MerseyGuide: What’s on in Liverpool 18th-24th December 2017
Well pull our cracker, it’s only Christmas week! Here’s all the what’s on info you need to shop, dine, drink and be merry in Liverpool this week.
We’re so excited to spend Christmas week in the best city in the world. The most social week of the year features all manner of movie nights, quizzes, top DJ’s, live music, light shows, hanging kebabs and a partridge in a pear tree! How will you spend yours? Here’s MerseyGuide: What’s on in Liverpool for the week ahead……
Monday 18th December
SNO Garden, Camp & Furnace
Snö Garden, a six day winter festival for all the family is open early every day from 4.30pm, so younger festival-goers can join in the fun, as well as being a stop off for shoppers, after a day around the stores. Then from 9pm the event becomes adult only and Bad Santa (aka Pete Price) arrives to check if you have been naughty or nice! More info here.
If you’re yet to enjoy some Christmas comedy, get yourselves down to the Royal Court and buckle up for a Scouse Nativity told in only a way us true Liverpool locals could! Follow Angela Gabrielle and a lonely Shepherd down to the Kind Herod’s Arms to see what all the fuss is about. More info and booking here.
Monday Movie Night at The Jac
Movie nights don’t get much more fun than this! Free popcorn, a 30 seater, cosy cinema room and the classic ‘A Nightmare Before Christmas’ to sit back and enjoy. Monday Movie nights have been a sell out at The Jacaranda, Slater Street so click here to get your spec now.
Clucking mad for Patterson’s Chicken
Wolstenholme Square is the place to be if you’re looking for some finger lickin’ chicken this week. Just a stones through from Liverpool ONE, Hanover Street and Bold Street, Pattersons is serving up loaded fries, hot dogs and of course, golden coated chicken-goodness from 12pm. Menus and more here.
Radio City Cash for Kids Carol Concert, Liverpool Cathedral
Why not finish off your manic Monday by doing something amazing for local families, while enjoying yourself too!? The Radio City Cash for Kids Carol Concert is held at Liverpool Cathedral and is sure to be an evening packed with traditional songs and plenty of Christmas cheer. More info here.
Tuesday 19th December
Christmas Shopping at Liverpool ONE
There’s still 5 whole shopping days left to pick out the perfect gifts for your loved ones this Christmas, and if you’re looking for some inspiration or fancy treating yourself, Liverpool ONE is bursting with ideas. Open until 9pm and looking Instagram ready, why not take a wonder on your break or after work? More info here.
Ben Youdan; Glamour at The Gallery
Christmas week is the time to get social, after work drinks, Christmas parties, catching up with friends and family ahead of the big day, and what better time to take in a bit of culture? Local artist Ben Youdan’s stunning collection ‘Glamour’ is on display at The Gallery, Baltic Village and you should defo go and see it! More info here.
Sparkly Bold St Dinner at Dia + Noche
Has Bold Street ever looked this good? Lit up from the Bombed Out Church all the way to Hanover Street, we’re continuing the theme with a glamorous lunch or dinner at the newest eatery to join the indie lot, Dia + Noche. The interior is sexy, the food is tasty and you’re giving it 5 star reviews! Check out the menu and book here.
Dovedale Big Screen presents Die Hard
The Dovey is back with movie night in the suburbs and whether you like it or not, Die Hard is a Christmas film! The Dovedale Big Screen is lining up everyone’s favourite Christmas shoot em up film with free themed food and popcorn. Find out more and book here.
Wednesday 20th December
We’re loving the latest addition to the Cain’s Brewery Village! Tusk Baltic is a warehouse eatery, bar and sanctuary like no other in that it draws its inspiration from the creative melting pot its surrounded by, and a serious love of elephants! From the comfy sofas to the divine menu, suitable for vegans, veggies and meat eaters alike…..oh and dogs are welcome too! Find out more here.
The Dead Christmassy Quiz
How about this for a perfect works nights out? The Dead Crafty Beer Company, Dale Street invites you to put your heads together and take on the Dead Christmassy Quiz and enjoy mince pies and beer while you’re at it! Check out what’s on tap and register your team here.
The Cheap Thrills at The Cavern
40 more free tickets have been added to this intimate gig at The Cavern as Dave Monks presents The Cheap Thrills take to the stage supported by Floral Scene and Emilio Pinchi, for their final gig of the year. Click here to claim yours and get down there early.
Mini Xmas, big taste at The Courtyard
Have you checked out the stunning new Courtyard at Queen Square yet? With unrivalled views of the St George’s Quarter (especially impressive after dark), you can enjoy small plates and cocktails, perfect for sharing before of after the theatre or Christmas shopping. The turkey Christmas dinner and pigs in blankets are gorgeous! More here.
Home Alone Themed Bar
Ever wondered what it would be like to raid the drinks cabinet at the McCallisters house? Well now you can! The Home Alone Christmas themed bar at Baltic Triangle invites you in from the cold to raise a toast to the best Christmas film ever….and some seriously questionable parenting! Click here for more.
Thursday 21st December
The Tank Room
If you like your beer fresh from the Czech Republic brewery, your music home-grown and live and your choice of pub to come packed tot he rafters with history, then get yourself down to The Tank Room at Cain’s Brewery Village and experience all of that plus a brilliant atmosphere and warm welcome. More info here.
Pigs in Blankets at Maray
Our next stop for a Christmas shopping pick me up is Maray on Bold Street because quite frankly, who could pass up that bowl of deliciousness? It’s practically Christmas in a bowl! With tonnes of carefully selected, seasonal dishes to pick and share, Maray will keep you fuelled up from lunch til well after late night shopping. Menus and more here.
XMassaoke, The Arts Club
Does the thought of getting up in front of a bar or club full of people and warbling your best Mariah effort, scare the life out of you? Well fear not, you can still have a crack at it, but you’re not alone! Xmassaoke comes to The Arts Club this Thursday and it really doesn’t matter whether you can sing or not! Don’t forget your hairbrush mic! More info here.
Murder Mystery at The PlayHouse
You might think you know Sherlock, but who needs Cumberbatch when 5 incredibly talented actors bring more than 40 individual characters to live in this brand new, traditional yet contemporary adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock mystery. We absolutely loved it! Click here for our review and to get your tickets.
See Victoria Street in Lights
When it comes to What’s on in Liverpool we like to make sure you see all the Christmas spectacles and if you’re out shopping after dark this week, make time to stop off on Victoria Street and see the brilliant Union Building light show. Taking inspiration from a snowy New York Christmas, this classic Liverpool building takes on a whole new look. Click here to find out more.
Friday 22nd December – MAD FRIDAY!
Tainted Love Christmas Special
The ultimate 80’s night returns to the Furnace this Friday night for a Christmas special and the first 50 people through the door get a free snowball! If you’re into Prince, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Boy George, Wham, Duran Duran and more, then this is the party night for you! More info and tickets here.
The Twang play the 02 Academy
Birmingham indie rockers, The Twang play the O2 Academy this Friday so if you’re looking for a gig to burn off a bit of energy, get down the front and sing it loud! Performing their 10th anniversary tour ‘I Love it When I Feel Like This’ with special guests, there’s some tickets remaining if you’re quick, here.
Space, The Arts Club
Space perform at The Arts Club on Friday night with support from The Rackets and The Boston Shakers. Kicking off their last gig of the year back in their beloved home town, Space will be performing a huge back catalogue of hits including Avenging Angels, Female Of The Species and Neighbourhood. Click here for tickets.
Not A Silent Night, CIRCO
Just look at that line up! Mad Friday is exactly it! CIRCO is planning one hell of a party when ‘Not a Silent Night’ kicks off from 5pm with live entertainment the CIRCO way accompanied by a 10 hour club classic rave featuring our very own Lee Butler, Mark Simon, Vicki Scott and more. Tickets here.
Mad Friday Special with AMP Radio, Underground Liverpool
You can enjoy a mad Friday night out at Underground while supporting local projects tackling knife crime in Liverpool. This Mad Friday Special hosted by AMP Radio features Liverpool’s very own Liam Hincks, Mick Willow, Les Calvert, Lil’ Jon, Denny Dowd, Ste Noone & Joe Walsh. Click here for tickets and more info.
Saturday 23rd December – Christmas Eve Eve!
Christmas Cocktails at Titanic
Now we’re not suggesting you start your Saturday with cocktails at Titanic, but you could maybe have breakfast while you’re there too! The Stanley Bar & Grill have created these divine festive tipples for you to enjoy at whatever stage of Christmas you’re celebrating! Lunch with the girls? Pre-drinks before a mad Friday out? A Christmas date night? Say cheers with a cocktail at Titanic. More info here.
Turkey with a twist at The Club House
The Club House is the perfect place to enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner with a twist! Hanging Turkey kebabs with spiced cranberry glaze have gone down a storm with the Christmas shoppers and party goers, and being located in the heart of Liverpool ONE, its a great place to start and end your festive celebrations. Menus and more here.
Late Night tunes and Baby Chessus at Crazy Pedros
If you’re looking for a funky place to throw some shapes, get on the shots, devour some unique pizza and kick ass at beer pong, Crazy Pedros is the place to be. This brand new Parr Street pizza joint knows how to get down after dark, as thoroughly tested by The Guide Liverpool team on our Christmas night out last week! From Spice Girls to Wham to Prince and 80’s classics, the soundtrack is as awesome as the pizza! More info here.
Christmas Mooses at Sound, Duke Street
Sound, Duke Street will come alive with the sound of the Loose Moose String Band this Saturday and will perform all the Christmas hits you can think of in their own unique way, it’s gonna go off! Christmas cocktails and all the classics on offer to celebrate Christmas Eve Eve in style! Find out more here.
Footy at Shooters Sports Bar, Bierkeller
There’s a big weekend of sporting action ahead as Everton take on Chelsea at Goodison and the reds travel dawwwwnn saaaff for their game against Arsenal on Friday night. Don’t miss a moment of the match and watch in comfort at Shooters Sports bar, part of the Bierkeller complex at Liverpool ONE. Great match day deals on food, drinks and table service too! More here.
Sunday 24th December – IT’S CHRISTMAS EVE!
Christmas Eve Brekkie at Lock & Key
Whether you’re lastminute.com panic buying or got time to spare and smug, Lock & Key have got a Christmas Eve brekkie that will keep you full til way before the Cadbury’s Heroes are opened! Serving up delicious dishes such as eggs royale, loaded bagels and of course a hearty full English this Duke Street bar and kitchen is perfectly located to hit the L1 shops tool. Menus and more here.
Unwrap Christmas at Albert Dock
If you’ve not seen the magical light spectacular at Albert Dock this December, you’re really missing out on something special. Watch as Christmas is unwrapped as the Dr Martin Luther King Jnr Building is illuminated with a captivating tale every day until 1st January 2018, a perfect place to take 5 while out shopping, enjoying drinks or dining on the waterfront. More info here.
Insomnia, Kitchen Street
We can’t be the only ones who can’t sleep on Christmas Eve? Well you’re in luck because Insomnia is bringing the party to 24 Kitchen Street and with a stellar line up featuring Tekla, Tony Hughes, Pablo Ammo and more, we’ll defo be sleeping in til we can smell turkey! Tickets and more info here.
One for the Kids
Wigwam Christmas Party
What’s on in Liverpool for the kids you ask? How about a free party with Santa at the Wigwam Coffee Shop in Mossley Hill? There will be a disco with fabulous festive tunes, a showing of Elf in The Green Room, a Christmas treasure hunt, seasonal crafts and colouring and even Christmas cupcakes! The fun starts at 1pm. All the info here.
Liverpool Prosecco Festival NYE
Oh yes, NYE in Liverpool just got all sparkly as top quality scouse venues and producers come together for not one, but two Prosecco-fuelled parties at the Baltic Triangle. With an afternoon and evening session to choose from, expect amazing DJ’s, food from Maray and Nightcrawler Pizza and of course Italy’s finest prosecco but the gallon. Click here and book your NYE session.