Liverpool’s Lord Mayor will be inviting families to enjoy a festive evening at the Town Hall this week – Thursday 6 December.
For a small entrance fee of just £1.00 per person and 50p for children under 17, families can enjoy an evening of Christmas cheer in the beautiful setting of the Town Hall.
Councillor Sharon Sullivan said: “The Town Hall really is a jewel in Liverpool’s crown and it looks absolutely magical this time of year.
“This is a great opportunity for families to come along for the evening and enjoy some festive cheer while raising money for this year’s Lord Mayor’s charities.
Festivities begin at 4.00pm and go on until 9.00pm, children will be able to meet and have their picture taken with Father Christmas. There will also be an opportunity to chat with the Lord Mayor, Councillor Sharon Sullivan and the Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Gary Millar between 4.00pm and 7.00pm.
There will be a cafÃ© open between 5.00pm and 8.00pm serving delicious Christmas treats and the balcony will be sparkling with a beautiful traditionally lit Christmas tree. The Mersey Voices Choir will be performing a selection of Christmas Carols from 5.00pm to 6.00pm, so bring along your best singing voices and don’t forget your camera!
All money raised will go to the Lord Mayors Charities; Merchant Navy, Dockworkers, Sea Cadets and Carers.
The evening will also see two young cadets and former dock workers on hand to mark the launch of a special poetry competition which is to be rolled out to junior and secondary schools in the new year, called ‘Mezzanine of the Maritime’, which refers to the different levels of the journey seafarers take as they move up from galley boy or deck-hand.
It is hoped that the competition will highlight Liverpool’s seafaring heritage to a younger generation who may not be fully away of the city’s history as one of the worlds greatest ports, and perhaps encourage them to learn more about the city they live in.
More information about the competition will be available at the Town Hall open evening and from schools in January 2013.