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Liverpool Christmas Market

Liverpool has been hosting Christmas Markets over the past few years and they have been getting steadily better and more spectacular, the Ice Festival at Liverpool One and Chavasse Park are not to be missed! On top of Liverpool One in Chavasse Park. Visitors to Liverpool ONE can enjoy a drink in the UK’s first ever pop-up real Ice Bar and experience the UK’s largest real Ice Slide, with two runs that are 30m long, 6m high and 4m wide. In addition to this there will be an ice rink and a magnificent entrance, with real ice sculptures leading into Santa’s Grotto. The markets will run the entire length of Church Street, Lord Street and halfway up Paradise Street leading to one of two Christmas Tree’s in the city centre.

Liverpool’s biggest Christmas market is coming to the Ice Festival at the Pier Head.

Liverpool Christmas Market on St George’s Plateau outside St George’s Hall

Date:  16 November – 23 December 2018

A Christmas Village complete with Bandstand, there will be free entertainment from bands and choirs playing festive music. Stalls selling German Bratwurst and steaming mugs of warming Glühwein will keep out the cold.

Other dates to look out for:

Liverpool Santa Dash – Come and see the thousands of Red and Blue Santas dashing through Liverpool city centre!!! Well worth getting up early for just to see the sight!! On – Monday, 3rd Dec 2018

Liverpool Winter Arts Market – There will be around 120 Arts & Crafts Stalls at Liverpool Cathedral. Saturday 1 December 2018.

Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival – Pier Head, Liverpool – 10 November 2018 – 6 January 2019

Pantomimes and shows in 2018

Peter Pan – Echo Arena Liverpool : 14th Dec 2018 to 24th Dec 2018

Jack & the Beanstalk – Liverpool Empire – 14th Dec 2018 to 6th Jan 2019

Beauty and the Beast – Unity Theatre – 30th Nov 2018 to 5th Jan 2019

Aladdin – Hope Street Theatre : 1st Dec 2018 to 30th Dec 2018

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Epstein Theatre : 7th Dec 2018 to 1st Jan 2019

Christmas

Christmas is also a time when we tend to think more about food and drink as we like to treat our family and friends when they come to visit, but have you ever thought about what foods are traditional in other countries of the world? Why not take a look at the page below and see what other nationalities are cooking up this Christmas. Christmas is also a time for trying out traditional and new ways of cooking meals, cakes, snacks…….. the list goes on, here we have a selection of Christmas recipes from around the world for you to take a look at, and maybe try out … and if you have a special recipe that you would like to share with the world, then you can send it in to us for others to try out to World-wide Christmas Recipes. Who are the most important people at Christmas? yes, of course, its the CHILDREN and we have not left them out, there is a page packed full of Christmas activities to keep them busy ( and Mums everywhere heave a sigh of relief ! ) … take a look at this page and download the information Children’s Christmas page Read about the Christmas Customs and Traditions of the nations of the world and how they differ, or are maybe the same as, ours. … What is the feast of the “Epiphany” or that of “St Lucia“ which countries are these important too? See here the origins of the most beautiful of all the Christmas Carols “Silent Night“, where it came from, who wrote it and listen to the song itself ( look to see which very famous person is singing it!) Have a look at the main Christmas page and see who Father Christmas is, where did he come from, where is he now, and who is St Nicolaus? Send him a letter from the children, browse through some Christmas Market Tours or listen to a new Christmas song on the page there is so much to see and read, so why not do it !! For those of you who want to travel a little further than the local shops this year have a look at Father Christmas in Lapland or maybe (the ultimate treat for Mums – Dads take note ! ) Shopping in New York we have it all right here for you. As Christmas approaches we also think of snow and with that thought comes skiing, skating, sledging and all manner of “Fun in the Snow” things to do which will last for weeks after Christmas time has been and gone. Around Europe there are many places to visit where you can enjoy the winter activities, whether it is before, during or after Christmas. Below you will find a sample of activities and places to look at which you may find will interest or even surprise you. Please take time to have a look.

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Christmas Recipes

Food plays a very important part in the season of Goodwill and Festive Cheer. Here we have a selection of recipes from around the globe which we hope will help you to prepare for Christmas.

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Discover all you need to know about the history of Silent Night, the Lyrics and listen to Silent Night

Discovwer all about St Nicholas. Find out who he was, how he become a saint and why he is associated with Christmas. Discover St Nicholas here

Find Puzzles, word searches, letters to print of for Santa plus much more here, in the Kids Corner

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