10 Reasons Why Liverpool is Magical at Christmas

Christmas in Liverpool is a magical time of year. So, don’t miss out on the best Christmas events in Liverpool to celebrate the festive season.

From the glistening lights of Liverpool ONE and delicious market treats to enchanting Noel concerts, take a browse at what this year has in store…

Things to Do & Christmas Events in Liverpool

1) See The Iconic Liverpool Christmas Tree

Liverpool ONE’s famous 30 metre Christmas tree is always a sight to be seen! The colourful lights have illuminated the city centre over the past few years.


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The tree has become a must-see during the yuletide season. So, it’s well worth paying a visit for a festive photograph or spot of karaoke in the Christmas cabins.

2) Experience Liverpool Ice Festival

Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival brings a sprinkle of seasonal magic to the city. Perfect for a family day out of fun, experience the thrills and chills of this spectacular festival for unforgettable festive fun.

Indulge in delicious food and drink, brave one of the Christmas rides or showcase your skills on the ice rink! Without a doubt one of the best things to do this Christmas in Liverpool, don’t miss out on the action.

3) Enjoy A Baltic Market Christmas

Baltic Market is known for hosting unmissable Christmas events in December. From gift markets and dog festivals to winter warmer bars and street food, it’s well worth keeping an eye out!


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Last year’s fun included film nights, mulled wine, winter cocktails, warm wood fired pizzas, halloumi fries and creative gift markets. What more could you need?

4) Explore Liverpool Christmas Markets

Set in St George’s Plateau, the Christmas markets in Liverpool are complemented by a beautiful backdrop. Prepare to tuck in to mouthwatering sweet and savoury treats, from delicious crepes and indulgent hot dogs to luxury chocolate.

You can also cosy up at the bar with a warming mulled wine or gin hot toddie. Welcoming talented traders from around the world, this is a the perfect opportunity to pick up some special handmade gifts.

5) Sing-along with Santa

Find yourself enchanted by children’s classic The Snowman at Liverpool Philharmonic this Christmas. On Saturday 15th December and 16th December, Liverpool’s breathtaking concert venue will be showing the hit film like you’ve never seen it before.

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This seasonal screening will be accompanied by the Philharmonic’s spectacular live Orchestra. Santa Claus himself will also be making a special appearance, leading a Christmas sing-along sure to lift your spirits! A festive treat for the whole family, you’ll leave with a spring in your step and plenty of Christmas cheer.

6) Watch Christmas Films in the Palm House

Brought to you by Independent Liverpool, Sefton Park Palm House is set to play host to your favourite festive films throughout the Christmas period. Take in the enchanting surroundings of this exquisite venue as you sit back and relax.

This year’s showings include Scrooge, Elf, Die Hard, The Greatest Showman (sing-a-long), It’s a Wonderful Life, Muppet’s Christmas Carol, Nightmare Before Christmas and Home Alone. What better way to get in the spirit?

7) Enjoy a Magical Winter Stroll

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Liverpool is home to plenty of scenic spots for a winter walk. Sefton Park and Calderstones Park are firm favourites when it comes to spending quality time with loved ones in the great outdoors.

8) Sing Christmas Carols by Candlelight

O come, all ye faithful to Carols by Candlelight this Christmas season. This Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall is the place to be for singing your favourite Christmas carols.

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Staged in elegant 18th Century costume with a candle-lit setting, this exquisite concert will feature seasonal classics and carols including Good King Wenceslas, Once in Royal David’s City, While Shepherd’s Watched Their Flocks by Night and O Come, All Ye Faithful.

9) Pay a visit to Woolton Village

Woolton Village is one of the most charming areas of Liverpool. A suburban hidden gem, the picturesque village is home to bars, restaurants and cosy coffee shops to escape the winter weather.


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You’ll also discover the city’s nostalgic independent cinema, Woolton Picture House. Every year, families and friends flock to the charming village cinema to catch Christmas classics in style.

 10) See the Everyman’s Famous Pantomime

The Everyman’s famous rock ‘n’ roll panto is returning this year with a dazzling production of The Snow Queen. The talented cast will be taking centre stage once again, bringing the audience plenty of laughs and musical entertainment.

Audiences can look forward to catching Notorious dame Francis Tucker and master of mischief Adam Keast at their very best. So, get ready to celebrate the festive season with a jam-packed show of yuletide fun!

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We hope you’re as excited for Christmas in Liverpool as we are! We look forward to seeing you soon for the most wonderful time of the year. 

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