9 things to do in Liverpool this Christmas

9 things to do in Liverpool this Christmas

This Christmas in Liverpool we're decking the halls and filling the streets with magical illuminations. Light up your Christmas with a visit to Liverpool.

Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival at the Pier Head.

Running from 10 November until 6 January the enchanting spectacle features the UK’s largest ice slide and the only Ice Jet ride in the UK along with food and drink stalls, fairground rides and an Apres Lodge.  Find out more about Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival.

Follow the Star

Christmas 2018 will also see the return of the ‘Follow the Star’ light installations on two of Liverpool’s most popular streets; Bold street and Castle Street, as well as brand new constellation trees around the city, and the unveiling of the Star Globe; an impressive 5 metre high 3D bauble that’s set to bring Williamson Square to life.

Christmas Markets at Liverpool ONE

Christmas Markets

Returning to St. George’s Plateau in front of the magnificent St George’s Hall, Liverpool Christmas Markets will once again offer over 40 traditional stalls. Visitors will have the chance to pick up unique gifts and tuck into food from around the world as well as enjoy a mulled wine at the Windmill bar. The market will run from 16th November until 23rd December.

Royal Albert Dock

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, is throwing a magical Christmas Extravaganza, taking place on Thursday 22nd November, from 4-9pm. With a whole array of wonderful offerings and events due to take place in the following weeks, this event will be the perfect taster of what to expect at Christmas on the Dock. Why not end your visit to the Albert Dock with a delicious dining experience?

Storytime with Santa

The stunning surroundings of Liverpool Town Hall plays host to Father Christmas and his friend Buddy the Elf as they share magical stories and sing a song or two in front of their cosy log fire. Storytime with Santa every Saturday in December.

National Museums Liverpool

Blackler’s Father Christmas

Blackler’s department store was once a Liverpool institution and its annual Christmas display a festive tradition for many families. This year, the giant Blackler’s Father Christmas that delighted locals for many years will be on display at Museum of Liverpool after being lovingly restored and recreated by museum curators.

Winter Wonderland

The iconic St Luke’s Church, affectionately known as the Bombed Out Church, is set to be transformed into a Winter Wonderland where attendees to the event will get the chance to undertake various festive activities including enrolling at ‘Elf School’ and a silent disco with dancing elves. The Winter Wonderland will run from 1st December until 23rd December and tickets are available to pre-book via TicketQuarter.

Luna Winter Cinema

St Georges Hall will host Luna Winter Cinema this Christmas from 19 December – 23 December. “What’s better than a great Christmas Film? A great Christmas Film, shown in the spectacular surroundings of our Great Hall! All your festive favourites are here, from Love Actually & The Holiday to Home Alone & even Die Hard! The response so far has been amazing, with Elf already sold out so be sure to book soon to avoid disappointment.”

Polaris; Dare to Dream


New for 2018 and inspired by the brightest star in the constellation, Polaris represents the famous pillars of Liverpool’s culture; the people, music, art, trade, education and sport. See this impressive light installation made up of 88colour changing cubes on Chavasse Park.

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Christmas Events

This Christmas we’ve got plenty to keep the whole family entertained. Check out the latest events in Liverpooltoday.

Dine with us

With over 35 restaurants and bars, we’ve got something for even the fussiest eater. Discover some of the best restaurants in Liverpool and find an new flavour today.

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