Christmas is not only a time for treating your loved ones but also for giving yourself a hard earned break! 

There is no better place to treat yourself then in Liverpool. Stay in one of the city’s most luxurious hotels, dine in style for breakfast, lunch and dinner and explore everything Liverpool has to offer all day.

From Christmas markets to shopping, art galleries and evening shows; you’ll be back next year for more!



For a touch of luxury stay in the Titanic Hotel for your Christmas trip to Liverpool. Located on Stanley Dock the stylish hotel is the perfect place to relax after a long day exploring Liverpool. With stunning rooms, amazing dining areas and a spa, you won’t want to go home! 



Start your day on Castle Street


Kick start your day with a beautiful breakfast at Castle Street Townhouse. From The Townhouse full english breakfast, to lighter bites like sourdough toast and jam or classic eggs in various ways you can't really go wrong. Wash it all down with a breakfast cocktail and you’re ready to explore Christmas in Liverpool. 

The perfect business breakfast at Townhouse 🍳

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Treat yourself and your loved ones


Christmas is the perfect time for treating your loved ones with something special for the festive season. It’s also a good excuse to treat yourself too so why not spend the morning hitting the shops to do some last minute Christmas shopping or to pick something up for yourself. 

Head to Liverpool ONE and Peters Lane for all your high street and high end brands such as Topshop, Zara, Hugo Boss, Ted Baker and loads more!

On Church Street you’ll find the world’s biggest LUSH store with a whole floor dedicated to Christmas bath bombs to treat yourself to.  

Take a pit stop at the MetQuarter for the likes of MAC Cosmetics, Kurt Geiger, Jo Malone and Jack Wills then head just around the corner to St George’s Plateau to visit the Christmas Markets. You can’t visit a city and not explore the christmas markets, it’s a festive tradition! 

Grab a hot chocolate (or a warm mulled wine) and take a look around all the stalls in this beautiful corner of the city. 


Enjoy small plates in a big setting


Dining in Maray is a must when visiting Liverpool, it’s that popular we have three in the city. For a touch of luxury head to their restaurant on the Royal Albert Dock for fantastic Middle Eastern inspired small plates with a stunning view or to their Bold Street location to be surrounded by Liverpool’s vibrate nightlife culture. 


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Dive into some modern art 


Head over to the Royal Albert Dock to have a wander around Tate Liverpool to explore their impressive modern and contemporary art collection. Aside from their free collection that features everything from Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko and Salvador Dali they also have some special exhibitions that are worth booking tickets for. 

From 13 December - 3 May, Theaster Gates: Amalgam will be on display exploring the complex interweaving issues of race, territory, and inequality in the United States. 


Indulge in a six course meal 


One of the most exciting dining experiences has recently appeared in Liverpool in the form of Six By Nico. The six course tasting menu changes its theme every six weeks and they have opened with a menu based on a British classic, The Chippie. Dine in style with this fine dining take on everyone’s favourite dishes, pair it with the accompanying wines and you’ll be festively satisfied. 


The evenings are made for show time


The evenings in Liverpool call for a show! Whether it’s a theatre show, a gig, film screening or orecestal performance, it’s all going on.

This festive season why not head to the Philharmonic Hall for a stunning performance from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; the music and stunning building will make for the perfect evening out.
If the theatre is more your thing then we have plenty for you to explore. The Liverpool Empire are hosting a Peter Pan panto, Liverpool Playhouse will be showing a special musical production of Christmas classic, Miracle on 34th Street and the Everyman Theatre are going a bit crazy with their Rock 'n' Roll panto this year. 

There are also film screenings at The Royal Albert Dock on a floating cinema and St George’s Hall if you fancy catching up on one of those classic films.  

Annual philharmonic christmas carol concert 🎅

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Take your pick of breakfast at a food market


The abandoned warehouse turned sophisticated food market is the perfect place to head for breakfast. Duke Street Food & Drink Market offer a broad selection of food traders that open up early to serve breakfast and brunch from 9:00am. Dig into full english breakfasts from Cinder, steak and eggs from Bone and Block to a vegan breakfast from Indigo Greens - you might end up back here for lunch or dinner to sample the rest of the menus…


Come together for a bit of Beatles history


You can’t come to Liverpool and not explore a bit of our Beatles heritage. Head down to the Royal Albert Dock to immerse yourself in The Beatles Story exhibition or wander down Mathew Street to the Magical Beatles Museum to see three floors of artifacts and memorabilia from their incredible career. 


Have afternoon tea 34 floors up


For something a bit luxurious for lunch then head to the tallest restaurant in Liverpool for afternoon tea with stunning views of the city. Panoramic 34 is on the 34th floor of Liverpool’s West Tower and their luxury afternoon tea is the best way to sit back, relax and enjoy the view. 


Explore Liverpool's rich culture


Spend the afternoon delving into Liverpool’s arts and culture scene. Not only is it a good reason to get out of the cold but we have some amazing places to explore too. 

Have a look around our TWO stunning Cathedrals, the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral and the Metropolitan Cathedral as they celebrate Christmas. The Anglican Cathedral is also hosting the annual Winter Arts Market on 7 December which is definitely worth checking out.

If you’re interested in art then we have plenty of galleries you can only find here in Liverpool. FACT on Bold Street is worth heading to for immersive contemporary mixed media art work that you will unlikely find anywhere else. 

The Walker Art Gallery in St Georges Quarter is bursting with a collection of paintings, sculptures and decorative arts spanning over six hundred years! It’s a beautiful building with stunning works inside too. 

Cathedral views 🌤

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Try a different take on a Christmas meal


For a Christmas meal with a difference head to Fazenda at Exchange Flags for a unique dining experience. Fazenda is all about the Brazilian way of serving up freshly cooked meats straight to your table which basically means you get to eat as much of their incredible meat as you like. Teamed with quality salads, fresh vegetables, breads and cheeses - this is a meal you won't forget in a hurry. 


Explore Liverpool at night


Before you explore all the bars Liverpool has to offer, take a look at the Liverpool Light Spectacular, a 50 metre archway of light at Church Alley. You’ll also find a walk through Christmas tree at Williamson Square and light up angel wings on Castle Street. 

After you’ve got in the festive spirit head to some of Liverpool’s finest bars for a drink. Try the Alchemist for science inspired cocktails, The Oracle for close up magic over a cocktail, hidden bar Berry & Rye for smooth jazz and whisky or the Liverpool Gin Distillery for their stunning gin selection. 

Explore the city and see what you come across or have a look at our guide to the best bars in town



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. 

See, Liverpool is a pretty good place to treat yourself this Christmas, you desrve it! Let us know where you are heading on over on our Twitter @VisitLiverpool!

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