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10 Ways to get festive at the Royal Albert Dock this Christmas in Liverpool


The Wonder of Christmas has well and truly landed at Royal Albert Dock where a stroll under a million twinkling lights is just the beginning of a fabulous festive experience.

The Albert Dock is the perfect destination to enjoy a Christmas day or night out in Liverpool. With shopping, dining, drinking and plenty of culture, plan your day at the dock and get Christmas 2019, wrapped up.

The historic waterfront landmark is now teaming with boutique shops, restaurants, bars, museums, galleries and photo opportunities. Illuminated with more than 1 million lights, plus four recognisable light statues, a trip to the dock this Christmas is a must.

Thoughtful gifts, work Christmas drinks, family dinners and maybe even a romantic proposal with a winter sunset back drop. You can do it all at the dock.

Here’s 10 ways to get festive at Royal Albert Dock this Christmas

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

The jewel of Liverpool’s iconic water front, the Royal Albert Dock is dressed to the nines with winter with more than 1 million twinkling lights adorning its red columns and surrounding buildings. At the gates to the docks you’ll be welcomed by Neptune and Triton before wandering along the inner dock to dine, drink, shop and be merry. Keep your eyes peeled for Bella and Bertie the Liver Birds too.


Big Screen Classics

The Albert Dock Floating Pop Up Cinema has made a welcome return this winter showing a whole host of classic festive films for all the family. Open now and showing the likes of Elf, Die Hard, Polar Express, The Grinch, Home Alone, The Holiday, Love Actually and more, the floating cinema has proven to be a huge hit.

More on ticket bookings here. 


Love Returns Projection

As if 1 million twinkling lights wasn’t enough for your Instagram feed this Christmas, the Albert Dock also plays host to a brand new light projection story. Love Returns is the spell binding, romantic story which depicts a tale of love departing and the count down to being reunited. A nod to our city’s rich maritime history and heritage. Find out more here.


A Feast Fit for All The Family

When it comes to dining on the dock, you’re truly spoiled for choice this Christmas. From the sights and smells of the fragrant Rosa’s Thai Cafe to the group dining, jolly atmosphere at Maray and lively, rum-infused cocktails at Revolucion De Cuba, throw in traditional fish and chips, turkey roulade and a scouse pie from Pie Port – and you’ve got a culinary adventure just waiting to be discovered.



Hot Chocolate & Jack

Tate Liverpool is a hive of activity this Christmas in Liverpool. While the cafe is serving up divine soups and bowls of Scouse, plus an amazing range of hot chocolates with a little festive tipple shot.

Tate Liverpool shop is teaming with incredible gifts and the galleries are full to the brim with thought provoking art work. Free to attend, Tate Liverpool has your fun, educational and inspiring winter days out, all wrapped up.


The Perfect Place to Say Yes

Have you seen the sunsets we’ve been treated to so far this winter! There’s a whole host of romantic nooks and crannies to go down on bended knee around the Dock this Christmas.

Say yes to happily ever after and a fabulous diamond at one of the most romantic spots in the city. Get wrapped up and catch a stunning winter sunset with your loved one.


Boutique Shopping For All

Royal Albert Dock is now home to a collection of boutiques selling everything from hand-rolled fudge to hand-stitched leather bags and accessories, vintage vinyl, unique artwork, luxury children’s clothing, jewellery, cook books, delicious hampers, and even gifts for the dog!

Find out more about shopping on the dock here.


Family Days Out

Bridging the gap between Christmas and New Year can be troublesome, especially when you’ve played all the games and watched all the Christmas specials and box sets.

Albert Dock offers an array of activities for visitors of all ages. Merseyside Maritime Museum, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool International Slavery Museum, Mattel Play! Magical Mystery Tour and The Beatles Story all all waiting to be explored this December in Liverpool.

Look at all of the things you can do here

With A Little Help, From The Beatles

Speaking of the Fab Four. There’s a brand new, immersive experience popping up at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jnr Building this December.

Prepare to hear Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band like never before! Remixed from the original tapes by Giles Martin, son of legendary Beatles producer, George Martin, this iconic album is played in full, in Dolby Atmos, which leaves listeners feeling like they’ve experienced a live Beatles gig!

More on that here.


Christmas Crafter-noon tea, with Santa

One for the kids! The Merseyside Maritime Museum is hosting a very special Crafter-noon tea with Santa on 21st December 2019. Head to the wonderful Maritime Dining Rooms to get hands on with festive crafts and enjoy an afternoon tea spread with the big man himself. Booking and more information here.

To find out more about what’s on at the Albert Dock this Winter, head to www.albertdock.com and follow @TheAlbertDock on Twitter for regular updates. 


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