Liverpool’s Christmas Market to extend into the New Year for the first time

Council chiefs have decided to offer a two-week extension to the attraction, which will see it operate as a Winter Market from Tuesday, December 27, until Sunday, January 8

Liverpool's Christmas Market which is being held in front of St George's Hall
Liverpool’s Christmas Market which is being held in front of St George’s Hall

Liverpool’s Christmas Market will continue into the New Year for the first time.

Council chiefs have decided to offer a two-week extension to the attraction, which will see it operate as a Winter Market from Tuesday, December 27, until Sunday, January 8.

Now in its 11th year the market has relocated to a new home outside St George’s Hall and is reaping the benefits of the hall’s blockbuster show – DreamWorks Lights, which has already sold more than 30,000 tickets.

The Christmas Market, which will now run for an extra two days until December 24, features traditional festive fare including confectionary, decorations, hampers, wooden toys, roasted chestnuts and hot mulled wine. There is also a hog roast and a bar.

Facing Lime Street station, the winter edition will feature roughly half the number of stalls of its Christmas counterpart selling food, jewellery, clothes, arts and crafts.

This market will also run on the same times, from 11am-9pm, Monday to Saturday, and 11am-5pm on Sundays.

It is the first year the city’s Christmas Market, which is a key feature in Liverpool’s One Magical City marketing campaign, has been fully operated by Liverpool City Council, after it recently brought back the city’s market company for £1.

Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Markets, said: ‘’Having both the city’s Christmas Market and DreamWorks Lights at the same site has paid real dividends in terms of raising the profile and footfall to the St George’s Quarter.

“To be able to extend the run of the market into the New Year is a huge boost for our festive programme and will ensure the magic of Christmas will continue to flow in Liverpool.”

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