Liverpool’s most beautiful buildings are getting into the festive spirit with a whole ho-ho-host of Christmas events for all the family.
St George’s Hall, Liverpool Town Hall and Croxteth Hall have a festive offering for all of the family, ranging from live music, films, theatrical experiences, to a unique sporting ‘In conversation with…’ event and a nativity scene. The Christmas events start on Sunday 26 November:
26 November, 4pm until 7pm – St George’s Hall – Prices range from £13.50 to £21.50.
The Salvation Army’s Strawberry Field are joining forces with St George’s Hall Charitable Trust to support families and youth in Liverpool. They will be performing a festival carol concert with performances by the Liverpool Walton Band of The Salvation Army. The evening will also showcase music by singer Asa Murphy and Britain’s Got Talent contestant Charlie Green.
Christmas at Croxteth Hall
1 – 31 December 9.30am until 3.00pm – Croxteth Hall – Free
Croxteth Hall is celebrating Christmas with a family-friendly, cost-free nativity scene in the heart of the community. Youngsters will also get the chance to write to Father Christmas. The Hall will be closed between Christmas and New Year. No booking is necessary.
Story Time with Santa
3 – 24 December 11:30am until 4pm – Liverpool Town Hall – Prices range from £6.50 to £24.50.
Father Christmas and Buddy and Elf will make a welcome return to Liverpool Town Hall, captivating audiences with enchanting tales and festive songs by a warm log fire. Each session, lasting about 45 minutes, assures quality time with Father Christmas. Early booking is advised.
5 December 6.30pm until 8.00pm – St George’s Hall – Prices range from £17.50 to £22.50.
St George’s Hall is hosting a magical evening of classical Christmas music featuring Danielle Thomas, a classically trained singer, and Chorus Master Professor Ian Tracey on the Willis Organ. Along with a Liverpool Choir, they will perform classical music in beautiful surroundings.
8 December 7.00pm until 11.00pm – St George’s Hall – Prices range from £22.00 to £25.00
St George’s Hall annual Christmas Ceilidhs have become legendary in Liverpool and this year is no exception. This is one of the biggest Ceilidhs in the country hosted within the equally vast and magnificent splendour of the Great Hall.
A Ceilidh band and caller will be on hand to teach visitors all the steps to some of the best-known dances.
Christmas Crooners: A Tribute Night
9 December 7:30pm until 11.30pm – St George’s Hall – £27.50
St George’s Hall has launched a spectacular line-up of experienced tribute acts that have honed their craft to play homage to some of the greatest musical legends of all time, including Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and Michael Bublé.
The Luna Cinema
14 December – 2nd January. Various times from 3pm until 10pm – Liverpool Town Hall – £11.00 to £17.5Courtesy of ITVX, The Luna Cinema is sprinkling the festive stardust over a magical cinema experience this winter. Visitors can enjoy all their festive favourites on the big screen, in one of the city’s most spectacular venues. Feel-good festive films from Elf to Home Alone, Love Actually amongst others, will all be showing in the spectacular setting of Liverpool Town Hall.
The Snow Queen. An Enchanted Christmas Experience
16 – 24 December 9.30am until 9:45pm – St George’s Hall – From £22.90
The whole family is in for an extraordinary, unforgettable Christmas adventure. The Snow Queen is a festive theatre performance like you’ve never seen before, where the audience becomes an integral part of the 45-minute story, and enchantment waits at every turn. Quiet performances are available.
T’was The Night Before Christmas
16 – 24 December – Croxteth Hall – from £12.00
This interactive journey weaves through the house, you can expect to meet charmed characters ensuring everything is ready for the arrival of the guest of honour – Father Christmas himself!
Jags & Jimmy’s Blue Christmas
28 December 6:30pm until 10:pm – St George’s Hall – from £41.25
In a huge coup, ex-Everton captain and former England International Phil Jagielka, will take part in a special ‘In conversation with…’ event to talk about his impressive career. It’s the first time he has spoken publicly for the first time since departing the club in 2019. He’ll be joined by Everton legend – and newly retired kitman Jimmy Martin – who will be discussing and reminiscing about all things Everton.
St George’s Hall Burns Night
19 January 6:30pm until 11pm – St Georges Hall – from £22.55
Back by popular demand, the annual St George’s Hall Burns night, Ceilidh will be bigger and better than ever with poetry, the remarkable pipe band, and of course the Ceilidh band. We will have you dancing into the wee small hours!
For more details, head to the St George’s Hall website.
Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing and Culture, Councillor Harry Doyle, said:
“The City Hall’s programme has grown year-on-year and it’s fantastic to see such a diverse range of family-friendly events to get everyone into the Christmas spirit.
“I’m delighted to see Croxteth Hall get in on the Christmas action this year and it will undoubtedly offer a stunning backdrop to these high-quality events, which I’m sure will prove to be really popular with the local community and visitors.
“This programme spreads festive joy and also acts as a key economic driver, not only enabling us to reinvest in our much-loved Halls, but will also benefit the local hospitality sector.”