It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for late night shopping Liverpool style!
Get into the festive spirit and splash the cash on those that deserve treating this year by doing all of your Liverpool Christmas shopping after dark.
You’ll never fall short of the perfect present with plenty of shops to choose from in the centre of the bustling city of Liverpool. Whether you need a unique fashion accessory for your nan, unusual tech for dad or the perfect present for the perfect partner, Liverpool Christmas shopping caters for every want and every need.
With a wide selection of shops, boutiques and winter special stalls to choose from, where do you begin? Check out our guide to late night shopping in Liverpool and get your Christmas shopping in the bag.
Get Festive on Bold Street
Start your Liverpool Christmas shopping adventure on a street steeped in history and far away from the world of high street shopping. Bold Street is a favourite for those looking to find a one-off gift you can’t find anywhere else and better still most of the stores are independently run, so your Christmas shopping will be supporting the little people of Liverpool when you spend your pennies on Bold Street.
Liverpool’s ultimate haven for independent retailers has an unending strip of shops where you can pick up a piece of vintage fashion for your trendy cousin at Pop Boutique or find a stylish trinket or gadget in Utility.
All manner of fair trade gifts can be purchased in the sweet-smelling Shared Earth store or for the comic book-loving generation, take a Trip to Forbidden Planet where you’ll find every graphic novel under the sun and all the memorabilia to go with them.
After browsing some of the best independent and vintage boutiques in Liverpool, you’ll be spoilt for choice for where to grab a bite to eat! Nibble on a heavenly baked good from East Avenue Bakehouse or call into Love Thy Neighbour for one of the best healthy eating spots in Liverpool before continuing on your Liverpool late night shopping spree.
Christmas Opening Times: Check individual shops – mostly open from 10th November until 8 pm
Christmas Shopping in Liverpool One
In October 2008 shopping in Liverpool gained a new shopping and leisure complex that would change the lives of those who love to shop forever.
Every high street retailer shoppers could want or need has been neatly packed into 42 acres of prime Liverpool land, meaning Christmas shopping in Liverpool became a whole lot easier.
Take, for instance, the countries top two department stores Debenhams and John Lewis, both stocked with oodles of Christmas goodies for eager buyers to pack into their bags. And of course, you can’t miss the amazing spectacle that is the UK’s largest LED Christmas tree parked right in the centre of Liverpool ONE, complete with its own Bavarian-style bar at its base.
With all the big name brands under one (metaphorical) roof, such as Zara, Reiss, Hugo Boss, Micheal Kors, Victoria Secret and popular jewellery brand Pandora, there’s no better place to get all your favourite people the perfect Christmas gift.
After you’ve shopped until you’ve dropped, relax in any one of the franchise bars and restaurants on the Liverpool ONE roof terrace or grab yourself a mulled wine from the Ice Rink and Market stalls that pop up on Chavasse Park throughout the festive season.
Christmas Opening Times: Black Friday 8 am – 9 pm, 10th – 21st December 9 am – 9 pm, Saturday 15th & 22nd 9 am – 8 pm, Christmas Eve 8 am -5 pm, Boxing Day 10 am – 6 pm, NYE – 10 am – 4 pm, New Years Day 10 am – 6 pm
Pier Head Ice Festival
The fun doesn’t stop at Liverpool ONE! To continue your Liverpool Christmas shopping experience long into the night, take a short walk to Pier Head, the home of The Three Graces for Pier Head Ice Festival.
With over 50 German market-style stalls, three bars, a Bavarian food court, ice bar, Friday & Saturday DJs and an Apres Lodge that seats 200 people, it’s the perfect place to browse international trinkets and get into the festive spirit.
Pick up candles, sweeties, chutneys and the cheeses to match and then enjoy the rides and attractions all along the wonderful wintery waterfront.
The biggest Christmas market in Liverpool opens November 10th, make sure you don’t miss out on this once-a-year, unmissable attraction! Check out our full guide of what to expect from Liverpool’s Ice Festival here.
Christmas Opening Times: Mon-Sun: 11 am – 9 pm (last skate at 8 pm), closed Christmas day.
For those who like the finer things in life, The Met Quarter serves customers with high-end tastes and specialises in boutique fashion, beauty and accessories.
Some people simply love themselves a brand, name or label and if that person has landed on your shopping list this Christmas, you’ll find a gifting goldmine at The Met Quarter.
Browse Liverpool’s dedicated Mac store, smell the luxury scents at Jo Malone, purchase unique art from Wall to Wall Gallery or splash the cash in Francesca Couture. No matter where your designer tastes take you The Met Quarter has luxury goods that will fit under everyone’s Christmas tree.
Check out the Metquarter’s bespoke opening hours here: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 9.30 am – 6.00 pm, Thu late night shopping 9.30 am – 8 pm, Sat 9.30 am – 6.00 pm and Sun 11 am – 5 pm.
St George’s Christmas Market
Taking over St George’s plateau for the third year running the city’s Christmas markets are a hotly anticipated arrival that solidly signifies the start of Christmas in Liverpool.
Featuring over 40 traditional, festive cabins with handcrafted bits and bobs from all over the world. Everything from knitted goods to craft ales, artisan cheeses and giant slabs of flavoured fudge all make the perfect stocking fillers for your friends and family.
The food selection is amazing too, served from behind the wooden bars of specially installed cabins each stall bringing the winter wonderland vibes to Liverpool for Christmas. Pop your heavy Christmas shopping bags down and enjoy Sunday roast wraps, Bratwurst, Chinese and Thai street food and plenty of hot mulled wines and ciders.
There’s only one way to end a late night shopping in Liverpool at Christmas and that’s with a hot drink in one hand and a tasty bite to eat in the other.
Thanks to our helpful guide we’ve taken your across the city and helped you navigate all the best late night shopping Liverpool has on offer this Christmas. Now you can relax, with all your presents purchased and ready to wrap.
Christmas Opening Times: December 17th to 22nd
Signature Living Christmas Stays
Sound like too much Christmas shopping to tackle in one day?
Our luxurious hotels and apartments all over the city mean you have the perfect base to enjoy all the best bits that late night shopping in Liverpool has on offer this year.
Spend a weekday in any of our Bold Street party apartments where you can stay and play for just £10 per person or book a girly group shopping trip and stay in one the excellent suites at Signature Living where you can enjoy a cosy girls night in after a long day and night Christmas shopping in Liverpool.
Let us help you plan your Liverpool Christmas shopping trip to help you tackle all of those hard to find gifts and make the most of the city that knows how to host a fabulous festive season with style. Call us now on 0151 601 8801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to start planning your Liverpool Christmas shopping break now!