When Santa met the skeletons – Chester Winter Watch Parade

There’s pretty much nothing that says Christmas like snow fairies, a giant Santa and some skeletons, wicked Vikings and witches.

 

Wait. What?

 

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So every year Chester put its best foot forward and throws together a parade which welcomes Christmas into the city. With its origins in medieval parades marking the turn of the year, it’s like a carnival procession and features dancers, lantern bearers and a host of seasonal characters and musicians. So, Santa is right at home with unicorns, dragons and a New Orleans style funeral band.

 

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Chester’s been famed for its parades since medieval times when they were organised by the City Guilds and it’s pretty easy to see why. It’s a great event for all the family, from kids to grandpa, and it revolves around the Christmas market so it’s guaranteed to get you super Chrismassy.

 

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Has your home town got a Christmas tradition? Tell me all about it. ❤ ❤ ❤

  • Beautiful photos, i am sure you enjoyed xo

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  • Seems like everyone is on full festive mode! 😛

  • This looks like such a fun and crazy Christmas parade! I think it’s cool to see how the city features medieval inspiration in the parade as well 🙂

  • This looks crazy! Our town doesn’t really do anything special for Christmas that I know of!

  • Huh, this is interesting! And really nice! I’ve never seen something like this parade before 🙂

  • Jasmin N

    I’ve never been to a Christmas parade, but now when I’m seeing this I’d really love to! Looks like you had so much fun 🙂

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  • What an amazing Christmas parade, although some of those costumes are pretty scary! We have a Christmas market that has an ice rink and a Christmas tree maze, I’m hoping to head there next week. xx

  • I’ve never been to a Christmas parade but I can only imagine how festive it makes you feel. This one looks amazing and there is so much to see – great kick start to the holiday season!

  • Crazy pics! Love the atmosphere!
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