Christmas in Liverpool 2017

The Christmas festivities have begun in Liverpool, at St George’s Hall we have Liverpool’s Christmas Market returning here for a second year to get you into the holiday spirit. Enjoy chestnuts roasting on an open fire, mistletoe, mulled wine and many more festive fancies at the stunning St George’s Plateau. Joining a magical events calendar at St George’s Hall are more than 40 stalls from across four continents selling mouth-watering food, dazzling arts and captivating crafts from 17 November until 22 December (11am – 9pm and 11am – 5pm on Sundays).

New for this year, is a brand new Windmill Bar which will serve traditional beers, mulled wine and other festive drinks.

Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival has returned to the Pier Head this winter with a super-sized triple-lane ice slide, larger ice rink, enchanted forest-themed Ice Bar, Santa’s Grotto, Ferris wheel, UK’s only Ice Jet ride and market stalls. The festival is home to the city's biggest ever ice slide allowing racers to skim along the high-speed 30-metre run from six metres above the festival.

Another addition to the festival is the spectacular Ice Jet ride - a unique bobsleigh ride which recreates the high speed twisting thrills of a real ice run. And, because no ice festival would be complete without a chance to skate, the huge covered outdoor rink has been expanded by almost one third allowing even more space to glide.

After all of the fun, guests can relax in the Après Lounge and indulge in a hot chocolate or mulled wine, or to feel the freeze, they can head to the Ice Bar to enjoy a shot (there's a children's option available too!). And there's no need to worry about being too cold as we'll provide ponchos to keep you warm!

Those visiting the Ice Festival can get into the festive spirit and enjoy the fairground rides, before having a wander around the market stalls. And guests can keep the hunger pangs at bay as the whole family can tuck into a German Frankfurter or a sweet treat from the bakery, or even visit the chocolate fountain for some extra indulgence.