Whether you like it or not, Christmas is almost upon us and the city is preparing to make it it’s best one yet – starting by transforming our fantastic Pierhead into an enchanted winter wonderland with the return of it’s annual ice festival. This will be the third year that the huge Ice Festival is taking place on our iconic waterfront and it’s definitely not one to be missed.
Not for the faint-hearted, the festival will showcase Liverpool’s biggest ever ice slide as well as a giant outdoor, covered ice rink which will see many visitors gliding around in style infront of nothing other than a Three Grace’s backdrop – name us a better Insta moment?! Not an experienced skater? No need to worry, the rink is suitable for all ages and abilities, featuring a canopy to keep everyone dry and lots of Penguin skating aids not only for the little ones but also those that are a little unsteady on their skates.
If you’re looking to seek a thrill this winter then the ice festival, believe it or not, might just be the place for you. Their high speed 30 metre ice run will see even the most daring of festival goers a little anxious to ride, with three lanes, it’s set to be the city’s most exhilarating festival ride yet as racers hurtle down, beginning six metres from above the festival site itself, providing a fast, theme park experience with excellent views over the city. The ice jet had its debut at last year’s festival and with fantastic sound and lighting effects, it’s the only one of its kind!
All in all, the ice festival will bring a day of fun to groups of friends and families alike with not only funfair rides for both children and adults but also food pop-ups so everyone can do what they do best at Christmas – eat! The festival stalls will sell a range of apres skate specialities including tummy-warming mulled wine and hot chocolate, sizzling German Bratwurst, everyone’s favourite french-style crepes and enough treats to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.
Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival launches on November 10th and runs through Christmas and New Year until January 6th. The festival will be closed on Christmas day.