The Royal Albert Dock at night with twinkly lights

If you’re coming to Liverpool this Christmas for a break then you’re in for a festive treat.

Magical Christmas markets, non-stop shopping and historic streets filled with world-class culture (and pantos!) And if you’re ready to drop after all that shopping, there’s cosy pubs and stylish restaurants - perfect for every taste and budget. 

Put some sparkle into your Christmas with an overnight stay or you’ll never fit everything in!  

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If you’re looking for somewhere to stay for your trip to Liverpool then Staycity is the perfect location for a festive break. The centrally located aparthotel sits right alongside the waterfront and offers ultra-stylish and contemporary rooms as well as studio and one and two-bedroom apartments. So, whatever kind of stay you’re looking for, you’ll find your home away from home at Staycity.


Book yourself a stay at the brand new Radisson RED hotel at Lime Street this Christmas. The stylish rooms are perfect for a romantic getaway and it’s right in the heart of all the action by St George’s Hall, The Christmas Markets and the Liverpool Empire theatre.



Liverpool Christmas markets are the perfect way to help get you in the festive spirit. In their new home at St John’s Gardens and William Brown Street at St George’s Place there are plenty of food stalls to grab a hot drink and something to eat, gift stalls for a bit of Christmas shopping and lots of rides including a ferris wheel!

Wrap up warm and head over for some Christmas selfies to add to your collection. 


Start your Christmas shopping at Liverpool ONE this festive season. From all your high street brands including John Lewis, Zara, New Look and the Apple Store to local brands like the LFC and Everton shops, plenty of places to eat and so many festive decorations, you’ll be in your element. If make-up is on your wishlist, visit the brand new Charlotte Tilbury store or Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar. 

Make sure you don’t miss out on drinks under the Liverpool ONE tree at Bar Hutte too. Enjoy festive cocktails and a bit of carol-oke in your own hutte after an afternoon Christmas shopping. 


The Royal Albert Dock is magical any time of year but it’s extra special at Christmas. Take a walk around the Dock following their Christmas Light Walk map to explore all the lights then when you’re finished warm up inside one of their bars or restaurants with a cosy drink or delicious meal. 


For something a little different this Christmas head to the Liverpool Cathedral to immerse yourself in their incredible journey through the Nativity Story. The Light Before Christmas invites you to take in the special display of projections, lights and music inspired by the first Christmas.


There is nothing more festive than a performance at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall at Christmas. From The Muppets Christmas Carol showing to the Spirit of Christmas, Singalong with Santa and a screening of It’s a Wonderful Life there is so much to see to get into the festive spirit.


If you’re looking for the perfect spot to grab a festive selfie then there are plenty of Christmas Trees in Liverpool that will make for the ultimate backdrop. Head over to Liverpool ONE to see their brand new Christmas tree, Church Street to see the huge real tree and Williamson Square to walk through their dazzling tree. There are so many to add to your Liverpool collection. 


Did we tell you Liverpool loves theatre and panto? And this year you’re spoilt for choice. From The Scouse Jack & The Beanstalk at the Royal Court (leave the kids at home for this one) to White Christmas at the Liverpool Empire Theatre there’s lots to enjoy.



Duke Street Market is perfect for if you can’t decide what you feel like for lunch. With a whole host of cuisines to pick from in the long food market, you can indulge in cubanos from Cahita, oysters from Kelp, katsu curry from Ginger, or tacos from Big Lola's Taqueria amongst so much more!


Indian street food guru, Bundobust are back with their festive menu as the famous Sprout Bhaji returns. You can even take it to the next level with a Sprout Bhaji Butty or a Festive Curry and end your meal with Bundo’s Christmas Kulfi - you can’t really go wrong at Bundobust. 


The Art School are back this Christmas with something very special and pulling out all the stops for their festive menus. At the helm is Patron Chef Paul Askew who has curated a series of menus and hampers that brings you all of the Art School extravagances that you know and love. Have a look at their Christmas menus here for your festive night out. 


Christmas at Lu Ban is always special thanks to their beautiful festive menus. The restaurant ran by renowned Chef Dave Critchley takes inspiration from dishes from the Chinese region of Tianjin and have a special three course Christmas menu full of beautiful dishes for a bit of a twist on the traditional celebrations. You can also enjoy Festive Bottomless Brunch as the servers bring round dishes in waves for 90 minutes, perfect for some celebrations.

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Inside of Bundobust with a poster on a wall and empty tables.

After a host of pop-ups and kitchen takeovers, Bundobust found bricks and mortar in July 2014 and they've been serving up the tastiest Indian grub and craft beers ever since, and now they've come to Liverpool’s vibrant Bold Street.

The Art School Restaurant
The Art School restaurant is an intimate 50-cover restaurant

The Art School Restaurant is a fine dining addition to Liverpool’s rapidly growing food and drink culture.