Boxing Day to New Year here’s your Festive Ultimate Guide to the week ahead
The presents are unwrapped, the food supply has been demolished and all that’s left in the fridge are leftover sprouts and a bit of mash. It’s time to shake off your Christmas hibernation and venture back out into the fresh air!
Luckily there’s a whole week of events, gigs and family fun to be had, right on our doorsteps. Here’s your Festive Ultimate Guide for the week ahead.
Monday 26th December – Boxing Day
Everton have a busy week ahead with two away games and first up is Leicester away at 3pm in a traditional Boxing Day clash. Goodison has never seen so many brand-spanking new trainees! Across the water, Tranmere finish off their 2016 fixtures at 3pm with a home game against Macclesfield. Click here for last minute ticket availability.
Shop til you Drop
Got some Christmas cash burning a hole in your pocket? The majority of shops are open again from today, so you can indulge in a bit sale shopping! Liverpool One is open from 10-6pm, St Johns is open 10-5pm and the majority of other high street stores, from 10-5pm too. Click here for our full run down of festive trading hours.
Boxing Night in the City
Boxing night is now one of the busiest and best nights out of the year. You’re totally spoiled for choice with amazing club nights from the Baltic Triangle to Hardman Street and the Commercial District. Click here to check out our comprehensive line-up of Boxing Night parties with ticket availability.
Whatever you get up to on Boxing Day, whether its a turkey buffet round your Nans or a full on glammed night out, we hope its a great one!
Tuesday 27th December
Free Family Fun
The museums and galleries are open again around the city, if the kids are itching for a run about and the weather is pants, head on over the World Gallery to explore mummies, bugs and real life Nemo and Dory’s! Click here to find out more about opening times.
Come on You Reds
Liverpool take on Stoke City on Tuesday in the first of their two fixtures this week. We’re told its a sell out game so if you got a kit or short for Christmas and you’re going to the match, wear it with pride!
City Centre Dining with a Twist
Back to work or out and about shopping? Head over to Cosy Club, at Liverpool One and check out the citys newest eatery. With quirky décor and a family friendly atmosphere, Cosy Club offers all-day informal dining, drinking and lounging in a ridiculously comfortable setting. Click here to find out more about this perfect Liverpool One pit-stop.
Carry On The Party
Liverpool Bierkeller have literally got your Christmas nights out sorted this year. Three amazing bars all under one roof, of course the Bavarian atmosphere runs through but there is a real focus on great entertainment, food, live DJ’s and of course live sports at Shooters for all your footy action and more. New Years is shaping up good too at Bierkeller with live music, oomph and lots of drink promotions. Check out the website for more thebierkeller.com/liverpool
Wednesday 28th December
Tickling Sticks at the Ready
You can’t start the new year without a performance from a local comedy legend! Our fave master of comedy, Ken Dodd marks 25 years of the Happiness Show at the Philharmonic Hall on Wednesday and Thursday. Click here for tickets and chuckle your way through the last few days of 2016.
Family Films at FACT
We love nothing more than an afternoon at the movies and FACT, Wood Street is offering up a whole host of blockbuster hits this week, including Disney’s Moana and 2016 smash hit, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Click here to book your tickets and don’t forget to keep and eye out for the Liverpool landmarks that pop up in the Harry Potter prequel.
Last Chance To Get Icy
This years Liverpool Ice Festival has been hailed a huge success as it moved him to our Pier Head. With ice skating, the ice slide, fun fair, festive food & drink and of course that freezing ice bar there really is lots to do for all the family. If you haven’t been yet there is still time as it runs until 3rd January and is open every night until 9pm.
After all that turkey, why not mix things up and book a mid-week meaty treat at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill? With one of the most stunning dining rooms, bars and menu’s around, consider this a late Christmas present to yourself. MPW Liverpool has a very special offer for January too, click here to find out more and book your table now.
Thursday 29th December
Just Do It!
For those not back to work this week, there’s still tonnes of fun activities to get involved in this week, especially if you fancy a break from the telly and boxsets.
Awesome Walls Climbing Centre invites you get out of your comfort zone and try a taster session, click here to book.
Teamsport Indoor Karting will give you a high octane thrill on the track that’s bound to shake off the Christmas food coma! Click here for opening times and prices.
Last but not least, did you know that Spring City, Brunswick Business Park is open this week and runs toddler and family sessions too. Get your bounce on and book your session here.
Date Night Dining
Having spent the best part of a week surrounded by friends and family, do you fancy a date night? Just you and your one? We recommend Neighbourhood, Castle Street as a perfect, intimate venue for a lavish meal (their Sashimi and seafood options are divine) and a few pre-New Year cocktails. Neighbourhood are also offering a brilliant January deal on dining too, click here to find out more and book your table.
Friday 30th December
Chase the Blues Away
Blues fans have a mammoth trip to Hull this Friday, for Everton’s second away game of the week. If you’re not making the trip up the M62, click here to take a look at Shooters Bar at Bierkeller, Liverpool One for all the live action on the biggest non-cinema screen in the city! Up the Toffees!
Panto Fun with the Brekkie Queen
Time is running out if you’re planning to take in a panto this winter. One of the bigger stage productions the city has to offer is Snow White at the Empire, Lime Street. Radio City brekkie presenter, Leanne Campbell stars alongside Hollyoaks actress, Jorgie Porter and with a fabulous cast, musical score and slapstick comedy, they’ll have you all spellbound. Friday’s shows are at 2pm and 7pm. Click here to find out more and book your tickets.
Be At One with New Year Cocktails
It’s the last Friday of 2016, make it one to remember and set yourself up for a weekend to remember with a round of quirky cocktails at Be At One, Seel Street. With more than 150 unique blends on their extensive menu, there’s a drink for everyone. Click here to take a tour of the bar and choose your fave cocktail.
Saturday 31st December – New Years Eve
NYE at Anfield
It’s a huge day of football action as the Reds take on Man City for the last home game of 2016. Kick off is at 5:30 so a victory would be an amazing start to the NYE celebrations. Send us your score-line predictions on twitter, @TheGuideLpool
Last Chance for Panto fun in Southport
Today is your last chance to see Home & Away star, Lynne McGranger (Irene Roberts in the soap) in Snow White at Southport Theatre and Convention Centre. Click here to get your tickets and watch as our Jay meets the Evil Queen herself for look behind the scenes.
Take our advice, if you’re out celebrating tonight, nip out to the shop and pick up everything you need for a belly-busting breakfast, you’ll thank us tomorrow lunch-time when the thought of having to go out will reduce you to tears. Plus who doesn’t want to start the new year with a bacon butty?
Thank you for supporting us through an absolutely phenomenal year, we’re planning an even bigger and better 2017!
Sunday 1st January – Happy New Year!
Fancy spending your New Years Day with the stars of hit BBC One series Poldark and Peaky Blinders? The get yourself, and the family together and head over to Warren Farm, near Formby for the Happy Ever After Pantomime on Horse back! These four legged tv and film stars are putting on their very own version of Cinderella and you wont want to miss it! A treat for all the family. Click here for your tickets.
Hair of the dog after a mad New Years Eve? Projekt Bar and Club, Slater Street is hosting New Years Day with Kojo Funds and Yxng Bane for a 60’s, hip hop, RNB and UK garage mash up. Advance tickets for £7.50 are still available and the night kicks off from 10pm. Click here to find out more and get your tickets.
We want to hear all about your New Year antics, and your resolutions for the year ahead! Are you planning something massive in 2017, moving to Liverpool, or simply giving up cake (simply??). Whatever you’re up to, drop us a line on Twitter, @TheGuideLpool or email us direct firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll share the best on social media.
Let’s make 2017 the best one yet!