It’s official, Liverpool has the second most popular Christmas lights in the UK! A study conducted by Premier Inn found that the popularity of Liverpool’s Christmas lights was surpassed only by that of London’s lights.
Their Christmas lights index analysed search data from both Google and Instagram to figure out how many people were searching for the lights in each of the UK’s cities, using a number of different hashtags. Of course, more people were searching for the capital than Liverpool, but our beautiful city beat the likes of Manchester and Bournemouth to the second spot.
While London scored a Christmas Lights Index rating of, 164,891, Liverpool scored 18,487. Many of those searches were for the 18 metre tree at Liverpool One but there are also other incredible Christmas lights across the city.
There’s the 160ft tunnel of light at Church Alley, the Christmas tree in Williamson Square and, of course, the Albert Dock Light Trail. This year there are two new additions to the light trail, including a huge yellow submarine, honouring The Beatles.
Here’s how other cities fared in the rankings:
So, Liverpool scored the highest of the five Northern cities mentioned, and as we all know, Liverpool is the best city in the North (and the UK, in our opinion). Liverpool shines brightest in the winter and so it’s no surprise really that the city has the second most popular Christmas lights in the UK!