31 Things to do this December in Liverpool
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Here’s all the info you need to plan an amazing night out, family fun day or Christmas shopping, this December in Liverpool.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas, the perfect excuse to drink, dine, shop and be merry. This December in Liverpool we’re truly spoilt for choice when it comes to epic nights out, delicious dining deals, unmissable shows and club nights and of course, loads of festive family fun too.
Whether you’re planning a Christmas shopping trip to Liverpool ONE, Albert Dock or the Christmas markets, a works nights out, Boxing Day drinks or a trip to see Santa, we’ve got you covered. From the incredible light tunnel in Church Alley to a Very Vintage Christmas in Exchange Flags, scroll down for 31 unmissable events that will make Christmas 2019 one to remember.
Here’s 31 things to do this December in Liverpool.
That's Xmas with Martin Kemp, Camp & Furnace
Former Spandau Ballet and Eastenders star, Martin Kemp is swapping ash trays for decks on 7th December as he spins the records down at Camp & Furnace. Tickets here.
Christmas Shopping at Liverpool ONE
There’s a whole host of festive fun on offer at Liverpool ONE this month. Christmas choirs will provide the soundtrack to your late night shopping, plus kids can write letters to Santa at Disney Store, stock up on your fave Quality Street and watch treetorials at John Lewis and the Christmas concierge service is back. Find out more here.
Flash Back Old Skool 90's Party, District
Made your Boxing Day plans yet? District is throwing a 90’s flash back party from 8pm. There’s loads of giveaways, DJ Zeke and SpyKatcha on the decks and and all the biggest 90’s tunes. More info here.
The Scouse Bird Christmas Quiz, Frankies Crosby
Tickets are now on sale for The Scouse Bird Christmas Quiz down at Frankies, Crosby on Wednesday 11th December. It’s just £5 entry, and rounds include general knowledge, cryptic, picture and more plus a prize for the best team name. Get involved here.
Yousef Presents Circus Christmas Special, Bramley Moore Dock
Bramley Moore Dock Warehouse will be bouncing on 21st December as Yousef Presents Circus Christmas Special for the first time. Solomun, Steve Lawler, host Since 82 and more take to the decks for a last pre-Christmas blow out. Tickets here.
Peter Pan Panto Fun, Liverpool Empire
Former Brookside actor and beloved Scouser, Louis Emerick joins the cast of Peter Pan at the Liverpool Empire this month. Expect a show filled with slapstick comedy, singalong songs and lots of booing and cheering! Tickets here.
Guac N Roll Kitchen Big Vegan Christmas Dinner, Craft Taproom
Calling all vegans! There’s a fabulous, festive feast on offer at Craft Taproom, Smithdown Road on 22nd December. The only place in the city serving up vegan Yorkshire puddings, book in now with kids and dogs welcome too. Info here.
Open Culture Winter Arts Market, Liverpool Cathedral
If its a unique gift you’re after, the best place to shop this December in Liverpool is the Open Culture Winter Art Market. Taking place on Saturday 7th December at Liverpool Cathedral from 10am until 7pm, here you’ll find more than 175 stalls selling everything from local honey to art work, decoration, jewellery and more. Info here.
Ghostbusters with Live Orchestra, Liverpool Phil
Bridging the gap between Christmas and New Year can be tough. Head to the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on 28th and 29th DSticking withecember to watch an absolute classic with a twist. Ghostbusters gets a big screen showing with a live orchestra providing the soundtrack. Tickets selling fast, here.
Luna Cinema, St George's Hall
Sticking with film, the Luna Winter Cinema returns to St George’s Hall this December. From 17th – 23rd December you can watch all your fave Christmas films such as Elf, Home Alone, Love Actually, Die Hard, The Holiday and more in this unique setting. Tickets here.
Big Luv Boxing Day Bash, The Shankly Hotel
Dance the Christmas dinner off and have it large as Big Luv returns to The Shankly Hotel rooftop on Boxing Day with an amazing line up. Abigail Bailey performs live while DJ Lee Butler takes to the decks with Lil John, Les Calvert and more. Tickets here.
Scouse Santas Crowd Karaoke, Constellations
Constellations is playing host to Santas Scouse Crowd Karaoke on 21st December from 7pm. Lyrics on the big screen, everyone sings together, no cringey spotlight moments – it’s sounds amazing! Tickets and more info here.
Christmas at Otterspool Adventure
There’s a whole load of festive fun on offer at Otterspool Adventure this December. For one ticket price kids and adults can visit Santa in his Grotto and receive a gift, visit his ‘Make a Bear’ workshop, watch Lee Kelly Panto Cinderella, plus take a pic on the ice throne, have breakfast with the big man himself and enjoy unlimited play on all the attractions including the Christmas ice rink! Tickets start at £22.50 per child. Book here.
Food Lab Experience, Lu Ban, Cains Brewery Village
Lu Ban, the brand new restaurant at Cain’s Brewery Village has evryone talking and what better time to treat yourself to a memorable meal, than at Christmas. Alongside a tantalising Chinese menu, you can book private dining. Treat your loved ones to a Chef’s Table or Food Lab experience for the ultimate indulgence. More info here.
Festive Bevs, Miracle on Seel Street
Who said Grotto’s were just for kids? Miracle on Seel Street has returned for festive bevs and film nights for grown ups. This themed bar is bigger and better than last year with more comfy seating, cheesy Christmas tunes and a fab nibbles menu and cocktails. Find out more here.
Christmas Party Nights, Roxy Ball Room
Roxy Ball Room is a great, city centre venue for an informal Christmas get together. Whether its a last minute works do, uni mates or night out with a competitive edge, check out the party packages and save a few quid on a fab night out this December in Liverpool. More here.
The Wonder of Christmas, Royal Albert Dock
Royal Albert Dock is your one stop Christmas destination this December in Liverpool. Boutique shopping, a whole host of international cuisine, free, family festive activities and plenty of Christmas cheer in a glass to enjoy too. If you’ve not seen the Dock’s new festive lighting yet, you’re missing out! More here.
Sunday Lunch With Santa, The Venue Royal Liver Building
On Sunday 15th December 2019 you can enjoy a traditional 3 course lunch with Santa at the city’s most iconic venue. The Venue, Royal Liver Building will be decking the halls in preparation for Santa’s visit as the venue is transformed into a winter wonderland for a family afternoon of festive fun and games with the big man himself. Tickets are £20 for children. Book here.
Christmas House Party, Heebie Jeebies
The Sesh – legendary house party is back at Heebie Jeebies for a pre Christmas house party. Get down to Seel Street on 11th December for dirt cheap drinks, house party props, give aways and more. Tickets here.
A Christmas Carol with Gerald Dickens, St George's Hall
St George’s Hall sets the scene for the Ginificent stage production of a spine chilling, much loved classic tale. A Christmas Carol includes a full evening of festivities at the magical Concert room from the 19th – 23rd December 2019. Tickets here.
Jack Whitehall, M&S Bank Arena
Jack Whitehall is back in Liverpool this December.UK tour, Stood Up sees Jack back at the M&S Bank Arena on 13th and 14th December and the show promises to be the most hilarious yet from one of comedy’s most electric talents. Tickets selling fast, here.
Miracle on 34th Street The Musical, Playhouse Theatre
A seasonal Christmas treat for the whole family, Miracle on 34th Street is a classic tale celebrating the joy of the Christmas season, with songs including It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, this heart warming tale is a must for all the family. Tickets here.
Hearty Eats, Smoke & Dough Liverpool ONE
American-Italian restaurant Smoke & Dough is the latest restaurant to join The Terrace at Liverpool ONE and it brings a brand new concept for Christmas. Grill your own loaded skewers at your table, indulge in loads of carby, freshly baked pizzas and breads and the best bit – you can eat as much as you like for one set price! A winner for festive group dining. More info here.
Festive Dining at The Club House
Raise a glass to old St Nick at a Hamptons-inspired bar and restaurant this December in Liverpool. The Club House is the perfect place to unwind. Located at Liverpool ONE, you’re invited to drink, dine and relax with festive menus, cocktails and a warm welcome guaranteed. Prosecco anyone? Menus and more here.
Polar Adventure, Liverpool ONE
Have you been on a Polar Adventure? This brand new family attraction at Liverpool ONE transports kids and their families from the bustling city to the North Pole. Full of activities, get on board the Christmas Express and meet the elves for story time and more. Info and tickets here.
NYE at The Florist
It’s time to celebrate another fantastic year with a huge party at The Florist, Hardman Street. You’re invited to enjoy live entertainment and dreamy cocktails until late, with amazing DJ’s on the decks as you dance the night away in this stunning floral paradise. Tickets are available here.
Bottomless Christmas Dinner, Baltic Social
Can’t wait for the big day? Well knives and forks at the ready because Bottomless Christmas Dinner is back at Baltic Social. It’s £35 a head for a two hour sitting of traditional Christmas dinner, trimming and prosecco or beer inclusive. How good is that? It’s only available on 14th and 15th December, so get booking here asap.
Singing in the Rain Expanded Cinema, Christmas Spiegeltent
Imagine watching an absolute classic like Singing in the Rain, and the on screen action comes to life! Head to the brand new pop up venue, Christmas Spiegeltent at Cains Brewery Village on Wednesday 11th December to experience exactly that – plus a very special guest! Find out more and get your tickets here.
Very Vintage Christmas Market, Exchange Flags
From 20th – 22nd December, Exchange Flags will be a hive of activity as A Very Vintage Christmas brings together the best bits of the festive season with a 1940s vintage twist. Teaming up with Liverpool’s war museum, Western Approaches, this retro event offers visitors the chance to shop 20 vintage stalls selling crafts, clothes and artisan gifts. More info here.
Hope Street Jazz Boxing Day Special, Frederiks
Frederiks of Hope Street is hosting a Boxing Day special with the newly reformed Hope Street Jazz Orchestra. Nice! Make that Christmas spirit last a little bit longer an get down there for a good spec from 8pm. It’s free entry too. More info here.
Gavin & Stacey Xmas Quiz, Camp & Furnace
Oww, what’s occurring down at Camp & Furnace on 18th December? It’s only a Gavin & Stacey Quiz! We can’t lie to you, this is gonna be well lush! Get your team together and get down to the Baltic to prove just how much you binged one of the best tv comedy series of all time. Alrigh Gav? Tickets and info here.