From Christmas Shopping To A MasterChef Winning New Year’s Eve Party In Historic City
Christmas and New Year At Hotel Indigo And Wood Chester
Those looking for the ultimate Christmas & New Year celebration can ring in the festivities in style at the new Hotel Indigo Chester. Guests can enjoy a luxury overnight stay and experience incredible food at 2015 MasterChef Champion Simon Wood’s restaurant for the first time this Christmas.
Guests will check in to one of Hotel Indigo’s elegantly designed King bedrooms and relax before an extravagant 7 course dinner with accompanying wine flight at Wood Chester. As the meal is served diners will be entertained by the beautiful voice of Sarah Jones and the resident DJ will countdown to midnight as everyone enjoys complimentary champagne before heading up to the luxury rooms in the new boutique hotel.
The trip is completed with breakfast in Wood Chester the following morning. Bed, breakfast and New Year’s Eve meal are available for £279 per person. To book call 01244 735 745.
Looking for a festive press trip in the heart of the UK this Christmas? Stay with Hotel Indigo Chester and explore the best of the region’s festivities...
Chester Christmas Markets
16th November - 22nd December
Within the heart of Chester browse over 70 traditional wooden chalets at Town Hall Square. Shoppers can grab a mulled wine whilst wandering through local and regional products, crafts, clothing, stocking fillers and a selection of hot food and drinks. The festivities include fizz, real ales, mulled wine, oompah bands, carol singers, live bands, DJs from 11.30am until 9pm.
Christmas Tree Festival at Chester Cathedral
30th November - 5th January
This family-fun event features over fifty majestic trees decorated by local schools and businesses to reflect the themes of this year, the celebration of water, in support of Adoption Matters and Stick ‘n’ Step.
Winter Watch Parade
5th December & 12th December
A procession of light and sound based on Chester’s 15th Century tradition of ‘setting the watch’. This was when the city leaders handed over the keys of Chester to the City Watch and processed around the city to ensure it was secure. The loudest and most colourful parade of Christmas hits the streets, starting from the Town Hall Square leading around the city centre is one of the most popular festive events.
Late Night Christmas Shopping
9pm every Thursday from November
Shoppers can explore the many boutiques and high street stores across Chester every Thursday for late night shopping until 9pm.
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
23 Nov - 23 Dec
This Christmas, Chester Zoo will transform into a spectacular wonderland filled with illuminations and even some snow! This year the lantern parade features a brand new route including nine different worlds covered with lanterns to fill guests with Christmas cheer, as well as a selection of festive foods available for all the family.
Watch the festive fun with hundreds of Santas running through the streets of Chester to raise money for the Hospice of the Good Shepherd providing palliative care for residents of Cheshire West, Chester and Deeside. Runners will also raise money for the Countess of Chester Hospital charity which works with the local community, corporates and grant making trusts to raise money for over 80 different funds across the hospital – each one making a real difference to patient care.
Chester Round The Walls Run
One of the oldest multi-terrain races in the UK, being an almost permanent Boxing Day fixture since its inception in 1972. Starting and finishing both on the Roodee Racecourse including parts of East Gate Clock.
The Snowman at Chester Cathedral with live Orchestra plus more
20th - 21st December
Chester Cathedral will provide a back to back of classic animated Christmas films for all the family. Starting with The Snowman, a live orchestra will play all the classic songs along to the animation this will be followed by A Donkey’s Tale, The Bear and the Piano and Tchaikovsky’s classic Nutcracker with Tom Scott’s animation.
Winter trail at Dunham Massey
22nd November - 30 December
From mid November Dunham Massey just outside of Chester will turn into a winter wonderland with illuminations, rides, water features, fireworks and a variety of hot food and drinks throughout the trails, deer park and formal gardens.
Free Elf screening
The Grosvenor Museum has the ultimate family feel good morning with a free screening of Elf from 11am until 12.45pm on 15th December.