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What’s on at Christmas in Liverpool 2021

What’s on at Christmas in Liverpool 2021

There is so much going on this Christmas in Liverpool 2021 from the Christmas Markets, to Liverpool ONE festivities, to family events and the Ice Festival down on Pierhead!

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If you’re looking for Christmassy days out in Manchester and the the surrounding area this festive season, why not take a look at some of the suggestions in this post.

Liverpool ONE

Liverpool ONE’s iconic 30-metre Christmas tree lights up the city centre again this year, for the 8th year running, and it is expected to attract thousands of people from all over Merseyside.

Bar Hutte

Nestled underneath the huge tree. Karaoke booths and benches. Book a spot for an hour and enjoy some live music, raucous karaoke or just a chat.

Christmas karaoke 🎤 was universally voted our favourite hour of our Christmas day out in Liverpool.

Each booth is for up to eight people, and includes a complimentary welcome Bombardino and Christmas karaoke. Each hütte requires a non-refundable booking fee; £50 and this secures your exclusive use of the hütte for 1 hour, 45 minutes. More options available here.


Christmas Markets 2021

Liverpool’s Christmas Market is at St George’s Plateau against the backdrop of the magnificent St George’s Hall. Until 23 December 2021.

Market stalls, karaoke booth, drinks, food, kids rides and a huge big wheel!


Eat at one of the many restaurants in Liverpool, there are hundreds to choose from. There is also a new amazing food court at the Met Quarter called GPO.

GPO offers a wide variety of cuisines from across the globe and GPO will be championing independent regional vendors too.

GPO is powered by iBe Loyalty, a multi ordering platform, allowing guests to order from their seat or while shopping within Metquarter. Orders and payments can be taken by staff also.

Liverpool Ice Festival

We love Liverpool Ice Festival last year and it is back this year until 3rd January 2022.

The ice rink, ice slide, Christmas markets and outdoor German style bars are back on the waterfront with the backdrop of the world famous Three Graces. This year there are even more rides, including a new children’s rollercoaster. There are also plenty of options for food and drink. The Apres Lodge can fit up to 80 people in a warm and family friendly atmosphere. Snuggle up on the big relaxing sofas with a hot drink or mulled wine, and tuck into hearty food served up in the comfort of the indoors. Or head to the Bavarian Food Court to find a range of delicious food from a traditional German Bratwurst to freshly made crepes with plenty of toppings to choose from.  Tuck into a tasty hog roast or simply grab a hot chocolate, coffee, tea or mulled wine.

The all weather ice rink is open for all ages and abilities, from beginners to experts. If you need a helping hand you can reserve a handy penguin skate aid. Check out opening times and ticket prices here.

It was a very busy Sunday afternoon when we went so perhaps follow my advice from a couple of years ago about Ice Skating in Liverpool and head to the Ice Skating early evening when it’s quieter.

Here are our 5 Tips for Ice Skating with Kids at Liverpool Ice Festival.

What's on at Christmas in Liverpool 2018

In recent years my three loved the Ice Slides. I think because they were a little older and braver than our previous visit. The guys at the top spun them when they set off and they screamed with delight all the way down!

Book online before you head into town, that way you know you can slide.

Wear hats and gloves and coats that cover you bottom!  Jeans or at least long trousers also a great idea.

Opening Times:

Monday – Sunday: 10.30am – 9.30pm
Christmas day – Closed

Admission – 3 slides  ……………………………………………………     £6.00

Price is based on 3 rides down the slide. There are 3 runs to choose from so take your pick! The slide is open to adults and children but due to the height of the slide, children must be over 60cm tall (1.9ft or 0.6metre) to ride down the slide alone. Children under 60cm tall can ride on an adults lap and only one ticket is required.

For further details, visit

What's on at Christmas in Liverpool 2018
What's on at Christmas in Liverpool 2018

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto Robin Hood

Sat 27 Nov to Sat 15 Jan 2022


£15 – £35

Otterspool Magical Christmas Experience

Ultimate Christmas Experience Ticket

Why not make you Christmas Experience even better by adding Breakfast with Santa.

Ticket includes:

  • Visit Santa in his Grotto and receive a gift
  • Visit his ‘Make a Bear’ workshop
  • Watch a Pantomime of Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Gingerbread decorating with Mrs Claus
  • Amazing attractions including our Christmas Icerink
  • Breakfast with Santa

Where to see Santa in Liverpool in 2021

Festive experiences and trips to see Santa are popping up all around so where can you see Santa in Liverpool in 2020. You can read our list here.

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