Chester’s Christmas Voices Music Festival

Chester’s Christmas Voices Music Festival

An evening of Christmas music is a surefire way to sprinkle some holiday spirit into the festive season.

Head to Chester city centre to experience Chester’s Christmas Voices Music Festival!

This exciting 2-hour festival of singing will include a series of pop-up performances across the city centre by choirs of all generations. Explore the city centre and experience our enchanting Christmas lights and music along your journey.

The event will culminate with a mass sing-a-long on Eastgate Street, featuring the Chester Heritage Bus and a specially created Christmas Music Medley lead by Matt Baker from Theatre in the Quarter.

Thursday 1st December, 4-6pm
4.00-4.15pm Singalong from Heritage Bus on Eastgate Street
4.15-5.25pm Pop Up Choir Performances at 6 locations*
5.30-6.00pm Christmas Medley and Singalong on Eastgate Street featuring ‘real’ snow from Chester’s Heritage Bus and Light Projections
7.00pm Lantern Parade – starting from Town Hall down St Werburgh, Eastgate St, Bridge St, back up Northgate Street and ending at the Christmas Market in the Town Hall Square.

In addition:

  • The Chester Victorian Choir will be doing on the go pop up performances around the city centre from 4.00-5.25pm
  • Santa’s Workshop will also be open from 4-8pm with activities including: writing letters to Santa, Christmas Colouring Sheets, making your own Christmas cards, and gift wrapping courtesy Claire House – ALL FREE with donations accepted.

Choir Pop Up Performance Locations*

Dry weather location Wet weather location
Under Eastgate Clock (outside HSBC)Under Eastgate
Cathedral Star in the GardenSt Werburgh St in front of empty shop
The CrossStaircase by Walton’s
Northgate Street Row South (by Zara)Northgate Street Row South (by Zara)
Grosvenor Shopping Centre by the Christmas tree – Bridge St EntranceGrosvenor Shopping Centre by the Christmas tree – Bridge St Entrance
Heritage Bus on Eastgate StreetEastgate Row North above Moss Bros

Theatre in the Quarter