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A Signature Living Guide to Christmas in Liverpool 2017

We’ve covered all things festive in our guide to Christmas in Liverpool from the opening of the Liverpool Christmas market to some quirky Christmas quizzes at some of our favourite Liverpool bars.

If you are planning on visiting the city and staying with Signature Living throughout the festive season take a peek at this helpful handy guide to the best places to get your Christmassy fix.

Christmas lights switch on

When: November 9th

Where: Liverpool One

Christmas lights switch on Liverpool source: The Guide

Yes, we really are starting this early.

Christmas in Liverpool begins when Liverpool One flicks that big switch and illuminates the main streets of the city with twinkly lights and a larger than life Christmas tree.

Make sure you’ve got your speck along the main drag of Liverpool One and get ready for a festive fiesta unlike any other.

Pop-up market in the Palm House

When: November 11th – 12th

Where: Sefton Park Palm House

Palm House Sefton Park source: Carpe Diem

A perfect pop up is coming to the Palm House to help kick off that super Christmas spirit in style.

With over 60 stalls selling everything from festive food to unique hand-crafted jewellery, Sefton Parks Palm House is the most picturesque place to pick up some of those first Christmas pressies.

Better still bring the little ones along and enjoy hand-making decorations and screen printing bespoke wrapping paper perfect for making your gifts stand out under the family tree.

This is a pop-up Liverpool Christmas market that’s small but has it all, including live music a bar serving mulled wine and some of the city’s best street food vendors too.

Liverpool Ice Festival

When: November 17th – Jan 7th

Where: Pier Head

Liverpool Ice Festival Pier Head source: Icebox Entertainment

Along the enchanting waterfront of Liverpool’s Pier Head visitors to the city centre can once again delight in the magic of the Liverpool Winter Ice Festival.

Enjoy whooshing around the ice rink, zooming down the ice slide or relaxing in the ice bar with a warming glass of mulled wine.

The rest of the festival will include pop up food vendors, another Liverpool Christmas market, an après lodge playing music for the evening and plenty of rides and games for all ages.

Go with the family or just with a group of friends to get into the spirit of the season during your visit to Liverpool.

River Mersey Liverpool Christmas Market

When: November 25th and 26th

Where: Exhibition Centre

River Mersey Liverpool Christmas Market - source: Voel Coaches

Helping raise money for two prominent charities this Christmas the River Mersey Liverpool Christmas Market is a great place to pick up a gift that has been produced in Liverpool.

This event will bring together over 200 local businesses who sell everything from beauty products to confectionary.

There will be a chance to meet Santa inside his grotto and enjoy some festive fun inside what is set to be Merseyside’s largest indoor fundraiser.

Funds from this event will go towards MCL Animal Rescue and RASA Merseyside.

Liverpool Christmas Market

When: November 17th

Where: St Georges Plateau

St Georges Hall Liverpool Christmas Market source: vasa

As far as stunning locations for a Liverpool Christmas market go St George’s Hall has to take the number one spot.

When the Christmas lights from the hundreds of traditional popup stalls hit the building its impossible not to get into the Christmas spirit. Plenty of local vendors and some international brands will be setting up camp on St Georges plateau for just over a month.

Here you can purchase the perfect Christmas gift, sample some delicious food from local vendors or simply wander the stalls sipping your mulled wine.

Santa’s Christmas Party

When: November 27th – 24th December

Where: Cunard Building

Santas Christmas Party at the Cunard

If you want to meet Santa Claus himself this festive season, there’s only one place in Liverpool to do it.

Get your hands on an invite to Santa’s Christmas Party at the Cunard and enjoy an evening immersed in all things Christmas.

Meet Santa and his elves, pat the reindeer and ride on The Cunard Express through a winter wonderland.

If you feel like shaking your baubles on the dancefloor then make your way inside the Cunard building and join in with the Jingle Bell Rock disco.

Let your inner kid out this season with Signature Living at Santa’s Christmas Party at the Cunard building

Santa Dash

When: 3rd December

Where: Liverpool City Centre

BTR Santa Dash Liverpool

A literal run-up event to the festive season Liverpool’s Santa Dash will see the city’s main streets flooded with hundreds of Santa lookalikes all to raise funds for Claire House Children’s Hospice.

All you need to enter is a Santa Suit and the drive to leg it round Liverpool, fast or slow it’s up to you.

Sign up here to participate in the event or go all out and become a VIP Santa Dasher at The After-Dash Bash being hosted in the Club House Winter Lodge.

Join in the perfect after dash celebration where you can purchase a ticket for £45 that covers your entry to the Santa Dash, your Santa running suit, a delicious hog roast and festive drink on arrival.

The entire event will then be topped off with live entertainment and a raffle with some awesome prizes.

LUSH Liverpool Christmas Spa

When: December 4th

Where: LUSH Liverpool

LUSH Christmas Spa source:T he Sussex Girl

Not just a place to pick up a perfectly packaged perfumed gift for Christmas, this year LUSH Liverpool will be hosting a superb spa event especially for Christmas.

Whilst staying with Signature Living pay a visit to the store and check out live demonstrations of how LUSH products are used during LUSH Spa treatments.

Also, enjoy complimentary palm readings and free pampering sessions alongside some delicious vegan nibbles.

The ideal place to visit for a great Christmas gift and a little pre-season pampering as well.

Coca-Cola Christmas Trucks in Liverpool

When: December 5th & 6th

Where: Liverpool One

Coca Cola truck Liverpool source: Metro

Holidays are coming, Holidays are coming.

You know Christmas is closer than ever when you hear those simple whispers of the Coca Cola Christmas advert on your TV.

Even more exciting is when the magical Cola carrying vessel chooses to visit your home city or town.

Gather in the streets of Liverpool One on the 5th and 6th to catch a glimpse of the dazzling truck as it makes a visit to the city to deliver bottles of the good stuff to the eager Christmas Coca-Cola lovers of Liverpool.

Who knows this year could be the year the Santa at the back winks at you as the truck pulls away.

Ya Nans Big Christmas Quiz

When: 8th December

Where: Camp and Furnace

Ya Nans Big Xmas Quiz

Ya Nan is hosting her legendary Christmas Quiz in the living room of Camp and Furnace this year.

She’s got a bag of questions to challenge your general and musical knowledge but there are a whole host of other quiz like games she been dying to try out on the crowd such as “Are you Courting Yet – Blind Date Special”, Dirty Drawings and so much more.

Camp and Furnace don’t do anything by halves so this will be a celebration of all things Nanna including a after quiz disco with all your favourite Christmas tunes, giant inflatables and Liverpool’s longest Christmas Conga line.

Slade Live

When: December 22nd

Where: Hangar 34

So here it is merry Christmas, Everybody’s having fun . . .

Especially if they’re visiting Liverpool on the 22nd of December when Slade will be playing live at Hangar 34.

No matter how old this song gets or how many times you hear it, Slade rocked Christmas and always will and you simply can’t help but love them for it.

Get yourselves to Hangar 34 and see the band who have been the soundtrack to Christmas since 1973.


Stardust Liverpool

When: 26th December

Where: The Shankly Hotel

Stardust - Shankly Hotel

Wondering where to spend the day after Christmas then fear not we have you covered at The Shankly Hotel with our exciting Stardust event.

The Garden of Eden will be hosting a super stylish soiree upon their stunning rooftop venue with breathtaking views across the twinkling city skyline of Liverpool.

Join a selection of other party goers as the Stardust event brings an amazing line up of disco and house DJ’s together promising a night of nonstop dancing and all out revelry.

The perfect way to top off Christmas in Liverpool is with a party on the city’s most magnificent rooftop events venue. Get your tickets quick before they sell out soon.

Staying at Signature Living during the Festive Season

Whether you are visiting Liverpool this festive season to partake in a charitable event, attend a Liverpool Christmas market or simply to have a great night out with workmates or friends, Signature Living Hotel has the perfect city centre accommodation for you.

Skyline Suite Signature Living

Our stylish hotel rooms can sleep anywhere from 2 – 28 guests and are located all over the city. The stunning Skyline Suites have everything from private balconies with amazing views across the Mersey, to their own bar and eight berth mosaic baths.

Manhattan Suite Signature Living

Or for something more intimate you could choose to stay in one of our Prohibition rooms such as the magnificent Manhattan suite, the perfect city centre room for two with a double Jacuzzi to get cosy in after exploring a Liverpool Christmas market in the cold.

Call to book your stay over Christmas on 0151 601 8801 or email today.

The countdown to Christmas is on so have some fun in Liverpool whilst waiting for the 25th to roll around with a stay in Liverpool at Signature Living.

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