The Return of The Magical Christmas Markets in Chester

The Chester Christmas market is back again in 2019 and it promises to be as eventful and fun as ever, with festive stalls and food set in the magical centre of the historic city.

Chester has always been a lovely place to visit. The historic walls and Jacobean architecture from the Tudor-revival period of the 19th century offer a beautiful backdrop for a winter walk but the Christmas markets make it even more pleasurable. The Christmas Markets are coming into their 7th year in Chester and if you are planning on visiting the city for the first time or you love the winter markets and want to come back, you should look into renting a short-term apartment let to make Chester feel like your short break home from home.

At Residential Estates we have built up a portfolio of short-term apartments in Chester that are the perfect getaway if you are looking to visit the Christmas Markets. There is so much to see and do in Chester aside from the markets and we have carefully chosen the perfect locations for our short-term let Chester apartments to ensure that you are close to all of the attractions, events and of course, the markets.

For the first time in 7 years, the Christmas Markets in Chester will open on a Saturday instead of a weeknight, and with them being this year located in the centre of the city, it promises to be an exciting time of year for all involved. The Chester Christmas Markets are a festive, warm and welcoming affair, with over 70 stalls and chalets. The traditional wooden chalets create a magical winter wonderland of a festive village. In the very centre of it all is a 40ft Christmas tree, and when you look at this from a short distance away with the town hall and Chester cathedral in the background, it is a stunning picture-perfect postcard shot.

The stalls and chalets are a wonderful way to see the city, and you can expect to pick up plenty of Christmas gifts ready for your friends and loved ones. Arts and crafts, festive products, toys for the children and stocking fillers from many a varied Christmas stall all tempt the senses. On top of festive gifts, there is a wide range of food stalls serving hot food like burgers, hot dogs, hog roast, sweets, treats, fudge, and hot seasonal drinks including mulled wine. There is no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than sitting in an outdoor chalet with a mug of mulled wine and a tasty hog roast in a soft bap.

The market will begin in Town Hall Square on Saturday November 16th. The Christmas lights will be switched on on the 21st of November, making it a definite destination to add to the diary.

The Opening Times of the Chester Christmas Market are:

November 16th – December 22nd 2019

Monday - Wednesday
10am – 6pm
Thursday – Saturday
10am – 8pm
10am – 6pm

Entry to the Chester Christmas Market is free, so feel free to explore the 70+ festive stalls and chalets.

If you are visiting for the first time, Town Hall Square is very central to Chester so a good place to head for. Trains into Chester Railway station come from Manchester and Liverpool several times per hour (it takes about 60-minutes at most from both cities), alongside trains arriving from North Wales, South Wales, the Midlands, and London and the South several times per day.

The Residential Estates team have spent years developing our portfolio of apartments in Chester and other cities. We always want to ensure that we have apartments and locations in the best part of any city. We have short-term lets in the centre of Chester, as well as in many other vibrant locations. If you are looking for a longer stay somewhere for a work contract or project, speak to us. We have plenty of options open, from fully serviced contemporary city centre apartments close to the Chester Christmas markets, to something a little more cosy and homely, the choice is yours.

We are always exploring different areas of Chester and the other locations where we have apartments and other types of short-term let properties. We always explore the up-and-coming areas in the town and surrounding locations to ensure that our customers have the best choices when looking to book an apartment for a short-term stay or for a longer period of time. We also have plenty of expertise in offering guidance to property investors looking for future investment options.

To find out more about our short-term lets in Chester, and to get a comfortable spot close to the Chester Christmas markets, contact the Residential Estates team today. We can also furnish you with advice, guidance, and literature relating to property investment opportunities in the city and surrounding areas. Contact us today on 01244 343 355 or

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