Christmas is set to be a lot different this year, but Liverpool is sure to shine a light on making things that little bit more enjoyable this festive period.
From seasonal pantos, enchanted trails to winter lodges and hutte’s to enjoy some good old festive food and mulled wine, get all Christmassy with our guide to Christmas in Liverpool.
Bar Hutte (NOW CANCELLED)
Liverpool ONE, Liverpool
Bar Hutte will be making a much-welcomed comeback this Christmas time in Liverpool, bringing all the festive feels. Based underneath Liverpool ONE’s iconic Christmas tree, you’ll be able to soak up the alpine atmosphere with a selection of oven-baked pizzas and classic cocktails, including a try of the famous ‘Bombardino’ which comes complimentary with all bookings. Each Hütte requires a non-refundable booking fee of £40, which secures your exclusive use of the hütte for 1 hour, 45 minutes along with a complimentary Bombardino, pizza to share, and karaoke. All Hutte’s are safe and sanitised, food and drink are ordered via an app and brought to you be your own personal hutte server.
The organisers have announced that the Liverpool Bar Hutte will not be going ahead this year, please see their website for more information www.barhutte.co.uk
A Christmas Carol
Liverpool Playhouse, Williamson Square, Liverpool
Liverpool Playhouse is set to stage a festive treat this winter, with an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ festive classic A Christmas Carol.
Featuring carols and songs, the production is a warm, witty and inventive gift for Liverpool audiences. Audiences attending A Christmas Carol will receive up-to-date advice in advance of their visit on safety measures in place, to ensure conditions are as Covid-safe as possible, in line with Government recommendations.
For further information and to book tickets visit: www.everymanplayhouse.com/
The Parking Lot Social – Drive-in Winter Festival
John Lennon Airport, Liverpool
Liverpool’s drive-in winter festival will be bringing pantomime, a Christmas cinema and a car-aoke experience this festive season!
The Parking Lot Social will be injecting some much-needed fun into the city this December, with the socially distanced events taking place at the John Lennon Airport. From 9-13 December, visitors will be welcomed to a festive evening of fun entertainment from pantomime and cinema evenings to silent discos and much more. Famous for their vast inflatable sets, the winter festival will feature a fabulous 60ft tall rainbow coloured Christmas tree and a giant DJing Santa Claus providing the perfect backdrop for the entertainment.
Snacks are available to be delivered directly to your cars from some of the best local food trucks around. Expect classic gourmet burgers, loaded fries, wood-fired pizzas and hot dogs alongside sweet winter warmers including hot chocolate, donuts, toasted nuts, gingerbread men and more.
For tickets and live updates please visit The Parking Lot Social website theparkinglotsocial.co.uk/christmas/
Liberte Winter Village
50 Brunswick Street, Liverpool
Liberte will be bringing that bit of sparkle to their rooftop this Yuletide with a stunning apres-ski style winter village.
Featuring 16 private hire chalet-style snug lodges, guests of up to 6 can enjoy a selection of festive style street food as well as some hot toddy, mulled wine, ski shots, hot chocolates and much more.
£10pp deposit required on booking, pay as you purchase on food & drink during you time or pre-made packages available. All lodges are heated with music.
Jack and the Beanstalk
M&S Bank Arena, Kings Dock, Liverpool
We all love a Christmas Panto! Heading to M&S Bank Arena Auditorium is children’s favourite, Jack and the Beanstalk.
Starring X Factor, Dancing on Ice and I’m a Celebrity star Jake Quickenden, Radio City’s Leanne Campbell and comedy favourite Bippo, Jack and the Beanstalk tells the story of Jack, his brother Silly Billy and his mother Dame Trott as they attempt to beat the evil giant and save the village!
Ticket prices range from £18.00-£30.00, with dates running from 18th – 27th December.
For further information and to book tickets visit www.mandsbankarena.com
The Snowman with Live Orchestra
Liverpool Philharmonic, Hope Street, Liverpool
The Snowman with Live Orchestra returns to the Hall this December in this family concert, which is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit of things.
It isn’t Christmas until a little boy has built a new friend in a snowy garden, the Northern Lights are flickering in the sky, and The Snowman has whisked us off into the frosty night. If you didn’t think the classic film could get any more enchanting, you’re in for a wonderful surprise – because this seasonal screening is accompanied live by the Orchestra, who’ll also be sharing a whole stocking full of musical treats, including music from the film Frozen.
Taking place on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 December 11.30am and 2.30pm, with tickets prices ranging from £19.00-£32.00.
To book tickets visit www.liverpoolphil.com
Otterspool Magical Christmas Experience
Otterspool Adventure, Otterspool Drive, Liverpool
Christmas is coming to town at Otterspool Adventure with their Magical Christmas Experience!
Enjoy up to three hours of magical activities, perfect for getting your little ones in the festive mood. Tickets include your own special Christmas Passport, a visit to Santa’s Grotto, watch Aladdin panto, Make a Bear with Santa’s Elves, Gingerbread making and Story Time with Mrs Claus, visit to Santa’s Toy Shop to choose a toy, access to Ice Rink, Full Access to park activities.
For further information and tickets visit www.otterspooladventurecentre.co.uk
Enchanted at Knowsley Safari
This Christmas families are invited to explore the after-dark trails of magical lights around Knowsley Safari by foot.
With a trail of stunning illuminated animals, magical music and delicious festive food, Enchanted is sure to get all the family into the festive mood. There is also a Santa Photo Experience, where up to six people can meet Father Christmas to have a safe distance opportunity to capture memories, each child will receive a framed picture.
Tickets range from £8.00 per person for the Enchanted experience, children under 3 go in FREE. To take part in the Santa Photo Experience it is an additional £10.00.
For further information and to book visit www.knowsleysafariexperience.co.uk
PLEASE NOTE – Events are subject to availability due to local/national lockdown restrictions.