Road closures have been announced for the annual charity Santa Dash fundraiser on December 6.

During the 3.3k run, the following roads will be shut for a maximum of one hour from 9.30am:

Castle Drive – Little Roodee Car Park to Lower Bridge Street

Lower Bridge Street

Handbridge/Old Dee Bridge – Lower Bridge Street to Mill Street

In addition, the following roads will be shut for a maximum of two hours from 9.30am:

Grosvenor Street

Pepper Street

Little St John Street

Vicars Lane

Souters Lane

Dee Lane

Grosvenor Park Terrace

The Groves

Northgate Street – Princess Street to Eastgate Street

St Werburgh Street

Eastgate Street

St John Street

Foregate Street – Eastgate Street to St John Street

Bridge Street

Watergate Street – Bridge Street to Nicholas Street/St Martins Way

Diversion advice is as follows:

Vehicular traffic will be prevented from turning right from Foregate Street into Love Street at 9.30 am for a maximum duration of two hours.

Traffic diverted from Grosvenor Street, Pepper Street, Vicars Lane and Little St John Street should proceed via Nicholas Street, St Martins Way and St Oswalds Way.

Also affected will be the NCP car park, Pepper Street and the Grosvenor Mall car park,– there will be limited access to, and from, these car parks from 9.45 am for a maximum of one hour.

Many of them, together with their families, will stay in Chester after the event and use the cafes and shops which is obviously good for local businesses.

This festive, family Santa Dash is organised by two charities, the Countess of Chester Hospital who are raising funds for the Babygrow Appeal and the Hospice of the Good Shepherd who will use their share of the proceeds to support REFLECT – their Child Bereavement Service.

The event starts at 10am from the University of Chester Riverside Campus, Castle Drive and finishes along Bridge Street.

More than 1,500 Santas will be taking part. Visit for more information.

Offers for Santa Dashers

The Café Rouge team Lucy Newton (General Manager) Russ Balega, Neringa Tamasauskaite and Helen Ellis

Café Rouge in Bridge Street Chester are offering 25% off food on the day to anyone who presents their Santa medal.

Also if participants would like to book a separate Christmas party for another date they will get 20% off the food bill.

Cinderbox, Spud U Like, Central Perk, The Laundry Boutique, Pour Moi and Rohan are also offering 10% discount on the day, and you can get 15% off at Yo Sushi.