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Your Liverpool Christmas checklist

2 months ago

By Chris Grundy

Your Liverpool Christmas checklist
Liverpool Christmas Checklist

There’s only a week to go until the big day and with tons of festive events happening across the city… it’s possible to lose track of everything that’s going on.

So with that being said, we’ve brought you your very own Liverpool Christmas checklist!

Christmas Shows:

Sleeping Beauty – M&S Bank Arena

TV reality star and model Katie Price stars as Carabosse, the jealous evil queen who curses the beautiful princess to perish on her 21st birthday. Bippo the clown, Britain’s Got Talent finalist Lucy Kay, and Andy Brennan (Queen FiFi of Fazakerley!) also star.

The show is on now but you only have until Saturday, December 30 to see it – don’t miss out!

More info here.

The Woman in Black – Liverpool Playhouse

Credit: The Woman in Black Tour 2023/24
Credit: The Woman in Black Tour 2023/24

It’s a spine-chilling thriller by Susan Hill. Obsessed with a curse he believes has been cast over him and his family, Arthur Kipps engages a sceptical young actor to help him exorcise the fear that grips his soul.

The show is on now but you only have until Saturday, December 30 to see it – don’t miss out!

More info here.

Jack and the Beanstalk – The Atkinson

Southport Christmas - The Guide Liverpool
Atkinson Jack and the Beanstalk

Join Jack Trott as he embarks on an extraordinary journey up the beanstalk to an enchanted land above the clouds.

With hilarious antics, loveable characters, and a handful of magic beans, this traditional family panto will captivate audiences of all ages. Oh yes it will!

The show is on now but you only have until Sunday, December 31 to see it – don’t miss out!

More info here.

Christmas film screenings:

It’s A Wonderful Life – Philharmonic Hall

Its A Wonderful Life

It just isn’t Christmas until you’ve watched James Stewart in one of the best festive films ever made, and it’s better still on the big screen. James Stewart stars as George Bailey, a desperate man offered salvation by an impish guardian angel when he finds his life falling apart around him on Christmas.

So get your family and friends along because it is only showing on Saturday and Sunday, December 23-24.

More info here.

Bijou Cinema – Southport

Bijou Southport Cinema – The Guide Liverpool

Bijou has showings of It’s a Wonderful Life, and White Christmas, modern classics like Home Alone, Elf, The Holiday and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and much more – right up until Christmas Eve.

Check out their website for a full list of viewings here.

Luna Cinema – Liverpool Town Hall

Credit: The Luna Cinema
Credit: The Luna Cinema

Catch a Christmas movie inside one of Liverpool’s iconic buildings.

Audiences can expect all the festive classics, including “Elf”, “Love Actually” â€“ both of which are celebrating 20 years since their release, as well as “Home Alone”, It’s A Wonderful Life and The Holiday, and family favourites such as “The Grinch” and â€śFrozen – sing-along”. 

Luna Cinema will be at the Town Hall until December 31.

Check out their website for a full list of viewings here.

Baltic Market

Credit: Baltic Market
Credit: Baltic Market

Baltic’s Christmas movie showings will take place on Tuesday 19th December. The family friendly Home Alone will be on from 6pm, or for couples and groups of friends, the popular Love Actually will be shown at 9pm.

Tickets are ÂŁ5 per person.

Tickets for movie night can be purchased here.

Festive fun for the kids:

Enchanted at Knowsley Safari

The popular event at Knowsley Safari will be packed with brand new experiences as well as old favourites.

Knowsley’s popular Foot Safari will be completely transformed into a cacophony of colour and festive fantasia, where the whole family can have fun capturing memories on the new moving Rainbow Road, through the icy-blue Arctic Arcadia and conversing with a Talking Tree.

There’s even have be a Knowsley Northern Lights to experience as well!

You only have until 30 December to experience this brilliant festive event.

Guests are advised to book early due to demand via the Knowsley Safari website.

The Magical Woodland at Blakemere Village

The Magical Woodland has been illuminating over 15 acres of the Cheshire countryside and has enchanted visitors since 24th November with many dates now sold out and only limited availability on specified dates.

The Magical Woodland, in association with The Festive Group is one of the region’s top Christmas attractions with over one million fairy lights, multiple laser displays, digital animation, dazzling tunnels, captivating canopies of lights and festive tunes which transforms the winter woodland.

You only have until Christmas Eve to check out this fantastic trail.

You can book tickets on the website here.

Mini Madams: Silent Night with Mrs Claus – GPO

Mini Madams – Silent Night with Mrs Claus

Join Mini Madams for a Christmas Special! Your little ones will make a Christmas pillowcase and sleep mask ready for the big night! Sing along with the elves plus milk and a cookie whilst Mrs Claus reads a bedtime story!

This event is only on 22 December – so make sure you don’t miss out!

Find out more here.

Breakfast with Santa – The Sandon

The Sandon Anfield
The Sandon Anfield

The Sandon Complex in Anfield is hosting a free Breakfast with Santa on Christmas Eve so children don’t have to miss out on a special experience despite tough financial times.

Owner Kate Stewart wants to take some of the pressure off parents who are struggling in the cost of living crisis with all the extra demands of Christmas time.

She’s opening the hotel on Christmas Eve morning from 10am to 12noon for 100 local kids from anywhere in Liverpool to meet Santa and be given a small gift and a pair of Christmas pyjamas.

There’ll also be one of Santa’s elves at the party to keep children entertained with games and a disco.

Kate says to book a place, parents just need to either drop the Sandon a message on socials, email or they can call the Sandon and book their kids in. They’ll just need to give the age/size of each child so the pyjamas can be brought in advance. 

Find out more about The Sandon here.

Festive food and drink:

Festive Food in Liverpool
Festive Food in Liverpool

Let’s be honest, one of the best things about Crimbo is the food, and there’s an abundance of festive food in Liverpool that you need to try!

Whether it’s the comforting warmth of giant Yorkshire Pudding Wrap, the richness of Christmas butty, or the savoury goodness of Christmas loaded fries, Liverpool’s foodie offerings promise to tantalise your taste buds and make this festive season one to remember.

Check out our list of Foodie offerings you need to try before the festive season ends HERE!

Christmas Markets

Picture – The Guide Liverpool

Everybody’s favourite Christmas Market will be leaving us on Sunday, December 24 – so make sure to get yourselves down there before it goes.

It has all the usual favourite festive food and fun offerings. Set around St George’s Plateau, William Brown Street and St John’s Gardens, there’s crafters and makers selling unique gifts, decorations, art, crafts, and jewellery, along with a range of bars – like the tipi bar, ski bar, windmill bar, and the Bavarian bar – and rides for the kids.

Find out more here.

Get the latest Christmas news for Liverpool HERE and visit our calendar to see what’s on across the city region as the countdown continues HERE.



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