There are so many fantastic things to do this Christmas in Liverpool that, even though it’s tempting to hibernate indoors, it’s definitely worth wrapping up warm and venturing out. So, stop wrestling those fairy lights and negotiating with sellotape as it tears holes in your wrapping paper. It’s time to explore the city at its most festive!
1. Festive Doggy Brunch
You and your pup can enjoy a delicious, festive themed breakfast between 8.30 am – 11 am on Saturday, December 17 at Nova Scotia. Your dog can chow down on a mini doggy brekkie and slurp a pupachino whilst you enjoy a hot drink and some breakfast brioches.
What could be better than a lovely festive breakfast after a morning walk with your pooch along the dock? Tickets must be booked in advance for £10 per person and you can find more details on the website.
One of the truly unmissable things to do this Christmas in Liverpool is visiting the Albert Dock Light Trail. This year there are two new installations down by the docks, one of which is a giant, yellow submarine! It’s completely free to attend and there are even free workshops to enjoy.
3. Devour a pigs in blankets pizza
To say that Crazy Pedro’s Pizzeria is well loved in Liverpool would be an understatement. Their super crispy, delicious pizzas have gained them somewhat of a cult following and they love to add some extra flavours around Christmas time.
This year, the pigs in blankets pizza is back, topped with pigs in blankets, stuffing, cranberry, sage and even a splash of gravy. How good does that sound? You’ll find Crazy Pedro’s at 25 Parr Street, L1 4JN.
Liverpool’s magical Christmas Market returned this year on November 19 and it will run until Christmas Eve between 11 am and 9 pm Monday to Wednesday, then 11 am – 10 pm Thursday to Sunday. You can find tons of festive treats alongside handmade gifts and decorations and it’s all taking place at George’s Plateau on William Brown Street.
5. Walk through the Williamson Square Christmas Tree
The glorious Christmas tree at Williamson Square is up and ready for you to walk through it, discovering a truly magical experience. It’s not going to keep you entertained all day but if you look up when you’re inside you’ll see a beautiful swirl of sparkling lights and it will be well worth the visit.
6. Winter Wonderlight at Thornton Manor
Another festive thing to do this Christmas is is the Winter Wonderlight trail not far from Liverpool. It’s well worth the trip to Thornton Manor, which is a beautiful place to visit in its own right. However, the Winter Wonderlight trail adds that extra sprinkle of magic.
Children and adults alike can marvel at beautiful lights as they walk through the grounds, including an illuminated archway, a rainbow road and, or course, Santa’s grotto! There’s a mini funfair and plenty of festive treats to enjoy.
Standard tickets are £20.50, children’s tickets cost £12.50 and you can buy a family ticket for £52.00. For more details, and to book a ticket, visit the website.
7. Watch A Christmas Carol
Have you ever seen A Christmas Carol live at the theatre? If not then you’re missing out! This year you can catch a performance at Shakespeare North Playhouse and there are still plenty of tickets available.
Tickets cost £20-£30 depending on what you can afford to pay and there is even a British Sign Language interpreted performance. You can check availability and buy tickets on the website.
8. Enchanted at Knowsley Safari
Enchanted at Knowsley Safari Park is yet another incredible thing to do in Liverpool this Christmas. It will keep both adults and children entertained as you gaze at the beautiful lights illuminating the forest.
See deer, giraffes and much more glow with beautiful lights whilst the real-life animals are asleep. It’s the perfect way to experience the safari park in the winter, with delicious festive food and the opportunity to toast marshmallows.
Tickets cost £11 per person and the event will run until December 30. You can book your slot on the website.
There are tons of fantastic things to do this Christmas in Liverpool, from light trails to theatre performances and they’re bound to get you in the festive spirit. There’s no better time to get out and see Liverpool in all its festive beauty.