Looking for things to do in Liverpool this December? Well, you’re in luck because this month will be jam-packed with incredible experiences. Take a break from the Christmas shopping and treat yourself to a fun day (or night) out at these nine unmissable December activities.
Not far from Liverpool, in stunning Cheshire you’ll find The Forbidden Forest Experience and it’s just as magical as it sounds. Until January 15 you can explore these enchanted woods, come face to face with the likes of hippogriffs and unicorns and even conjure up your own Patronus.
This long-awaited experience waits for you in the woods of Arley Hall & Gardens, where you can also enjoy food and drink inspired by the wizarding world and it’s truly unmissable. You can still bag yourself some tickets but you’ll need to hurry!
2. Enjoy Cosmo’s festive menu
Cosmo World Buffet officially opened late last month, offering 100 dishes with a whopping 300 person capacity. There you can enjoy flavours from India, Japan, China and more. During the month of December you can also enjoy a festive menu and you’ll find their shiny new restaurant in Liverpool One!
On December 30, Candlelight Kids: Magical Soundtracks is making a stop at the grand St. George’s Hall with a concert full of magic for everyone to enjoy! Make sure you don’t miss this incredible concert, where you can expect to hear songs from Aladdin and Harry Potter, amongst other films.
4. Witness the annual Santa Dash
Every year thousands of Santas embark on a 5k run through Liverpool for a good cause and this year will mark the 19th Santa Dash! This year the Santas will be raising money for Alder Hey Children’s Charity’s Surgical Neonatal Appeal.
The dash begins at 9.30 am on December 4 from Pier Head and ends at Liverpool Town Hall, so if you’d like to watch these fantastic runners then just take your place along the route. If you’d like to enter the race, you can do so in person on December 3. For more details, or to donate, head to the website.
Albert Dock’s light show is one of the things to do this December in Liverpool that’s truly unmissable. There are festive menus, free workshops and incredible illuminations, including a huge yellow submarine, which is new this year.
6. Marvel at ‘A Light Before Christmas‘
A spectacular light show is coming to Liverpool Cathedral between December 2-9, taking visitors on a journey through the Nativity story using state of the art projections and sound. You can still grab tickets for this magical event here.
7. Get your December dose of Dachshund at a festive pup-up
Returning with a festive pup-up cafe as part of the Dachshund Christmas Tour, sausage dogs and their owners (as well as avid sausage dog fans!) will be able to meet fellow dog lovers and new four-legged friends, with an array of festivities planned for the special occasion on December 17.
8. Visit the Alpine Village on Duke Street
A huge, wooden lodge has been erected at PINS Social Club, with delicious dishes including plenty of warming dishes like Parmesan & Black Truffle Fried Mac alongside plenty of tasty, festive drinks. The whole place is decked out in stunning timber, making it super cosy and it’s a fantastic place to share a cocktail or two with friends, or even a boozy hot chocolate!
What could be more magical than hearing songs from Love Actually, Home Alone and Frozen by candlelight? The talented String Infusion quartet will be on hand on December 12 to bring you stirring renditions of these popular soundtracks, just in time for Christmas!