Where are the Christmas lights in Liverpool, we hear you ask. Well, visit the city centre and you’ll see plenty but not all Christmas lights are created equal. So, here are our top picks, from trees that you can literally walk through to tunnels of light complete with festive tunes.
1. Liverpool One
Liverpool ONE’s Christmas lights are truly spectacular this year, including the usual reindeer and a huge, illuminated Christmas tree by the Alpine market. Everywhere you look there are colourful decorations to admire whilst you shop.
There are five smaller trees too, which have controversially replaced the old heart tree, and there’s even an interactive element – you can take selfies by a giant set of angel wings, perfect for your Instagram feed. If you want to see the best Christmas lights in Liverpool, you need to visit Liverpool ONE where Christmas really does come to life.
2. Church Alley
Another unmissable spot for Christmas lights in Liverpool is Church Alley, where there is a stunning tunnel of light. Four times a day festive tracks play and the tunnel begins to change colour, with the display lasting for ten minutes each time.
If you want to catch it then you need to visit between 4.30 pm and 7.30 pm but the lights are stunning at any time of day and they really bring some festive sparkle to the street.
Liverpool Christmas Market is back on St. George’s Plateau and it looks phenomenal. The Christmas lights bring a real festive atmosphere to the market and you can, of course, admire them as you shop around the stalls, eating and drinking as you go.
The market itself is open between 11 am and 9 pm Monday to Wednesday, then 11 am – 10 pm Thursday to Sunday and it will be open until Christmas Eve this year. We’d recommend visiting after sunset to really appreciate the glow of those lights.
5. Enchanted at Knowsley Safari Park
6. Williamson Square
The glorious Christmas tree at Williamson Square is waiting for you to walk through it, discovering a truly magical experience. If you look up when you’re inside you’ll see a beautiful swirl of sparkling Christmas lights and it will be well worth the visit.
7. Winter Wonderlight
The stunning Thornton Manor’s Winter Wonderlight trail sparkles as visitors walk explore the grounds, encountering a rainbow road, illuminated archway and much more. There’s even a mini funfair and plenty of treats to enjoy.
The kiddies can visit Santa, too, and you can buy a family ticket for £52.00. Alternatively, Standard tickets are £20.50, children’s tickets cost £12.50. You can buy them on the website.
One the sun sets, Liverpool sparkles and right now it’s sparkling even more than usual! So use our guide to go and have some festive fun. After all, Christmas is only once a year!