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Liverpool Christmas Market cancelled but city centre to light up with extended lighting programme

22/10/2020

Plans for Liverpool’s annual Christmas Market have been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

It’s the time of year that Liverpool’s Christmas Market would normally be preparing to launch on St. George’s Hall Plateau, this year however the market has been cancelled due to logistical problems around the coronavirus pandemic.

Liverpool City Centre will be brighter than ever though as there are plans for an extended trail of Christmas lights from the Town Hall to Chinatown, including Hope Street.

Liverpool’s Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for culture, tourism and events Councillor Wendy Simon said:

Councillor Wendy Simon, said:

“After weeks of consultation with our markets operator, they have made the understandable decision to cancel this year’s Christmas Markets at St George’s Hall plateau. The hugely complex challenges they faced due to the ongoing health pandemic means it simply isn’t logistically or practically feasible for the event to go ahead.  We look forward to working with them in 2021 on a significantly expanded Christmas market.

“The majority of shops and leisure venues remain open, so to provide some festive cheer for people spending time in the city centre, we have worked closely with partners to produce an extended lighting programme which will illuminate a trail from the Town Hall all the way up to Chinatown. And for the first time, Christmas lights will also line Hope Street, connecting our two majestic cathedrals and bringing some much-needed brightness and hope to the city.”

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