Christmas In Liverpool

By Swathi Ramaswamy on Jan 08, 2019
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As Christmas knocks on the door, Liverpool unveils its fun side. With music around every corner, festive tunes to accompany you around,  and beautiful holiday decor to add to the charm, Christmas in Liverpool pulls all the stops. Considering all such exciting entertainment available at your disposal, Liverpool should be on top of your list when it comes to enjoying this Christmas! 


The Christmas lights, Liverpool Ice Festival, shows, and events are sure to lighten up your month of December with unadulterated fun and festivities. So, check this list of some of the best Liverpool Christmas events and make the most of your time this season.

Attend The Liverpool Ice Festival

Liverpool Ice Festival, with a backdrop of the city's pretty waterfront, presents the best of the winter wonderland. A large ice skating rink, huge Ferris wheel, more than fifty old authentic German-style shopping stalls along with a super-sized triple lane ice slide are some of the highlights of this largest and biggest Christmas Market in Liverpool. There is also a unique Ice Bar which is essentially a room with sub-zero temperatures consisting of pure ice scriptures and furniture such as chairs, tables etc carved out of real ice.

Relax At The Home Alone Movie Themed Christmas Bar

The Home Alone series is everyone’s most enjoyed movies during the Christmas season and it would not get any better, sitting in a bar that brings back the amazing memories of the movie. The Home Alone Christmas Bar located at the Brewery Village in Cairns, Baltic Triangle, features a Big Christmas Tree, living rooms decorated in Christmas style, Christmas bands along with Cocktail menu befitting the festive occasion along with remixes from Sinatra. You will get to witness every possible type of Christmas Decorations based on the Home Alone films’ theme when here.

Celebrate The Victorian Christmas

The Speke Halls are transformed into a Christmas Hall decorated in a typical Victorian-era style with garlands that are made freshly, and a giant Christmas tree decorated with sparkling lights and candies and other beautiful ornaments. There are Christmas trails on the outside where families can go through the halls to locate the reindeer. With carol rhyming going on in the courtyard and interesting holiday activities, you are bound to have a memorable experience when celebrating Christmas in Liverpool.

Watch The Christmas Pantos

Be it Aladdin or Cinderella, Snow White or Rapunzel, the ECHO Arena along with the Royal Court puts on a spectacular show of all the fairytale Pantos. This has also become one of the best Christmas party venues in Liverpool over the years. This year, the theme will be ‘Festive & Fabulous’ to soak you in all the festivities and fun.  You will get to enjoy cirque-style entertainment with a combined trapeze and a remarkable light show in addition to disco, dancing, a sumptuous dinner, and a full-size open dinner fairground. 

Take A Ride On The Santa Steam Train

Taking a ride on the Christmas Express this season is the perfect way to celebrate Liverpool Christmas. As you leave from the specially-built station on Chavasse Park, you will head off to the North Pole. With music to accompany you and hot chocolate pit-stops to add to the fun, this ride is ideal for kids and adults alike.

Match Your Vocal Skills With Santa

The Liverpool Philharmonic Children’s Choir and Melody Makers group come together at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, to give Christmas a head-start with many songs to be sung along with a man in red coat having a white beard dropping by. A perfect opportunity for kids between 7 to 12, this Liverpool Christmas event is loved by locals. 

Shop At The Christmas Markets

One of the top Christmas markets in Liverpool, in front of the Station at the Lime Street, features more than forty stalls selling delicious food, fine jewelry, amazing clothes, great artifacts, and authentic handicrafts from across the four continents. From shopping for your loved ones to pampering your taste buds with different dishes, this market will soak you in the holiday spirit to the fullest. 

Experience The Live Orchestra With Snowman

The Snowman at the Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral comes with a live orchestra featuring few of UK's top musician performances with beautiful soundtracks and screenings along with the live orchestra in perfect synchronization. As the movie is projected on the huge screen along with so many things, it will surely be a memorable event. 

Winter Wonderland – Dunham Massey

The Christmas at Dunham Massey makes for thousands of shining fairy lights while enjoying a mystical twilight trail going through the historic woodland. It starts in November and is open until December end. The evenings are magical as the people wander beneath the tree canopies shining from shades of lights which are seasonal, amazingly big snowflakes. Refreshments such as the winter triples and roasted marshmallows while getting cozy around the fire pit, and the scintillating smell of roasted chestnuts is winter-warming.

One of the liveliest cities in the world, Liverpool offers a plethora of opportunities to make the most of the Christmas holidays. There is something for everyone when celebrating Christmas in Liverpool. 

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