The Wonder of Christmas

31st October, 2019

Head to the Albert Dock to celebrate the festive season and enjoy our magical atmosphere that’s guarantee to get you in the Christmas spirit. Join us to dine, dance, drink, shop and celebrate, with the Dock’s twinkling reflection illuminated by nearly a million lights. We’ll have Christmas crafts, unique gift ideas, festive menus and Love Returns, our special seasonal projection to brighten the winter darkness.

Head in from the cold and try a winter warmer and treat yourself to a tasty meal or a festive tipple at one of our cosy bars and restaurants. It’s a great spot for a family meal or a Christmas night out, with menus to suit all tastes, inventive takes on seasonal treats and traditional Christmas menus.

The Dock itself will be festively dressed with our brand new lighting, Magical Lights. Nearly one million twinkling lights will illuminate each of the 86 iconic columns, twinkling in the water below.

We’ve also got a host of magical activities to warm your Christmas spirits. Gaze at our heart-warming ‘Love Returns’ projection on the Mersey Maritime Museum, or wander around the illuminated Dock and make the most of our diverse and unique shops to pick up some Christmas prezzies.

The floating cinema will also be making a return, so you can snuggle up in front of a Christmas favourite, including Elf, Love Actually, The Grinch, Home Alone Polar Express or Muppet Christmas Carol. Pay us a visit between Saturday 30 November and Sunday 8 December, and snaffle a cinema snack from our warm mince pies, spiced mulled wine or ciders, while you curl up under a blanket.

Double Take Projections’ Christmas-themed display will spread across the soaring screen of the Merseyside Maritime Museum. The projection, called Love Returns, incorporates the spirit of Liverpool with a combination of romance, maritime and local history in a heart-warming film. You’ll be able to see it from around the Dock and it’s destined to be one of Liverpool’s most stand-out winter spectacles this year.

Make your Christmas event a traditional one when you join Merseyside Maritime Museum for an evening of drinking, dining and dancing. Relax amidst the elegant splendour of the museum for a festive dinner, private party or afternoon tea with Santa.

And don’t forget to pop into our attractions while you’re here. Tate Liverpool is hosting a number of must-see exhibitions, which are perfect for taking some time out form the hustle and bustle of Christmas planning. You can also combine the two – its limited edition prints and gifts in the Tate shop are a perfect Christmas shopping opportunity for art-lovers.

We’re putting on a festive experience like nowhere else in the city. Join us to drink, dance and dine; shop, soak up the Christmas spirit, or enjoy a favourite Christmas film. It’s going to be a magical winter on the waterfront.