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What’s on this week in Liverpool? (9-15 December)


This week in Liverpool is fuller than your Nan after Christmas Dinner.

Christmas is in full swing this week with an unforgettable screening of Singin’ in the Rain, a free round at Ghetto Golf, and Santa comes to town for kids of all ages, with the World Famous Grotto, Lunch at The Royal Liver and training with the elves.

One thing’s for sure – ’tis the season to be jolly, so get your tra-lah-la-la-lah’s out and about to make the most of this magical season!

Monday 9th December

Cinderella, Epstein Theatre

Panto season is well and truly here – Oh, no it isn’t! Oh yes it is! etc (A-hem). The ultimate Christmas rags to riches story brings us Benidorm’s Crissy Rock and Emmerdale’s gorgeous Sammy Winward as the girl who shall go to the ball as well as Sarah White who we all know as Brookie’s Bev!

Book your tickets to have a ball at Cinderella until 5th January 2020.

Ghetto Golf, 3rd Birthday, Baltic

Putt on your glad-rags and get celebrating Ghetto Golf’s 3rd birthday with a free round of golf from 3pm until 1am, making it the ideal place to get into the swing of the festive season with round or two after work at one of the Baltic’s most unique and popular venues. Over 18s only.

Take a look here.

Tina Malone's Pub Quiz, Ma Egertons

Shameless actress Tina Malone serves up her thirst-quenching quiz from 8pm until 10.30pm for your chance to win £50 cash, a £25 bar tab, or take home a bottle of Prosecco. Only £1 to play with the added perk of Ma Egerton’s famous hospitality. Good enough for us!

Check out Ma Egerton’s events here.

Tea at Smoke & Dough, Liverpool ONE

Liverpool ONE’s newest neighbour Smoke & Dough brings a new BBQ concept to the city, with your choice of food freshly grilled at your table. Choose two incredible courses with one fixed price, and get the gang together.

Book your table now.

Tuesday 10th December

Festive Afternoon Tea, Koukash Bar & Grill

Koukash Bar & Grill offers the ultimate Autumn treat with Festive Afternoon Tea at this city centre sanctuary. Whether you’ve got Christmas all wrapped up or you’re in the middle of choosing and perusing the aisles, book your table at North John Street’s Double Tree Hilton.

Take a look before you book here.

Liverpool Christmas Market

When it comes to a spectacular Christmas setting, St George’s Plateau has got to be one of our finest. Find unique gifts, treat yourself, and toast the season at the Tipi Bar, choose favourite tipples at the Gin Tin, and warm up with festive food including the Yorkshire Pudding Wrap filled with Sunday roast favourites. Feeling full? Burn off those Christmas calories with the karaoke cable cars at the Ski Lodge. From 11am until 9pm.

More info here.

Get Christmassy on the Dock - Royal Albert Dock

The Albert Dock has never looked more Christmassy. Over 1 million lights make up the new decorations and the projection on the Maritime Museum building is a cert for warming those Crimbo heartstrings. Take in the sights whilst also stopping en route for drinks and nibbles at the likes of Gusto, Rev De Cuba and Lunyalita.

See what else is on here.

Rod Stewart, M&S Bank Arena

Quite simply one of the world’s most loved music legends, Sir Rod Stewart returns for the first time since his 2016 tour. Due on stage at 8.30pm, Rod is guaranteed to rock up a storm with the classics, and captivate with new tracks from his latest album Blood Red Roses. There’s a reason Rod’s sold more than 200 million records sold worldwide.

Book through Ticketquarter here.

Wednesday 11th December

Polar Adventure, Liverpool ONE

Depart the Polar Adventure train station from 12pm until 6.15pm at Chavasse park for a magical journey onboard the Christmas Express! Join the pop-up polar party to celebrate with hot chocolate, glitter face-painting, storytelling, as well as music, dancing, and lots of festive fun! Recommended for children aged 3-10 who must be accompanied by an adult.

Christmas memories start here. Book now through Ticketquarter.

Singin’ In The Rain, Christmas Spiegeltent

The wife of Hollywood legend, Gene Kelly, will be joining guests at this special interactive screening of the magical 1920’s musical, Singin’ in the Rain. Join guests at Cains Brewery Village for a 2-course meal and a spectacular evening in front of one of the greatest productions of the silver screen. Tickets are £40 and that includes your scran.

Book here.

Miracle on 34th Street, Playhouse

If you’re looking for sentimental, you won’t find much better than this timeless Christmas classic. Forget the Christmas rush as we visit New York City, where six year-old Susan is about to meet a rather familiar man with a great big beard, who’s about to teach everyone a thing or two about Christmas spirit. Gorgeous stuff!

Book your tickets here through Ticketqurter. 

Scouse Bird Xmas Quiz, Frankie’s Bar, Moor Lane, Crosby

The Scousest bird on the block brings her trademark talons to Crosby, where she’ll be testing your general knowledge, with a cryptic round, picture round, and prizes for the best quiz team name. Get yer rollers in, and get thinking lids.

Tickets selling fast so get stuck in here.

Thursday 12th December

Breakfast at Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock

Take yourself for a stroll at the dock and treat yourself to Tate Cafe’s delicious morning menu, from comforting thick-cut toast and jam, to a slap-up Lancashire brekkie. If you’re on the go, take a look around at the incredible artwork from British Pop artist Sir Peter Blake, and grab yourself a tea or coffee and your choice of pastry. Plus check out the Cafe’s new range of delicious Christmas Hot Drinks.

Take a look at Tate Cafe here.

Enchanted at Knowsley Safari

Let Christmas at Knowsley Safari brighten your festive spirit with a magical, moonlit experience for all the family. Lantern-lined paths take us into the depths of the safari park, where all our favourite, beautiful animals are sparkling with Christmas spirit. Tickets start from £7.50

Book Knowsley Safari’s Enchanted here.

Book a Winter Hut at The Clubhouse

Chavasse Park keeps on delivering unforgettable Christmas gifts this year, and this newcomer has to be one of our faves. New to The Clubhouse, book a purpose-built, Moose Winter Lodge. Get ready to light up your Insta with your choice of Beatles, Disco, Festive or Moose HQ themed lodges.

Book yours here.

Posh tea at Lu Ban, Cains Brewery Village

If you still haven’t experienced Lu Ban, we’ll vouch for the fact it’ll transform your expectations of Chinese cuisine. We’re massive fans of this incredible kitchen and love how Lu Ban serves up a real cultural experience alongside incredible menus.

Try for yourself and we promise you’ll be back for more.


Friday 13th December 2019

Jack Whitehall, M&S Bank Arena

Everybody’s favourite “daddy’s boy” returns with ‘Jack Whitehall: Stood Up’, a two-day stint which sees the award-winning comedian share more hilarious calamities and outlandish observations as a single toff about town.

Hit up Jack Whitehall on the road here.

Otterspool Adventure does Christmas

An incredible Santa experience comes to Otterspool Adventure featuring a visit to the Grotto with the main man himself, before making gingerbread with Mrs Claus, a live panto, and ice skating. Does Christmas get better than this?

Book your choice of Christmas experience here.

After work drinks and games, Roxy Ball Room Liverpool ONE

They say you can’t please everyone, but if you’re looking to keep your gang happy, head to Hanover Street because we reckon the Roxy Ball Room is a pretty good shout. Play pool, ping pong, shuffleboard and beer pong with drinks and nibbles to keep the good times coming. It’s in the perfect spot too, overlooking Liverpool ONE and just opposite Seel Street.

Over 18s book for booze and ball games here.


Liverpool’s Tea Street Band, Hangar 34, Baltic

Fresh from the release of Frequency, the follow-up to 2014’s eponymous debut, The Tea Street Band play their biggest gig to date with an appearance back in their home town.

Grab your tickets here.

Saturday 14th December 2019

Take a walk around Calderstones Park and a bite to eat at The Reader Cafe

Mad week? Late night Friday? Don’t underestimate the power of our beautiful parks for resetting your buttons and restoring energy. Take a wander around the lake, enjoy the season, and head over to Calderstones’ Mansion House for the leafy and literary Reader Cafe, open from 8am until 5pm, with a menu made for post-walk munchies.

Check out more form the brand new Reader here.

The Elf Adventure Challenge continues at St. George's Hall

Think you’ve got what it takes to be an elf? It’s not all about looking cute y’know. As well as festive fun, there’s skills you need to join Santa’s elf squad. St George’s Hall promises a magical event for you and little elves in training, with this indoor, interactive adventure for all the family, suitable for children aged 2 to 10 years.

Book your ticket through TicketQuarter here.

Classics Fest is on at Invisible Wind Factory

If you’re into your Club Classics, give this one a spin: live on stage, Byron Stingly brings us Ten City – That’s The Way Love Is, Come On Get Up Everybody and You Make Me Feel Mighty Real. As well as a guaranteed boss atmos, you’ll have Defected/Glitterbox DJ Mighty Mouse, along with Lee Butler, John Kelly, Ian Longo and more.

It’s on from 8pm until 3am and you can book here.

Ya Nan's Big Quiz at Camp and Furnace

No one does Christmas like yer nan, and no one’s got all the answers quite like she has – but maybe you think you’ve got half a clue? Get yourself to Camp and Furnace for plazzy trees, choccy coins, a good ole sing-song, with this boss quiz you’ll love almost as much as yer nan. Over 18s only from 6pm until 11.30pm.

Grab your tickets here.

Sunday 15th December

Visit the World Famous Grotto at St. John's Shopping Centre

It’s not too late to get your lists in! Meet Santa as he celebrates 140 years at The World Famous Grotto, transforming grownups and younger guests back in time with traditional displays and lots of Christmas magic!

Book your visit here.

Sunday Lunch with Santa at The Venue, Royal Liver Building

No wonder Santa needs the rest of the year to recover, the big man makes an appearance at the Royal Liver Building for a three-course lunch, festive fun with the elves, disco, games and lots of fun because it’s only 10 MORE SLEEPS!

Make a date for with Santa here.

Christmas Gift Market, Baltic Market

That’s right seasonal slackers, this Christmas gift special means you not only get to shop the best of local and independent gift ideas, but you’ll score double points for unique presents that make you look lwell ahead of schedule.

Find out more about what to expect from 11am.

Sunday Roast and Records, Constellations

This is our kind of Sunday. Whether you’re family friendly or horrendously hungover, Constellations has got you covered with good food and great music every Sunday.

Book your table here.

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The Luna Winter Cinema, St. George's Hall

All of your favourite Christmas movies shows inside the most beautiful room our city has, St. George’s Hall. Top yourself up with popcorn and mulled wine and sit back to watch the likes of Home Alone, Love Actually, The Greatest Showman and The Holiday.

The Luna Cinema opens on 17th December and films are shows until 23rd.

Book your tickets here via Ticketquarter.

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