December Happenings in Chester

DECEMBER Happenings
…….and the last weekend of November reminders:

Chester Library’s Jane Austen Regency Christmas Festival
 Join Chester Library to celebrate a Regency Christmas on 30th November between 10am-3pm.  The event is free and suitable for children and adults.  There will be music, song, dance, children’s crafts, quizzes, an exhibition, ‘Regency Makeovers’ by No 7 and Dior, refreshments and a talk by Sue Wilkes on Regency life in Cheshire (charge of £2 for tickets to the talk, please book in advance).  Festivities start with the Mayor opening the festival at 10.00am.
Regular eventsfor details see thelibrary web pages and rhyme and story times page.

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November 30th, 10am West Cheshire Vintage Fair Hoole Community Centre Offering over 25 stalls with vintage clothing, collactables, jewellry, furnature and more! There will also be a tea room with refreshments available entry £2  and £1 concessions (children free)

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Come and see Father Christmas with his reindeer, enjoy music and carols with  a Victorian Christmas celebration.

The Christmas Light parade with the Queen of Light was just the beginning!!
 Come along and be amazed at the two Winter Watch parades – amazing costumes! on Thursday December 5th and 12th starting at the Town Hall at 7pm

Come and watch the Roman Soldiers of Chester parade through the streets of Chester on December 19th.   In celebration of the god Saturn.

The Saturnalia Parade is a Roman torch light parade

Starting at 6:30pm at the Grosvenor Museum…the Soldiers will parade through the streets and perform.     Chester’s Roman Soldiers

The Parade will be proceeded by a lantern making workshop at the Grosvenor Museum starting at 5:45pm

Enjoy The Chester Christmas Market at the Town hall until DECEMBER 21
Celtic Christmas Fayre Broughton Retail Park over 100 Stalls Nov 27- Dec 1
The Winter Wonderland Chester Racecourse entry £5 ( enter all season on the one ticket) age 4-11 £3 and
a family ticket for four £12,50
open Mon- Wed  3pm-9pm, Thurs – Fri 3pm-10pm,  Sat-Sun 10am-10pm
A traditional Christmas with The Lord Mayor of Chester
23rd November- 21st December
2-4pm, every Saturday
Town Hall, Northgate St, 
– part of the Christmas Celebrations- To support The Lord Mayor’s Charity fund for Adoption Matters Northwest – there is a suggested donation of  £1. You can enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie with The Lord  Mayor herself.
Saturday 30 November, 7:30pm Chester Bach Singers Handel’s Messiah tickets available from the Chester Tourist Information Centre
Chester Ladies Choir December 6 Chester Town hall, all tickets £9
Chester Music Society, Classic Rhythm 11th December, 7:30pm St Mary’s Centre 01244 381995
Christmas Joy with the Choir of Chester Cathedral 14th & 21st December, 7:30pm tickets available at the cathedral Box Office or call 01244 500959
A Christmas Celebration Chester Music Society 16th & 17th December, 7:30pm with readings by Nick Fry tickets available at the Chester Tourist Info Centre
Chester Bach Singers/ Carols by Candlelight 21st December, 7:30pm St Mary’s, Handbridge box office 0845 241 7868 *************************************
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS CHRISTMAS PANTO December 7-30th Forum Theatre follow on Twitter @tiptoptheatre or call : 01244 341296

The Snow Queen –
presented by Theatre in the Quarter-  will begin on December 5th.  Tickets are on sale now for this fairy tale
by Hans Christian Andersen.


The National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port’s ever popular Santa  Cruises

give families a chance to take a boat trip on the canal with  Santa. Then follow him to his workshop to be told a tale and receive  a  present. The event ends  with refreshments.
Three trips a day at 11am, 12.45pm and 2.30pm on 7, 8, 14, 15, 21-24 December 2013.
National Waterways Museum, South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 4FW

The Music Scene
 in Chester is huge as most of you are aware!  
Have a look at Dan “beautiful” Schott’s  Weekly  music updates  on this blog
and also at some of the websites for the latest news…..
Telfords Warehouse:
Alexander’s :
The Live Rooms (  they taken over the Laugh Inn building)
—- Motown’s own  Martha Reeves will be playing there on Saturday December 7th!

If you have an event you would like us to mention please just let us know!


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