Christmas in Liverpool 2019

by Jaci Fletcher
December 11, 2019
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This Christmas Liverpool is really coming to life with light! After a nine day light festival comes the Christmas season where the twinkling doesn’t stop.

Liverpool Christmas Lights
City Centre
Liverpool will be wrapped in fairy lights this festive season. Bohemian Bold Street will sparkle with festoons while cosmopolitan Castle Street will be complete with edgy lanterns.

At Liverpool ONE the giant tree will be back, putting on a display of over 200 heart lights that dance in the moonlight. As well as the tree, keep an eye out for Rudolph and his other giant festive friends.

The real showstopper is Church Street’s ‘Liverpool Light Spectacular.’ A 70 metre LED tunnel of light and music that will takeover one of the city’s most popular shopping streets.

Liverpool Waterfront
The Royal Albert Dock will glisten as its colonnades are wrapped with hundreds of tiny bulbs. A brand-new digital artwork, will take festive revellers on a journey to another world in this iconic and historic part of the city.

On the Pier Head take a look up to the iconic Liver Building for a brand-new light display called ‘Flight.’

Liverpool Christmas Shopping
Independent Stores
We know everyone loves a Christmas Market and Liverpool’s Christmas Market will be back on St George’s Plateau selling unique gifts from independent traders. Draped in festive lighting and with the stunning backdrop of St George’s Hall grab a hot drink and explore.

Red Brick Vintage Hangar in the Baltic Triangle is a treasure trove of clothes, records, jewellery, furniture, and quirky items for unique gifts. Winter Arts Markets take place at some of Liverpool’s most beautiful locations including the Anglican Cathedral and Sefton Park Palm House.

Big Brands
Liverpool ONE is home to over 300 stores including the big brands and favourite high street stars, from designer rig-outs to cute keepsakes. MetQuarter is packed out with luxury brands, a boutique cinema and even a florist.

St John’s Shopping Centre is an Aladdin’s cave of stores, including well-known brands as well as independent clothing and shoe stores for all those festive outfits!

Christmas Events
Liverpool Pantomimes
Liverpool is bursting at the seams with pantos (Oh yes it is!). It’s all a bit Rock ‘n’ Roll at the Everyman Theatre while the M&S Bank Arena will have you laughing your wooly socks off at their family friendly edition. We’ve written a guide of all the pantos kicking off this year.

Film Screenings
There’s nothing quite as festive as an old movie screening in Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. The authentic piano welcome and the way the screen rises out of the stage, it gives us all the festive feels.

For extra grandeur, St George’s Hall will be screening your favourite yule-tide movies with the Luna Winter Cinema including Elf, The Holiday, Love Actually and of course, Home Alone.

Over at the Albert Dock, Independent Liverpool are hosting a floating cinema complete with twinkly lights and all the festive movies.

Tropical Christmas
Just up the road though there’s no sign of snow or reindeers. It’s a tropical Christmas at the Sefton Park Palm House, because Santa is on holiday.

This Christmas it has to be Liverpool! Don’t forget to Do it Your Way by using our itinerary planner here. Share your way by using the hashtag #VisitLiverpool.


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