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What’s on at Christmas in Liverpool 2019

There is so much going on this Christmas in Liverpool 2019 from the Christmas Markets, to Liverpool ONE festivities, to family events and the Ice Festival down on Pierhead!

Liverpool Ice Festival

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We took a visit to Liverpool Ice Festival last year and it is back this year from 9th November 2019 – 5th January 2020.

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

Last year 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.

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What's on at Christmas in Liverpool 2018

What's on at Christmas in Liverpool 2018

Where to see Santa in Liverpool in 2019

Festive experiences and trips to see Santa are popping up all around so where can you see Santa in Liverpool in 2019. You can read our list here.

Winter Wonderland at Bombed Out Church.

2019 Update: We are awaiting news of when this event will take place in 2019. You can check which is the official Facebook page for the Bombed Out Church.

In 2017, 5 year old Oscar and Martha and their Mum went along to sample the fun at Liverpool’s famous “bombed out church” at the bottom of Hardman Street. It had been transformed into a Winter Wonderland for Christmas. You can read their full review of Santa at the Bombed out Church here!

St Luke’s “Bombed-Out” Church is Winter Wonderland in Liverpool this Christmas

Santa and one of his Elves launch Winter Wonderlandat St Luke’s Church in Liverpool : photograph David Munn

Liverpool ONE

Liverpool ONE’s iconic 30-metre Christmas tree will light up the city centre again this year, for the 5th year running, and it is expected to attract thousands of people from all over Merseyside. The date for the 2019 Liverpool ONE Christmas switch-on has yet to be confirmed but keep an eye out on for more details.

Christmas Markets 2019

Liverpool’s Christmas Market is returning to St George’s Plateau for its 14th year. As usual there promises to be a great range of food, drink, arts and crafts for shoppers. It starts in Saturday 16th November and continues through December, finishing on Monday 23rd December.

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