This Christmas, get into the festive spirit with a trip to Royal Albert Dock Liverpool as it becomes illuminated with more than one million twinkling lights, shining a spotlight on festive menus, unique gifts and world-class attractions.

Filling evenings with light, the dock has received a makeover as its much-loved installations return. Capture the magic of Christmas with a multitude of selfie opportunities for the ultimate festive photo while embarking on a waterfront wander with a mulled wine or hot chocolate.

Explore the estate to see a collection of characters, including nautical artworks and characters from Liverpool’s coat of arms. Providing the perfect backdrop for fans of The Beatles, an immersive yellow submarine shines brightly in Britannia Courtyard, ready for families and couples to snap a photo alongside John, Paul, George and Ringo. Visitors will also find Neptune and Triton standing tall at the entrance before spotting a dazzling jellyfish duo in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. Building. Plus, Liver Bird duo Bertie and Bella reclaim their positions in Anchor Courtyard and on Gower Street.

As the countdown to Christmas begins, the dock will also welcome performances from choirs around the North West throughout December. Visitors can enjoy Christmas classics with a twist from Liverpool indie Choir on 2 December with more to be announced.

A trip to the dock wouldn’t be complete without a feast of festive flavours. For traditional indulgence with a twist, enjoy Madre’s spiced turkey tacos topped with cranberry salsa, Maray’s crispy sprouts served with chestnut tahini and Lunyalita’s giant streetfood Christmas pintxos platters complete with Catalan pigs in blankets. ‘Tis the season to be jolly with cocktails aplenty, including reminiscent flavours of After Eight chocolates with The After One from The One O’Clock Gun and a Fireside Old Fashioned featuring spiced rum and mulled spice syrup from Gusto.

Ho ho home to a variety of independent retailers boasting gorgeous gifts, complete the Christmas shopping at Liverpool’s waterfront with jewellery and crystals in Nature’s Treasures and scenic panorama prints from Liverpool Pictures. For a Scouse souvenir, take home a colourful Lambanana from With Love From Liverpool, discover vibrant wooden toy cars in The Nest and pick up a limited-edition hoodie in Lost Soles.

From capturing Christmas selfies and feasting with friends to a ‘win Christmas’ competition launching in December, stay shop and explore at Royal Albert Dock this festive season.

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