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5 festive venues spreading joy this Christmas in Liverpool

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By The Guide Liverpool

5 festive venues spreading joy this Christmas in Liverpool
Christmas In Liverpool

The Christmas season is officially here!

Christmas in Liverpool brings festive songs echoing around, shops teeming with the perfect gifts, and our region’s bars, restaurants, and cafes adorned in their December splendour.

The city has really gone the extra mile this year to make you feel super Christmassy!

Here are five venues who have really gone all out for the festivities this Christmas in Liverpool.

Municipal Hotel

The Municipal Hotel
The Municipal Hotel

The Municipal Hotel has already become a must visit since it opened in the city earlier this year, complete with spectacular décor and ornate stonework.

The building was designed by Liverpool Corporation architect John Weightman in the 1860s, and remained as the council offices until 2017. This listed building was reimagined as a hotel and lovingly restored to be part of the Accor group’s prestigious boutique brand, opening in May of this year.

It currently has Christmas decorations to match its glorious architecture and is truly sparkling for the festive season. The centre piece is a gorgeous tree suspended above the bar in the Palm Court and elsewhere there are tasteful and luxurious festive touches. 

You can see this sumptuous display and enjoy some festive drinks and dining at the same time. There is a seasonal menu available in the Seaforth restaurant and a festive afternoon tea on offer in the Botanic tearoom.

The Municipal Hotel is on Dale Street and is a perfect place for you to celebrate Christmas in Liverpool.

View the menus, or book rooms on the website.


The Brunch and Cocktail Club

Credit: Brunch and Cocktail Club
Credit: Brunch and Cocktail Club

A winter wonderland has been created in the heart of the city centre at The Brunch and Cocktail Club.

This Duke Street venue has been given a very festive makeover with a stunning Christmas entrance, and the theme continues inside with all the twinkly lights and garlands you will need to get you feeling ready for December 25th.

As well as all the usual favourites, there are some festive specials on offer and you can enjoy a dish from the Christmas menu, which includes the delicious Boxing Day Bagel, featuring brie wedges, chutney, fried egg, bubble and squeak cake, roast pumpkin, rocket and cranberry aioli. There is also a Christmas Bottomless Bruch on offer throughout December, or you can pop in an enjoy a Bailey’s hot chocolate when you need a break from all the shopping.

The Brunch and Cocktail Club is in Duke Street, Browse the menu and book tables here.


San Carlo

San Carlo
San Carlo

A well-established favourite on the Liverpool dining scene, San Carlo underwent a massive ÂŁ3.5 million transformation earlier this year and looks stunning.

The elegant surroundings, featuring marble and timber tables and brass detailing throughout, are perfect for a Christmas get together with friends to enjoy the traditional Italian menu.

The restaurant has been given a gorgeous festive twist with a fun and eye-catching decorative display at the entrance, with a huge Christmas cracker and hundreds of giant baubles.

San Carlo is on Castle Street. View the menu and book a table here.


Southport Market

Credit Southport Market
Credit Southport Market

When Southport Market reopened as a food and drinks destination in summer 2021 its inviting entrance made a real impression and is often decorated for the seasons.

Now it is adorned with some of the most festive decorations you will see in December 2023, all wrapped up with a stunning giant red bow.

Customers were quick to comment on Facebook, with one saying: “Simply gorgeous… we are so lucky here in sparkly Christmassy Southport. Thank you everyone who made it happen!”

There are also plenty of Christmas themed events for all the family taking place in the run up to the big day and of course you can enjoy a meal from one of the resident food traders with everything from Mexican to burgers, pizzas and Asian fusion dishes on offer.

Southport Market is on King Street, a short walk from Southport train station. You can find out more about Christmas events and the food options available here.


Emily’s, Formby

Credit: Emily's Formby
Credit: Emily’s Formby

Emily’s has been open just over a year, bringing delicious brunches, gorgeous cocktails, and top dining options to Formby.

Housed in a former bank that has been painstakingly renovated, this botanic themed hangout is already one of the most photographed in the region and now Christmas is here they’ve gone all out for the season. It took two days to dress the inside and outside of the restaurant, but it was undoubtedly worth it with a huge wreaths, garlands, festive baubles and parcels adorning the outside, and stunning trees inside.

When the decorations went up last month one local commented on social media: “I nearly crashed my car driving past earlier… absolute showstopper.”

Some festive dishes have also been added to the menu to get your in the Christmas spirit. There is a Christmas club sandwich and Christmas loaded fries alongside the usual favourites.

You will find Emily’s at 25 brows Lane in Formby, within walking distance of the train station. Take a look at the menu and book here for food and drinks.


Let us know your favourite Christmas decorations around the city on social media!

Get the latest Christmas news for Liverpool HERE and visit our calendar to see what’s on across the city region as the countdown continues HERE.

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