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Magical Christmas Activities Along Liverpool’s Waterfront

Liverpool is a wonderful city to enjoy the festive season and with so many amazing Christmas activities to discover, we are starting to get very excited!

From magical Christmas parties, to fabulous ice festivals and a winter wonderland, we’ve found all the very best events so you don’t have to.

Check them out and start planning your perfect Christmas in Liverpool.

Roaring 1920’s Christmas Parties

Where: Cunard House

When: Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in December

Cunard House Christmas

Celebrate the festive season in style and enjoy a truly unique Christmas experience at one of the most iconic buildings in Liverpool. One of the most magical Christmas activities on our guide, we are inviting guys, dolls, mobsters and molls to take a step back to the roaring 20’s for an unforgettable secret prohibition party. Guests will be treated to festive fizz on arrival, a delicious 3 course meal and a half bottle of wine per person. Bringing a sprinkle of festive fun to Liverpool, there will be entertainment from the glorious Cunard House band, flappers, toe-tappers and magic show stoppers!

Christmas Light Switch On

Where: City Centre

When: TBC

Christmas activities Liverpool
Source: The Guide Liverpool

Every year the people of Merseyside look forward to the famous Christmas light switch on and this festive period is no different! Liverpool ONE’s famous 30 metre tree, adorned with love hearts, will yet again be illuminated with colourful lights to the delight of the crowd. The tree has become a must-see during the yuletide season, with a number of Christmas markets and festive themed bars and cabins opening up to celebrate the occasion.  So, it’s well worth paying a visit for a festive photograph or spot of karaoke in the Christmas cabins.

Liverpool Horse Show

Where: Liverpool Echo Arena

When: 28th-31st December

Liverpool Horse Show

This Christmas, Liverpool ECHO Arena will be welcoming the Liverpool Horse Show for the fourth year in a row. One of the most traditional Christmas activities to enjoy near the city’s Waterfront, Liverpool Horse Show will feature some of the world’s finest riders during a huge four-day event. Guests can look forward to watching Olympians and global sports stars as they compete for the ultimate Grand Prix Liver Bird Show Jumping trophy! It’s the perfect way to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

Liverpool Ice Festival

Where: Pierhead

When: TBC

Ice Festival
Source: The Guide Liverpool

If you’re looking for an enchanting winter wonderland on Liverpool’s iconic Waterfront, the Ice Festival is the perfect activity for you and all of the family. Experience the thrills and chills of this spectacular festival, indulge in delicious food and drink and brave one of the exhilarating Christmas rides!  And don’t forget to showcase your skating skills on the huge ice rink, set on the famous Pierhead. Without a doubt one of the best things to do this Christmas in Liverpool, don’t miss out on the action.

ASPEN Rocks!

Where: The ACC

Christmas activities Liverpool
Source: Eventa

One of the most enchanting festive experiences, ASPEN Rocks! is returning to The ACC this Christmas to showcase the ultimate winter wonderland. This stunning venue will be transformed into a snow-covered Alpine village, with a double storey 40-metre-wide ski lodge, indoor fairground rides and world class aerial entertainment. Last year, 10,000 guests were treated to delicious food and dazzling entertainment and we hope this year will be no different!

An Enchanting Christmas Break

Where: 30 James Street

30 James Street Christmas

If you’re looking forward to a festive break in the city and want to stay near Liverpool’s wonderful Waterfront, 30 James Street is the ideal hotel for you. Set within the former White Star Line Shipping Company’s headquarters, this luxurious hotel is themed around the infamous RMS Titanic. With luxury double beds, jacuzzi baths and an onsite spa, there is no other hotel in the city quite like it.

If you’d like to know any more information about the stunning hotel rooms, bars or private hire, please do not hesitate to get in touch with their team and make your festive season sparkle. Call 0151 305 5101 or email

We hope you’ve enjoyed our guide to the very best Christmas activities near Liverpool’s Waterfront. As the festive season draws closer, many of these fabulous events will start to book up, so don’t forget to reserve your place.

Merry Christmas!

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