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Liverpool Ice Festival Is Back For Another Year With Christmas Market

Liverpool Ice Festival is returning for the festive season with a bigger ice rink and Christmas Market

Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd - Staff Writer

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Have an ice day at this festival in the city!

Despite so many Christmas markets and events being cancelled this festive season (cheers Covid), one event in the city is set to go ahead. The Liverpool Ice Festival is to return this year to Pier Head.

The festival will open on on Friday 13 November and run until Sunday 3 January, excluding Christmas Day, and tickets have now gone on sale for this popular ice festival. This year,  visitors can skate across the “biggest ever” ice rink, as the size has been increased by a third so there is even more space to ensure people can stick to social distancing rules.

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Credit: Liverpool Ice Festival

There will also be the return of the UK’s largest ice slide with three 30m runs, six metres above the park. From up there you will see across the Mersey and get a view of the entire Liverpool Ice Festival before you slide your way down. Plus, there will be plenty of funfair games, rides and rollercoasters like the Ice Jet ride, which features a sound and light show. Relive your childhood by going on the Dodgem’s Penguin Party and Helter Skelter. There will also be a host of other stalls and attractions so you can make the most of the festive season with all that’s on offer.

Top everything off, you get into the festive spirit by visiting the traditional Christmas market, which includes a Bavarian food court and Alpine Bar. Tuck into some warm and comforting food like German bratwurst, crêpes with an array of toppings, or a hog roast. You can also cosy up with a blanket at the bar whilst sipping some mulled wine and hot chocolate, or something stronger.

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Credit: Liverpool Ice Festival

Restrictions have been put in place for this event and the Liverpool Ice Festival asks that visitors wear a mask whilst you are inside the ice rink tent and whilst on the ice, unless it impedes your activity or you are exempt under Government guidelines.

Opening times for the Liverpool Ice Festival are from midday until 9pm weekdays and 11am to 9pm weekends, with the last skate at 8pm each day. Tickets are from £13 for adults and from £11 for children, with family tickets available and group discounts.

You can book your tickets here.

Liverpool Ice Festival, Pier Head, L3 1DP

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