Story time with Santa at Liverpool Town Hall. Picture Jason Roberts
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Decking the city’s Halls
Two of Liverpool’s iconic buildings are already getting into the festive spirit.
Hall and Liverpool Town Hall have unveiled their exciting Christmas programmes
which aim to entertain the whole family.
At St George’s
Hall there will be:
Christmas Market, 15
November – 23 December, free entry
Taking over the
plateau, the popular market makes its return, with a focus this year on food
and drink. Foodies will love the offer, including the Yorkshire Pudding
Wrap stall which was a huge success last year. Those after a festive tipple can
choose between the Tepee or Windmill Bar or the Gin Tin, and don’t forget the
ski lodge and its karaoke cable cars. The market will be complete with
beautiful festoon lighting and vintage fairground rides for the kids to enjoy.
Adventure Challenge, 30
November – 24 December, prices from £5.50 to £13.50
need some help this Christmas. Families are encouraged to join in the fun and
complete toy-making and sleigh loading challenges, and enjoy some music and
storytelling. This 50 minute interactive experience aimed at two to ten year
olds and their grown-ups. Early booking is advised as this event is already
Lantern Light, 6pm 8 December,
tickets are £13.75
Set in the
stunning surroundings of the Great Hall, Mezzo soprano Danielle Thomas will
join organist Professor Ian Tracey and the Royal
Liverpool Philharmonic Chamber Choir in a magical night. With performances of
classics such as Of Holy Night and Silent Night taking place in the glow of 100 lanterns, this event has
a festive spirit guarantee!
Cinema, 17 December –
23 December, prices range from £6.50 to £13
festive cinema experience returns to the Hall after its hugely successful
inaugural year in 2018.
Wonderful Life, The Greatest Showman, Home Alone and Love Actually are just some
of the films which will be screened. Refreshments will be on offer at the bar,
including mulled wine, hot chocolate and mince pies.
At the Town
with Santa, 7 – 24
December, £16.25 per child
Christmas will take some time out of his hectic schedule and will join Buddy
the Elf in sharing magical stories and songs in front of a cosy log fire.
Lasting 45 minutes, two adults can attend free of charge with each child.
Booking is recommended as a limited number of children can take part in each
For full details of all the events and to book tickets head to either the St George’s Hall website (www.stgeorgeshallliverpool.co.uk) or the Liverpool Town Hall website (www.liverpooltownhall.co.uk) The Halls cost the city council £2million a year to operate, so all money raised from the Christmas programme of events will be invested back into these iconic Grade I listed buildings, to preserve and protect them for future generations to enjoy.
Deputy Mayor and Liverpool
City Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Tourism and Events, Councillor Wendy
“The Christmas events at
both St George’s Hall and the Town Hall have built up a strong following over
the last few years.
“Not only are visitors enjoying some
fantastic festive entertainment, but they’re doing so in the surroundings of
two of the city’s most iconic buildings.
“This varied programme is perfect for
families who want to get into the Christmas spirit, and also brings in valuable
income which is invested in the costs of running these listed buildings.”
from Wonder Adventures, which is responsible for the Elf Adventure Challenge,
said: “We are so excited to bring The Elf Adventure
Challenge to St George’s Hall this year.
“Being able to use the unique and atmospheric space in St George’s will
be an amazing setting in which to deliver the fun, festive Elf challenges to
children and their grown-ups.
“Our team of Elves are passionate about providing an interactive
experience that engages and challenges children. It is a perfect event for
active, imaginative children who love Christmas, and the magical memories that
time together as a family at this time of year creates.
Children can expect to learn about all the
important aspects of being a Christmas Elf, and we hope that the children take
away the Elf ways with them – Live with Joy, Talk with Cheer, Act with Fun,
Live your Idea.”