16 things you can do this weekend in Liverpool (10-12 December 2021)
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There’s only one more weekend after this before the big one, so if you love the Christmas run-in – or you haven’t even made a start on getting your pressies yet – better make it count.
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Here are 16 things to do this weekend, so maybe work your way through them and push your festive spirit off the scale …
Grab a Yorkshire Pudding wrap at Liverpool Christmas Market
A wander round the Christmas market by St George’s Hall will definitely get you in a Christmassy mood, and you could put a few ticks on your must-buy-for list – but it’s not all about everyone else, treat yourself too … to a big Yorkshire pud wrap. Could there be anything more amazing on a cold day than a Sunday roast you can hold?
The Dog Grotto at Bar Hutte Liverpool ONE
Santa loves the good boys, so take your four-legged best mate along for a Christmas date with the big fella at Bar Hutte, right by the Liverpool ONE Christmas tree. ‘Bark Hutte’ has Paw-secco, festive doggy treats and even the chance to meet Santa Paws, plus guaranteed you won’t get a better pic opportunity.
The perfect Christmas night out at Red Door
If you’re heading out out for a night with mates, or just a couple of you, and you’re looking for the perfect place to get dressed up and drink cocktails, Red Door could be the one. And to really get on the naughty list, their Christmas Bottomless Bevs covers weekends so you can have two hours of cocktails, beer, prosecco and festive pizza.
Abigail Bailey plays Tres Liverpool
There’s a big PA at Tres on Temple Court this Friday with Abigail Bailey (I Just Can’t Get Enough) heading up Chic It presents Funky Fridays, supported by Conor McKenna. Because we’re right into party season now, if you get there early doors you can get a glam up from the Uptown Funk makeover team too.
Tinsel Town at Camp and Furnace on Friday and In Demand Radio’s Christmas Cracker on Saturday
Camp and Furnace has got a massive festive double this weekend, so no excuses for being Grinchy. It kicks off on Friday with Tinsel Town, the BIG Xmas Party with a live band, sing-a-long Christmas tunes, movie clips, food, cocktails and mulled wine. Then on Saturday it’s In Demand Radio’s Christmas Cracker, with DJ hosts Lee Butler, Dave Graham, Steve Cocky and Ian Redman, plus loads more til 2am.
Live jazz at Ma Boyle’s on Saturday
Ma’s has always got a warm welcome ready and some fantastic food, and if you go along on Saturday you can catch Jazz Saturdays with Parrjazz. This Saturday it’s sax and clarinet player Frank Griffith chilling everyone out with his New York jazz sound for the night. 8.30pm til late, free entry.
The Epstein panto is opening
Oh yes it is! It’s great to have the Epstein back and panto is always one of its highlights so if you’re looking for a magical show to take the kids to, give this classic a try. Ben Richards from Hollyoaks and Holby – as well as lots of big theatre shows – is Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, the tale as old as time.
Gerry Cinnamon tribute in Punch Tarmey’s courtyard
It’s jingles all the way at Punch Tarmey’s with a line-up of live music on all weekend – on Saturday in the Courtyard there’s a Gerry Cinnamon tribute headlining, plus Ahmed Khwaja, Matt Jones and Jack Bennett. No bookings so get there early to grab a table and get the beers in.
Fantastically Great Women at the Playhouse
If you’re looking for a fantastically great family alternative to panto this Christmas, this new pop musical at the Playhouse will have you feeling good and singing all the way home. It’s by the same producer as the massive hit show Six the Musical, and is all about the lives of incredible women who changed the world.
Try new restaurant Barnacle above Duke Street Market
Some of the most talented chefs in Liverpool, including The Art School’s Paul Askew, have created a new restaurant inside Duke Street Market called Barnacle. Up on the mezzanine, it focuses on fresh, organic and locally sourced ingredients and the dishes look and taste amazing.
The perfect breakfast at Bold Street Coffee
Sometimes you can’t beat the old favourites and BSC is a real go-to in Liverpool city centre for a gorgeous brekkie. Go for one of their special buoys, with scrambled egg and melty cheese, have avo or creamy mushrooms on toast or go big with a BSC fry or veggie fry. Plus a coffee obviously.
Try Crosby’s newest bar Ophelia’s
Fancy trying out somewhere a bit different? Ophelia’s is a new cocktail bar on Crosby Road North in Waterloo. It only opened last weekend so you could get an early look, and their frozen mango margaritas are worth a little trip out on their own. From 2pm til late.
A weekend feast at Hope & Smoke on Allerton Road
Weekends are all about treats so get yourself all prepped for the big Christmas blow-out with a feast at Hope & Smoke bar and grill in Allerton. If you love your steaks and burgers then they’ve got some great ones and they do a really decent Sunday roast with all the trimmings as well, from 1pm to 6pm.
All the games at one of Roxy Ball Room’s two city centre venues
It wouldn’t really be a party without games would it, so while you’re out on your works night out or with mates this weekend head over to Roxy Ball Room on Rainford Square or Hanover Street and take them all on with ping pong, crazy pool, beer pong, bowling, shuffleboard and loads more. There’s an all-in Christmas party with food too.
Take the kids to Liverpool’s newest attraction, Bounce House
Let them run off all that pre-Christmas excited energy with a session at Bounce House play centre which opened on Brunswick Business Park last weekend. Don’t forget, clean socks, and there’s a Christmas Eve PJ party if you’re well organised and want to book ahead.
Shop local at Claremont Farm and grab a bite while you’re there!
Who doesn’t love getting something foodie as a pressie? No-one, so if you’ve got some still to buy, or you’re stocking up on nice Christmassy bits for yourself, head to Claremont Farm shop and deli then head over to the café for one of their special turkey ciabattas.