5 Things To Do In Liverpool in December For A Great Winter Trip
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Activities To Do In Liverpool in December

1. Catch up with Santa in the Museum of Liverpool
2. Wander Around Royal Albert Dock
3. See a festive film at St George's Hall
4. Take a walk in the Forbidden Forest
5. Visit Bluecoat

December, with Christmas in the picture, is the most beautiful month. Liverpool's exciting events, incredible dining deals, not-to-be-missed performances, party evenings, and plenty of holiday fun for the whole family characterize this season. Liverpool is home to the world's most extensive collection of museums and art galleries, football and racing of the finest quality, a rich musical history, and a variety of world-class performance spaces.

The Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival brings freezing temperatures to the city's famous Pier Head, while performances at the various theaters in the city will warm up your body and soul. Also, don't miss out on watching the world-famous Rock n' Roll panto at the Everyman Theater. Christmas shopping trips to Liverpool ONE, Albert Dock, or the Christmas markets, work nights out, Boxing Day cocktails, or a trip to visit Santa, Liverpool got you covered.

Here are some of the best things to do in Liverpool in December:

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Catch Up With Santa In The Museum Of Liverpool

  • Meeting the 18ft. Santa in the Museum's Atrium, beaming at visitors with a huge grin, is first on the list of things to do in Liverpool in December. Made with plaster, cane, and plywood frame, this enormous structure is a good company to hang out for a while.
  • The same giant Santa earlier stood in Blackler's from 1957-1988 and now is placed at the Museum in 2016.

Liverpool museum at the Pier Head. 

Tuesday to Sunday From 10 AM to 6 PM

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Wander Around Royal Albert Dock

  • The Royal Albert Dock is a collection of warehouses and dock infrastructure located in Liverpool, England.
  • It was the first British building to use cast iron, brick, and stone instead of structural timber and was opened in 1846 thanks to the efforts of architects Jesse Hartley and Philip Hardwick.
  • Therefore, it was the very first fireproof warehouse ever built. 
  • The major attractions include an Escape hunt, the Beatles Story-the largest exhibition dedicated to the Fab Four, Coach tours, Magical mystery tours, and many more.
  • All this can be on your checklist for things to do in Liverpool in December.

Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK, L3 4AF 

Opens All-Day

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See A Festive Film At St George's Hall

  • The world's finest neoclassical building, St George's Hall tour, is one of the best things to do in Liverpool in December.
  • Visit the prison cells, courtrooms, and the Great Hall to experience the unique architecture.
  • This 169-foot-long, 77-foot-wide space has an 82-foot barrel-vaulted ceiling in its grand room.
  • This grand room is embellished with statues of historical figures and lit by chandeliers.
  • The hall features the Willis Organ, which was the country's largest organ at the time it was created.
  • The Concert Room is absolutely stunning with its crystal chandelier and statues of Goddesses in ivory, white, honey, and gold.

St. George's Place, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 1JJ

Tuesday–Saturday from 10 AM-3 PM (last admission at 2.50 PM)

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Take A Walk At The Forbidden Forest

  • A Walk through Liverpool's Forbidden Forest Trail, heavily influenced by the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series, is one of the best things to do in Liverpool in December.
  • It will be a 60-90 minute trek through the woods with magical beings from the Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter film series. 
  • Follow a glowing path into the woods to meet magical creatures and experience famous scenes from the Wizarding World.
  • Meet hippogriffs, centaurs, unicorns, and nifflers face to face.
  • Use your wand to perform spells and call upon your Patronus.
  • Have your pick of Wizarding World–themed food and drinks.
  • Then, capture the evening's unforgettable moments with a few snaps.

Arley Hall & Gardens, Arley, Northwich, CW9 6NA

from 15 October 2022 at 4:40 PM 


Adult (ages 16+)-£46.00 per person
Child (ages 5–15)-£34.00 per person
Family Bundle (min. three people, of which max. two adults)- £38.00 per person
Group Bundle (min. eight people)-£42.00 per person

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Visit Bluecoat

  • Another gem on the list of things to do in Liverpool in December is to explore the hub for contemporary art and a working home for artists, Bluecoat.
  • The Bluecoat is a Grade I listed, 300-year-old building in the center of Liverpool's city center that hosts a variety of exhibitions and events throughout the year and provides family-friendly options, including a cafe and a quiet garden. 
  • The Bluecoat is a Grade I listed, 300-year-old building in the center of Liverpool's city center that hosts a variety of exhibitions and events throughout the year and provides family-friendly options, including a cafe and a quiet garden.
  • Perfect place to witness cutting-edge works by today's most talented artists and explore the creations of contemporary artisans.
  • YOu can also spark your imagination.

Bluecoat School Lane, Liverpool, L13BX

Tuesday-Sunday from 11 AM to 5 PM

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People Also Ask About Liverpool

  1. What are the best things to do in Liverpool?

    1. Take a walk through Albert dock: While walking through the dock, you will witness the country's most incredible group of Grade I-listed buildings which later transformed into hotels, restaurants, museums, and others. Several prestigious art museums and galleries were also a part of this age-old dock. Visitors can involve themselves in the Escape hunt, check out the Beatles Story exhibition, do Coach tours and Magical mystery tours, and many more.

    2. Check out the collection at the Beatles Story:
    The Beatles Story is the world's largest exhibition dedicated to the famous band Fab Four of Liverpool. It features the group's authentic memorabilia, such as instruments, tour outfits, iconic photos, and more. You'll learn about their stories, from growing up in Liverpool to achieving global stardom.

    3. Explore contemporary art at Tate Liverpool:
    The Tate Museum houses the UK's most impressive collection of modern art. The gallery's collection features works by over 4,300 artists, including those by Lowry, Picasso, and Pissarro. In addition to classic paintings and abstract sculptures and installations, you can also look at cutting-edge media works by artists such as video installations, audio recordings, photographs, and lectures.

    4. Take a Ferry across the Mersey: 
    Taking a ferry across the Mersey River is a great way to visit the historical and cultural landmarks that line what was once the city's primary thoroughfare. A recorded tour provides more information on the points of interest. The boats are planned to arrive at each port every half an hour.

    5. Experience British Music:
    Have a trip through the last 60 years of the best British bands and musicians, along with the historical markers and hidden facts about their careers. Cross the street from the iconic Liver Building on the water's edge to find the British Music Experience.

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  2. What are the best things to do in Liverpool with family and friends?

    1. Have a panoramic view of the city through Radio City Tower: The Radio City Tower is Liverpool's highest structure, i.e., 138 mt. Above the ground and offers the most fantastic panorama of the city. The sights from the observation gallery are breathtaking. You can see the mountains of northern England's Cumbria region and even the coast of Wales through this tower.

    2. Discover the historical facts of Earth at the World Museum:
    The World Museum in Liverpool is an incredible landmark that offers a fascinating look into Earth's past with thousands of exhibits, artifacts, and activities spread across five exciting levels. It includes a wooly mammoth's teeth, tropical butterflies, and examples of some of the planet's most beautiful animals, which are popular with visitors of all ages.

    3. Shop at Liverpool One:
    Liverpool One is the city's best shopping center with the existence of worldwide brands like Zara, GAP, Karen Millen, and Harvey Nichols' Beauty Bazaar. Apple and Bose have enormous showrooms for new gadgets. At meal times, regional cuisines are life savers. After shopping, visit Wahaca's rooftop garden to enjoy the views.

    4. Pamper your taste buds at Ropewalks:
    Ropewalks lie between Liverpool Central Station and Liverpool Cathedral. It's a trendy bar-and-restaurant district. Liverpool's pub scene is active due to its friendly people and significant student population. Seel Street has pubs, restaurants, and lounges. If you're hungry, head to Chinatown for late-night noodles, and book a Ropewalks hotel for easy walking distances.

    5. Enjoy Live Music at the Cavern Club:
    The Live Lounge at the Cavern Club, also known as "The Birthplace of the Beatles," regularly features performances by well-known musicians, the Beatles, other musical tribute shows, and modern musical acts. This club was a regular stop for the Fab Four, and their influence can still be felt today among aspiring musicians.

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  3. What is special about Liverpool?

    Liverpool is full of history, culture, old architecture, and Music. Despite being a booming footballing city, Liverpool has the world's busiest ports and fantastic places to visit, from old-century buildings to more national museums. A forbidden forest inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter, a clock bigger than Big Ben, and one of the largest cathedrals! Liverpool has a lot to offer. Guinness World Records named it the "World Capital City of Pop."
  4. What is the best time to visit Liverpool?

    Liverpool is at its most beautiful and least congested in the late spring and summer, with early autumn being a close second. However, warm-weather lovers should probably avoid visiting Liverpool in the winter because of the city's long, chilly nights.

  5. How far is Liverpool from London?

    It's a 354-kilometer (220-mile) trip from London to Liverpool. It takes about two hours to go from London to Liverpool on a direct train. Travelers on a tighter budget may want to consider taking the bus, which takes roughly twice as long but might cost only a tenth of the price. It is a four-hour drive away by car.

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