20 things to do this weekend in Liverpool
First off, if you are out and about this weekend be warned, it’s our Guide Liverpool Christmas night out! So if you see a lanky ginger lad throwing bad shapes on a dance floor somewhere just walk away.
Really though there’s so much happening over the next few days and of course, most of it involves Christmas.
Rocket & Ruby
Brand new to Castle Street, Rocket & Ruby has been bright to us by the same superstars who brought us Salt House Tapas and Bacaro. Open daily until 10pm with breakfast served until 11.30; expect filled hot choux buns, brioche rolls, freshly baked croissants, smoothies and more.
The Sir T, Victoria Street
If you are off Christmas Shopping this weekend and fancy a little pit stop somewhere seriously swanky then head to The Sir T on Victoria Street. The Sir Thomas has had an unbelievable makeover and you can tuck into a full Christmas lunch or go for the simple, yet delicious fish finger sandwich amongst lots more tempting choices.
For Meat Lovers…
Viva Brazil, Castle St
We all know how this works, you leave your card on green for more or red for “I’m full”. Every type and cut of meat imaginable with a tick off list of 14 to cuts to devour. Great bar and drinks menu too – just don’t fill yourself up at the starters station before you get stuck into the meat!
For Bottomless Christmas Dinner…
Baltic Social – Sunday
We love the BOTOMLESS menus at Baltic Social, it’s where the eat all you want idea started from in Liverpool! This Sunday you can tuck into as many pigs in blankets, stuffing balls and turkey as you want whilst also being served non stop beer or fizz. There are three two-hour sittings throughout Sunday but check and book before you rock up.
For a proper Crimbo…
Liverpool Christmas Market
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I’ve lived at our Liverpool Christmas Market this year, seriously might get my self my own stall next time! Based right outside our stunning St. George’s Hall expect plenty of festive cheer as well as delicious Scouse Pies, Hot Gin Toddies, Mulled Wine an amazing range of gifts, Liverpool prints and as much German beer as you want! And of course you can’t leave without demolishing a Yorkshire Pudding Christmas Dinner Wrap! It’s open late all weekend and you want get a better Christmassy atmosphere anywhere in the city.
For a bevie with Bongo…
Bongo’s Bingo Festive House
It was only a matter of time before our mates at Bongo’s Bingo got their own gaff. This one is just for Christmas though! Based at Cains Brewery Village, you’ll be treated to crazy cocktails, Christmas deckies and, of course, Crimbo music and lots of Bongo madness. Open all weekend and up until midnight.
For a Crazy Christmas party…
Crazy Pedros, Parr Street
Looking for a space to host your own Christmas party with the gang? Maybe you still haven’t decided on the work night out, or you want somewhere cool for you and your mates? Crazy Pedro’s on Parr Street is serving up Christmas ‘ Ped’s in Blankets’ pizza, crazy cocktails and the best soundtrack to any Crimbo party.
For live music…
The Soul Rays, ON Air, Saturday
Ever seen The Soul Rays play live? Probably one of the most energetic and certainly funkiest performances you’ll ever see. This army of musicians all live right here in Liverpool and have been performing together for the past four years. This Saturday they will take to the stage at On Air in Cains Brewery Village. While you are there check out Spectaculum just outside where you can play your favourite fairground themed games all night long, you can even get a tarot card reading and take on the strong man challenge!
For a Crimbo sing-song…
Now That’s What I Call Christmas, Camp and Furnace, Saturday
Fancy a mass Christmas sing-a-long this Saturday? What’s your fave – Fairytale of New York, All I Want for Christmas, Last Christmas? Hear them all performed live by our incredible LMA Choir at Camp and Furnace for one of the most festive nights of the year complete with indoor snow, Santa hats and Christmas cocktails.
For the Kids…
There’s so much for the little ones to this weekend and throughout Christmas in Liverpool. Here are 7 of many family events for this weekend.
Storytime with Santa is getting great reviews at Liverpool Town Hall and there is availability for this Sunday. The Venue at our Royal Liver Bird is hosting a Waterfront Wonderland this Sunday complete with three course meal, singing with the Snow Queen, Christmas games and disco and of course, Santa.
Enchanted continues to dazzle at Knowsley Safari Park each evening form 4pm with the light safari, entertainers, funfair and festive treats. Liverpool ONE have their singing Santa, naughty elves and films like The Grinch and the Nutcracker on at the Odeon.
The Secret Winter Garden has lit up Croxteth Park like never before, brought to you by the Lantern Company. The Storybarn’s Christmas Grotto brings a real immersive Santa experience to Calderstones Park this weekend. And Liverpool’s Famous Grotto is waiting for you at St. John’s Shopping Centre. You aren’t a kid in Liverpool if you haven’t been here!
For the perfect Panto…
So many to choose from and the quality of all of the below is really high this year, four of the best here.
Peter Pan at Theatre Royal St. Helens starring Louis Emerick and Kristina Rihanoff is filled with incredible special effects, great comedy for young and old and the best Captain Hook performance we have ever seen from Mr. Emerick.
Snow White is hilarious for kids, and absolutely hysterical for adults. It’s on now at the Epstein starring our very own Claire Simmo, Dereck Acorah, loveable Lewis Pryor and Mia Malloy, plus everyones favourite baddie, Kim Woodburn. In our opinion, the funniest Dame in all of the land is played perfectly here by Michael Chapman. Definitely not to be missed!
Two more pantos launch today (Friday 14th Dec) with Peter Pan at the Echo Arena’s Auditorium starring our fave Radio City brekky presenter, Leanne Campbell and The Chase’s Mark Labbet. And it’s the sound of Fee Fi Fo Fum at Liverpool Empire as Strictly’s Shirley Ballas takes to the stage in Jack and the Beanstalk.
As you can see the city is sparkling and ready for you to explore this weekend and throughout Christmas. Tag us in your Liverpool Christmas photos and keep up today with everything on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages.
Have a good one, Jay x