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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…in Liverpool

All I want for Christmas is expensive drinks in a garden shed

Christmas liverpool Markets

For those of you who have been listening to 'Last Christmas' since, like, November your wait is over; the festive season is well under way in Liverpool. The Tab have put a lil' list of all the best things to do to get you in the spirit!

The Lights

Nothing says Christmas like a gram pic of a light display. Liverpool is wrapped in fairy lights (way more than in previous years??) so go and have a look! Don't forget to take a walk by the MASSIVE Liverpool ONE tree with over 200 heart lights on it… you can't miss it!

There are plenty of pretty lights on Royal Albert dock, and the Pier Head have a light display called 'Flight' on the iconic Liver Building. This is a 6-minute light show that starts at 5pm and then every 30 mins thereafter, up until 9.30pm.

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'Oh Christmas lights, keep shining on'

Christmas Markets

Everyone loves a Christmas market and Liverpool's Christmas market is back on at St George's Plateau (opposite Lime Street). There is nothing better than getting your pals together, grabbing a hot drink, spending a fortune and wondering around with cold toes.

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The biggest sausage you ever did see

Christmas Events

For most, Christmas isn't complete without a trip to the pantomime. So check out the ones Liverpool has to ever. From Peter Pan, to Jack & the Beanstalk, to Elf: A Christmas Spectacular, you'll find something that gets everyone in the Christmas spirit.

If you can't stand shouting 'he's behind you', then maybe a festive old movie screening at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall might be a better choice. Also, St George's Hall will be screening some Christmas faves with the Luna Winter Cinema. How does Elf, The Holiday, Love Actually and Home Alone sound?

Finally, if any little ones you know are still dying to tell Santa what they want for Christmas, head on over to Sefton Park Palm House. Perhaps you might just take a walk around the grotto instead… seeing as, unfortunate as it is, you may be a little too old for this.

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Ice Skating

Liverpool's iconic pier head is transformed into a winter wonderland, for yet another year running, featuring a massive ice slide and a huge covered outdoor rink but remember, A&E isn't all that fun, so skate at your own risk.

Other activities down there are a high-speed 30 metre ice run with three lanes for an exhilarating festive ride… or race against that house mate that's been annoying you. Why not gather your remaining pennies and get something covered in Nutella, nothing better.

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The perfect hot chocolate

Brookhouse Christmas Dinner

Book a table at The Brookhouse for a proper festive feast, serving 2 or 3 delicious courses including Hand Carved Turkey with scrumptious sides. If you're staying in pool for the whole Christmas period, there's still some spaces left for Christmas day too, if you dare!

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As you can see there's plenty to do in Liverpool on the run up to Christmas, to distract you from assessments and looming January exams. So head on over, and don't forget your scarf, as it's bloody Baltic outside.