Oops, you've missed the Chester lights switch on, but you can still see the Hoole lights on Saturday 24 November
Christmas really begins in Chester when the Christmas lights are switched on. Bring the family to experience the magic of Christmas and enjoy the parade and watch as the Christmas Lights illuminate Chester.
The parade starts at Chester Town Hall Square at 7.00pm on Friday 16 November. Bring the family and make a night of it by visiting one of Chester's great restaurants.
START: 7 pm at Chester Town Hall
St Werburgh Street – view of CheSTAR in Cathedral Garden and Spot Santa!
Eastgate Street – Spot Santa near The Cross; two tiers of viewing space with The Rows & street level but get in early as those spots go fast.
Bridge Street – a wide street with space for prams and two tiers of viewing space with The Rows and street level
Pepper Street – Spot Santa on Newgate Bridge near the amphitheatre, where there will also be a fireworks display; space for prams
St John Street – view of amphitheatre fireworks display
Eastgate Street – Spot Santa at Eastgate Clock
Northgate Street – final procession
Town Hall Square – Spot Santa for his final appearance above Town Hall
END about 8/8.15pm on Town Hall Square where more than 70 Christmas Market stalls will be open for business.