Get the tinsel ready as the countdown to Liverpool’s Christmas Market is on as it makes its return to the city this year, and in a brand new home. From Friday 12 November to Thursday 23 December, around 40 stalls, festive rides and twinkly lights will transform St John’s Gardens, William Brown Street and the area around the North Entrance of St George’s Hall (near the Stebble Fountain).
Open every day, the festive market will be packed with a delicious range of food and drink, you can tuck into including favourites like Yorkshire pudding wraps, German sausages, dipped pretzels, siu mai, crêpes and hot chocolate. The Liverpool Christmas Market is also the perfect place for shoppers in search of great gifts, as you’ll find personalised decorations, glass baubles, photo prints, jewellery and more.
Plus, those after a festive tipple (it’s almost Christmas time, after all) can choose from a variety of festive themed bars including the iconic Windmill, Tepee tent and Barrel Bar, as well as the Alpine Lodge and its karaoke cable cars. For 2021 there will also be the new addition of the Bavarian bar where visitors can try a selection of German beers or hot cider. Talk about spoilt for choice!
There are also plans for live entertainment to take place at the markets across the festive period, and Culture Liverpool is searching for any local music talent who would like to be part of the programme. Other fun activities as part of the Liverpool Christmas Market include a Santa’s Village as well as a variety of festive rides including a big wheel and a giant Bavarian snow slide for kids (big and small) can enjoy.
Cabinet Member for Culture and Visitor Economy, Councillor Harry Doyle, said: “After the disappointment of not being able to host any Christmas markets in 2020, teams across the city council have been working behind the scenes for a number of months to look at bringing back some Christmas cheer to the city centre.
“We’re delighted with the market’s new home, and think it’s the perfect location to purchase some stocking fillers, indulge in a Christmas tipple, meet friends for food, or let youngsters enjoy some of the fairground rides.”
The market will be open Sunday to Wednesday 11am to 9pm and Thursday to Saturday 11am to 10pm. Following the announcement last week around roadworks taking a break around the Christmas period, the Christmas markets will be accessible from lower and upper William Brown Street and via St Johns Lane.
The markets are organised and operated by Liverpool City Council’s Culture Liverpool team, in partnership with Clark Events. For more information about this year’s Christmas Market in Liverpool head here.