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Liverpool is among the most tourist-friendly cities in the United Kingdom, thanks to its combination of culture, history and entertainment. And there are few better times to pay the city a visit than during the festive season. Let’s take a look at four reasons why that’s the case!
Liverpool is a big draw thanks to its accessibility. You can easily reach the city by plane, car, train, or even boat. It’s just off the M6, and within an hour’s drive of Manchester and Birmingham. Plus, there’s plenty of accommodation to go around. With all the hotels and serviced apartments Liverpool has to offer, you’ll never be short of somewhere to stay.
Tallest Christmas Tree in the UK
Liverpool ONE is a shopping centre by the waterfront in Liverpool, and it offers all of the retail and dining experiences you’d expect. But at Christmas time, it also has the distinction of hosting the tallest Christmas tree in the UK – which makes it well worth a visit.
Miracle of 34th Street
Running over Christmas at the Playhouse is a theatrical adaptation of one of the more heartwarming Christmas stories. This version of the tale is a musical adaptation, composed entirely by Meredith Willson. Among the classic songs in this film is ‘it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas’, which is near-guaranteed to get everyone into the festive spirit.
If you’re heading to the theatre with children, of course, then you’ll want to take advantage of panto season. This year there’s Peter Pan on at Liverpool Empire, Sleeping Beauty at the Everyman, and Snow White at the M&S Bank Arena.
Liverpool Ice Festival
Every year, a portion of the riverside is transformed into a celebration of all things frozen. At Liverpool Ice Festival, there’s an indoor ice rink, a thirty-metre ice slide, and a series of rides and German-market style bars and shops to enjoy. If you’d like to make the most of the cold weather, then this is almost certainly the place to do it!
If you’re heading out into the city with a family, then you can easily fit all of these distractions (and more) into a single day, leaving plenty of time to get lost in Liverpool’s other attractions when you’re done. For best results, it’s worth composing a rough itinerary before setting out – that way you’ll have minimal chance of missing anything.