8 Reasons to visit Royal Albert Dock Liverpool this Christmas

From unique gifts to tasty festive treats and plenty of family fun, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool has Christmas all wrapped up.

When it comes to a Christmassy day out, you’ll struggle to beat the Dock. Dressed to the nines to welcome the winter festivities, the Dock shops, bars, restaurants and events offer a feast for the senses this Christmas. From food, drink, giftwear, clothing, trinkets and beautiful, one of a kind art work, there’s something for everyone and every taste.

Alongside the merriment of Christmas, the Dock museums and galleries are filled to the brim with fascinating exhibitions and artefacts, and your Christmas break is the perfect time to rediscover your roots.

If a full-on celebration is more your thing, Royal Albert Dock bars are spicing up your Christmas night out with festive cocktails, shots and brilliant live music and entertainment. So grab your dancing shoes, cash card and appetite and wrap up your Christmas in one stunning location this December.

Here’s 8 reasons to visit Royal Albert Dock Liverpool this Christmas….

1 – Christmas Makers Market

On 9th and 16th December, the Christmas Makers Market will return to the Dock from 11am. Featuring stalls filled with artisan goods, you’ll find food, drink, gifts and more, plus a range of stunning artwork from local creatives from the docks own, The Nest store. This is the perfect place to do your Christmas shopping and treat yourself too.

2 – Leather Satchel Company

If you’re looking for a beautiful, handcrafted, personalised gift for your loved one this Christmas, head to the Leather Satchel Company and choose from a wide range of bags an accessories that are sure to impress.

3 – Tate Liverpool

Alongside the gift-giving and feasting, the Christmas break allows us the leisure time to explore the city, and this December is the perfect time to check out the brand new exhibition at Tate Liverpool. Fernand Lerger: New Times, New Pleasures has just opened and offers art fans a closer look at more than 40 works of art including paintings, murals, film and textiles. Don’t forget to browse the gift shop for stocking fillers and gifts too.

4 – Lost Soles

Have you sorted your Christmas party outfit yet? Looking for something smart to wear to the pub on Christmas day? Why not check out Liverpool label, Lost Soles at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool. Pick up a graphic print tee or limited edition footwear and look sharp this winter.

5 – Rough Hand Made

Rough Handmade offers up a feast for the senses with a vast range of freshly baked good and locally sourced jams, perfect for a Christmas shopping pit stop or festive hamper for a loved one. This independent, boutique bakery hand makes every pastry, bread, bun and cake for maximum taste.

6 – Liverpool Mountain

Liverpool Mountain

If you’ve not already snapped a pic of Ugo Rondinone’s Liverpool Mountain sculpture at Mermaid Courtyard, where have you been? As the winter sky backdrop to this stunning art work change, we’re treated to a whole new view. Get snapping this winter.

7 – Lunyalita

From the winter skies to an authentic taste of Spain. Lunyalita is serving up mouth watering Christmas tapas banquet that will knock your socks off and send you straight back to the Barcelona bars. Featuring traditional Catalan tomato bread, tortilla, sticky parsnips, Catalan beef, churros and so much more, you can also pick up beautifully packaged, authentic products to take home or gift to a loved one.

8 – Peaberry Coffee House and Kitchen

One of the newest local businesses to join the Dock, Peaberry Coffee House and Kitchen is a fab place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or a perfectly crafted coffee. Grab a coveted window seat, order yourself a grilled haloumi bagel and people watch like a pro. This cosy venue is the perfect setting for a mate date, family lunch or quiet read of the paper.


To find out more about what’s on this Christmas at the Albert Dock, head to www.albertdock.com and follow @theAlbertDock on Twitter for regular updates. 

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