Christmas Time In Liverpool – Blogmas Day 14

Your own home towns and cities at Christmas time, I’m sure fill your hearts with joy. But, even though I am biased, there’s nothing quite like Liverpool at Christmas. I have spent my whole life oohing and aahing over the cities decorations.

From the traditional tree we have on Church Street, to the hanging lights from building to building. In recent years we’ve had the Liverpool One tree and lights to add to the beautiful decorations too.

But the thing that can make Christmas in Liverpool amazing, are all the pop up events. They stretch right across the city centre, and there’s something for everyone.

Liverpool Ice Festival. Liverpool Christmas. Liver Building. Liverpool Blogger

Pier Head Ice Festival

The Ice Festival has got bigger and bigger over the years. It’s literally expanded from an Ice Bar and some Live Ice Sculpting, to a whole festival themed around ice. It includes ice skating, an ice slide, the ice bar is back, and there are loads of fair ground rides too.

Liverpool Christmas. Christmas Market Liverpool. Cunard Building. Liverpool Blogger

Festive Food. Liverpool Ice Festival. Liverpool Blogger

It is located on Liverpool’s Pier Head, right in front of the Liver Buildings.

You can eat down here, from one of the traditional German stalls. You can grab some winter warmer tipples from one of the bars, there are traditional German hut bars, and there is the Apres Lounge Bar. This bar has a dj, great variety of drinks, and comfy couches to chill on.

The Liverpool Ice Festival is on till the beginning of January, so there’s still plenty of time to come and visit it.

If you want to see my reaction to the Ice Slide, then go watch my pinned highlight on my Instagram profile. Sorry for the screams, but it was epic.

Home Alone Bar, Cains Brewery Village

The owners of Ghetto Golf have expanded their empire, to create for us a Christmas wonder. The building next to Ghetto Golf has been transformed in to a Home Alone themed wonderland.

Home Alone Themed Bar Liverpool. Liverpool Christmas. Liverpool Blogger.

Being huge fans of the movie, me and Ste had to go check this place out. It’s absolutely brilliant.

There’s free entry in the day time, before 6pm. Then of an evening, there is live music entertainment and an entrance fee.

Home Alone Themed Bar Liverpool. Liverpool Christmas. Liverpool Blogger.

The time and effort that has gone in to making this place what it is, is incredible. There are small nods to significant parts of the movies, all dotted round the bar. If you go when it’s quiet, then hunting out and describing scene set ups makes for a pretty good game.

St George’s Hall Markets

These markets popped up on St George’s plateau last year. This year they have grown even more in to a well set up market tradition. There’s food stalls, gift stalls and a 2 story bar, perfect for getting a great view over all the markets.

St George's Hall Markets. Liverpool Christmas Markets. Liverpool Blogger

The food from these stalls is delicious. I had a fantastic polish stew, and it was one of the best things I’ve tried. I picked up some cupcakes, and chocolate covered marshmallows.

Gin Stall, Liverpool Markets. Christmas Markets. Liverpool Blogger

St George's Hall Liverpool. Liverpool Markets. Christmas Markets. Liverpool Blogger

Before these markets disappear on the 22nd December, I want to go back and get one of the Yorkshire Pudding wraps, and wash it down with a gin. The gin cocktails they have on offer sound amazing.

Christmas In The City

Liverpool Blogger. Jessi Lou Blog. Christmas Markets. Liverpool Christmas.

This set up is probably the most festive part of Liverpool. It’s a much smaller scale than the likes of Manchester’s markets, and Winter Wonderland in London. However, they’re much more chilled, and combined in a day with the Pier Head Festival and a trip to the Home Alone bar, you’ve got one epic festive day.

St Georges Hall Markets at Night. Christmas in Liverpool. Liverpool Blogger.

After visiting them all, and some a few times, it has put me in a fantastic, festive mood, feeling all set for Christmas. The Ice Slide is well worth going on, 3 slides for £5 is great! The Home Alone bar is without a doubt worth visiting.

St George’s Hall markets could do with lots of support too, they’re greatly busy, but it would be lovely to see them really bustling one day. They deserve it. Their backdrop is one of the greatest buildings in the city.

The Beatles Statue Liverpool. Liverpool Blogger,

So, if you’ve been and visited Liverpool at Christmas, do let me know! What was your favourite part? Or have any of these taken your fancy, and you might squeeze in a visit before the big day?

Love, Jessi





  1. 15 December 2017 / 2:54 PM

    So many wonderful ideas. Our city is truly amazing. X

    • jessiloublog
      15 December 2017 / 3:19 PM

      It sure is! Thanks for reading Antonia! x

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