Traders already signed up for Chester Christmas market this year include a fudge maker, a cheese maker, a hat seller and a micro brewery.
The market will be open seven days a week from 10am-6pm from Sunday to Wednesday with late night shopping on Thursdays until 8pm and until 7pm on Friday and Saturday.
Building on the success of previous years, the Christmas Market, delivered by Marketing Cheshire, is committed to involving local companies and producers.
Even the wooden chalets themselves are built by craftsmen at Beaver Log Cabins in Northwich.
Marketing manager Anna Roberts said: “The Christmas market is a fantastic opportunity for local companies to showcase the very best of what they have to offer, and make the most of the thousands of visitors that visit Chester for its unique Christmas experience.
“We also have an outstanding programme of Christmas events on offer in addition to the market offering something for everyone so it really is a chance not to be missed.”
Companies interested in taking a chalet at the Christmas markets can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Christmas events in Chester:
A magical trail through the zoo and a chance to make your own lantern.
Cheshire Oaks Christmas Late Night Shopping until 9pm weekdays : November 2 - December 24
Late Night shopping in Chester City Centre: Thursdays from November 19
Christmas tree switch on at Cheshire Oaks: November 12
Father Christmas Story Time at Chester Zoo: November 16- December 24
Wild Winter Experience at Chester Zoo: November 16-December 20
Chester Christmas Parade: November 19
A family friendly Christmas parade through the city centre themed around the 12 Days of Christmas leaving from the Town Hall Northgate Street at 7pm.
Lantern Parade: November 26
School children parade through the streets of Chester with handmade lanterns at 7pm from the Town Hall
Winter Watch Parade: December 10 & 17
Karamba Samba as the ‘ghost band’ lead a fun parade of skeletons, Christmas cooks, angels and devils as they celebrate the winter solstice. Dating from the 1400s, artists and community groups celebrate the time when the city leaders would hand over the keys to the city watch. From 7pm.
The Snowman: December 5
The Snowman is making a return visit to Chester Cathedral, following on from the acclaimed sell-out performances last year. The timeless film will be shown on a large screen accompanied by a live, professional orchestra. Showings at 12pm, 2pm & 7pm.
Saturnalia Parade: December 17
Chester is back under Roman control for the night as the Roman legion lights up the streets with a torch-lit parade to celebrate the feast of Saturn.