Whether you’re visiting Liverpool for a wintry weekend away or looking for a family day out then we’ve got just the events for you.
With Christmas just around the corner, some are already getting in the festive mood early but there’s something for everyone this month.
Pop-Up in the Palm House Winter Market
Pop-Up in the Palm House is the perfect opportunity to start your Christmas shopping with a whole host of local artists, makers and designers selling their works this 17th-19th November 2023.
For those that haven’t visited before the Palm House is located in Sefton Park, one of the city’s most popular destinations. Once you’ve got your fix of Christmas presents, Lark Lane is only a short walk away where you’ll be able to sample some of the city’s best independent cafes, pubs and restaurants, with Love & Rockets being a personal favourite.
And just in case you thought it couldn’t get any better, this is an entirely free event and you’re welcome to come and go as you please.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Empire Theatre
The city’s theatres burst into life at this time of year and we’re spoilt for choice this year with something for the whole family.
First up in theatre land is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! If you’re a musical fan then you’re in luck this November as Willy Wonka and his Oompa-Loompas are inviting you inside their chocolate-filled world, well for a couple of hours at least.
The Liverpool Empire Theatre is set to host the stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s acclaimed book until the 26th of this month and tickets are still available.
The Muppets Christmas Carol at the Empire Theatre
If Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has left you wanting more musicals then, we’ve got just the news for you! The Muppets Christmas Carol is making its way to the Empire Theatre on the 28th of November 2023.
Added to that you’ll also get to experience the film with its musical score performed live.
Photie Man: 50 Years of Tom Wood at the Walker Art Gallery
Next up is ‘Photie Man’: 50 Years of Tom Wood an exhibition for the art and photography fans amongst us.
Irish photographer Tom Wood has seen his decade’s worth of photography showcased across the globe but this will be the first opportunity for people to see it in all its glory in England. It’s no coincidence that Liverpool was picked as the first destination for Tom’s exhibition as he moved to the city in 1971 and soon started documenting life in the city all the way through to the 1990s.
Speaking about his upcoming show earlier this year Tom said: “The work was made here and I’ve had big shows all over the world; Moscow, France, China even, but not Liverpool.”
But don’t worry if you’re not able to make it to the Walker Art Gallery this month, Tom Wood’s exhibition will be running until the 7th of January 2024, giving you plenty more opportunities to catch Tom’s work.
And if that’s not enough, just next door you’ll find Liverpool’s oldest museum, the National Museum. Step inside and see everything the museum has to offer, from the Ancient Egypt gallery to the Aquarium.
Prices for the Photie Man: 50 Years of Tom Wood exhibition range from £14 for adults and £7 for children aged between 6-17
William Shakespeare’s Macbeth directed by Simon Godwin at the Depot
Shakespeare fans are in for a treat as legendary British BAFTA award-winning actor Ralph Feinnes is set to take on the role of Macbeth from the 18th of November at the Depot.
Joining Feinnes on stage will be a familiar face for Game of Thrones fans as Indira Varma has been cast to play Lady Macbeth. She is also currently in Netflix’s new drama Obsession.
And just to whet your appetite for Shakespeare’s classic even more, whilst speaking about the play earlier this year Ralph Feinnes said: “Shakespeare’s examination of the minds of his protagonists – the intimate nature of this – is what gives the play its brilliant and terrifying focus.”
Ice Rink at St Luke’s Bombed Out Church
St Luke’s Bombed Out Church provides an idyllic setting to a newly installed four-day ice rink running from the 30th of November until the 3rd of December.
You’ll also have the chance to sip some festive drinks from the bar available at the Bombed Out Church whilst you’re waiting to take to the ice.
Whether you’re planning an evening out with the family or with friends you won’t be disappointed.
But you’ll need to be quick as tickets are already selling out.
Soul II Soul concert at the Eventim Olympia
If you’re a music fan, well more specifically a soul and funk fan then you’re in luck this month as Soul II Soul are set to take centre stage at the Eventim Olympia on Friday 17th of November at 7 pm.
The band has become a household name down the decades for hit songs including ‘Back to Life’ and ‘Keep on Movin’’
The music icons are currently on a nationwide tour with their tickets ranging between £34 and £37 for their gig at the Eventim Olympia.
Love Actually in concert at the Liverpool Philarmonic
The Liverpool Philarmonic will provide the backdrop to one of the country’s favourite Christmas films as the festive season approaches.
Your chance to see the likes of Liam Neeson, Colin Firth and Keira Knightly on the big screen will come on Monday 27th of November at 7.30 pm.
But that’s not all, the Richard Curtis-directed film will also have a live orchestra performing the film’s original soundtrack.
Where to stay?
If you’re making a weekend out of your Liverpool visit then you have got to book Epic Aparthotel! The city centre hotel boasts rooms for a wide range of party sizes and is perfectly located sitting between Slater Street and Duke Street with some of the city’s best restaurants, pubs and bars right on your doorstep.