Top 5 Things To Do in Liverpool This Christmas
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, the countdown to Christmas has begun and the festivity in Liverpool this year has to be one of its best so far as the city is set to illuminate all things merry. Bold Street and Castle Street have been transformed into Christmas light anchors projecting powerful lasers from the bell tower of St Luke’s Church, or known by the locals as the ‘Bombed Out Church’. Be dazzled by a glistening array of eight light and sound star lanterns choreographed every half-hour to perform a magical sequence along Bold Street in homage of the eight bells that were infamously lost during the 1941 Blitz. Ten star lanterns will guide you along Castle Street to the Town Hall, of some of the best bars and restaurants that the city has to offer.
With the enlightened city acting just as your Christmas celebration starter, get the most out of this merriest season by visiting our top four picks of things to do in Liverpool this Christmas.
Liverpool Ice Festival
There’s a chill in the air so wrap up warm as the Liverpool Ice Festival returns to the Pier Head. From 50 traditional German market stalls offering hot food, beverages and distinctive Christmas gifts, to a super-sized triple-lane ice slide and indoor ice rink. And if that doesn’t offer you enough excitement than maybe a sub-zero temperature ice bar will. With this years enchanted forest theme impressive ice sculptures, including a giant Elsa from the Disney film Frozen to a giant ice throne and a complimentary (alcoholic or not) shot to warm your insides, this the charmed forestry will make taking a trip down to the renowned River Mersey one not to miss.
Liverpool Christmas Markets
Deck the halls with holly, one of the prettiest Christmas markets in a spectacular location that boasts an historic backdrop, St George’s Plateau is one of the must visit markets in the city. With dozens of wooden pop-ups and 40 charming Christmas stalls dressed in festive garlands, a wonderful display of gifts for all your loved ones will be on offer including art, clothing, accessories and decorations. Wintertime in the courtyard of St George’s makes for a magical Christmas atmosphere worth experiencing.
Liverpool One Shopping
Discover Christmas shopping all in the one place at Liverpool One with plenty of shops to purchase your seasonal splurges, from high-street on trend favourites, that little something special luxe items to one-of-a-kind gift shops. At the centre of it all lays the UK’s tallest Christmas tree, towering 30m high with 280 colour-changing hearts, a sight to compete with even the most famous of New York Christmas trees. Underneath an alpine bar complete with individual wooden traditional huts makes for the perfect place to recharge with some mulled wine and even a Christmas sing along with a private carol-oke booth.
Richmond Party Nights
What would Christmas be without a good old celebratory night out? The Richmond Hotel will be hosting a selection of Christmas themed party nights, including a celebratory New Year’s Eve special. With a sparkling reception, three course seated meal and not to mention superb entertainment to get you dancing until your feet ache, The Richmond proposes an unforgettable glittering and festive fun party night to be celebrated with work or friends and family this festive season. We’ve still got a few spaces left, click below for more details.
EXPLORE TWO FOOTBALL STADIUMS
The city of Liverpool is crazy when it comes to football and is home to two of the country’s top teams in the Premier League, Liverpool FC and Everton FC. Regardless of which team you support, visiting the city is a perfect opportunity to visit their historic stadiums. With both teams in action during the busy Christmas period, now is also a great time to catch a match. Make the most of your visit with a football-themed sightseeing bus tour. The LFC City Explorer bus visits some of the best spots in the country before stopping at Anfield Stadium. Goodison Park is just a short walk away.