Chester is a great destination for this winter if you’re interested in getting away from the big cities and big Christmas markets. The city is packed with Roman sights like the Roman Amphitheatre, City Walls, Corner Tower and the Roman Gardens. In the city centre is the Town Hall and this is the location of Chester Christmas Market.
Chester’s city centre is compact, walkable and surrounded by open green spaces. The Christmas market chalets are spread along Northgate Street, but the Christmas decorations continue throughout the city.
Chester Christmas Market 2022
Around 70 Christmas chalets surround the Town Hall Square, each prettily decorated with Christmas lights and baubles. Don’t miss the traditional Christmas tree in the centre of the market.
Chester Christmas Market dates: 18th November to 21st December 2022.
Opening times: 10:30am to 6:30pm. Closes at 8pm from Thursdays to Saturdays.
Location: Town Hall Square and the surrounding streets.
Reason to visit: Great for purchasing small handmade gifts and stocking fillers.
Specialities: Mulled gin is unique to Chester but traditional mulled wine, spiced rum and hot chocolate are also available. Gingerbread, fudge, pies and cakes are always freshly prepared.
Where to stay: The Coach House Inn, directly across from the Christmas market.
Hotels near Chester Christmas Market
Most visitors to Chester stay within the Roman City Walls, and I recommend this area for a short stay.
There isn’t a huge selection of hotels in this area, but if you want to be near the Christmas market, I suggest staying at The Coach House Inn.
From this small hotel, you step out directly at Christmas markets and many sights like Chester Cathedral, which is just opposite the hotel.
Location of Chester Christmas Market
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Visit Cheshire has information regarding events and the best ways to experience Chester this Christmas. Its a particularly useful resource for discovering the highlights of the city and region
Sustainable Travel Tips
The choices we make have an environmental and social impact on the places we visit. Try to implement these responsible travel measures when visiting the Christmas markets.
- Shop mindfully. Only purchase what you really need.
- Walk, cycle and use public transport to get around.
- Stay in a sustainable hotel powered by renewable energy.
- Avoid using plastic or buying items made or packaged with plastic.
- Try to eat locally sourced organic food where possible.
- Limit your consumption of meat and dairy.
- Explore more than just the main tourist areas.
- Support the arts and attend local events.
Chester Christmas Market starts on 18th November and ends on 21st December 2022.
The Christmas markets in Chester are held at Town Hall Square and the surrounding streets.
The Christmas markets open at 10:30am daily.
The Christmas markets close at 6:30pm except for Thursdays to Saturdays when it closes at 8pm.
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