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8 Reasons to unwrap your perfect Christmas experience at Albert Dock

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8 Reasons to unwrap your perfect Christmas experience at Albert Dock

There’s a Christmas gift for everyone at Albert Dock.

From festive menus, family attractions, unique gifts and an extra special gift in the form of a brand new, magical light show, you can unwrap your perfect Christmas treat at Albert Dock.

Watch above as Jay gets all of the festive goss from Clare Rawlinson.

Famed for it’s stunning waterfront location, Albert Dock is adorned with twinkly lights and ready to welcome shoppers, diners and wanderers alike for festive fun. Alongside a large selection of boutique shops, restaurants, museums, galleries and bars, Albert Dock is about to welcome a very special, festive addition.

Each evening throughout December, the Martin Luther King Jnr Building (next to the Pumphouse Pub) will come to life with a magical light display – captivating visitors and whisking them away on a fantastical journey of storytelling and imagination. Playing on loop from 5m til 10pm daily, the light spectacular attraction will delight visitors of all ages as a brand new Christmas story unfolds.

If you’re planning a trip to explore Albert Dock this December, check out our top 8 attractions and plan a some festive fun with your loved ones. 

1 – Sweet treats on the go at Puffle Waffle

There’s a huge array of food on offer at Albert Dock including the newest addition, Puffle Waffle! Offering the freshest fluffy waffles stuffed with sweet and savoury fillings (the eggs benedict is a great brunch option), Puffle Waffle joins Dockside Fish & Chips, Costa, Tate Café and more to serve up tasty snacks for hungry shoppers on the go. Click here to see the full foodie listing at Albert Dock.

2 – Unwrap 5 decades of The Beatles Story

You’re sure to find the perfect gift for the Beatles lover in your life at The Beatles Story this Christmas. Committed to growing the vast collection of Fab Four memorabilia and artefacts, The Beatles Story always has something new to see and learn about our city’s most famous sons. Click here to see the full list of Albert Dock attractions, including the Magical Mystery Tour and Mattel Play! 

3 – Luxury gifts from the Leather Satchel Company

Looking for the perfect gift that will delight even the most difficult to buy for? Head to The Leather Satchel Company and check out the new range of beautifully designed, crafted and personalised bags and accessories, including the new range of colours for Winter 2017. Who wouldn’t love a monogrammed bag this Christmas? Browse the Albert Dock stores and make your wishlist here. 

4 – Pop Art presents at Tate Liverpool

Albert Dock continues to attract global exhibitions to its museums and galleries and this winter you can unwrap the works of the great Lichtenstein at Tate Liverpool. The Pop Art pieces never fail to impress and this free entry exhibition is the perfect way to introduce the kids to art too. Grab some pencils and paper from the art station and create your own masterpiece! Don’t forget to nip into the gift shop for some great Christmas gifts to suit all budgets. For more info on Albert Dock museums click here.

5 – Gusto adds sparkle to Christmas dining

If there’s one place that oozes festive charm at Christmas, it has to be Gusto Albert Dock. This stylish, dockside restaurant and bar serves up mouth-watering, winter dishes including; spiced celeriac soup, traditional turkey and our favourite, the gingerbread panna cotta. Signature winter cocktails such as Silent Night and the Spiced Orange Martini are sure to get you in the festive spirit. Click here to check out the menu and book your table.

6 – The Ultimate Christmas selfie on the Victorian Carousel

We’ve had many a turn on the Victorian Carousel at Albert Dock, proving that all the fun of the fair isn’t just for the kids! What better time to enjoy a whirl on the dock than in the early evening, under the twinkly lights with the magical light show taking place just across the road at the Martin Luther King Jnr Building? You can’t get more Christmassy than that. Camera at the ready, get snappy. Click here for more Albert Dock family friendly attractions.

7 – Christmas Party Giggles at Liverpool Comedy Central

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The beauty of the Albert Dock is being able to enjoy a full day or night out, all in one fantastic location. Why not mix up your Christmas party and head to Liverpool Comedy Central after a meal at one of the many restaurants and drinks at the bars? Showcasing the very best acts from the UK comedy circuit, you’re guaranteed to laugh your socks off this Christmas. Click here to check out the December line up and book your tickets. 

8 – Magical Light Display

Now as if all the food, drinks, fairground fun, gifts and comedy wasn’t enough to enjoy this Christmastime, Albert Dock unveils a brand new attraction that will delight visitors of all ages. A Magical Light Show will light up the iconic Grade I listed Martin Luther King Jnr Building and tell a brand new, Christmas tale for all to enjoy.

Running on loop every evening from 5pm until 10pm, from 1st December until 1st January, this 20 minute intricate light projection centred around the theme of “Unwrapping Christmas on Albert Dock”, incorporates origami and hand-crafted paper designs in the style of a beautiful pop-up book. Watch above for a sneak peak.

To find out more about what’s on at Albert Dock this Christmas, head to and follow @theAlbertDock on Twitter for regular updates. 

We’d love to see your Albert Dock pictures and selfies as you celebrate Christmas in Liverpool. Tag us in on your InstaStories here or tweet us @TheGuideLpool and we’ll share the best on our socials.



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