There is nothing quite like Liverpool’s Royal Albert Dock at Christmas time, with twinkling Christmas lights over the waterfront, lively restaurants and bars playing Christmas music and locals and tourists alike enjoying everything the festivities have to offer. To celebrate the beginning of everyone’s time of year, A Christmas Extravaganza like no other is making its way to the docks and we are SO excited to get fully involved in the Christmas spirit.
This Christmas, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, is throwing a magical Christmas Extravaganza, taking place on Thursday 22nd November, from 4-9pm. With a whole array of wonderful offerings and events due to take place in the following weeks, this event will be the perfect taster of what to expect at Christmas on the Dock.
Complete with an amazing ice sculpture trail, delicious roasted chestnuts, the Salvation Army choir, a pop-up Christmas tree shop, and numerous special offerings from the outlets, Christmas Extravaganza will combine all of the senses of the season, at Liverpool’s stunning waterfront location.
As the harmonious choir sets the mood singing all your favourite carols, visitors can roam around the inner quay, exploring the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of Christmas, for a festive experience like no other.
Located on Liverpool’s impressive World Heritage Site, the picturesque surroundings of the Dock make for an ideal Christmas setting, with sweeping views of the waterfront and Christmas lights around the quaysides of the Grade I listed site all adding to the majestic backdrop.
Four stunning ice sculptures will be positioned throughout the Dock, featuring an ice-skating penguin, angel wings, Rudolph and Santa Clause; making for the perfect selfie opportunity. The eclectic selection of shops, restaurants, and bars will be showcasing their unique Christmas offerings, with a number of special offers for guests to enjoy, encompassing food, drink, fashion and crafts. Catering for visitors of all ages, there will be a number of attractions for children; from creating beautiful Christmas snow globes with a real life Snow Queen at NEST, to decorating tasty gingerbread to enjoy as a sweet
treat at Mattel Play!, offering something for everyone at the Christmas Extravaganza.
Visitors can also attend an opening party at Tate Liverpool of three brand new exhibitions including the colourful paintings of French artist Fernand Leger in the first major UK exhibition in 30 years of the renowned French artist, which officially opens on 23rd November.
So head down to our fantastic Waterfront next week and step into the Christmassy spirit with the Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.