CHRISTMAS GUIDE by dfsiopmhy6



Let it snow!!
Feel the magic of winter this season as   There will be plenty of pantomime fun      After all that excitement, take some
the spirit of Christmas spreads           as Pamela Anderson stars as the Genie      time to relax with some wonderful
throughout the Liverpool City Region.     of the Lamp in Aladdin at the Liverpool    music at in the beautifully lit and
                                          Empire, and surprises, entertainment       intimate setting of the Well at Liverpool
Illuminated characters from deepest
                                          and festive fun for all ages to enjoy at   Cathedral, including BBC Radio
winter will appear around Liverpool
                                          Liverpool ONE.                             Merseyside’s Roger Phillips and the
city centre, bringing with them songs
                                                                                     choirs of Liverpool Cathedral and Echo
and tales of the forest, enchanting       The whole family can journey through
                                                                                     and the Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch.
birdsong and flash snowstorms as the      the enchanted forest to meet Santa and
city's Christmas Animation Programme      his elves, Rudolph and Frosty the          For more information on these and
gets under way.                           Snowman at The Santa Experience at         many more events visit
                                          Church Farm, Thurstaston, Wirral.

Christmas Guide
                      November 6 and November 10
                      Liverpool Christmas Lights

Let it snow!!
                      Switch ON
                      Clayton Square Shopping Centre and St John’s
                      Shopping Centre will be officially switching on their
                      Christmas Lights on Saturday November 6. At 4pm
                      Juice FM breakfast show DJs and a mystery guest
                      will be switching on the lights in Clayton Square.
                      And with the rest of the city centre and Liverpool
                      One having their big Christmas lights switch on on
                      November 10, the city is sure to sparkle!

                      November 10 - December 24
                      Christmas at Liverpool ONE
                      There’ll be lots of surprises, entertainment and
                      festive fun for the whole family to enjoy at
                      Liverpool ONE this Christmas. The fun begins on
                      November 10 when the Christmas lights are
                      switched on. Make sure you take time out from
                      shopping for a visit to Santa Claus himself in his Ice
                      Palace for a very special grotto experience!
                      Liverpool ONE
                      0151 232 3100

                        in the
                  City Region
                      From November 18
                      Christmas comes to City Central
                      There are plenty of goodies on offer this year as
                      Liverpool city centre gets into the festive spirit.
                      Experience the Christmas Markets, The Real Ice
                      Experience including the Ice Slide, Ice Rink and the
                      Ice Breakers in Williamson Square, the Snow
                      Globes and Santa’s Reindeers.
                      Various locations

                      From November 18
                      Christmas at Metquarter
                      Shoppers are in for a treat this Christmas, especially
                      on late night Thursdays from November 18, where
                      there will be Christmas choirs, gingerbread
                      decorating, mulled wine with mince pies and free
                      gift wrapping. There will be children’s story telling,
                      Father Christmas’s little helpers on hand to help
                      with letters to Santa and BID has teamed up with
                      Metquarter to install a huge snow globe experience
                      for some real Christmas magic.
                      35 Whitechapel, Liverpool L1 6DA
                      0151 224 2390
November 27                                           December 7                                           December 16
Winter Arts Market                                    LIPA Christmas Concert                               Carols by Candelight
Give the best and most unique gifts this festive      Students from different years and disciplines        The largest community choir in Liverpool
season, with thousands of handmade products to        come together to stage the institute’s annual        (Liverpool Community Choir) performs a selection
choose from-including paintings, sculpture,           Yuletide bash. Expect a merry mix of themed          of seasonal songs, carols, modern day Christmas
textiles, vintage clothing, photographs, ceramics,    songs and readings that will help get your festive   songs and classics. Members come from all walks
jewellery, handmade toiletries, accessories and       season off to a cracking start.                      of life, 18 – 80.
much more. From 10am – 5pm.                           The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts          Sefton Park Palm House

                                                                                                                                                                Christmas Guide
St George’s Hall                                      Mount Street, Liverpool L1 9HF                       Sefton Park, Liverpool L17 1AP
St Georges Place, Liverpool L1 1JJ                    0844 873 2888 (Unity Theatre for ticket sales)       0151 726 2415
0151 225 6909                                                            
                                                      December 10                                          December 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23
November 20                                           Royal Liverpool                                      The Spirit of Christmas
St.Helens Christmas                                   Philharmonic Orchestra –                             The Phil’s traditional carol concerts are as much
Lights Switch On                                                                                           part of a Liverpool Christmas as the Church Street
                                                      Christmas Concert in Knowsley                        tree and the Everyman Panto! Yuletide music old
Come and celebrate the launch of our new magical      Get into the Christmas mood with this magical
Christmas lights – some of the most spectacular in                                                         and new, seasonal readings, and some
                                                      Yuletide event. The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
the region. St.Helens promises a fabulous evening                                                          showstopping songs from host and Britain’s
                                                      Orchestra along with a choir of local schools and
of free music and entertainment for all the family.                                                        favourite soprano Lesley Garrett. Be ready to join
                                                      residents will entertain you with a selection of
St.Helens Council, Victoria Square                                                                         in with the carols as Philharmonic Hall becomes a
                                                      festive favourites.
St.Helens WA10 1HP                                                                                         Winter Wonderland!
                                                      Halewood Centre for Learning
01744 675326                                                                                               Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
                                                      The Avenue, Wood Road, Halewood L26 1UU                                                                                 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BP
                                                      0151 443 5619
                                                                                                           0151 709 3789

                                                                                                           December 18
Christmas Animation Programme                                                                              Grand Christmas Parade
                                                                                                           The event features a lantern procession with real
November 18 - December 16                                                                                  reindeers, Christmas and Winter-themed
                                                                                                           characters and is headed up by the characters
Thursday evenings                                                                                          from Raymond Briggs, ‘Father Christmas’ and the
                                                                                                           ‘Snowman’. The parade starts in Victoria Square
Mysterious and magnificently illuminated contraptions and creatures will come                              followed by a short procession to Church Square.
to life with the launch of Liverpool's Christmas Animation Programme on                                    This is followed by a Christmas carol service in
November 18 (4-8pm).                                                                                       the Parish Church.
                                                                                                           St.Helens Town Centre & Parish Church
                                                                                                           Church Square, St.Helens WA10 1AF
Characters from deepest winter will appear around the city centre, bringing with
                                                                                                           01744 675326
them songs and tales of the forest, enchanting birdsong and flash snowstorms.                    

An astonishing evening of enchantment for all the family!                                                  December 18 - 21
You can expect first class Christmas entertainment every Thursday evening                                  Santa Experience
from 5pm - 8pm as carol singers, brass bands and Christmas-themed street                                   A magical journey through the enchanted Church
                                                                                                           Farm forest. Meet the elves, Rudolph, Frosty the
theatre bring music and laughter to the city.                                                              Snowman and finally Santa himself. There’ll be
                                                                                                           songs and dancing, and the ride is personalised so
For further information visit or call 0151 233 2008
                                                                                                           Santa knows exactly what you want for
                                                                                                           Church Farm
December 3 - 21                                       December 11 - 12, 18 - 19                            Thurstaston, Wirral CH61 0HW
                                                                                                           0151 648 7838
Christmas Art Exhibition                              Southport Christmas Festival               
A group of artists will be showing their work at      A Christmas Festival over two weekends in
The Gallery Liverpool. There will be a diverse        December, which will feature a Christmas market,
range of work available for sale, so come along       live entertainment and family attractions.
                                                                                                           November 28 - December 25
and join us in a glass of wine and a mince pie.       Chapel Street, Southport PR8 1AD                     Liverpool Cathedral
The Gallery Liverpool                                 01704 533333                                         Liverpool Cathedral presents its fullest and most
First Floor, 41 Stanhope Street,            
                                                                                                           diverse Christmas programme ever. Join the
Liverpool L8 5RE
                                                      December 16                                          thousands who make Liverpool Cathedral an
0151 709 2442
                                                                                                           essential part of Christmas by supporting one of
                                                      Christmas with Carl                                  the many local charities holding their Carol
                                                      Conductor Carl Davis, the Royal Liverpool
December 4                                                                                                 Concerts, coming to one of the big name concerts
                                                      Philharmonic Orchestra, Liverpool Welsh Choral       in the beautifully lit and intimate setting of the
An Evening of                                         and TV’s Strictly Come Dancing vocalist Lance        Well or one of the Cathedral’s well-loved,
Christmas Classics                                    Ellington crack open their musical selection box     atmospheric services. The full programme is
Join BBC Radio Merseyside’s Roger Phillips and the    packed with Christmas classics featuring             available to download from the website.
choirs of Liverpool Cathedral for a wonderfully       highlights from Handel’s Messiah, Slade, Paul        Liverpool Cathedral
varied evening designed to kick start your festive    McCartney’s Liverpool Oratorio, and Sleigh Ride.     St James Mount, Liverpool L1 7AZ
                                                      Liverpool Philharmonic Hall                          0151 709 6271
season with popular and classical favourites.
                                                      Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BP              
Liverpool Cathedral
                                                      0151 709 3789
St James Mount, Liverpool L1 7AZ
0151 709 6271

Accommodation Hotline 0844 870 0123                                                                                              
Panto Fun!
The festive season also means
pantomime season – plenty of star-
studded shows will leave you spoilt for
Hollywood glamour comes to Liverpool’s
Empire Theatre when Baywatch actress
Pamela Anderson stars in Aladdin,
joined by Liverpool’s very own Les
Dennis and Mark Moraghan.
Britain’s tallest man Neil Fingleton and
Coach Trip’s Brendan Sheerin also
appear in Aladdin, at Southport Theatre.
The fairytale of Cinderella will be told at
the Floral Pavillion, New Brighton,
starring CITV’s Jamie Rickers.
Whichever panto you choose, you’ll be
swept away to a magical land of
adventure this Christmas.

December 10 - January 2
The spectacular family pantomime starring
Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson alongside
Liverpool lads Les Dennis and Mark Moraghan.
Liverpool Empire Theatre
Lime Street, Liverpool L1 1JE
0844 847 2525

November 26 - 22 January
                                                   December 8 - 17                                   December 9 - January 2
Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse presents

The rock ‘n’ roll panto                            Cinderella                                        Aladdin
                                                   This truly is a Christmas event for all the       Join our magic carpet ride to the very best
Sleeping Beauty: Wake up,                          family!                                           Christmas entertainment. Starring Michelle
Little Snoozie!                                    The Citadel Arts Centre                           Heaton (Liberty X), Neil Fingleton (Britain's
The rock ‘n’ roll panto returns with another       Waterloo Street, St.Helens WA10 1PX               tallest man) and Coach Trip's lovable Brendan
large slice of Christmas pudding-sized fun and     01744 735436
frolics for all the family.              
                                                                                                     Southport Theatre & Convention Centre
Liverpool Everyman                                                                                   The Promenade, Southport PR9 0DZ
Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BH                      December 11 - January 2                           01704 500036
0151 709 4776                                                                              
                                                   Cinderella is an all new bigger better panto
December 10 - January 9                            than ever before. With an very exciting star-
                                                   studded cast (CITV's Jamie Rickers and Jean
Aladdin                                            Fergusson from 'Last of the Summer Wine') and
This classic production stars Coronation Street,   more fun for all ages.
Brookside and Hairspray star Michael Starke.       Floral Pavilion
The Brindley                                       Marine Promenade, New Brighton, Wirral CH45 2JS
High Street, Runcorn WA7 1BG                       0151 666 0000
0151 907 8360                            

      Christmas                                    The Friday evening launch will entertain with a
                                                   lantern parade, carol singing and Christmas lights
                                                   switch on. The main event on the Saturday and
     Food Fayre                                    Sunday, features over 100 food and craft exhibitors,
                                                   live entertainment, chef demonstrations, children’s
      December 3 – 5                               playground and an ‘Enchanted Wood Experience’
                                                   with Father Christmas and his reindeer.
  Port Sunlight, Wirral                            For more information call 0151 644 6466 or visit

Accommodation Hotline 0844 870 0123

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