The Christmas Voices Music Festival filled the city streets with festive songs and carols last Thursday (November 24).

CH1ChesterBID joined forces with Theatre in the Quarter to present a pop-up performance featuring singers from 12 local schools, five community choirs and the Chester Victorian Choir.

The event started with a unique ‘opening of the gates’ ceremony with Romans and Vikings underneath the Eastgate Clock to officially let Christmas into the city centre.

Christmas-themed light projections illuminated the city centre throughout the event and a mass public sing-along also took place along Eastgate Street, led by Theatre in the Quarter’s Matt Baker from the top of the Chester Heritage Bus.

Chester's Christmas Voices Music Festival on Thursday, November 24

Children from schools across the borough joined forces in the performance of a Christmas medley, arranged by Matt Baker.

The two-hour performance will be repeated tomorrow (Thursday, December 1) at the earlier time of 4pm - 6pm.

More information about the range of Christmas activities taking place across Chester city centre can be found at .