Traditional Christmas fans, we’ve got you covered in in Liverpool. From the classic Christmas markets to the impressive Ice Festival on the Pier Head, Liverpool is truly magical at Christmas time!

But if you’re looking for something a little different, we’ve got your back! Here’s our top ideas for an alternative Scouse Christmas…

TIP: Our ‘festive feeling’ scale will help you decide on what to do, depending on how Christmassy you’re feeling! 🎅


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Our favourite bar and grotto for grown-ups is back this year! The speakeasy style bar will bring Christmas cocktails, festive snacks, cozy armchairs and movie nights - perfect to get you in the Christmassy mood.


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The Palm House is magical at any time of the year, but at Christmas it’s extra special! This year there is plenty going on including a winter concert, cosy Christmas film nights, chocolate parties and more! Be sure to book tickets early as these events get reeeeeally popular.


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If you haven’t had a chance to visit this hilarious comedy club yet, you’re missing out big time! Resident compere Paul Smith entertains the crowds with his infectious jokes that usually always come from *picking* on the audience (you’ve been warned!), while top comedians keep the show on the road. They’re holding a number of special Christmas shows in December, check them out here.

You don’t want to miss this!!!

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The Winter Arts Market is back at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral for 2018 featuring over 200 independent artists, designers and makers selling everything from photography and clothing to food and homeware. You may just get that Christmas list finished a little earlier this year!


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Crimbo surprises, cash karaoke, blind date, play your cards right and family fortunes. Nan's back and its tacky tinsel galore. This is NOT a pub quiz. This is Ya Nan's Quiz, the Christmas edition. 

Bin worthy prizes, giant inflatables and confetti canons. 


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Has your doggo been a goog pup or bad pup this year? At Liverpool's much loved Baltic Market, there's going to be a Christmas grotto... FOR DOGS.

Good puppers can be treated at this event hosted by Merseyside Dogs Home to some canine treats from a number of stalls and even a photo with Santa Paws himself.

The good news is, you don't have to own a dog yourself to show up.

P.S, did we mention it's fancy dress? All pooches can don their best festive outfits in a dress up competition with all funds raised going towards the Merseyside Dogs Home. 

No booking needed. 


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Grab your mates, family and closest beings for a delicious festive sharing menu inside the cosy surroundings located at the top of Hardman Street. 

This is no ordinary sharing menu, though. This year it's being served 'family style' - which basically means big serving bowls laid out on the table in front of you!

For just £20 per person there is plenty to go around; 12 hour glazed beef brisket & Jerusalem artichoke puree, Rosemary and thyme roasties, Sprouts with maple syrup and pecans to everyones favourite, Pigs in blankets! Veggies needn't worry as there's Wild mushroom puff pastry pie, Baked carrots, parsnips with orange and tarragon as well as Celeriac, cauliflower and black cheddar gratin to satisfy.

The best part? Dessert. Apple, pear, giner and hazlenut crumble or an English cheese board. Perfection.


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Ladies and gentlemen, roll up, roll up, a big top has pitched up in Liverpool. If you're looking for a Christmas night out with a difference, this is the place! Enjoy classic games such as Hook-a-Duck, Ring Tioss, Passe Boule, Tin Can Alley and even the Coconut Shy.

As well as all the classic carnival games you can enjoy a range of hot treats from a number of food vendors, incredible cocktails, popcorn AND CANDY FLOSS! To top it all off, there will also be live music to get you into the party mood. We'll see you at the carnival!

Now it's up to you!

Everyones Christmas is different, unique and special in its own way. We all have our own 'magical moments' over the festive period. We hope that this has inspired you to Visit Liverpool this Christmas. Share your time here on social using #MyLiverpoolChristmas and we can share our favourites. 

Look out for further blogs and even some guest blogs coming up on the VisitLiverpool website over Christmas. 

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This blog has been written by Stefan Price, Digital Marketing Assistant for Marketing Liverpool. Stefan looks after digital activity across Marketing Liverpool/ Visit Liverpool and runs the its Liverpool social channels!
Stefan is 20 years old and is from Liverpool. He loves all things to do with cruises, shopping and the odd Gin and Elderflower!


Sefton Park Palm House
Historic Site
Sefton Park Palm House seen through the wild flower garden

A grade II* listed Victorian glasshouse. it is an octagonal 3 tiered structure, showcasing the Liverpool Botanical collection.

Hot Water Comedy Club
Event Venue
Hot Water Comedy Club

Hot Water Comedy Club has been providing the very best in live stand up comedy in Liverpool since 2010.

Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral is Britain's biggest Cathedral and the 5th largest in Europe

Buyers Club at Christmas
The Buyers Club bar

Buyers Club is a combination of a restaurant, bar and music venue located in the Georgian Quarter, in Liverpool's city centre. This hidden gem is the perfect place for a drink or bite to eat this Christmas.


'Spectaculum' will take place on 1st November and run until early 2019 bringing out your inner child with classic carnival games.