The Start of Liverpool Christmas Markets Plus a Recap of the festive fun at Liverpool ONE’s Christmas lights switch-on! AND HAPPY BLOG-VERSARY TO @Pkjulesworld
Have you seen some sexy elves and Santa’s Lil helpers? Well you will find them in the Liverpool Christmas Markets!
Christmas season does make one wanna break out in song…
Ding-dong bell, Deck the hall with bows of Holly, Tralalalala….Well, guess what happened last Thursday 10th November at 4pm GMT? Yayy the L1 Christmas Lights were officially turned on plus the start of the Christmas markets in Liverpool, officially opening on 18th November! 🙂
Chavasse Park was choker block, heaving with excited, wrapped up Liverpudlians and visitors. It was so heart warming to see a large number of excited children, braving the cold with their adults…!
I don’t know about you but this definitely screams; Christmas time is about…The shops are already in full swing decked out with twinkling lights and baubles. But if you want a unique gift for your loved ones and friends, then you gotta head on to the Liverpool Christmas Markets.
We did mention them on the River of Light Bonfire Night post…It had amazing images go check it out!
Can you tell we Loooove Christmas time…? Heck does a cat love milk! And for the second year in a row, we are spending it at home in Liverpool. Woot! 🙂
By the way Liverpool celebrates Christmas in style, with several markets opening in mid-November and staying in business until just before Christmas.
The city rises to the occasion, it comes alive, its adorned in shiny and twinkling Christmas lights and decorations. These are not just on the main shopping streets like Lord Street, Church Street, Bold Street, or the famous open air Shopping centre; Liverpool ONE. Rather they are anywhere we locals deem fit and safe esp. our homes!
You will find twinkling Christmas displays in shop windows and Nativity scenes in locations other than places of worship! See the one from one of our Landmark Cathedrals last year above!
And now to the Liverpool Christmas Markets:
Where do we start?
Christmas markets are usually found in designated areas in the city centre, but the existing old markets get into the spirit as well, or they would lose custom. When you walk through the city centre, you will find various vendors from across Europe. They each have their own decorative Christmas trees and wooden chalet-style stands offering stocking fillers.
From, unique hand crafted gifts, all kinds of candies, chocolate, and their local foods.
The main show stopping Christmas Markets in Liverpool 2016 can be found in front of St Georges Hall opposite Lime Street Train Station. So, you got no excuse not to visit and fill your Crimbo stockings! You will find more than 60 stalls with all kinds of curiosities and mementos. And definitely not forgetting unique Christmas baubles from all over Europe!
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The whole scene gives a great festive and holiday atmosphere.
Definitely a unique shopping experience is up your street, quite unique from a London experience because Scousers are quite warm and awesome people!
You will find hand crafted custom made puppets, jewellery made from various stones, hand-painted ceramics, scented candles, Fudge (Julie’s fav). You will definitely find and could bag some ales, wines, spirits from across Europe. Any of which will warm your cockles from the cold winter air in the Christmas Markets.
It is very important that you wrap up warm. We like to take small hot water bottles and wrap them around our chests. I tell you we never feel the chill! Yes, the temperatures are crisp, but the aromas from all the European foods, cakes, the open-air kitchens in the Christmas markets in Liverpool will have you warm in no time. Did we say the aromas are divine…! 🙂
Could be your opportunity to sample roast rabbit or quail from Germany, strudels, casseroles, paellas, proper Italian hot chocolate…We tell you it’s divine!
There’s plenty to amuse kids, too. Last year, we were entertained by puppet shows, Musicians striking it out and singing their hearts out, wrapped to the nines from the cold. Mini Nativities from different countries on sale of course. Santa’s Grotto for the big and small child. Not forgetting carol music. There is something for all the family.
Liverpool is crammed with people both locals and visitors looking for a unique buy and bargain at this time of year.
Our advice is to take a City centre walking tour of the Christmas Markets and other local attractions with a local tour guide. You will see the city kitted out in its Christmas splendour, visit the main Liverpool Christmas markets by St George’s Hall and sample some of Europe’s finest Spicy mulled wine to warm you up after that winter walk!
And with that all warming thought, we leave you with some views of the Liverpool Christmas Lights Switch on below enjoy! xoxo
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