Feeling Festive: Liverpool Christmas Market Returns

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Liverpool and this Friday 16th December sees Liverpool Christmas Market return to St George’s Hall plateau.

From 5pm more than 40 traditional-style festive cabins dressed in garlands will open, offering up Christmas goodies including, handmade jewellery, festive decorations, fleece garments, fragrances, beautiful canvases, hand-painted ceramic plates, scarves and edible gifts that will make perfect stocking fillers.

Also on offer is a vast array of food and drink stalls catering to all tastes, with food on offer such as the Yorkshire wrap pancakes, mezze platters, hog roasts, salt and pepper sui mai, along with the likes of bratwurst and gourmet burgers.  For those with a sweet tooth, crepes, Belgian waffles, muffins and cupcakes will be on offer.

The Windmill Bar also makes its return and will serve traditional beers, mulled wine, hot chocolate and other festive drinks. For younger visitors there will be a selection of vintage fairground rides to enjoy.

Liverpool Christmas Market

Christmas Market St Georges Hall.
Images by Gareth Jones

Liverpool Christmas Market and More…

The market, which will be open until Sunday 23 December, is just the start of a series ticketed Christmas activities, which include:

Carols in the Concert Room

On Wednesday 12 December, sing along to your festive favourites as the Concert Room plays host to Liverpool’s very own Mezzo Soprano Danielle Thomas, the Liverpool Harmonic Gospel Choir and Allerton Brass. And the Hall’s very own Charles Dickens will provide a reading or two. Tickets are £16.50, including booking fees.

Luna Winter Cinema

Everyone loves a Christmas film, and what better way to enjoy your favourite festive flick than in the stunning surroundings of the Hall? Showings take place from Wednesday 19 to Sunday 23 December, with the likes of It’s A Wonderful Life, Home Alone and Love Actually on the line up (unsurprisingly, Elf has already sold out!). Tickets are £11 (concessions are available).

Storytime with Santa at the Town Hall

Father Christmas and his friend Buddy the Elf, are heading to the Town Hall to share some magical stories and sing a song or two in their magical grotto. Starting from Saturday 1 December, Storytime is aimed at 3-10 year olds and each session lasts around 45mins. Tickets are £15 per child (two adults can accompany them for free).

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Images by Gareth Jones, courtesy of Liverpool City Council.