Tis the season to get wrapped up warm, as winter draws-in the dark early nights and the bright Christmas lights illuminate our festive spirits in Chester. The cold is definitely worth facing this season if you’re visiting our beautiful city. The magical ambience Chester already provides is only enhanced during the cold months, so get out of your hibernations and enjoy the winter enchantments that this fascinating city has to offer:
1. A Festive Shopping Trip Stop Off: Afternoon Tea At Townhouse
For a unique and elegant, sweet and savoury treat why not whet your appetites this Christmas and indulge in Chester’s best afternoon tea spot at Townhouse Chester. Relax and enjoy 2hrs of free-flowing Prosecco and a delicious Afternoon Tea of sandwiches, scones and cakes at our cosy 1699 Bar & Brasserie.
2. Christmas Market
Witness the magical transformation of Chester’s Christmas Markets from Thursday 16th November – Wednesday 20th December. Located outside the Cathedral, Storyhouse and the historic Chester Town Hall, shoppers will be in for a magical time with over 70 chalets filled full of delicious festive delights and unique gift ideas to enjoy.
3. Chester Christmas Food and Drink Festival
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th of December 2017 sees Chester’s first annual Christmas Food & Drink Festival. The free event will be held in the stunning Victorian The Carriage Shed building, right next to Chester train station. Offering a festive selection of the finest foods, including bratwurst, vegan foods, pizza, crepes and much more, along with an array of world gins and fizz, real ales and mulled wine to try at one of the festivals bars. Live music including an oompah band, carol singers and live acoustic performers will add an extra festivity touch to kick-start Christmas celebrations the weekend before.
4. Lanterns at Chester Zoo
Heart-warming fun for the family, this Christmas see Chester Zoo like you have seen never before with a spellbinding Christmas festivity adventure. Experience a special festive performance with a sprinkle of Chester Zoo magic to lead the Christmas celebrations. Spot the animals lanterns that will light up the beautifully lantern-lit gardens for Santa and his reindeers as you catch a glimpse of Santa on his sleigh.
Book Your Chester Hotel
Why not make your festive trip to Chester a worthwhile one to remember? Make sure you check off all the above and more by booking a stay in the town for a few nights. The Townhouse is one of the best hotels in Chester. Our hotel is ideally located and offers luxury accommodation for all kinds of occasions.