10 things you can do this weekend in Liverpool (11-13 December 2020)
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There’s less than two weeks until Christmas Day, which is one enormous reason to smile, but if that’s still not quite enough, here are 10 more …
Watch above as Jay and Gem are on the steps of the Museum of Liverpool, Pier Head with lots of info for your weekend in Liverpool.
The market is back at Croxteth Hall
We all love having a wander around a Christmas market and the good news is the one at Croxteth Hall, which is always great, is back this Sunday. The gorgeous Victorian stable yard will be opening up again from 11am-4pm, where there’ll be over 20 different traders selling a range of gifts and food goodies. Car parking is limited so best to walk there if you can!
Western Approaches has launched a new Christmas scene in the bunker
Western Approaches HQ is an amazing piece of history on our doorstep, and now it’s created a Christmas Past festive street scene hidden within its bunker. You’ll get to experience a vintage style Christmas with seasonal shops, a decorated Anderson shelter and songs from the past on a self-guided tour. There are free activities for families and you could pick up an unusual pressie in the gift shop.
There’s a magical Miracle in Sefton Park
Miracle on 34th Street is an absolute Christmas classic movie, but now we’ve got our own miracle much closer to home too. Sefton Park, around the Palm House, has been decked out with fairy-lit snow-dusted teepees from now until December 20. Included in your ticket is two hours to enjoy a festive feastbox, there are tables for between 2 and 6 people or you could go all-out with a private tepee for six.
Beauty and the Beast launches at St Helens Theatre Royal
Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without panto and St Helens Theatre Royal’s is always one of the best in the north west. This year it’s Beauty and the Beast which is a perfect Christmas treat for families. It’s on until Jan 3 and all Covid-safe, just remember if you’re booking tickets you can get them for up to six people and everyone in the party must be from the same household or support bubble.
You can see live sport and music at Punch Tarmey’s
The atmosphere at Punch Tarmey’s in Cains Brewery Village is fantastic, and this weekend you could give your Christmas jumper an extra outing because it’s got footy and live music on both days. You can watch the Blues take on Chelsea in Saturday’s late kick-off or the Reds against Fulham on Sunday. Plus there’s live music from 5pm Saturday and 6.30pm Sunday. No booking needed, walk-ins are good.
Winter Arts Market at Liverpool Cathedral
It might be a new mini version for this year but the popular Winter Arts Market at Liverpool Cathedral still has stalls from more than 30 independent artists, designers, and makers, so you can shop for creative crafts like cards, photography and ceramics, and gorgeous gifts including jewellery, homewares, textiles and handmade beauty products. It’s open from 10am-4pm on Saturday and you can get a drink or snack at the café in The Well while you’re visiting. One to book.
Southport Pleasureland launches its Winter Wonderland
Memories can be made at Southport Pleasureland which is launching its Winter Experience from this Saturday. Its little elves have been hard at work decorating the theme park with beautiful lights to create a festive and fun-filled family day out with everything from favourite rides to Santa’s special grotto. It’ll be open this Saturday and Sunday, then daily from Saturday, December 19 until January 3 (excluding Christmas Day). Gates open at 11am, with all the fun and rides starting at midday.
Have a Christmas party at home with Six By Nico and Bongo’s Bingo
Eyes down for a great night in as Six By Nico gets festive with the Christmas by Nico: Festive Party Experience, a way to celebrate with your mates – even from a distance. You get fabulous food and drink, and virtual entertainment, delivered straight to your door(s). There’s an amazing four-course dinner and each experience comes with a bottle of red or white wine and, to help you get into the party spirit, there’s a live immersive quiz on key December dates hosted by Bongo’s Bingo.
Get Christmassy at the Parking Lot Social
The Parking Lot Social has landed at Liverpool JLA until December 13 with tons of festive fun at its great new Winter Festival. Tonight it’s party night and the Big Weekender comes with DJs, silent discos, car-a-oke, big screen mistletoe kissing cam, party bingo, interactive quizzes and cracking Christmas food; or you can book for everyone’s favourite festive film Home Alone. On Saturday and Sunday, join in panto fun with the cast of Cinderella, and the Social Kids’ Christmas Party.
Day out in Chester and visit the Chester Cathedral Christmas Tree Festival
If you need to get a few last minute pressies, why not head to Chester where you’ll find a better selection of gifts than Santa’s workshop, along with a great festive feel. The city’s beautifully lit and decorated as always, there are some great shops from high street big names to quirky independents in the medieval Rows galleries, and so many amazing places to eat and drink. You can also enjoy Chester Cathedral’s Christmas Tree Festival and the stunning Starry Starry Night sculpture.