A place of worship and a hub for the community loved by visitors and residents alike, it’s no surprise that Chester Cathedral is a favoured venue during the festive season.
Welcoming all to attend its events regardless of their faith, the celebrated Chester landmark will be hosting many activities and experiences over the Christmas period. Just two of these events are its annual Christmas Carol Concert and another returning spectacle, the Christmas Tree Festival.
Ideal for all seeking to find their festive spirit, the Cathedral’s yearly carol concert will take place on December 9 and will be held in Abbey Square. Adjacent to Chester Cathedral, the well-tended Georgian Square features a stone column that originates from the former Exchange building, which once stood close to where Chester Town Hall can be found today.
The concert will feature a carefully curated collection of both traditional and popular Christmas music to suit all tastes. Directed by Philip Rushforth, the event will feature readings by Nicholas Fry and Alexander Lanigan-Palotai as organist. Tickets purchased will include mince pies and mulled wine on arrival.
The Christmas Tree Festival will run from 24 November to January 7, giving guests from near and far a chance to witness the marvel. Featuring 75 trees, each with their own unique decoration and lit with fairy lights, the festival is an event not to be missed.
For the 2023 edition, the Cloisters, Garth, the Chapter House and the ‘Twinkle Zone’ will all be decorated for the occasion. There will also be two 14-foot-tall Christmas trees standing outside the front of Chester Cathedral on St Werburgh Street.