As we are nearing the last official weekend for Christmas shopping, here are the top five places to find those last minute gifts in Chester.

1. Chester Christmas Market - Everyone is in for a truly magical time at Chester Christmas Market with over 70 traditional wooden chalets lit up in the shimmering glow of the Christmas tree. There will be an abundance of festive treats, unique gifts and stocking fillers on offer. Warm up with a delicious mulled wine or cider, sample the real ales in the bar and have a munch on a scrumptious hog roast bap complete with stuffing and apple sauce. Late night Thursday, Friday and Saturday shopping also applies to the Market and the Real Ale bar.

2. Cheshire Oaks Christmas Corner - Christmas Shopping doesn’t have to be a chore, forget the stress and hassle and visit Cheshire Oaks for a fun-filled family day out. Keep the kids entertained on the carousel rides whilst you indulge in a tipple at the après ski bar and a bite to eat from the festive swing grill. Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet has it all, complete with the UK’s largest and most fascinating walk-in Christmas tree. Stores stay open until 10pm on weekdays so you can be sure to find gifts of every type and treats for yourself with many top brands up to 60% less.

3. Chester Indoor Market - Countdown to Christmas - Ensure the children have their wish lists ready because Santa and his helpers will be making a flying visit to Chester Indoor Market this Saturday. Santa`s Grotto (at the top of the Forum Shopping Centre) will be open from 10.30am – 3.30pm but you can shop from the locally sourced produce until 5pm Monday to Saturday. You are sure to find all the trimmings for Christmas dinner plus a few additional festive treats at Chester’s Indoor Market.

4. Late Night Shopping at the Grosvenor Centre - Get in the Christmas spirit and grab a few bargains at The Grosvenor Centre this December. Marvel at the picture-perfect Christmas decorations and make the most of a selfie opportunity in front of the immaculate silver bauble tree as you walk down St. Michaels Row. The kids will be fascinated by the animatronic, story-telling Santa sitting proudly in his window display surrounded by illuminated miniatures. There will also be 3 fun-filled, family competitions running with chocolatey prizes for the lucky winners!

5. Cheshire Pop-up Artisan Fair-  This Saturday, get down to Carriage Shed (next to Chester Train Station) for some gift inspiration at the last Artisan Fair of the year! If the thought of Christmas shopping fills you with dread, choose a quieter alternative where you won’t need to battle your way through the hordes of frantic shoppers. 30 independent traders will showcase their quality, handmade and unique crafts – perfect for that someone special. Sample the Bite Street delicacies with a range of Chinese, veggie, sweet and gourmet nibbles plus much, much more!


Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
Shop / Shopping Centre
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Chester Market
Covered Market/Market Hall
Foodie Friday at Chester Market

Chester Indoor Market is as popular today as it ever was, with dozens of individual shops and stalls offering a diverse, eclectic mix of trades, it provides a unique shopping experience that you will be pushed to find on the High Street.

The Grosvenor Shopping Centre
Shopping Centre
The Grosvenor Shopping Centre, Chester

Please note some Grosvenor Shopping Centre retailers are operating reduced hours or different hours from those advertised.

The Carriage Shed
Event Venue
The Carriage Shed

The Carriage Shed is a unique, semi-covered public space which welcomes visitors to regular events throughout the year. With an emphasis on arts, culture, food and drink, the annual programme includes pop-up markets, open-air theatre, art exhibitions and much, much more.



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