In the words of Slade, “it’s Christmaaas”. Well, almost, but you get me. Liverpool is an amazing place to spend time at Christmas. With so many stores in the centre, and an array of events throughout the city, who wouldn’t want to let loose in one of the best cities in the world?
Trying to find the leading events tailored to you can be tedious, which is why we’ve made a list of the most exciting and enticing events in Liverpool throughout December – just for you. Whether you’re looking for a day out with the kids, or you’re after a Christmas themed night out on the town, we’ve got you sorted. So! Let’s get stuck in:
nyone who lives in the city will have already spotted the extremely large Shrek on St Georges Hall. The giant inflatable is to celebrate the DreamWorks Light show, which is running until the 15th of January 2017. With over 100 characters, this illuminating experience is great for the whole family.
At the lights, you can find characters from a range of DreamWorks films, such as Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, and Madagascar. You will also be able to visit the DreamWorks Lights, along with their pop up store at St Georges Hall.
Buy tickets for the attraction here.
Running until the 3rd of January 2017, the Snowflake Trail throughout the city is an amazing opportunity for a family day out. The trail is comprised of Snowflakes created by 12 artists in Liverpool, including Lois Tierney, an upcoming artist based in the city. You can find the snowflakes around local landmarks, which will also be transformed into magical Christmas displays. You can find a map for the Snowflake Trail at the Bluecoat Art Gallery in Liverpool City Centre, where you can also find an interactive musical sculpture by Michael Davis.
Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival
The Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival is a great way to spend time with the family or a loved one. This will be the second year the Ice Festival hits the Pier Head. With an Ice Rink, Ice Bar, and a 30m Ice Slide, there’s something for everyone at the Festival.
You can find a list of prices and times for the festival here.
Liverpool Christmas Markets
Open until 9pm Monday – Saturday, and until 7pm on Sundays, the Christmas Markets this year boast a number of stalls selling fantastic food, jewellery, and Christmas inspired gifts. Joining the DreamWorks Lights, the markets this year sit outside of St Georges Hall, and expand throughout the city. With over 50 stalls to find and browse, why not try an amazing mulled wine and indulge yourself with a traditional Bratwurst hotdog?
This year on the docks, you can treat your children to the Santa bus, where you will meet Santa himself, along with Rudolph and Frosty the Snowman! Tickets cost £10 per child; however this includes a present from Santa himself, and a picture for you to cherish this Christmas.
You can visit the bus any day until 7pm, and the service is run on a first come, first serve basis.
Disney on Ice presents: Frozen
If you’re a fan of Disney, this is definitely up your street. Watch Ana and Elsa like never before with this ice show spectacular. Tickets are on sale now for the event on the Echo Arena website. This is looking like a popular event so far, so we advise grabbing tickets early!
Winter Arts Market
The largest arts and crafts market in the city, the Winter Arts Market, will be situated this year at the amazing Liverpool Cathedral, and will boast over 200 stalls from local artists and trades people.
At the market, you will be able to find a range of artwork, food, drink and other amazing products. You will also be able to buy hot drinks from the Cathedral Café all day long.
Tickets cost £2 per person, and can be purchased on the day.
Independent Liverpool Christmas Festival
Situated in the Great Baltic Warehouse, the Independent Liverpool Christmas Festival will be host to a number of stalls. As well as this, a number of local restaurants will be serving amazing food, such as award winning food from Free State Kitchen. You will also be able to find an amazing selection of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, as well many other great products. Tickets cost up to £8, and children can enter the event free of charge. You can buy tickets here.
Christmas Cinema at the Palm House
With a number of dates sold out this year, the Christmas Cinema event at the Palm House is already proving to be a popular event this year. However, there are still a number of tickets left to purchase.
The event consists of a great cinematic experience at the Palm House, with tickets costing £12 per person. As well as an array of Christmas Films, patrons can also buy great food and drink from local restaurants and bars.
The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club – Boxing Day special
Filled your boots with Christmas festivities? Why not celebrate the last day of Christmas fun with Craig Charles. Known for his amazing club nights filled with Funk and Soul classics, drink and be merry before the Christmas food guilt sets in! Hosted at Camp and Furnace, tickets cost £17.50 and can be bought on Skiddle.