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11 Christmas Events You’ll Love This Festive Season

There are so many things to do in Liverpool for the festive season – which is why we have selected the 10 best Christmas events happening within the next month.

1. Ice Festival

Ice Festival

Location: Chavasse Park, Liverpool One

Date: Friday 13th November 2015 to Sunday 23rd January 2016

The Ice Festival is one of the biggest and best festive events on the calendar – so you’ll be glad to know it’s back and set to be better than ever before. You can go for a skate in on the ice rink, can warm up at the amazing Ice Bar and can view incredible sculptures and furniture that have been carved from real ice. You can also enjoy the UK’s largest real Ice Slide, which offers a fast 30m runs, located 6 metres above the park.

2. Christmas Markets

Christmas markets

Location: Lord Street, Paradise and Church Street

Date: Thursday 19th November to Tuesday 22nd December

The Liverpool Christmas markets are one of the most anticipated events in the city during the jolly holiday. The cute little huts are full of all sorts of festive treats, continental food and unusual gifts. You can guarantee your stomach will rumble with the amazing aromas that will fill the high street.

3. Snowflake Trail

snowflake trail

Location: Liverpool city centre

Date: Thursday 19th November 2015 – Sunday 3rd January 2016

Are you ready for Liverpool to transform into a winter wonderland? We here at Signature Living most definitely are! You can follow the amazing snowflake trail across the city centre, which will include giant painted snowflakes.

4. Church Street Christmas Tree Lights

Church Street Christmas tree

Location: Church Street

Date: Thursday 19th November 2015

The last tree in the city centre will turn its lights on in Church Street on Thursday 19th November 2015 – so if you missed the lights being switched on last Friday, you will not want to miss this festive event. You’ll also be just a stone’s throw away from some of the best high street shops, too – so you can do a spot of Christmas shopping and can even explore the festive markets.

5. 30 James Street & The Shankly Hotel Christmas Decorations

30 James Street christmas

Location: 30 James Street and The Shankly Hotel

Date: Friday 27th November 2015

The Signature Living team cannot wait for the festive season, and we could not be more excited to announce 30 James Street and The Shankly Hotel will officially start the holiday on Friday 27th November – because that’s when we will put up our Christmas decorations.

6. Family Christmas Magic at Albert Dock

winter at albert dock

Location: Albert Dock

Date: Every Saturday and Sunday, from 28th November until 20th December

Small and big kids will love Family Christmas – as it’s an event that’s aimed at both the young and old. You can see everything from real reindeers, larger-than-life festive characters, a festive parade and a seasonal choir. One thing you won’t want to miss is the seasonal procession from the Liverpool Lantern Company. Grab your friends or family to experience a host of fun activities, including ukulele orchestras, traditional choirs, fun entertainers and a 200ft tall ship Stavros S. Niarchos.

7. Children’s Party at 30 James Street

Christmas foster event at 30 James Street

Location: 30 James Street

Date: Thursday 3rd December 2015

30 James Street will welcome foster children into their beautiful hotel on Thursday 3rd December 2015 to provide little ones with a truly magical Christmas. We have confirmed the attendance of over 100 foster children, who will have a fun day out of festive balloon making, a delicious buffet and they will each receive a present from Santa Claus.

8. Coca-Cola Christmas Truck

Christmas lights in Liverpool. Shoppers pass the Christmas lights and the Coca-Cola truck at Liverpool 1 in Liverpool City Centre. Issue date: Wednesday November 27, 2013. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire URN:18329874

Location: Williamson Square

Date: Friday 4th December 2016

Coca-cola and Christmas lovers must visit Williamson Square from 12pm until 8pm on Friday 4th December, as the Coca-Cola Christmas truck will be in town – and you can take a photograph with it. Not only that, but you’ll also receive a can of the fizzy stuff, too.

9. Radio City Christmas Live

Radio City Christmas Live

Venue: Echo Arena Liverpool

Date: Wednesday 9th December 2015

Radio City Christmas Live is back – and jam packed full of some of the most popular artist in music right now, including Olly Murs, Fleur East, Sigma and Ben Haenow. You can guarantee you’ll still be dancing to the music come New Year 2016.

10. Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Location: The Great Baltic Warehouse, The Baltic Triangle

Date: Friday 11th to Sunday 13th December 2015

You will want to attend Independent Liverpool’s Winter Wonderland. Why? Because it offers everything from a grown-up grotto, reindeers, a secret mulled wine garden and a fantastic food and drink festival. So, if you are looking for the perfect way to celebrate the festive season, this is it!

11. Gin Festival 2015

gin festival

Location: Lutyen’s Crypt, Metropolitan Cathedral

Date: Friday 18th to Saturday 19th December 2015

The Gin Festival 2015 is the ideal way to put the merry into Christmas, as you can sample over 100 of the country’s finest gins – all under one roof at the Lutyens Crypt at the Metropolitan Cathedral. Not only will there be plenty of gin selections on offer, but you can watch a gin masterclass from experts and listen to superb live music.

If you are set to attend one or more of the many seasonal events listed above, join us at Signature Living to celebrate Christmas. We can provide affordable accommodation that doesn’t compromise on quality – the perfect way to end a festive-filled day.

About lisking

Elisabeth loves writing about Liverpool, showcasing the best attractions, events and experiences in our beautiful city.

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