I love Liverpool. I think the city has some of the best historic & modern buildings in the UK and they fit together perfectly in the picturesque city. The range of shops makes it the perfect place for some last minute Christmas shopping and a relaxing Christmas weekend away just before the big day!
Mainly we spent the weekend in the brilliant Liverpool One & St. Johns Shopping Centre’s however we made time to visit the Christmas events around the city too. The Ice Festival was the first Christmas event we visited which consisted of an ice rink, ice bar, ice slide and funfair rides. Feeling rather cold, I opted for a Warm Hot Chocolate with cream & flake which was a lot more satisfying than a trip into the ice bar!
We watched the beautiful sunset over the Mersey and then walked along to Albert Dock. I’ve been to Liverpool many times during the day but never in the evening and it sure does look great when the sun has gone down. We visited some shops around the docks and then watched the projection mapped show that was part of Albert Docks Christmas events and showing every night from dusk till 11pm throughout December.
The following day was spent wandering around the centre and shopping plus a visit to a the Christmas Market outside St. Georges Hall Liverpool. St. Georges Hall was home to the DreamWorks Lights Lantern Experience, a similar thing to Illuminasia in Blackpool & Magical Lantern Festival that tours the UK, but this one was totally dedicated to DreamWorks characters. We didn’t have time to have a look inside, but looking at pictures and having a peek through the entrance, it looks like a good place to spend a an hour or 2. The exterior of St. Georges Hall therefore had a huge Shrek on the roof!
As you can see in the images, the city was decorated with Snowflakes, Huge light up trees and lots of festive rides, stalls and entertainment. Really enjoyed a little break before Christmas and was spoilt for choice with shops, restaurants and sights.