoy browsing the stalls for precious gifts…Chester always has a great variety of Christmas markets to choose from with something for everyone bringing great festive cheer to the city.

While you are visiting don’t forget to enjoy the delicacies and warm welcome in Chester’s best eating and drinking spots and to make the most of the offers and deals they have for you through the Christmas period.

Chester’s has the best restaurants to choose from with lots of child and family friendly options and a great lineup of bars and pubs for a festive tipple or perhaps a cocktail or two!

Find the best places to eat and drink in Chester this Christmas