Liverpool One starts getting festive ahead of its big Christmas launch
Streets around the £1bn retail and leisure development will start their transformation ahead of the illumination of the 30-metre Christmas tree on Thursday, November 9
Liverpool One will start getting into the festive spirit this week as it begins its preparations for its Christmas launch.
The streets around the £1bn retail and leisure development will start their transformation ahead of the illumination of the 30-metre Christmas tree on Thursday, November 9.
Festivities will officially start from 4pm when shoppers can expect to be delighted with wintery street performances and appearances from celebrity pantomime stars.
The tree, which has become a firm favourite and a must-see attraction on everyone’s Christmas list, will be officially switched on at 6pm – and even Santa Claus is expected to make a special guest appearance.
The show, created by the Liverpool Empire Theatre’s Creative Learning Team will take the audience on a magical Christmas journey complete with storytelling, dancers and plenty of special effects.
Shops, bars and restaurants will all be open until late to ensure the party atmosphere continues well into the evening.
Also available from November 9 are a range of themed children’s attractions, festive food and drink stalls. Head for the glow of Chavasse Park and soak up the ultimate Christmassy treats, rides and warming tipples.
Bar Hutte, located underneath the Liverpool One Christmas tree, makes a return and there will once again be various bookable huttes, ‘carol-oke’ and a menu of yuletide drinks.
Donna Howitt, marketing director at Liverpool One, said: “For the past few months the team at the Liverpool Empire have been working with choirs from across the region in preparation for the light switch on which is always a firm favourite within the city and certainly not one to miss.
“Our iconic tree will be at the heart of our celebrations with dazzling light shows and the ultimate selfie opportunities.”
Visitors are being encouraged to share their experience of the build up to Christmas at Liverpool One on social media by using the hashtag #GetChristmassy – and there are prizes up for grabs for the best experiences which are shared.
For more information about Christmas at Liverpool One, click here.