Christmas market returns to Liverpool city centre

In 2020 the Liverpool Christmas market was cancelled due to COVID-19 but will be making a comeback in the next few weeks

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Liverpool city centre’s Christmas market will return this year


Liverpool’s Christmas market will return this year starting in early-mid November.

From Friday, November 12, to Thursday, December 23, around 40 stalls, festive rides and twinkly lights will transform St John’s Gardens, William Brown Street and the area around the North Entrance of St George’s Hall.

Open every day, the market will be packed with a delicious range of food and drink, with foodies being able to tuck in to favourites such as Yorkshire pudding wraps, German sausages, dipped pretzels, siu mai, crêpes and hot chocolate.

Those after a festive tipple can choose between from a variety of festive themed bars including the iconic Windmill, Tepee tent and Barrel Bar, as well as the Alpine Lodge and its karaoke cable cars. For 2021 there is also the new addition of the Bavarian bar where visitors can try a selection of German beers or hot cider.

Shoppers looking for gifts will find personalised decorations, glass baubles, photo prints and jewellery. Kids can enjoy Santa’s Village with its variety of festive rides including a big wheel and a giant Bavarian snow slide.

Plans are also being put in place for live entertainment to take place at the market across the festive period, and Culture Liverpool is on the hunt for any local music talent who would like to be part of the programme.

Performers must be over 18 and be able to provide their own small PA system. Anyone interested should contact the team via email –

It will be open Sunday to Wednesday 11am to 9pm and Thursday to Saturday 11am to 10pm. Following the announcement last week around roadworks taking a break around the Christmas period, the Christmas market will be accessible from lower and upper William Brown Street and via St Johns Lane.

The market is organised and operated by Liverpool City Council’s Culture Liverpool team, in partnership with Clark Events.

Cabinet Member for Culture and Visitor Economy, Councillor Harry Doyle, said: “After the disappointment of not being able to host any Christmas markets in 2020, teams across the city council have been working behind the scenes for a number of months to look at bringing back some Christmas cheer to the city centre.

“I’m also pleased to see the call-out for local talent to show off their musical prowess and entertain the crowds – such a great early Christmas gift for those lucky enough to provide the soundtrack to such a popular event.”

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