In recent years festive Christmas markets have become a mainstay in the run up to Christmas. These tend to range from local arts and crafts markets, through to seasonal produce and of course, the ever-popular German and European markets.
Cheshire Christmas markets
Cheshire hosts a wonderful variety of these, and there is something to suit everyone. We have diarised a few of the main ones below:
- Chester Christmas Market – From 30 November
- Christmas at Reaseheath – 30 November
- Hoole Christmas Market – 30 November
- Knutsford Christmas Weekend – 30 November
- Tatton Christmas Shopping Fair – 6-8 December
- Frodsham Frost Fair – 7 December.
The following local attractions are also offering something a little special and a bit different this Christmas:
Tatton Park, a National Trust property in Knutsford becomes a self-styled ‘magical Christmas Mansion themed with all of your favourite fairy tales and decorated with special lighting and stunning decorations’ this Christmas. There are Christmas events happening from the 26 November through to early January.
Arley Hall and Gardens near Northwich has a special Christmas Floral Extravaganza, which runs from 30 November – 5 December. You can visit the Hall daily and see each room decorated with hundreds of fresh flowers and foliage from the Arley Gardens. The Chapel is also decorated, and local schools have been invited to each decorate a Christmas tree which will be on display in the Cruck Barn. The Hall also has various Christmas events running throughout December from Candlelight and Carols through to festive wreath making.
Anderton Boat Lift
The famous Anderton Boat Lift is also offering you and your children the chance to visit Santa on a cruise along the River Weaver. Santa and his helpers are planning on taking over the Edwin Clark trip boat every weekend this December, with storytelling, songs and a special present for each child!
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo has become an eagerly anticipated Christmas event. ‘Set off on The Great Christmas Expedition to discover exotic illuminated wildlife and animal characters in nine different fantastical worlds’.
These are just a few of the exciting Christmas markets and events happening in Cheshire throughout December. You might know of others and we would love to hear about them.