There are so many things to do in Liverpool for the festive season – which is why we have selected the 10 best Christmas activities happening within the next month.
1. Ice Festival
Location: Chavasse Park, Liverpool One
Date: Friday 13th November 2015 to Sunday 23rd January 2016
The Ice Festival is one of the biggest and best festive events on the calendar – so you’ll be glad to know it’s back and set to be better than ever before. Filled with Christmas activities you can go for a skate in on the ice rink, can warm up at the amazing Ice Bar and can view incredible sculptures and furniture that have been carved from real ice. You can also enjoy the UK’s largest real Ice Slide, which offers a fast 30m runs, located 6 metres above the park.
2. Christmas Markets
Location: Lord Street, Paradise and Church Street
Date: Thursday 19th November to Tuesday 22nd December
The Liverpool Christmas markets are one of the most anticipated Christmas activities to get involved in during the jolly holiday. The cute little huts are full of all sorts of festive treats, continental food and unusual gifts. You can guarantee your stomach will rumble with the amazing aromas that will fill the high street.
3. Snowflake Trail
Location: Liverpool city centre
Date: Thursday 19th November 2015 – Sunday 3rd January 2016
Are you ready for Liverpool to transform into a winter wonderland? We here at Signature Living most definitely are! You can follow the amazing snowflake trail across the city centre, which will include giant painted snowflakes.
4. Church Street Christmas Tree Lights
Location: Church Street
Date: Thursday 19th November 2015
The last tree in the city centre will turn its lights on in Church Street on Thursday 19th November 2015 – so if you missed the lights being switched on last Friday, you will not want to miss this festive event. You’ll also be just a stone’s throw away from some of the best high street shops, too – so you can do a spot of Christmas shopping and can even explore the festive markets.
5. 30 James Street & The Shankly Hotel Christmas Decorations
Location: 30 James Street and The Shankly Hotel
Date: Friday 27th November 2015
The Signature Living team cannot wait for the festive season, and we could not be more excited to announce 30 James Street and The Shankly Hotel will officially start the holiday on Friday 27th November – because that’s when we will put up our Christmas decorations.
6. Family Christmas Magic at Albert Dock
Location: Albert Dock
Date: Every Saturday and Sunday, from 28th November until 20th December
Small and big kids will love Family Christmas – as it’s an event that’s aimed at both the young and old. You can see everything from real reindeers, larger-than-life festive characters, a festive parade and a seasonal choir. One thing you won’t want to miss is the seasonal procession from the Liverpool Lantern Company. Grab your friends or family to experience a host of fun Christmas activities such as ukulele orchestras, traditional choirs, fun entertainers and a 200ft tall ship Stavros S. Niarchos.
7. Children’s Party at 30 James Street
Location: 30 James Street
Date: Thursday 3rd December 2015
30 James Street will welcome foster children into their beautiful hotel on Thursday 3rd December 2015 to involve the little ones in some truly magical Christmas activities they will simply love. We have confirmed the attendance of over 100 foster children, who will have a fun day out of festive balloon making, a delicious buffet and they will each receive a present from Santa Claus.
8. Coca-Cola Christmas Truck
Location: Williamson Square
Date: Friday 4th December 2016
The most hotly anticipated of all the Liverpool Christmas activities ever. For Coca-cola and Christmas lovers everywhere, a must visit this season is Williamson Square from 12pm until 8pm on Friday 4th December to see the Coca-Cola Christmas truck pulling in to town. You can take a photograph with it and you’ll also receive a can of the fizzy stuff, too.
9. Radio City Christmas Live
Venue: Echo Arena Liverpool
Date: Wednesday 9th December 2015
Radio City Christmas Live is back – and jam-packed full of some of the most popular artists in music right now, including Olly Murs, Fleur East, Sigma and Ben Haenow. You can guarantee you’ll still be dancing to the music come New Year 2016.
10. Winter Wonderland
Location: The Great Baltic Warehouse, The Baltic Triangle
Date: Friday 11th to Sunday 13th December 2015
You will want to attend Independent Liverpool’s Winter Wonderland. Why? Because it offers everything from a grown-up grotto, reindeers, a secret mulled wine garden and a fantastic food and drink festival. So, if you are looking for the perfect way to celebrate the festive season, this is it!
11. Gin Festival 2015
Location: Lutyen’s Crypt, Metropolitan Cathedral
Date: Friday 18th to Saturday 19th December 2015
The Gin Festival 2015 is the ideal way to put the merry into Christmas, as you can sample over 100 of the country’s finest gins – all under one roof at the Lutyens Crypt at the Metropolitan Cathedral. Not only will there be plenty of gin selections on offer, but you can watch a gin masterclass from experts and listen to superb live music. The perfect choice for booze-fuelled Christmas activities in Liverpool.
If you are set to attend one or more of the many seasonal events listed above, join us at Signature Living to celebrate Christmas. We can provide affordable accommodation that doesn’t compromise on quality – the perfect way to end a festive-filled day.