Albert Dock Christmas

Merry Christmas at Albert Dock

This year Albert Dock will be hosting a traditional Christmas with a twist.

On the weekends of 8th/9th, 15th/16th and on Saturday 22nd December the whole family can enjoy an authentic Christmas with a sprinkle of quirky festive fun.

Fairy on tree at Albert Dock
The runaway Christmas fairy which can be seen by visitors to the Albert Dock this Christmas

This Christmas, Albert Dock will come alive with Victorian role players, storytelling, musical performances from local choirs and the Wirral Ukelele Orchestra. Amongst the traditional Christmas treats, unusual characters will appear; from a stilt walking Jack Frost to a runaway Christmas Tree Fairy, the Dock will burst into life and get everyone into the Christmas spirit.

As well as being entertained by colourful characters visitors can take a ride on an ornate Italian carousel, brought to the city centre from Southport Pleasureland.

The stunning and compact carousel is made up of red and gold decorations and will offer visitors a nostalgic Christmas experience.

Peter Cronin, Business Development Manager, Albert Dock Estates said: “The festive period can be a busy and stressful time of year, especially in the city centre. Our Christmas celebrations will provide a fun and relaxing atmosphere where people can enjoy an authentic festive experience with a difference. The Christmas events will also add to the merriment of the Albert Dock’s bars, restaurants and attractions which will be filled with offers and lots for all the family to enjoy this Christmas.

“What’s more, because Albert Dock is the largest collection of Grade 1 listed buildings in the UK it provides the perfect backdrop for the traditional elements of our Christmas activities.”
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the sound of music in the air and familiar seasonal songs will fill the Dock. Visitors can expect to hear both traditional and unconventional musical performances with carol singing from Indigo Vibe Choir, Contemporary Urban Choir and St Nicholas Singers as well as performances from the Wirral Ukulele Orchestra.

Festive snow flakes and dazzling illuminations add even more festive cheer to the Albert Dock and the whole family can enjoy fun seasonal activities at Tate Liverpool, Merseyside Maritime Museum and The Beatles Story along with a host of offers at the restaurants and bars. Albert Dock really is sparkling this Christmas.

For Christmas offers and information go to www.albertdock.com/christmas/

Christmas activity will happen across the site including Anchor Courtyard and outside the Pump House.

Christmas activity listings:

Saturday 8th December
12pm – 4pm
Curious Cargo – Temperance Society
The Temperance Society is on a mission to keep you on the straight and narrow this Yuletide season. Arriving in a whirlwind of petticoats, these Victorian crusaders are the very model of virtue in these times of excess.

Artemis – Jacks of Frost
Two frosted, glam-dancing elves interact and melt in with the crowd.

Hope Street Ltd Storytelling
Watch and listen as Liverpool’s talented theatre group bring Christmas tales to life.

Sunday 9th December
12pm – 4pm
Victorian characters
A selection of role players in traditional costume will promenade the Dock greeting visitors.

Wirral Ukulele Orchestra
Made up of around 30 local ukulele players the orchestra will perform Christmas songs giving them a quirky twist.

Runaway Xmas Tree Fairy
Marvel at a nine foot walking Christmas Tree complete with lights, decorations and a real live fairy on the top who is only too willing to hold court on the need for warm, stout underwear and the difficulties of finding fairy shoes.

Saturday 15th December
12pm – 4pm
Indigo Vibe Choir
The vibrant jazzy vocal group, who get a kick out of a capella will perform Christmas songs across the Dock.

Runaway Xmas Tree Fairy
Marvel at a nine foot walking Christmas Tree complete with lights, decorations and a real live fairy on the top who is only too willing to hold court on the need for warm, stout underwear and the difficulties of finding fairy shoes.

Curious Cargo – Temperance Society
The Temperance Society is on a mission to keep you on the straight and narrow this Yuletide season. Arriving in a whirlwind of petticoats, these Victorian crusaders are the very model of virtue in these times of excess!

Hope Street Ltd Storytelling
Watch and listen as Liverpool’s talented theatre group bring Christmas tales to life.
Sunday 16th December
12pm – 4pm
Victorian characters
A selection of role players in traditional costume will promenade the Dock greeting visitors.

Wirral Ukulele Orchestra
Made up of around 30 local ukulele players they will perform Christmas songs giving them a quirky twist.

Saturday 22nd December
12pm – 4pm
Victorian characters
A selection of role players in traditional costume will promenade the Dock greeting visitors.

Contemporary Urban Choir
Liverpool based choir will perform some familiar Christmas songs.

St Nicholas Singers
The local choir will perform around the Dock getting visitors into the Christmas mood.