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Christmas Markets in Chester 2022

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

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 cheeky Gluhwein or mulled wine! 

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

While you are visiting the city don’t forget to also 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 not to mention the fabulous places to enjoy fabulous cocktails.

Chester has the best restaurants to choose from with lots of child and family friendly options and we highly recommend you do some local Christmas shopping and check out all the festive menus available in the city while you’re out and about enjoying the markets.

You can find everything you could wish for this Christmas at a glance on our Christmas in Chester page plus all the latest updates as they happen in our definitive guide to what’s on for Christmas.

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

Latest Chester Christmas markets news 

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