No Christmas is complete without a trip to one of the UK’s Christmas markets. Offering a huge range of festive inspired goodies, these markets are a big hit year upon year.
While Manchester and London often attract the most visitors to their Christmas markets, there are a few other notable places in the UK which offer great Christmas inspired entertainment. One that you might want to consider visiting this festive season is Liverpool.
Here, you’ll discover why Liverpool is a great destination to head to this Christmas.
Enjoy a Christmas panto
What can be more Christmassy than taking the kids to see a panto? Liverpool has some great pantomimes coming up this year and it’s easy to reach thanks to its great transport links. You can take the train from Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street, placing you in an ideal location to head to the pantos this season.
Some of the top pantos running in Liverpool this Christmas include Cinderella and Snow White. You can catch Cinderella at the Epstein and Snow White at the Auditorium at the M&S Bank Arena.
Enjoy a Polar adventure
This Christmas you’ll find a range of events on offer. One of them is the Christmas Express which takes you through Chavasse Park, stopping off at the North Pole. The kids will be treated to a story and a cup of hot chocolate, as well as be given the opportunity to take part in festive activities.
Check out the great Christmas market
Of course, one of the top things to do in Liverpool this Christmas, is explore its festive market. Taking place at St George’s Hall, you’ll find bars, stalls and fair ground rides available at this popular market. You’ll also get to try out lots of delicious foods sold by a variety of vendors.
As well as Christmas markets, you’ll also be able to take the kids to see Santa at one of the many nearby grottos. Don’t forget the ice-skating opportunities too. The Pier Head is hosting the Ice Festival this year, running until January 5th. Here you can ice skate, enjoy numerous rides including a large ice slide, and enjoy festive food and drinks.
These are just some of the activities running in Liverpool this Christmas. If you’re looking for an affordable day trip to get in the festive spirit, you’ll definitely want to consider a trip to the city.