This Week in Liverpool 17th-23rd December 2018
Ready for your Christmas leave, smashed your present shopping? Then read on for info on the best events, gigs, nights out and dining in Liverpool this week.
It’s pre-Christmas crazy this week in Liverpool with more parties, festive menus and comedy shows than you can shake a cracker at. There’s live music from Cast, Thom Morecroft and up and coming Katie Mac, plus family fun at Croxteth Hall, Baltic Market and a mahoosive vegan feast a Craft Taproom too.
Here’s what on this week in Liverpool 17th – 23rd December……
Monday 17th December
Xmas at Hot Water Comedy Club, Seel Street
If you’re still looking for a brilliant xmas night out idea, or fancy doing something different than just going the pub, head to Hot Water Comedy for a proper good giggle this Christmas. Tickets and more info here.
Tom Morecroft Live, Jacaranda Phase One
Fresh from his White Album performance at Leaf last month, Thom Morecroft performs live at Jacaranda Records Phase One on Monday night. Tickets and info here.
Elite Speed Dating, Revolution, Cavern Quarter
Are you aged 25 – 45 single and looking for the guy or girl of your dreams for a Christmas snog? Head down to Revolution Cavern Quarter and register for a bit of speed dating. Get involved here.
Tuesday 18th December
Christmas Cinema Nights, Elf & Scrooged Palm House
How about this for a beautiful venue to watch a classic Christmas film. There’s both Elf and Bill Murray classic, Scrooged on offer on Tuesday. Book here.
Larry’s 12 Days Til Christmas, The James Munro
We love nothing more than a bit of Christmas spirit and if you’re a single parent, you’re invited to take the kids down to the James Munro pub to meet Camp Larry and choose a special gift from under the tree, for free. Details here.
Dinner at Grand Central Food Bazaar
There’s more than 10 independent food outlets offering a tasty alternative to your leftovers tea at Grand Central Food Bazaar. The former Quiggins site looks, sounds, smells and tastes insanely good especially throughout winter with big old burgers and Sunday roasts. See what’s on the menu here.
Wednesday 19th December
Luna Cinema, St George’s Hall
It’s finally here! The iconic St George’s Hall, Great Hall is playing host to the Luna Winter Cinema from 19th – 23rd December. There’s two films per day, festive snacks and lots of memories to be made! Find out more and book here.
Kylie Special, Blundell Street
Fa la la la, fa la la la la! Get your fix of the princess of pop at Blundell Street this week as Kylie tribute, Louise Jones performs all the classics. Tickets here.
Winter Warmers at Wheeler’s of St James’s
To brighten up those winter blues with a meal for two or family feast at Wheeler’s of St James’s at the Pullman Hotel. You can enjoy two courses and a glass of wine for just £20, between 5-7pm every day of the week. Menu’s and more here.
Winter Artisan Market, One Fine Day
The gorgeous banqueting hall at One Fine Day, Old Hall Street will play host to 30 talented creatives showcasing a gorgeous range of gifts this Wednesday from 10am til 7pm. Nip down and browse. Details here.
Thursday 20th December
CIRCO – Liv Sync Battle
The only Liverpool lip sync event worth seeing brings the top 10 acts from the previous three rounds and our very own Jay Hynd as your host, to the CIRCO stage to battle for the title in a final 2018 showdown. Info and tickets here.
Xmas Music Quiz & Disco, Camp & Furnace
The ultimate festive quiz night is upon us at Camp & Furnace on Thursday as Sounds Familiar bring the xmas quiz edition to the Baltic from 6pm. Tickets here.
Gig Night, 81 Renshaw Street
There’s a fab night of live music planned for 81 Renshaw Street from 7:30pm on Thursday night. Expect to see and hear Lilias Hobson, Troubadour, Charlie Reader and more. Info here.
Friday 21st December
Sound’s Festive Fumble
Calling all Ho Ho Hoe’s, Sound, Duke Street invites you to shake off the festive fuss and enjoy the Anti-Christ Mass Open Mic Cabaret from 8pm on Friday. Will be a good giggle this one. More info here.
Open Decks, OutPost
From open mic to Open Decks. OutPost, Renshaw Street is hosting Open Decks alongside pizza, 241 cocktails, free shots for all DJ’s and the chance to show the crowd your vinyl skills. Find out more here.
Tainted Love Xmas Special, Camp & Furnace
Oh George! The ultimate 80’s party takes place at Camp & Furnace on Friday as Tainted Love returns for a birrof festive nostalgia! Expect Wham, Band Aid, Chris Rea and more. Tickets here.
Saturday 22nd December
Eyesore & The Jinx’s Office Christmas Party, The Shipping Forecast
Bido Lito are providing the soundtrack to this mad office party at The Shipping Forecast where you’ve invited to let loose and tell your fit colleague you fancy them. There’s fake snow and tix are just £5. More info here.
Cast the Greatest Hits Tour, Mountford Hall
The mighty Cast are getting one last, pre-Christmas Liverpool gig in at Mountford Hall on Saturday from 7pm. The home-coming gig brings Singles 1995-2017 to life and you know it’s going to go off. Tickets here.
Scouse Divas Live, Grand Central Food Bazaar
We’re back to Grand Central on Saturday for a Scouse Diva performance from Katie Mac from 6pm. Get down early, tuck into some seriously good food and cocktails and watch this girl go!Tickets and info here.
Bongo’s Festive Party House, Cain’s Brewery Village
The Guide Liverpool team had an absolute ball at Bongo’s Festive House Party on Friday night and now you can throw it down to the maddest sound track (Bits & Pieces, Tell Me Ma & Venga Bus) with plenty of Buckie and Slushie cocktails. Find our more here.
Sunday 23rd December
Whole Hog Sundays, Red Dog Saloon
Liverpool’s authentic Auston BBQ joint and dive bar wants you to go the whole hog this Christmas, with…..a whole hog. The pig is split into chopped pork, sausages and ribs teamed with a selection classic sides, from potato salad and coleslaw to macaroni cheese and more. Menus and booking here.
Baltic Market Christmas Takeover
There’s a real family feel to the festivities at Baltic Market on Sunday as Mini Madams stage a takeover with loads of fun activities for little ones. Expect glitter make overs, slime sessions and crafts. More info here.
Vegan Christmas Dinner, Craft Taproom
In their own words – Head down to Craft Taproom for a big fat massive vegan Xmas roast with all the trimmings – blag turkey, roasties, a pile of veg, sprouts, stuffing, pigs in blankets, bread sauce and gravy, on Sunday from 12pm. There’s also a shed load of extras including cheese, Christmas pudding and soup starter, all for just £20pp. Book in here.
One for the Kids
Liverpool Powerleague Fun Day
School is out for Christmas break but if you’re in need of a few more hours childcare to get your Christmas prep boxed off, why not check out Liverpool Powerleague Fun Day on Saturday 22nd December. It’s just £15 per child including a meal deal and there’s 5 whole hours of fun to be had. More info here.
Liverpool International Horse Show 2018, Echo Arena
he Liverpool International Horse Show offers so much more than just world class show jumping. The three day event takes over the Echo Arena from 28th-31st December 2018 and brings together live music, magnificent horse shows, shopping, dining and family entertainment. There’s also an unmissable VIP experience which includes a champagne reception, early admission and the best view of all the arena action. Tickets and more info here.
Getting to the Christmas festivities is more affordable than you think with Merseyrail. Wherever you’re going this festive season, Merseyrail has got the ticket to get you there.
Travel together and get a family ticket for up to 5 for just £11, a return ticket from just £2.05, or make as many journeys as you like throughout the day with a Day Saver on the Merseyrail Network for just £5.20*only excluding peak hours 06.31 – 09.29 Monday – Friday.