Christmas has well and truly arrived in Liverpool, check out what’s on at St George’s Quarter this festive season.
Liverpool’s Christmas Market is in full swingat St George’s Plateau, William Brown Street and St John’s Gardens until Saturday 24 December but St George’s Quarter, dubbed the Cultural Quarter, has plenty more in store this Christmas.
Make it a magical family Christmas this year with the brand-new spectacular production of Irving Berlin’s classic musical, White Christmas at Liverpool Empire from 6 – 31 December. White Christmas features Blue Skies, Sisters, Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep, The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing, I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm and of course White Christmas.
The Scouse Jack & The Beanstalk at Liverpool’s Royal Court is set in Crosby Valley where the cost of living is hitting idle Jack Jones and his mum hard. Expect laugh-out-loud twists and a cracking soundtrack including Supertramp’s Dreamer, Limalh’s Never Ending Story and A-Ha’s Take On Me. Runs until 21 January.
The Luna Winter Cinema at St George’s Hall from 10 – 23 December will see the Great Hall transformed into a magical cinema in which to enjoy heart-warming, cheesy classics on a giant screen from Elf and Home Alone to It’s A Wonderful Life and The Muppet’s Christmas Carol.
Party the night away
Enjoy a festive party at World Museum, with a mouth-watering two-course carvery, all-inclusive drinks and a DJ and disco.
Avoid the taxi queues and combine a party night with an overnight stay at one of the several hotels in St George’s Quarter.
Celebrate Christmas in style at the Garden of Eden rooftop at The Shankly Hotel with a festive canapé and glass of fizz on arrival, three-course menu and live music
Whether you’re planning a quiet, intimate gathering or a sparkling spectacular, Delta Hotels by Marriott in Queen Squareoffer customisable Christmas parties in your choice of Classic, Extra Sparkle or All The Trimmings.
A cocktail reception will be waiting your arrival at The Liner’s Christmas Cruise Party Nights, shortly followed by a Christmas menu. A live entertainment duo will host the evening’s festivities, lighting up the dance floor and offering your favourite party hits from past and present.
Looking for something a little bit different for your Christmas night out this year? Why not try Boom Battle Bar at St John’s? Try your hand at axe-throwing, shuffleboard, augmented reality darts, beer pong or crazy golf.
Family fun with Father Christmas
Breakfast with Santa at The Liner on selected Sundays through December includes a two-course festive breakfast before a special visit, story-time and sing-a-long with Santa.
Santa’s Helper at Shankly Hotel on 18 December will delight children and adults alike with a two-course lunch and prosecco for the adults and festive hot chocolate plus a gift to take home for the children.
Sick of Slade, tired of twinkling trees and fed-up of festivities?
Art of the Terraces at Walker Art Gallery considers the culture of football ‘casuals’, which began on Britain’s football terraces in the late 1970s. Through the medium of art, it highlights the clothing brands and sports footwear, music and encounters between rival groups of football supporters which defined an era and generation. Catch it until 12 March.
Running from 6 December to 8 January, Six at Liverpool Playhouse sees the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing 500 years of historical heartbreak into an 80-minute celebration of 21st century girl power.
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