We visited Chester for a lovely Christmas weekend away. Like York, it’s a walled Roman city, with many beautiful Tudor black and white half timbered medieval buildings on its narrow streets.
While there, we visited the Chester Christmas Market and the Chester Cathedral Christmas Tree Festival. Now, if you are not sure what a Christmas Tree Festival is, then I shall tell you. All around the Cathedral are Christmas trees decorated by local schools and organisations. This way each tree is beautiful and unique.
There were 50 decorated trees to be seen. Each are labelled with the school name or organisation that have decorated the Christmas tree.
Chester Cathedral Christmas Tree Festival
Don’t miss this part of the Cathedral, with its beautiful swags of evergreen finery. It was just beautiful!
The Christmas Tree Festival is free to enter, but donations to the upkeep of the Cathedral are encouraged.
At the end of your walk around, you will find (as always!) the gift shop, so make sure you have primed the kids in advance of whether or not they will be allowed to spend anything!