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Things to do on New Year’s Day in Liverpool

2 months ago

By Chris Grundy

Things to do on New Year’s Day in Liverpool
New Year's Day in Liverpool

As the first day of 2024 draws near let’s take a look at the fantastic things you can do across the city to get your New Year off to good start.

After the antics NYE you might be looking for more chilled out things to do on New’s Day in Liverpool… or not!

So whether you’re after a fresh one or looking to get back to it check out these things to do this NYD.

Go for a walk

Have a “fresh one” on a fresh new year!

Sefton Park

winter walks liverpool

One of Liverpool’s best-loved spaces, Sefton Park is 200 acres of stunning beauty. 

The Grade One listed park features plenty of pathways to wander down while taking in the breathtaking views of the Palm House and boating lake. 

Sefton Park’s Eros and Peter Pan statues will make your winter walk feel more magical. 

The Sefton Coastal Path 

Picture – Eddie Jordan Photos/ Shuttertsock

If your idea is to burn off as many Christmas calories as possible this New Year’s Day, then the Sefton Coastal Path will set you well on your way. 

The 21-mile route starts in Crossens and ends at Crosby Lakeside Adventure site, taking in Ainsdale National Nature Reserve, Formby Point and towards Another Place. 

Don’t worry, though; this scenic route is split into three manageable sections if you fancy a lighter stroll. 

Moel Famau

Moel Famau

A favourite for Scousers having a “fresh one” on a Sunday.

This large forest is home to the highest hill on the border between Flintshire and Denbighshire.

Moel Famau has a variety of footpaths to prove your boots were made for walking, and children’s play areas and tracker trails keep little ones happy. Spectacular views over Wirral and Wales guarantee an appreciation of The Great Outdoors.

It’s only 55 mins via A494.


New Year’s Day Proms – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

New Years Day Prom. Credit: Philharmonic Hall
New Years Day Prom. Credit: Philharmonic Hall

Welcome 2024 with a stirring celebration of uplifting music – raise your glasses as the Manchester Concert Orchestra perform a stellar selection of classics perfect for such a momentous occasion.

Including music from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite.

Find out more info here.


Go to the cinema

Valentine's Date Ideas
Credit: Everyman Cinema

Why not be transported to the enchanting world of Wonka at Everyman Cinema (The Other Everyman) inside Metquarter? See the vivid, mythical beginnings of Willy Wonka, the ingenious inventor destined to become the scrumdiddlyumptious Mozart of Chocolate!

Or head over to the Odeon in Liverpool ONE and watch Wish, the all-new musical-comedy from Walt Disney Animation Studios. Audiences are welcomed to the magical kingdom of Rosas, where Asha, a sharp-witted idealist, makes a wish… what better way to end the festive period than with a spectacular Disney adventure.


Continental GT presents Steppers – The Dome at Grand Central Hall

The Dome at Grand Central Hall
The Dome at Grand Central Hall

Steppers returns to Liverpool for a massive NYD showcase at one the UK’s most iconic raving venues – The Dome at the Grand Central Hall. This venue has seen the likes of Pawsa, No Art, Sosa and more displaying a show of immense raving vibes. 

Expect 1000’s of steppers from all over the UK, non-stop steppers vibes, and a huge production!

Find out more here.


Explore the city’s history at National Museums Liverpool

NML sites will be open on NYD from 11am – 4pm.

World Museum

World Museums Liverpool attractions
NML World Museum image -(c) Pete Carr

At World Museum you can; be transported back in time and walk amongst the Dinosaurs; uncover the tombs of the Pharaohs of Egypt; brave yourself amongst the creepy crawlies in the Bug Room; dive 20,000 leagues under the sea and discover life in our oceans at the Aquarium; or even blast off into space at an incredible planetarium show.

Entry is FREE (some exhibitions may require payment).

Museum of Liverpool

As well as finding out everything there is to know about Liverpool’s entertainment history and the old Overhead Railway, you can discover Happiness! a brand new exhibition celebrating one of Liverpool’s iconic comedians… the legendary Sir Ken Dodd!

This exhibition highlights Ken Dodd the entertainer – comedian, performer, actor, and singer. Ken’s unique blend of whimsical, physical, surreal and theatrical humour transformed the UK’s comedy scene.

Using memorabilia from Ken Dodd’s personal archive, this show explores Ken’s career and how his comedic approach continues to be used and adopted by some of the UK’s most well-known and emerging comedians.

Entry to the museum is FREE – Tickets for Happiness! are ÂŁ5 (kids 17 and under go free) – you can book them here.

Don’t forget! You can also enter the Walker Art Gallery, International Slavery Museum, and Liverpool’s Maritime Museum completely FREE!


Vinyl – New Year’s Day at Frederiks

Vinyl New Year's Day - Frederiks
Vinyl New Year’s Day – Frederiks

Starting the new year right with a vinyl party at the stunning Frederiks. Think all things Disco, Motown house at the wonderful bar on Hope Street.

A stacked DJ line up full of the city’s finest. A carefully crafted vintage soundtrack and entertainment through out the night. This is going to be a classic to bring in the nee year ahead.

It’s on from 9pm – 4am and tickets are ÂŁ10 (+ booking fee).

You can book your tickets here.


For more events on New Year’s Day and beyond – check out our calendar here.

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