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.
Liverpool celebrates Christmas in style, with several markets opening in mid-November Click To Tweet
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!
Related: A Run down to Christmas in Liverpool
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.
Santa’s Grotto for the big and small child. Not forgetting carol music. #LiverpoolChristmasMarkets #Liverpoollightsswitchon Click To Tweet
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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47 thoughts on “The Liverpool Christmas Markets and Lights Switch on|Pkjulesworld”
Oh wow, I need to add Liverpool to my Christmas bucket list. We don’t have anything like this in the small Georgia town where I live.
You absolutely should Liverpool is Rocking it right now! 🙂
How very cool. There’s so much to take in there for the holidays. It’s just starting to hit me that Christmas is around the corner.
Your side of the world seems to be getting into Christmas quicker than this side, although the shops are starting to get into it. Your pictures of all the fun are great and it is good to see that Christmas cheer is alive and well in Liverpool.
Christmas cheer is super on Already, since we dont celebrate Thanksgiving, soon as Halloween is done, Boom Christmas is born 🙂 So festive,m so twinkly, you should see people’s homes. every year we wonder what the neighbours will put up 🙂
Oh man Julie, this looks like lots of fun
It is so much fun, despite the crisp cold weather 🙂
I love Christmas– the lights, the trees, the music! Your pictures really make it look fun and festive! Thanks for sharing Julie!
We love Christmas and each destination looks so uniquely different and festive this time of year, Its the most wonderful time of the year 🙂
Thanks for sharing this info, I would never have thought of Liverpool as a destination for Christmas Markets.
In the States, we always hear about how we need to see them in Europe but they can be expensive to get there during the holiday season.
But Liverpool may offer me and my girlfriend a better option with the same holiday spirit
Indeed if one doesnt book early, flights to most destinations in the Christmas season can be a killer. And of course accommodations take follow suit. Liverpool is an super popular tourist destination for many reasons. The Christmas markets attract a whole new winter travel lover crowd. Its fun for us locals too 🙂
Let us know if we can be of help for a Visit with your girlfriend! 🙂
Omg everything about this looks like so much fun!!!! I just love all things Christmas
You and us you know. Thanks for your time 🙂
Christmas is the best and I love reading about how other places do Christmas! This makes me want to go so bad!
How about you put a plan in action and go check out our Saving for your next vacation post, before you know it, you will be globe trotting 🙂
Or have a chat with us and make that even sooner 🙂
Great stuff, Julie. I especially enjoed the colorful photos!
Hey Brad, We love to share the visuals 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!
Julie, you make me want to jump on a plane and come on over! London was my stomping ground in my university years and I would love to come across the pond one day soon!
Good to see you here. No time like the present. Just do it, Let the child in you out and live a lot 🙂 come stomp over in Liverpool
This is soo great beginning to feel like Christmas !!~ thank you for this enjoyable read soo appreciate your Blog post !!~
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Liverpool’s Christmas markets look amazing! I’m a huge fan of Christmas markets, but sadly here in Spain the holiday markets are not good at all.
How sad, we totally love the Liverpool Christmas Markets, coz we get so many visitors form the continent show casing their arts, crafts and amazing culture in the markets! 🙂
maybe you should come over and visit 🙂
Awesome article. I enjoyed reading it and looking at all the pictures! Thanks for sharing.
Glad to entertain Elegante, do come back again 🙂
This looks like it was so much fun! I love visiting anywhere that is in the festive mood for the holidays.
Good to see you here,w e do love the festive season and spirit too 🙂
It’s getting to look alot like Christmas with all your beautiful images. Thanks for sharing!
Yes it is Loetta, one of the most fun seasons for us wherever we are 🙂
This looks like so much fun. Great culture, thanks for sharing Julie
It is an awesome culture Yemisi, thanks for your time 🙂
What a wonderful area to celebrate Christmas. I love the festive photos and all the fun activities!
So glad you love, we do too, thanks for stopping by 🙂
Christmas markets are always awesome to go, they’re the best places to visit if you want to feel the Christmas spirit! Love that there are markets in Liverpool to go to!
You are so very right Eliza, the Christmas Markets are some of the best places to go top up on the festive spirit 🙂
And Liverpool doesn’t disappoint!
Looks like a nice way to spend the holidays. I love your photos, but I bet it was even nicer in person.
You are so spot on, the images dont do it all justice. We intend to go back during the day and really take some super pictures for our 1 year anniversary PKJulesworld Extravaganza 🙂
Christmas markets really fun, I love those Christmas decors and those foods. I wish we also have a Christmas markets near in my area.
Glad you love them, We wish you did too Thanks for stopping by!
I wish more places had Christmas markets. I feel like only big cities are able to keep these going all season long. They are so much fun and you find such unique items.
Indeed Cindy, but in even smaller cities and towns, you find the usual markets getting into the festive season 🙂
Liverpool Christmas Markets are trully some of the most fun in this season!
It looks so fun and exciting. I would love to go in a markets like this.
Nothing stopping you Nikki 🙂 Come check them out 🙂
Julie, What a great review of Liverpool during Christmas. It looks fun and festive.
Liverpool is super fun and festive during Christmas Kenny.
Something we used to run away from heading to warmer climes. Now we love to stay and join in the fun! 🙂
I did not even know this was a thing. Looks like a lot of fun. I love the pictures!
Glad to inform Wren, thanks for swinging by 🙂
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