Calling all families, this is how to have a festive, fun-filled day out at Liverpool ONE this Christmas

When it comes to family fun, Liverpool ONE has Christmas all wrapped up.

Planning a family day out at Liverpool ONE this Christmas couldn’t be easier and with so much to see, do, eat and drink, it’ll be Christmas Eve before you know it. With all-day family dining, after school treats, sing-along sessions with Santa and the all-important Christmas shopping to do, it’s never been more fun to visit Liverpool ONE with the kids.

Watch above as we send our Kate and the kids on an after-school adventure at Liverpool ONE.

Here’s how to have a fun-filled festive day out at Liverpool ONE this Christmas…

Dine in Style

If you’re making a full day of it, you’re going to need a hearty breakfast and Bill’s is the place to go for pancakes, eggs Benedict or or a full English for as little as £1.95.

A shopping pit stop and tasty lunch is always on the menu at Jamie’s Italian where kids eat free with a paying adult ordering a main course. Choose from spaghetti and meatballs, fantastic fish stew, chicken lollipops and more.

There’s loads of places to choose from for dinner at Liverpool ONE. Head to The Terrace and grab a burger, pizza or Thai food from GBK, Pizza Express or Chaophraya; or how about sampling the brand new menu at Wagamama? Generous helpings of ramen, noodles, katsu, veggies and more await your little ones and you get to work on your chopsticks skills!

Click here for the full list of restaurants and bars at Liverpool ONE.

Christmas Activities

This Christmas there’s a whole host of great activities to get involved in, including a sing song with the big man himself, Santa!

Pile into the Festive Photo Booth Taxi (Friday 12:30pm-5:30pm, Saturday 12pm-6:30pm, Sunday 12:30-4:30pm) on Paradise Street, grab some props and snap a family pic you’ll treasure for Christmases to come! Ps – you even get a photo to take home and there’s the chance to win some great prizes for the best photos!

If your kids are destined for a career on stage, why not make a pit stop for hot chocolate and a bit of karaoke at Bar Hütte under the huge Liverpool ONE Christmas tree? Select your favourite track and belt out a number one hit under the cosy heaters and Christmas lights.

Images by Gareth Jones

Talking of singing! Santa on the Keys sees the big man himself and the wonderful Mrs Claus and the elves, tickling the ivories inside The Galleria (outside the ODEON) for a huge sing-along every Friday (4pm-6pm), Saturday and Sunday (2pm – 4pm) until Sunday 23rd December.  Download the song book and get practising!

Burn off a little steam with a family walk around the Chavasse Park Nature Trail and check out the stunning light installation, Polaris. These brightly lit cubes change colour and create mesmerising patterns that are best viewed after dark.

Toy Story

If you’re looking for some gift inspiration this Christmas, Liverpool ONE is bursting with affordable ideas for all ages. From pre-schoolers to tech-mad teens, kids who love a kick about to book worms and promising musicians, Liverpool ONE has a perfect present for you.

Click here for the 8 Liverpool ONE stores giving Santa a helping hand this Christmas. 

Big Screen Action

The ODEON Cinema Liverpool ONE is the place to be for all the latest blockbusters. With 18 screens of film magic, including an IMAX screen it’s the perfect place to fill up on pic n mix, popcorn and Tango Ice Blasts before settling down to a family film.

We suggest The Grinch, Ralph Breaks the Internet and Fantastic Beasts: The Crime of Grindelwald for starters! Don’t forget to check out ODEON Kids screenings too, where tickets are just £2.50.

Going the Extra Mile

Liverpool ONE likes to go the extra mile for families and offers a number of additional services to make you trip to the shops, family dinner or festive day out, even easier. From pram hire at Q Park to state-of-the-art baby changing and breast feeding areas at the Liverpool ONE Information Centre, shopping with little ones needn’t be a drama. Find out more here. 


To find out more about events, shopping, dining and family fun at Liverpool ONE, head to www.liverpool-one.com or download the Liverpool ONE APP here to pre-plan your adventure. 

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