If you and your friends are heading to Liverpool for your Christmas city break, Liverpool is the place to come!

There are plenty of things for you all to do to get the festive feelings flowing and of course, to get those special shots for the gram. 

From Christmas shopping to amazing places to eat, Christmas bars to toast the festive season and the odd seasonal show, your group trip to Liverpool this Christmas is bound to be a success.  

Have a look at our two day itinerary for some tips on what to get up to. 



You and your mates will feel right at home in The Pullman. Based in the middle of all the action, The Pullman is a stone's throw away from The Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool ONE and a short walk to the Baltic Triangle. With cosy rooms and incredible views over the city it’s the perfect place for your city break stay. 



Start your day with a classic breakfast


Breakfast calls for something special to make sure you’re set for the rest of the day. Head over to Mason’s on Seel Street for a Classic Continental & Traditional Buffet Breakfast or you can pick something off the rest of their breakfast menu. There’s everything from porridge, omelette, waffles and even some breakfast cocktails...


Cross some names off your Christmas gift list


For those last minute Christmas gifts or a treat for yourself, hit the shops! 

For the Christmas essentials head over to St George's Plateau for the Christmas Markets, it’s not Christmas unless you’ve been around the stalls with a hot chocolate.

For last minute shopping then Liverpool ONE is the place to go. With all your favourite high street shops in one place you’ll be able to tick everyone off your Christmas list in no time. It’s also decked out with loads of decorations and the iconic love heart tree to really get you in the festive spirit.  

On Church Street you will also find the biggest LUSH store in the world with a whole floor dedicated to Christmas bath bombs! Make sure you don't spend all your money at once in here...

If you’re after something a bit different then take a walk up to the Baltic Triangle to visit Red Brick Hangar. The huge warehouse is a vintage heaven and has everything from vinyl to clothes, accessories and bits and bobs. 


Taste a selection of Indian street food


If there’s a large group of you, or even just two or three, then Bundobust on Bold Street is a must for lunch. The menu is inspired by traditional Indian street food and is entirely vegan and vegetarian! Their special lunch menu allows you to pick two different dishes to try for just £7.50 or you can go all out and get a combo meal which means you can all try a bit of everything.


Belt out some classic Christmas tunes


You might have noticed a giant Christmas tree covered in hearts at Liverpool ONE and thought it looked pretty nice but we bet you didn't know there is a bar and karaoke huts underneath it! You and your mates can sing your heart out to all the Christmas classics at Bar Hutte while indulging in a little festive tipple. This is what Christmas is all about isn’t it?


Indulge in a local favourite 


Before you head out for the evening stop at one of our two Pattersons in the city for a bit of fried chicken. This isn't your standard fried chicken however, it’s freshly marinated and coated in Pattersons secret herbs and spices so you won’t have tried it anywhere else. Pick from buckets of chicken, burgers, light bites or dirty fries and you won't be disappointed. 


Hit the town for a festive night out


Liverpool is known for its nightlife and it just gets even better at Christmas! Head to places like Kazimier Garden for a glass of warm mulled wine around a fire pit then onto Miracle on Seel Street for a festive tipple in their bar turned into Santa’s grotto. 

You could even include a fun activity into your night out, whether that be a comedy gig at the Hot Water Comedy Club, retro video gaming at NQ64, crazy golf at Junkyard Golf Club, a bit of Bowling at Lane 7 or a festive quiz at Ya Nan’s Big Quiz at Camp & Furnace. 

The options are endless!



Start the day at the top of the hill


Cafe Tabac is a favourite spot for breakfast amongst the locals. Known as the little cafe at the top of the hill, it offers everything from full English breakfasts to pancakes, eggs your own way or breakfast sandwiches so there will be something for everyone. 


Take to the ice rink 


If you fancy yourself a bit of a pro skater then take a spin on the ice at the Liverpool Ice Festival on the Waterfront. Don your skates and see which one of your mates can stay upright the longest! Grab a hot chocolate afterwards and take in all the amazing views on the Pier Head from the Royal Liver Building to the Royal Albert Dock. 

You can even take a look around the Museum of Liverpool or Tate Liverpool whilst you’re there to experience a bit of Liverpool culture too.


Delve into some of the best of Liverpool's street food


No trip to Liverpool with your friends is complete without a trip to the Baltic Market. The warehouse turned street food heaven has over 10 stalls of local independent restaurants and pop ups serving the best Liverpool’s food scene has to offer. The vendors change regularly so there is always something new and exciting to try. 

There’s also a fully stocked bar, a special gin bar, dessert stalls, live music and the welcome addition of being dog friendly!


Explore the trendiest part of town


After lunch, take the afternoon to explore everything going on in the Baltic Triangle. From local craft breweries to Peaky Blinders and movie themed bars and the ever popular Ghetto Golf. It’s one of the trendiest parts of town to spend the afternoon.  


Have your food cooked right infront of your eyes


For a dining experience your group of friends will definitely want to get involved with, head to Smoke & Dough at Liverpool ONE. The interactive American-Italian restaurant experience features an open BBQ at your table which means your dinner is cooked right in front of you and served straight to your plate all grilled to your personal taste. 

There are also veggie and vegan options too for the non-meat eaters in your group meaning everyone can get involved!

[Invited] Spent a lovely evening tonight visiting Liverpool ones new restaurant @smokendough . . . Its certainly a unique dining concept and one which liverpool one needs I think. The first course is an antipasti selection of meats, breads and dips! The main course you have a grill at your table with a huge variety of different meats, accompanied with a wide range of sides like mash, mac n cheese, pepper sauce, veg...the list goes on! It’s priced at £20 per person which is pretty reasonable for the amount of food you get, lunch menu is £12.99. They also have a vegetarian and vegan option. The service tonight was excellent 😊 . . . . You can find @smokendough in Liverpool one next to Wagamama! Thank you so much for the invite...we will definitely be back πŸ™ŒπŸ»

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Sit back and relax at a show 


Before you head out for the evening make sure you stop off at the Liverpool Light Spectacular installations. There will be a tunnel of light at Church Alley and a walk through Christmas Tree at Williamson Square making the perfect backdrop for some photos.  

End the day in the only way to end a Christmas themed trip, either at the cinema or at the theatre. St George’s Hall is welcoming the Luna Cinema this year and what better place to settle down to a Christmas classic! 

If you fancy something on the stage then The Playhouse Theatre will be showing Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical. The classic Christmas film has been turned into a musical stage show just for Liverpool audiences so it would be the perfect way to round off your trip.



The great thing about Liverpool is that everything is in easy walking distance to get to but if you want to rest your legs there are three train stations in the city centre to help you out. If you fancy going a bit further afield too there are plenty of stops to get you there in no time. 

We have helped plan your Christmas trip to Liverpool all you need to do now is have the best time in our city this festive season! 

Let us know what you are getting up to by sharing your pictures with us by using the hashtag #VisitLiverpool on our Twitter and Instagram

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