12 Festive Christmas Events in Cheshire 2022

Christmas events in Cheshire – It’s a bit too early to outline the Christmas events coming up in Cheshire yet, but here is a look back on the last couple of years for ideas of what will likely be happening in 2022.  I shall try and update this page as the year goes on, but do check with the individual venue for the most up to date info.

We recently visited Chester and reviewed our stay at The Moxy.


The Snowman

Saturday 3rd December 2022 – 11.15am, 1.45pm, 4.00pm, 6.30pm

The iconic Christmas film, The Snowman is being shown in Chester Cathedral this Christmas.  We saw it in York a few years ago and it truly is a magical experience.  The film is projected onto a large screen and has a live orchestra accompanying it.  They have a local child singer to sing ‘Walking in the Air’.  Tickets sell out fast, so get booked in!


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Chester Christmas Market

Town Hall Square, Northgate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2HJ – dates to be announced

A magical Christmas all wrapped up! Chester Christmas Market will be back in the heart of Chester this year. Get the festive feeling this winter spoil yourself at Chester Christmas Market. A handmade, historical, magical experience awaits you with traditional wooden chalets surrounding the iconic sparkling tree in the heart of the city centre. Discover unique, locally made produce and with handmade crafts, jewellery, accessories and stocking fillers, you’re sure to find the perfect presents in Chester, we have your Christmas all wrapped up!

Chester Christmas Market is open seven days a week and is located in the city’s beautiful Town Hall Square opposite Chester Cathedral.


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Chester Christmas Market



Chester Cathedral Christmas Tree Festival

Dates to be announced

Our annual Christmas Tree Festival returns for its tenth fabulous year in 2022.

Join us for a delightful family event where, from the end of November, until the beginning of January, over 50 Christmas trees will sparkle and shimmer throughout the Cathedral.

Open daily.  Open normal Cathedral opening hours.

If you are travelling especially to see the Christmas Tree Festival, please call us to ensure the event is fully open for the day of your visit.
Free entry – donations welcome

See our review of Chester Christmas Tree Festival.


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Chester Cathedral Christmas Tree Festival


Tatton Park – An enchanting Christmas Event in Cheshire

One Snowy Night – dates to be announced.

Tatton Park -Tatton Park’s winter gardens hosts a magical event for families this Christmas. Inspired by ‘One Snowy Night’ from renowned children’s author, Nick Butterworth, the gardens bring to life the tale of friendship and kindness.

Let the beautiful wintery scenes and tasty treat from Percy make you feel festive and full of cheer.   

Christmas Carols in the Stableyard

Meet up with friends and family in Tatton Park’s Stableyard for our much loved ‘Christmas Carols’. Sing-along to classics with the King Edward Musical Society Band and choir. The Gift Shop and Housekeeper’s Store will be open for last minute gifts and warming food and drink to takeaway will be available from the Stables Restaurant (Free event, £8 vehicle Parkland charges apply).


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Tatton Park at Christmas



Magical Woodland At Christmas – Blakemere Village

Blakemere Village, Chester Road, Sandiway, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 2EB

25th November 2022 – 1st January 2023

Find Father Christmas in a unique outdoor theatrical experience set in the heart of our magical Cheshire Woodlands featuring wonderful festive characters Entertainment by woodland characters Meet Father Christmas in his Sorting Office and receive a gift Build you own cuddly toy with Mrs Claus in her Toy Workshop A small gift for each adult Meet Snowy the owl and friends Unlimited outdoor family skating Magical wand whittling.

With the woodland as a natural backdrop, you will experience a lighting and audio experience that is truly magical. This is a walking experience where you will embark on a journey through a 15 acre magical woodland.

A truly magical start to the Christmas celebrations for all the family. An enchanting event which is open during the evenings in December, this takes place in 15 acres of woodland and incorporates cutting edge lighting and sound to bring a touch of wonder and magic to this stunning location.

The Magical Woodland experience will fully immerse you in a world of pure imagination

See the review of the Magical Woodland here.

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A Victorian Christmas at the Lion Salt Works

They’ll be celebrating Christmas in Victorian style at the Lion Salt Works with music, traditional crafts and games, and steam engines to admire. The Rivendell choir and bell-ringers will provide the musical accompaniment (14-15 December, events.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk/event/a-victorian-christmas-at-the-works).


Christmas Floral Extravaganza at Arley Hall

Arley Hall will be dressed for the season with hundreds of fresh flowers and foliage from its gardens, an exquisite sight, especially on its Candlelight & Carols Evenings, and there will be floral demonstrations, too (from 30 Nov, various dates, arleyhallandgardens.com/event/christmas-floral-extravaganza-2019).


Christmas at Capesthorne Hall

Capesthorne Hall will open its doors to reveal how Christmas is celebrated at a family-owned stately home. Musicians and school choirs will be on hand to entertain, plus craft stalls will be brimming with gift ideas (22-24 Nov, capesthorne.com/event/christmas-at-capesthorne). 


‘Dear Santa’ at Crewe Lyceum

Will Santa deliver a fantastic present to Sarah this Christmas and will he get the gift to her in time with the help of his cheeky sidekick, Elf? All will be revealed at the Crewe Lyceum (1-2 Dec, crewelyceum.co.uk).


Rode Hall Christmas Farmers’ Market

There’ll be mistletoe, mince pies and mulled wine, and the sounds of the Silver Band, at Rode Hall’s festive farmer’s market, with 70 artisan food and craft stalls filled with gift ideas and treats for the table
(7 Dec, rodehallfarmersmarket.co.uk). 


Christmas at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet

The switch will be flipped for the lights, Europe’s largest walk-in artificial Christmas tree will go on display, and singers, dancers and acrobats will perform Cirque, a show inspired by The Greatest Showman (6 Nov, cheshireoaksdesigneroutlet.com).


An Audience with Father Christmas at Lyme Park

Lyme’s chapel will become a veritable grotto, complete with twinkling fairylights, this Christmas. It’s just the place to hear seasonal stories, meet Santa, and get in the festive spirit (23 Nov-24 Dec, nationaltrust.org.uk/lyme).


Festive Family Fun Weekend at Bents Garden & Home

Face painting, fairground rides, and an appearance by Santa are just some of the special treats in store for visitors to Bents in the run up to Christmas (7-8 Dec, bents.co.uk).


Anderton Boat Lift

Open from 9.30am Saturdays and Sundays throughout December.

Pack your weekends full of free, fun festive activities throughout December. Join us at Anderton Boat Lift on Saturdays and Sunday between 10.30 and 15.00 to help us find the elves, take part in crafts and write and post your letter to Santa.


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Also have a look at our What’s on guides to Manchester, the Lake District and Yorkshire.


While you are here, check out this post on where to buy real Christmas Trees in Cheshire.