What’s on this week in Liverpool (4-10 December 2023)
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What’s on in Liverpool over the next seven days?
Three weeks to go to the big day and we’re already mostly fuelled by mulled wine and mini Maltesers. If you’re with us and feeling super festive, or if you still need a bit of coaxing into the Chrimbo spirit, here’s a fabulous 16 things to do in Liverpool this week …
The Woman in Black opens at the Playhouse
If an edge-of-the-seat ghost story is more your style than panto then The Woman in Black is an absolute must-see. After a run of more than 30 years in the West End, Susan Hill’s classic tale is back and as gripping and spine-chilling as ever. From this Tuesday until December 30. Find out more here.
A Winter Market comes to Bootle’s Salt & Tar
Salt & Tar in Bootle is hosting its first ever Winter Street Food Market on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There’ll be pop-up vendors offering a variety of street food, bars and festive hot drinks, and local makers plus family entertainment, face painting, live music and a DJ.
Leona Lewis plays M&S Bank Arena on Saturday
It’s been an incredible 17 years since Leona Lewis shot to the Christmas number one spot with A Moment Like This after winning X Factor, and she’s gone on to become one of the UK’s best female vocalists. On tour with Christmas classics and greatest hits, she’s at the Arena on Saturday. Book tickets here.
Rebecca Ferguson signs copies of her new album at Phase One
On the subject of amazing female vocalists, our own Rebecca Ferguson definitely ranks up there with the finest. She’s got a new album, Heaven Part II, out now and she’ll be doing a signing and meet & greet at Phase One this Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm. Book your place here.
Liverpool Christmas Market continues
If you’ve still got pressie shopping to do, or just fancy soaking up the atmosphere and having a hot choc while you wander around the stalls, head to Liverpool Christmas Market at St George’s Plateau and you’ll find all that and loads more for the whole family. On until Christmas Eve until 10pm.
Storytime with Santa at Liverpool Town Hall
Little ones will love this – a chance to hear stories told by the big man himself, with a little help from Buddy the Elf. Kids can cosy down by the log fire to listen to stories before telling Santa their Christmas wish list and getting a gift. On now until Christmas Eve. More info here.
The Florrie’s Big Guitar In at St. George’s Hall
The vibrant chords of 600 guitars will once again fill the iconic Great Hall in St George’s Hall as it welcomes back the highly anticipated ‘Big Guitar-In’ amidst the Christmas season on Wednesday, 6 December 2023. Organised by The Florrie, in collaboration with St George’s Hall, the Big Guitar-In promises an evening filled with harmonious melodies performed by 600 guitarists of all ages and skill levels. Find out more here.
See Jack & the Beanstalk at the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a trip to the panto, and the Floral Pavilion has got an all-time traditional favourite, Jack & the Beanstalk. It’s got a great cast including Hayley Tamaddon as the Vegetable Fairy and Sean Jones as Simple Simon. On from Saturday until New Year’s Eve. Find out more here.
Tuck into the Hardy’s Ho Ho Hoagie at Hardware on Renshaw Street
Christmas shopping can be hungry work, so if you’re in need of something to keep you going, head to Hardware. Hardy’s Ho-Ho Hoagie! is crammed with stuffing, turkey breast, pigs in blankets, roasties, brie and cranberry sauce, all served on a soft sub roll with a side of dipping gravy for dunking.
Enchanted continues to shine at Knowsley Safari
If you’ve never been before, Enchanted at Knowsley Safari is one of the most magical family events in the region in the run-up to Christmas – and if you have been, you’ll know exactly what we mean! From illuminated animals to a Talking Tree and moving Rainbow Road, it really is a special day out.
Photie Man: 50 Years of Tom Wood at the Walker before it closes
Photie Man at the Walker has been a hugely popular exhibition and a walk down memory lane for anyone who was in Liverpool in the 70s and 80s. Tom Wood’s photos perfectly capture what it was like to be in the city at that time, so make sure you go before it closes on Jan 7.
Enjoy one of Liverpool’s best Italians, Cucina Di Vincenzo on Woolton Road
Liverpool’s lucky to have lots of fantastic Italian restaurants, and Cucina Di Vincenzo is a proper gem in south Liverpool. It feels like a real home from home, serving authentic Italian dishes, beautifully made and with all the passion you’d expect from a family business.
Or some of the best steak in the city at Macello in West Derby
Steak lovers need to get Macello Meathouse in West Derby Village on their radar because it’d definitely make a pre-Christmas treat. Macello’s Turkish steakhouse is another restaurant that takes great pride in creating its menu with attention to detail, serving some of Liverpool’s best dry-aged steaks.
Winter Walks at Birkenhead Park
It’s been pretty chilly these past few days (OK, we mean Baltic!) but wrap up and it’s actually a lovely time to get out and walk in our parks. Wander in Birkenhead Park and see what you spot, or follow a walking trail to discover more about the park’s heritage, leisure & activities and its trees.
Festive music with Christmas choirs at Speke Hall
Speke Hall looks fabulous at Christmastime and there’s always lots going on. On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday enjoy Christmas carols sung by the Singing Our Socks Off choir in the Great Hall which is all dressed with Tudor decorations. There are two concerts each day at 5.45pm and 7.15pm. Find out more here.
Get a Christmas Card from Jamie Webster this Saturday at Jacaranda
Christmas is coming early for Jamie Webster fans because this Saturday he’ll be at the Jac personalising Christmas cards in an exclusive signing and meet and greet session. There’ll also be a chance to pre-order Jamie’s upcoming album 10 for the People that comes out in Feb. Book your place here.
Doggy Brunch at Nova Scotia on Mann Island this Sunday
Nova Scotia is serving its delicious Christmas menu until December 20, but that’s not all – this Sunday its popular Doggy Brunch is back for the last time this year. Each paying adult gets a breakfast brioche plus a hot drink, while their pooches tuck into a mini doggie breakfast and pupachino.