Liverpool Christmas markets 2018

This article is part of a series which researches the top cities for Christmas Markets in Europe. In this series, Liverpool was placed in the top 75 most queried Christmas Markets in Europe.

About Liverpool Christmas Markets

A relative newbie on the European Christmas markets scene, Liverpool’s festive offering is in its 13th year – meaning that it’s some, oh, 500-odd years younger than Europe’s oldest, which started off in Munich some time in the 16th century, or so we’re told.

Christmas in Liverpool though is the most magical time of year. It’s Christmas markets often give more of a nod to the country’s Scandinavian history, the Vikings, than the Germans, who usually get most of the credit for Christmas market traditions!

In Liverpool, you’ll find a host of Christmas nightlife as well as the Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival and a cosy Christmas market at St George’s plateau & the wonderful Liverpool One Christmas tree on Paradise Street.

The Liverpool ONE Christmas switch-on is one of the biggest festive events in the city’s calendar and is expected to attract hundreds of families. For the fourth year running Liverpool ONE’s iconic 30-metre Christmas tree will take reclaim its position in the city centre.

Illustrated map of Liverpool Christmas Markets

 

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#1 Liverpool Christmas market

 

It’s lucky number 13 for the Liverpool Christmas market, which returns to St George’s Plateau in the city centre this year. There will be more than 40 rustic Christmas stalls selling food and drink from across four continents – including bratwurst, burgers, crepes and pick ‘n’ mix, alongside Christmas ornaments, gifts, handmade crafts and edible presents.

Dates: late Nov-late Dec 2018
Where: St George’s Plateau
What time: 11am-9pm (Mon-Sat), 11am-5pm (Sun)

 

#2 Christmas Market @ Pier Head Liverpool

 

One of the biggest festive attractions in the UK city of Liverpool each Christmas is the Christmas Ice Festival, which also boasts a Christmas market, at Pier Head Liverpool. You’ll also find ice skating, an ice slide, fairground rides and games, sitting alongside the Christmas market, which has a heavy focus on festive food and drink – perfect for tired ice skaters looking to replenish their energy stores!

Dates: Nov 10 2018 – Jan 6 2019
Where: Pier Head Liverpool
What time: TBC
Official Website: http://icefestivalliverpool.co.uk/

 

#3 Liverpool ONE Christmas Tree

 

The Liverpool ONE Christmas switch-on is one of the biggest festive events in the city and is expected to attract thousands of people from all over Merseyside. For the fourth year running Liverpool ONE’s iconic 30-metre Christmas tree will light up the city centre. Thereafter, the Scandinavian themed bar Bar Hütte will open its doors to the public. This is your chance to experience a unique take on ‘Alpine Après Ski’, with each hütte attended by your own host. Bar Hütte offers 1 hour 45 minute time slots where guests can enjoy hot and cold drinks, including mulled wine and festive cocktails. It’s the perfect place for groups of friends and famalies to congregate and get into the Christmas spirit.

Dates:  From Mid November 2018
Where: Paradise Street, Liverpool One
What time: TBC
Official Website: http://www.barhutte.co.uk/bar-hutte-liverpool/

 

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