Our Guide to What’s On in March 2018

If you’re visiting Liverpool this month, check out our guide to what’s on in March 2018 and really make the most of your stay with us.

With Mother’s Day, St Patrick’s Day and many more celebrations coming up, it couldn’t be a better time to visit our city.

Take a look at some of our top picks, from disco themed nights out to award winning theatre productions and afternoon tea with a twist, it’s all here.

Fiesta Bombarda with Gilles Peterson and Mungo’s Hifi

When: 2nd March

Where: Constellations

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First in our guide to what’s on in March is a colourful carnival at Constellations.

Fiesta Bombarda are returning after a sellout New Year’s Eve extravaganza, to transform Constellations into an extra-terrestrial, tropical paradise.

With special guest, BBC 6 music presenter and Worldwide FM founder Gilles Peterson, alongside reggae royalty Mungo’s HiFi, KOG, Banana Hill and many more, this event is sure to be a sell out.

Expect to be immersed in a colourful carnival with Fiesta face painting available, electropical performers and all things vibrant.

Liverpool Disco Festival Warm Up

When: 2nd March

Where: Alma de Cuba

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For one night only, Liverpool’s famous Disco Festival will be taking over the iconic Alma de Cuba for a night of Latin and Afro fused Disco, Classic Disco, Boogie, Soul, Funk and Soulful House Classics.

A warm up for the Disco Festival taking place later in the month, this evening will feature sets by Natasha Kitty Katt, James Morgan and Darryl Marsden. As well as the usual performances from the spectacular Samba girls, glitter stations, confetti showers, delicious cocktails and a disco photo booth.

A converted church built in 1788, Alma de Cuba was recently voted the best bar and restaurant in Liverpool and this night promises to be the highlight of the month.


When: 8th March – onwards

Where: Empire Theatre

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One of the UK’s favourite productions and the most hotly anticipated events in our guide to what’s on in March, Wicked transports audiences to the stunningly re-imagined world of Oz in a breathtaking magical spectacle.

Winning numerous major international awards, including 10 theatregoer-voted WhatsOnStage Awards and two Olivier Audience Awards, Wicked tells the untold story of an unlikely, but profound friendship between two young women who first meet as sorcery students.

Their extraordinary adventures on Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

This multi record-breaking production of the West End and Broadway musical sensation is returning the Liverpool Empire this March and tickets are expected to sell out very fast.

An Evening with Tyson Fury

When: 10th March

Where: Garden of Eden, The Shankly

An Evening with Tyson Fury

In association with IWA Events, the incredible organisation behind White Collar Boxing, Tyson Fury will be spending an evening at The Shankly Hotel to give an honest and intimate conversation with his fans and boxing enthusiasts.

The controversial champion will host a candid discussion on his career, his past and his plans for his comeback in the very near future.

Get up close and personal with one of the legends of the boxing world with this one of a kind event.

The ticket includes a three-course meal of mouth-watering food to get you ready for an exciting night. There’s even entertainment from a top comedian to keep the fun going and you’ll be treated to a complimentary photograph with Tyson Fury himself.

Swing Afternoon Tea Mother’s Day

When: 11th March

Where: Garden of Eden, The Shankly

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This Mother’s Day why not treat the number one woman in your life to an unforgettable Swing Afternoon Tea.

Located in the stunning Garden of Eden, on the rooftop of our beautiful hotel, take in the magnificent views of Liverpool’s skyline as you enjoy a delicious traditional afternoon tea.

Indulge in delicate finger sandwiches, sweet treats, freshly baked scones and cakes, served with a choice of tea or coffee.

Whilst you’re tucking in to your afternoon tea, you’ll be serenaded by a swing singer, who is sure to get you on your feet and singing along.

Liverpool St Patrick’s Day Festival

When: 15th March

Where: Baltic Market

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Bringing a little bit of Dublin to the Baltic Triangle, this year the Baltic Market are hosting a massive St Patrick’s Day you won’t want to miss.

Celebrating all things Irish, expect to be treated to lashings of Guinness, lager, whiskey and a few Irish gins.

It wouldn’t be a party without food and at the Baltic Market they are blessed with some of the best food in the city. From wood fired pizzas to halloumi fries – there’s something for everyone.

If that wasn’t enough, there will also be a wealth of local live music to jig to, a Jonny Bongo DJ set, Irish dancing, the rugby and the Loose Moose String Band.

Russell Brand RE: Birth

When: 19th March

Where: Liverpool Echo Arena

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After having some time out to become a parent and get serious, Russell Brand is returning to Liverpool for his Re:Birth stand up tour.

Asking questions like “How can you be a dangerous, edgy, rebel with a tiny, little daughter?” and “What am I going to tell my daughter about conformity and responsibility? What happens if she grows up to be like me? Or, worse, to date a man like me?”

He will perform his stand-up comedy show at the ECHO arena’s Auditorium on March 19. It marks his second appearance here in Merseyside in a year with the hugely popular show.

Since his 2003 breakthrough the controversial comedian has become one of the most recognisable across the globe, hosting the MTV Video Music Awards, releasing his own book and playing acclaimed tours in both the UK and US.

Paloma Faith

When: 20th March

Where: Echo Arena

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Paloma Faith is coming to Liverpool’s Echo Arena to tour her long-awaited fourth album, ‘The Architect’.

One of only two British female artists this decade to have their last three albums go double platinum in the UK, she is renowned for her amazing live performances and this tour promises to be more of the same.

On her new album, Paloma explores both personal and political themes and features an array of acclaimed co-writers, producers and collaborators including, Sia, John Legend, Jesse Shatkin, Rag’n’Bone Man, actor Samuel L. Jackson and journalist and activist Owen Jones.

One of our favourites in our guide to what’s on in March, this show promises to be a sell-out.

Madhatter’s Afternoon Tea

When: 24th March

Where: Garden of Eden, The Shankly

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Next in our guide to what’s on in March is an afternoon tea event with a wacky twist.

This magical tea with a difference will transport you to the crazy world of the Mad Hatter, featuring much-loved favourites from the literary world and some magical live music.

Sip on prosecco as you enjoy unique interactions with Mad Hatter characters, all whilst enjoying an afternoon tea with a difference.

This Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea is sure to be unforgettable.

Liverpool Disco Festival

When: 31st March

Where: Camp and Furnace

Liverpool Disco Festival

Last in our guide to what’s on in March is a firm favourite for the clubbers in Liverpool.

Liverpool Disco Festival is returning to Camp and Furnace for an event jam packed full of disco classic, funky flares and buckets of glitter.

This month sees Kerri Chandler headline the Saturday night, with a live PA from Jocelyn Brown, as well as sets from Jeremy Underground and Derrick Carter.

Get your tickets soon as this event is selling out fast already!

We hope you’ve enjoyed our guide to what’s on in March 2018. If you’re thinking of visiting Liverpool this month, book a stay at The Shankly Hotel and have the ultimate getaway. 

Get in touch with our friendly team today and make the most of your trip to this beautiful city. 

The Shankly Hotel Guide to What’s On February 2018

If you’ll be joining us at The Shankly this February, you’ll find plenty to see and do throughout your stay.

Situated in the heart of Liverpool’s cultural centre, guests can enjoy an array of nearby theatres and special events.

So whether you’re looking for the best Valentine’s Day events in Liverpool or a family night out, we’ve got it covered.

The Band: Take That’s New Musical

When: 1st – 3rd February 2018

Where: Liverpool Empire Theatre

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Escape the hustle and bustle with a visit to Liverpool Empire this February. Feel-good musical The Band will transport you back to the 90s as you’re taken on a journey of female friendship and boyband nostalgia.

An uplifting fusion of Take That’s greatest hits, this spectacular production is truly unmissable for any musical theatre fan. Playwright Stephen M Hornby gave the musical a five star review, adding: “The show is funny and bursting with music, but it also a clever and subtle take on grief, loss and the bittersweet pleasure of nostalgia.”

A Passage to India

When: 6th – 10th February 2018

Where: Playhouse Theatre Liverpool

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Only moments from The Shankly Hotel, the charming Liverpool Playhouse awaits. And this February, find yourself swept away to Imperial India. From the elephants and temples to exquisite original music, audiences can sit back, relax and escape.

This mesmerising production of A Passage to India offers a rich blend of humour, humanity and philosophical thought. So don’t miss out on this must-see adaptation of one of the great novels of the Twentieth Century.

Fifty Shades Dinner Party

When: 9th February and 17th February 2018

Where: The Garden of Eden at The Shankly Hotel, Liverpool

50 Shades Dinner

This month, you can celebrate the release of the final Fifty Shades instalment within our exquisite Garden of Eden venue. The perfect girls’ night out, join us in our rooftop space for a dazzling night out.

Our 50 Shades Dinner Party is set to be an immersive experience from start to finish. Guests will be welcomed with a glass of bubbly before an indulgent 2-course meal and entertainment from Mr Grey. And to top it all off, the night will finish with a premier screening of Fifty Shades Freed at Liverpool One ODEON.

The Script in Concert

When: 12th February 2018

Where: Echo Arena, Liverpool

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If you’ll be catching The Script on tour this February, why not stay with us at The Shankly Hotel? We’re located within 20 minute walking distance from the Echo Arena. Coinciding with their new album Freedom Child, The Script’s upcoming tour will see the Irish three-piece take to the stage with their new songs and fan favourites.

The soft rock favourites have sold over 29 million records and over 1.4 million tickets across 203 headline shows. And they remain one of the world’s most successful bands. Renowned for putting on a great show, fans can look forward to an electrifying atmosphere.

The Jungle Book

When: 13th February – 18th February 2018

Where: Playhouse

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One of the most memorable stories of all time, The Jungle Book will be lighting up the Playhouse theatre with fun for all the family. This brand new production has been filled with colourful characters and uplifting songs to get your toes tapping.

This spectacular adventure was created by some of the best in the business. Directed by Max Webster and adapted by Olivier Award-winning Jessica Swale, you can look forward to a truly magical show.

Valentine’s Classics

When: 14th February 2018

Where: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

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Add a sprinkle of romance to your February with a spectacular Valentine’s Day in Liverpool. What better venue to spend the evening than Liverpool Philharmonic Hall? The opulent concert hall is undoubtedly one of the most breathtaking buildings in Liverpool.

So escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre and allow yourself to be charmed by the sounds of classical music. Make sure you bring along someone special for a night of decadence as you’re swept off your feet by the sounds of romance. The evening will include a stunning rendition of Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto, performed by incredible pianist Zhang Zuo.

Valentine’s Day Offers at The Shankly Hotel

The Shankly Hotel is the perfect spot to spend a special Valentine’s Day in Liverpool. We have an array of fabulous offers to choose from.

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To enquire further or to book your stay at The Shankly Hotel, you can get in touch with our team on 0151 601 8801. 

The Shankly Hotel: Unmissable Valentine’s Day Deals

At The Shankly Hotel, we know a thing or two about luxury stays with a touch of romance. One of the most romantic hotels in Liverpool, look no further for a Valentine’s treat.

We pride ourselves on offering luxury accommodation. Each of our rooms and suites offers a spacious yet cosy haven to spend quality time with your significant other.

Situated in the heart of Liverpool city centre, you’ll find yourself surrounded by top Liverpool landmarks with the city’s most scenic spots only a short stroll away.

Valentine’s Hotel Offers

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Love Is All You Need

Price: £159 per couple

Availability: 14th February

Love Is All You Need this Valentine’s Day at The Shankly Hotel. Take a well earned break and enjoy a night style in style.

This romantic package includes a luxury overnight stay, delicious breakfast and our Love Sweet Love deal including balloons, prosecco and rose petals.

Love Me Do

Price: £199 per couple

Availability: 14th February

Our Love Me Do package is calling your name this Valentine’s Day. And what better way to treat that special someone?

This dazzling deal includes an overnight stay, 2-course meal in The Bastion, cocktail with your meal and tasty breakfast. Perfect!

Ultimate Valentine’s

Price: £179 per couple

Availability: Sun-Thurs (February)

The Ultimate Valentine’s package could be just what you’re after. One of our best February offers in Liverpool, don’t miss this fabulous deal.

Including an overnight stay, breakfast and the Love Sweet Love package perks, say goodbye to winter with a sprinkle of romance!

Love & Dine

Price: £149 per couple

Availability: Sun-Thurs (February)

February is the month of romance, so why not treat someone special to a stay that they’ll never forget?

Our Love & Dine deal includes an overnight stay with breakfast and the chance to wine and dine in one of the most romantic restaurants in Liverpool, our Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

Plus, we’re throwing in a special treat for the ladies!

Love Suite Love

Price: £129 per couple

Availability: Sun-Thurs (February)

Ready for romance this February? Our Love Suite Love package is one of the best Valentines Day deals in the city.

For just £129 per couple you can enjoy a luxury overnight stay, our Love Sweet Love package including prosecco, petals and balloons, all topped off with a delicious breakfast.

Luxury Rooms & Suites

The Shankly boasts luxury rooms and suites guaranteed to take your breath away. With stylish interior and fantastic amenities, you’ll feel right at home in no time.

Rooms at The Shankly are equipped with comfortable bedding and beautiful interior. Not forgetting, facilities include our whirlpool baths and free WiFi.

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If you choose to have a cosy night in, our Midnight Munchies menu has got you covered. Choose from a range of tasty treats which can be brought straight to your door.

But of course, The Bastion Bar & Restaurant awaits you on our ground floor. One of the most romantic restaurants in Liverpool, you could join us for a dining experience like no other.

Offering a special bonus for football fans, guests can also browse our exclusive museum of Bill Shankly memorabilia, situated within The Bastion.

A City Centre Location

The Shankly Hotel couldn’t be situated in a better location for enjoying the city. A short walk from the waterfront, why not enjoy a romantic stroll as you take in the sights?

We also have a range of cultural attractions only moments away. You could spend a day exploring the Walker Art Gallery or World Museum, bursting with things to see and do.

Not forgetting, Liverpool’s extensive range of high street names and designer brands are awaiting. It’s well worth taking a walk into Liverpool ONE to pick up some Valentine’s treats.

So this February, make Valentine’s Day extra special with a visit to The Shankly. We hope to see you soon.

To enquire further or to book your stay,  get in touch today on 0151 601 8801 and our team will be able to help. 

The Shankly Hotel: What’s On in January Liverpool 2018

Leave the January blues behind and let the fun continue with a winter visit to Liverpool.

With so much to see and do, why not start the New Year in style at The Shankly Hotel?

Find yourself within walking distance of Liverpool’s world famous attractions and top theatres and shops.

So if you’re looking for the best of what’s on in Liverpool this January, take a browse of our recommendations…

Gerry and the Pacemakers

When: Until 7th January 2018

Where: Museum of Liverpool

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This January, don’t miss the last few days of the Gerry and the Pacemakers at Museum of Liverpool.

This spectacular exhibition captures the Merseybeat group at their very best.

Find yourself swept away by sentimental 60s nostalgia as you explore captivating images taken by Graham Spencer and Peter Kaye.

You can look forward to seeing Gary Marsden’s infectious charisma captured inside Liverpool’s world famous Cavern Club.


When: Saturday 9th December

Where: The Playhouse Liverpool

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Prepare to sit on the very edge of your seat this January in Liverpool.

Liverpool’s charming Playhouse theatre will be filled with the twists and turns of Baskerville, the Sherlock Holmes mystery.

Cosy up with a misty and mysterious moors tale as you laugh along to genius wit and gasp with suspense!

Fast and Furious Live

When: 11th – 12th January 2018

Where: Echo Arena Liverpool

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Get ready for a night of non-stop thrills at Fast & Furious Live this January in Liverpool.

The atmospheric Echo Arena is set to play host to two action-packed preview performances that you won’t want to miss!

This adrenaline-fuelled show is sure to keep you hooked from start to finish with showstopping stunts and precision performance driving.

You can also expect to feel transported straight into the Fast & Furious movies with the help of immersive 3D projection mapping.

The Late Wake Club: David Bowie

When: Saturday 13th January 2018

Where: Camp and Furnace

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Celebrate the life and legacy of the one and only David Bowie this January in Liverpool.

The Late Wake Club will be returning on Saturday 13th January for a night of dazzling music brought to you by Camp and Furnace’s resident DJ.

Get ready to hear every iconic Bowie hit as Liverpool’s leading warehouse venue is filled with electric atmosphere.

Not forgetting, you’ll have the chance to get Bowied over at the makeover station!

Celebrating Sgt Pepper: Live

When: 13th January 2018

Where: Liverpool Echo Arena

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Beatlemania is back this January at Echo Arena Liverpool. And it’s certain to be an evening of singing, dancing and non-stop entertainment.

The Bootleg Beatles and award-winning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will be teaming up for an unmissable fusion of live music.

This spectacular night is set to celebrate 10 years of the arena and a half century of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Hear the iconic album in its entirety, as well as timeless favourites including ‘Strawberry Fields’, ‘Penny Lane’ and ‘All You Need is Love’.

The Band: Take That’s New Musical

When: 23rd January – 3rd February 2018

Where: Liverpool Empire

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The ultimate musical for anyone who grew up with a favourite boyband, get ready for a nostalgic coming-of-age journey with The Band.

Award winning writer Tim Firth tells the story of five friends in 1992 and 25 years later as they set out to meet their favourite band.

Hear the infectious sounds of Britain’s most successful boyband of all time with hits including ‘Never Forget’, ‘Back for Food’ and ‘A Million Love Songs’.

So don’t miss this breathtaking production at Liverpool Empire Theatre before it takes to the stage at London’s West End!

A Luxury Stay at The Shankly Hotel

Christmas doesn’t have to be the end of relaxation. Why not start January off in utter luxury at The Shankly Hotel?

Our stylish rooms and suites are perfect for enjoying an overnight stay in the heart of the city.

Rooms feature fantastic facilities including everything from double whirlpool baths to 50″ TV screens, Bluetooth and free WiFi.

As Liverpool’s unique Bill Shanky-themed venue, you’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy an abundance of exclusive memorabilia.

See Bill Shankly’s original LFC contract, personal typewriter and lots more within our hotel and stunning Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

To book your stay with us or to enquire further about what to expect, simply get in touch with our helpful team today on 0151 601 8801. 

The Perfect Family Christmas Break in Liverpool

This December, why not treat yourself to an enchanting Christmas break in Liverpool?

Whether it’s festive fun, cultural attractions, cosy pubs or endless shopping, Liverpool is bursting with things to do!

At The Shankly Hotel, we’re right in the heart of it all, within walking distance of the best Christmas attractions.

So join us for a magical festive break and make lasting memories with your nearest and dearest.

A Stay at The Shankly

Rooms at The Shankly are ideal for family stays, offering a spacious alternative to sleeping in separate rooms.

Our rooms are designed for spending quality time with your loved ones in the most stylish and comfortable setting.

A blend of classic and contemporary style, rooms have a luxury feel without compromising on cosiness.

You can also look forward to a 50″ TV screen and free WiFi access within the comfort of your room.

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Our fantastic facilities include double whirlpool baths, perfect for winding down after a day of exploring.

Guests at The Shankly can also look forward to enjoying a range of exclusive Bill Shankly memorabilia around the hotel and The Bastion restaurant.

Choose from an unmissable range of Christmas offers guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit!

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During your stay, don’t miss out on joining us for our Festive Afternoon Tea.

Escape the cold and take some time to indulge in our scrumptious selection of Christmas themed sandwiches and cakes.

Available for £19.55pp or £24.95pp with bubbles, this delightful package is the ultimate Christmas treat.

Pier Head Festivities

The Pier Head is bursting with things to do and see this Christmas in Liverpool.

Embrace the best of the festive season and visit Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival for a truly magical day out.

Only a short walk down from The Shankly, the Ice Festival features a wide range of family activities and attractions.

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Explore Christmas market stalls serving up sweet and savoury treats with plenty of festive twists. You can even try a Yorkshire Pudding Wrap!

You’ll also find thrilling fairground rides for the whole family to enjoy. Brave this year’s newest ride The Ice Jet or take in spectacular views from the Ferris Wheel.

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This year has also seen a new Christmas attraction at the Cunard Building, also situated along the Pier Head.

Santa’s Christmas Party has been a hit with families so far. The jam-packed event offers much more than simply a grotto.

The enchanting party features real reindeer, Christmas movies and singing and dancing with Santa and the elves!

Festive Family-Friendly Bars

You won’t find yourself short of things to do later on in the evening!

Why not a pay a festive visit to Liverpool’s very own Home Alone Themed Bar, nestled away in Cains Brewery.

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Step inside the home of Kevin McCallister as you’re transformed into one of the most magical Christmas films of all time.

The pop up bar features cosy Christmas living rooms, twinkling giant trees and tasty festive treats.

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Also within Cains Brewery, Baltic Market is serving up a delicious range of food and drink from Liverpool’s top traders this Christmas season.

Since opening earlier this year, Baltic Market has quickly become one of the most popular spots in the city.

Treat yourself to a hot Gin and Tonic, warming mulled wine and tuck in to their famous halloumi fries…yum!

It’s well worth leaving some time to take a wander around the gift and craft stalls too for the perfect stocking filler.

So give your Christmas an extra sprinkle of magic this year and join us at The Shankly Hotel. 

We wish you a Merry Christmas and hope to see you very soon.

To enquire further, you can reach our friendly team on 0151 601 8801.

30 Bellefield Boxing Day Bonanza at The Shankly Hotel

Spend a brilliant day watching boxing day football in Liverpool with the whole family at The Shankly Hotel. We’ve tailormade a special boxing day football event for families of footy fans to come together and enjoy the match in an amazing atmosphere.

Pop your new team shirt on and make your way to our 30 Bellefield Boxing Day Bonanza this boxing day in Liverpool.

The best place to watch boxing day football 2017

Where else could you gather together with the whole family, enjoy a menu of delicious food, superb drinks offers and get a guaranteed seat to watch boxing day football in Liverpool?

At The Shankly Hotel, there’s nothing more important than family (but football comes close). Bill Shankly himself was a man who wholeheartedly dedicated himself to the game of football but still made time for his loving family.

Our Bellefield Boxing Day Bonanza celebrates Shankly’s love of the game and his devoted family by giving people a safe and welcoming place to enjoy boxing day football in Liverpool.

The match will be screened on 10 TV’s dotted all around The Bastion Bar and Restaurant giving every fan unobstructed views of the action.

For just £19.95 per adult, a choice of meal from The Bastion Restaurant’s favourite dishes and a free drink is yours and better still your little footy fans eat for free.

Wait there’s more . . .

Throughout the game, a gifted local musician will be keeping the match day atmosphere alive playing a superb song list of LFC and other football-themed tunes.

To keep the whole family entertained we will also be giving you the chance to get your hands on some unbelievable prizes that include food, drink and accommodation in The Shankly Hotel.

Those in town to watch boxing day football in Liverpool will also have access to The Bastion Bar’s legendary drinks offers and enjoy the “In Play Drink” promotions where the prices are dictated what happening on the pitch.


On top of all this visitors will be able to peruse the wonderful collection of rare Shankly memorabilia including family photos telegrams and coveted LFC treasures.

The Shankly Hotel is Liverpool’s only football-themed hotel, that has family fun at its core so come enjoy the boxing day football in Liverpool as Shankly would have, surrounded by family.

Why Bellefield?

When Shankly came to Liverpool he and his loving family settled down in West Derby in a house that is now a footballing landmark.

This family home is situated in the leafy suburbs of Liverpool on Bellefield Ave, within an easy walking distance of Walker Playing Fields, Melwood Training Ground and what is now known as the Bill Shankly Recreation Ground.

It was common practice for the large Shankly family to come together in the Bellefield family home where Shank’s would have the footy on and Nanny Ness would whip up a delicious family meal for everyone to tuck into.


Why not book your family a Shankly Tour including a trip to the hallowed ground which is the Shankly family home?

This, as well as a guided trip around the city’s most iconic cultural and footballing landmarks, ensures the whole family enjoy a fun, family day together before sitting down to watch the boxing day football in Liverpool at The Shankly Hotel.

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The Liverpool vs Swansea match kicks off at 17:30 pm giving you and the family plenty of time to enjoy a scrumptious evening meal, some “In Play Drinks” and toe-tapping music.

At The Bastion Bar and Restaurant, the homely atmosphere is perfect for bringing families together and for true football fans, a chance to learn a little more about the sports greatest player-manager.

Thanks to the Shankly family there’s plenty of fascinating Shankly stories associated with his time at Liverpool Football Club and hilarious anecdotes detailing Shankly as a family man can be found among the memorabilia.

Our Bellefield Boxing Day Bonanza is the perfect combination of footballing family fun and the best way to enjoy the boxing day football in Liverpool this year.

Also is you are hanging around in town consider the amazing Stardust Boxing Night Disco taking place in Eden our fabulous rooftop events venue click here for more details.

Call to book your table on 0151 541 9999 and check out some of our amazing seasonal accommodation offers here built for families of football.

The Perfect Festive Day Out with The Shankly Hotel

At The Shankly Hotel, we’re right in the heart of the top Christmas attractions in Liverpool.

So whether you’re joining us for a short weekend break or longer winter stay, you’ll find plenty to see and do.

And to make your Christmas break all the more relaxing, why not take a browse at our helpful guide?

A Spot of Christmas Shopping

Liverpool ONE

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Only a short walk from The Shankly Hotel, discover designer brands and high-street favourites at Liverpool ONE.

Adorned with twinkling lights and decorations, find the ultimate Christmas gift or special stocking filler.

Liverpool Independents

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Take a wander along charming Bold Street for a real feel of Liverpool’s independent shopping scene.

Stock up on unique Christmas gifts and hidden gems, perfect for those in search of some sentimental treasures.

Family Fun & Entertainment

Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival

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A Christmas day out in Liverpool wouldn’t be complete without the Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival!

Take a scenic stroll down towards the waterfront and find an array of entertainment along the Pier Head.

Get your skate on as you take to the rink, brave this year’s new Ice Jet ride or take in breathtaking views from the Ferris Wheel.

Santa’s Christmas Party

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This Christmas, prepare to be dazzled by Santa’s Christmas Party at the Cunard Building.

Embrace the best of the festive season with the whole family as you enjoy everything from real reindeer to meeting Santa and the Elves.

Not forgetting, you’ll have plenty of magical photo opportunities to make lasting festive memories.

Christmas Treats

Festive Afternoon Tea

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Escape the cold and join us back at The Shankly for our truly tasty Festive Afternoon Tea.

The perfect break from exploring Liverpool, enjoy a cosy afternoon with the family as you choose from sweet and savoury delights.

Giving our Bastion Bar & Restaurant a sprinkle of Christmas magic, this decadent treat is sure to impress!

Liverpool Christmas Market

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Later on, why not head up towards St George’s Plateau and indulge in some classic festive treats?

Choose from sweet and sugary crepes and waffles to the hearty Yorkshire Pudding Wrap.

You’ll also find an array of stalls to pick up some last minute gifts, perfect for foodies!

Catch a Festive Theatre Show

Liverpool Everyman Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto

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What better way to celebrate the Christmas season than a visit to the Everyman’s famous Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto?

Prepare for non-stop laughs and family entertainment from this hugely talented cast, starring comedy duo Adam Keast and Francis Tucker.

Miles ahead from your usual pantomime, this annual show is set to give The Little Mermaid a hilarious festive twist.

Christmas with Katherine Jenkins

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And if pantomime isn’t calling your name, why not enjoy an enchanting evening at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall?

Start Christmas in style with seasonal music and songs performed by the magnificent Katherine Jenkins.

This spectacular venue is certain to ignite some festive cheer and leave you feeling merry and bright!

A Festive Stay at The Shankly Hotel

Family hotel offers

Treat yourself or someone special this Christmas to a special stay at The Shankly Hotel.

With our fantastically festive offers, you can enjoy a night of luxury for a great price.

Rooms at The Shankly offer the ultimate blend of contemporary and classic style with fabulous features.

Ideal for Christmas party nights out in Liverpool, our spacious rooms are perfect for spending a night with your group of friends in style.

Situated in the heart of the city centre, you’ll find the city’s leading clubs and restaurants right on your doorstep.

To enquire further or to book your overnight stay with us, you can get in touch today on 0151 601 8801.

What’s On in Liverpool This December

It’s finally the most magical time of year and The Shankly Hotel couldn’t be more excited! To help celebrate the festive season, we’ve organised some of the best events in Liverpool to help you get merry and stay bright.

If you’re staying with us in December and making the most of your Christmas, take a look at what’s on this December in Liverpool.

Santa’s Christmas Party

When: Throughout all December!

Where: Cunard Building

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Come and join Santa at the most exciting Grotto in Liverpool this year at one of the city’s most iconic buildings.

The Cunard Building is hosting a family Christmas party like no other with real reindeer, a Jingle Bell Ball, all of Santa’s elves and a selection of festive food!

Treat the kids to the best of the Christmas season with a special visit to the REAL Santa and take part in his magical festive disco.

It’s the only place to take the kids to see their faces light up with Christmas joy and put that festive sparkle in their eyes ready for the big day.

Leanne & Dave’s Retro Quiz Night

When: 7th December

Where: Mulholland

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Mulholland’s wildly successful Retro Quiz Night with Radio City’s very own Leanne and Dave are back for another round of roaring fun in the trendy bar.

With a festive twist on the hilarious quiz, it’s the perfect warm up to get in the Christmas mood. Mullholland’s amazing range of cocktails and beers are ideal for really getting the party started.

Put your knowledge to the test and have a merry time with a competitive edge!

Festive Swing Afternoon Tea

When: 10th December

Where: Garden of Eden

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Festive Afternoon Tea returns with an incredible soundtrack this Christmas. Join The Shankly Hotel in The Bastion for a magical meeting of food and amazing music.

With a carefully selected range of festive finger sandwiches and delightful sweet treats and even a glass of fizz to wash it all down, there’s no Afternoon Tea like The Shankly Hotel’s Festive Afternoon Tea.

Christmas Day Dinner

When: 25th December

Where: Garden of Eden

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You’ll have to act fast if you want to have your 2017 Christmas Dinner in the beautiful Garden of Eden! Demand for a seat at the table has been higher than ever before and there are only a few of the golden tickets left!

Enjoy a three-course meal with all the trimmings, lovingly crafted by our immensely talented in-house kitchen team and wash everything down with a glass of fizz once you toast to the end of another successful year.

There will also be exclusive entertainment on the day to provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable Christmas Day dinner.

Stardust Boxing Night Extravaganza

When: 26th December

Where: Garden of Eden

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Once the warm and fuzzy feeling of Christmas is over, it’s time to get your glad rags on and party until the New Year. The Shankly Hotel has got everything you need to dance the year away with a one of a kind event in the stunning Garden of Eden.

The Stardust Boxing Night Extravaganza will feature some of the most legendary names in House to treat you to a night you’ll never forget. Joey Negro, DJ Danny Krivit and Full Intention will be on hand to dish out only the best records.

The stunning venue will transform into a glistening heaven for all your luxury wants and needs. There really is no other place like the Garden of Eden to celebrate Boxing Day

New Year’s Eve Party at The Shankly Hotel

When: 31st December

Where: Baby Eden

It’s the night that everyone waits for throughout December. New Year’s Eve is the biggest party of the year and what better place to celebrate than The Shankly Hotel?

Our intimate and beautiful private dining room, Baby Eden will become the place to be on New Year’s Eve.

There’ll be delicious food and one-of-a-kind entertainment on offer throughout the night, gather all your friends and make sure get the hottest tickets in Liverpool this New Year’s Eve.

Book Your Place Today!

To make sure you don’t miss out on the best Liverpool events this December, call us on 0151 541 9999 or get in touch with us online.

Liverpool Theatres Top Panto’s, Plays & Performances for the Kids in for December

Bring the kids to The Shankly this December and check out any of these amazing plays, pantos and performances taking place in top Liverpool theatres throughout the festive season.

There’s something for all age ranges, from everybody’s favourite classic a Christmas Carol to a rock n roll spectacular at the Everyman. A visit to any of these spectacular Liverpool theatres will make any festive visit to the city unforgettable.

Rock n Roll Panto The Little Mermaid

Where: Everyman

When: 25th November – 20th January

Bringing live music and panto fun to Disney’s magical tale The Little Mermaid, the genius at Everyman have put together a stage spectacular for the festive season.

The Everyman is one of the Liverpool theatres to do things a little differently and the Rock n Roll Panto The Little Mermaid is no exception to this rule.

There promises to be interaction with the audiences from seasoned panto dame Francis Tucker, getting the kids and adult up on their feet to sing along or dance to avoid a soaking.

Expect a whole new world of pantomime in Liverpool at Everyman this December.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – Live Orchestra

Where: Echo

When: 1st December

Fans of J.K Rowling’s masterpiece, the Harry Potter saga will adore this performance taking place at the Echo Arena.

If you have a little witch or wizard in your family or are a wannabe Hogwarts student yourself, this is a one-off screening of the second instalment of the Harry Potter movies; The Chamber of Secrets.

The twist, the entire film will be backed by the sounds of orchestra bringing the musical magic to life and transporting audiences into the bewitching world where cars fly, snakes talk, and spiders are as big as houses.

The Jungle Book

Where: Unity Theatre

When: 1st December – January 6th

From classic novel to Disney animation to the latest Disney film The Jungle Book is a story that has captured hearts and minds all over the world and across generations.

This festive season Unity Theatre has adapted the much-loved Jungle Book to a superb stage spectacular fit for ages five and up.

Unity theatre has captured all the magic of Rudyard Kipling’s original novel transforming it into an engaging performance for the whole family to enjoy.

Get ready to sing along to Baloo’s ‘Bear Necessities’ and King Louis’s ‘I wanna be like you-oo-oo’ at Unity Theatre this Christmas.


Where: Empire

When: 16th December – 7th January

Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo your way to the Empire this December for a classic portrayal of the magical Cinderella.

This amazing princess fairy-tale has been adapted to create a hilarious pantomime with all the necessary ingredients to make audiences laugh.

Get the kids involved as they hiss and boo at the ugly sisters and enjoy clever performances from the celebrity cast members like the handsome Prince Charming, played by Duncan James.

Everyone can go to the ball this festive season and enjoy a truly magical Cinderella performance at the Empire.

Peter Pan

Where: Epstein

When: 8th December – 1st January

Follow the second star to the right as it takes you and the kids to the Epstein theatre where Never-neverland awaits.

The most frightening villain of all time, Captain Hook will be taking on Peter Pan, The Lost Boys, Tinker-bell and The Darling Family Cook in this swashbuckling adventure of magic and wonder.

If you and the little ones still believe in fairy’s, love going on adventures across the high seas meeting Indians and mermaids along the way then this is the perfect Liverpool Panto for you.


Where: Echo

When: 15th – 24th December

Taking panto back to its roots the Echo Arena is putting on a traditional pantomime performance of Aladdin.

Competing with other Liverpool theatres the Echo Arena have chosen a classic play to mesmerise audiences with. Join the cast as they take on the evil magician Abanazar as he tries to take over the world and stop Aladdin from winning the heart of Princess Jasmine.

There’ll be plenty of audience participation required as well as a little magic from the Genie of the Lamp and the Slave of the Ring.

See if your little ones can help make sure Aladdin gets his happily ever after at the Echo Arena this festive season.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Where: Grand Central Hall Liverpool

When: 16th – 23rd December

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Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum to Grand Central Hall you and the family will come, for the perfect Christmas panto experience.

In one of the grandest and oldest Liverpool theatres, an all-star cast will be re-enacting the classic fable Jack and the Beanstalk.

Join in as Jack climbs the magical beanstalk to a world beyond the clouds, meet the super scary giant who lives there.

The whole family will love a visit to Grand Central Hall this festive season to watch a timeless story played out with unexpected modern twists.

A Christmas Carol

Where: St George’s Hall

When: 21st – 23rd December

Dickens’ timeless novel that has inspired countless Christmas movies is being respectfully brought to the audience from the grandest of all Liverpool theatres, St George’s Hall.

Inside the grand space, audiences can enjoy this Christmas classic brought to life including ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet to come.

Introduce the family to some historic literary culture visiting the world of that of the greatest English writers of all time created for us at Christmas. All taking place inside one of Liverpool’s most amazing landmarks no more than five minutes’ walk from The Shankly Hotel.

Seasonal Stays at The Shankly Hotel

We welcome families all year round at The Shankly Hotel but on the lead, up to Christmas there are some superb family accommodation offers available that will help you have a great stay at an affordable price.

Check out these amazing offers here and start planning your Christmas day out with the kids to any of these Liverpool theatres. Book your stay or ask any questions by calling our team on 0151 601 8801 or email info@sigantureliving.co.uk.

Plan the Perfect Festive Family Getaway at The Shankly Hotel

Get together at The Shankly Hotel one of the best places to stay at Christmas with the children in Liverpool and enjoy a whole host of festive family fun.

We’ve got everything from delicious Festive Afternoon Tea to the best Christmas party in Liverpool at the Cunard Building.

Here’s a roundup of what you and the family can get up to this Christmas in Liverpool whilst staying together at The Shankly Hotel.

A fabulous festive family hotel offer

‘If the weather outside is frightful’ don’t worry as The Shankly Hotel is delightful especially when you are staying with your family around Christmas time.

Our Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow offer is ideal for enjoying some of the best parts of Christmas in Liverpool.

Stay overnight in a luxurious city centre hotel room with bags of space for you and the children to have loads of festive fun.

Enjoy sleeping in the comfortable, cosy double beds or taking a dip in the double jacuzzi bath. There’s a huge TV for watching festive family films and of course, the superb location gives you and the family the best access to the best Christmas activities taking place in Liverpool.

The best is yet to come as this amazing Liverpool hotel offer includes a special invitation to the best Christmas party in town.

Santa’s Christmas Party at the Cunard

Included in the Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow offer you and the family are invited to Santa’s Christmas Party at the Cunard where there’ll be plenty of family fun for everyone.

Meet Santa Claus himself as he welcomes you to his very own Christmas party in Liverpool. The whole family can make their way to the Jingle Bell Rocks disco to dance the night away to your favourite Christmas tunes.

Enjoy some tasty treats from mulled wine at the bar and delicious festive food straight from Mrs Claus’ kitchen.

Children will love chatting with the elves and seeing real live reindeer in the Reindeer Ranch and adults will enjoy sipping some festive beverages at the bar whilst the little ones play.

Making the evening even more magical will be a cinema screening of some special Christmas movies to get everyone in the spirit of the season.

This is the Christmas party in Liverpool that everybody wants to be invited and you are when booking to stay at The Shankly Hotel and the Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow offer.

What’s on in Liverpool this Christmas

Thanks to the awesome location of The Shankly Hotel all guests have immediate access to Liverpool’s most amazing Christmas events.

There is a selection of superb Christmas markets to attend, one of which is based at St George’s Hall. The Liverpool Ice Festival on Pier Head is a winter wonderland unlike any other, with ice rinks, food stalls and funfair rides.

If there’s some last-minute Christmas shopping to catch up on all of Liverpool’s favourite retail outlets are within 5 minutes’ walk from The Shankly Hotel.

Theatres in Liverpool are putting on a massive selection of pantomimes throughout December including Aladdin at the Echo Arena, Peter Pan at the Epstein and a Rock n’ Roll Little Mermaid pantomime at Everyman.

So much to keep the whole family occupied during Christmas time in Liverpool and all within walking distance of The Shankly Hotel.

Things to do at The Shankly Hotel

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Not only is The Shankly Hotel one of the best places to stay at Christmas with the children in Liverpool but its also superb for dining and exploring some footballing history as well.

There are plenty of ways to spend time together with the family inside The Shankly Hotel including taking a tour around the Shankly Museum. A treasure trove of footballing memorabilia that is ideal for family football fans to explore.

Festive Afternoon Tea is the ideal way to indulge the family that has a sweet tooth and a hankering for mince pies at Christmas time. Enjoy lunch with the kids before heading out for a Christmas adventure in the city.

It’d be a shame to miss all of Liverpool’s popular attractions and landmarks during your visit so why not book a Shankly Experience Tour and see what makes Liverpool special. Check out the Liverpool was Made for Me package, visiting the hot spots associated with Liverpool football or a Fab Four Tour where guests can visit Beatles landmarks and learn more about Liverpool’s musical heritage.

Book your stay at The Shankly Hotel

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Booking the family festive break in Liverpool couldn’t be easier as you can choose to use our offer page here and select dates for your stay or call our team on 0151 601 8801. Our reservations staff are also available via email info@signatureliving.co.uk ready to answer questions or take bookings for your family getaway.

Simply request the Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow offer or see if there are some other packages available for you and your family at The Shankly Hotel this Christmas in Liverpool.

12 Magical Reasons to Visit Liverpool this Christmas

Whether you’re looking for fun festive activities to do with the kids or the best winter shopping destinations, check out our 12 magical reasons to visit Liverpool this Christmas.

With less than 50 days until Christmas, it’s time to start planning how you’ll be spending the run up to the most wonderful time of the year.

Let The Shankly Hotel take care of the planning.

The Ice Festival

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The amazing ice festival is returning to Liverpool’s Pierhead this year for a frosty occasion that the whole family can enjoy.

The festival will feature a super-sized triple ice slide, a large ice rink, a giant ferris wheel and 50 traditional German market stalls.

The high speed thirty metre ice slide will allow racers to skim along from six metres above the festival as the Three Graces and the Mersey whizz past.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy shopping at a new traditional Christmas market with 50 stalls, three German-style bars and a pop-up Bavarian food court serving up specialities including its famous German sausage cooked over hot coals.

There will also be an amazing Ice Bar, featuring a sub-zero room of crystal clear ice sculptures where even the bar, tables and chairs are carved from real ice.

It’s one of the best places to visit for a perfect Christmas in Liverpool.

Santa’s Christmas Party

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This year, Liverpool’s iconic Cunard Building is expecting some very special guests this Christmas.

The real Santa Claus will be paying a visit and bringing his team of helpers to throw the ultimate festive kids party.

Santa’s Christmas Party will feature everything from the Reindeer Ranch where Santa’s four legged friends will be waiting to say hello, the unmissable opportunity to visit Santa himself and his talented team of Elves, have a boogie at the Jingle Bell Rock disco and watch some festive classics at the seasonal cinema.

You’ll also be able to enjoy some delicious food and drink from some of Liverpool’s top restaurants and last but certainly not least, you could win the chance to have your own personal visit from Santa.

Santa’s party guests can look forward to jam-packed celebrations with plenty in store for everyone, it’s the perfect reason to visit Liverpool this Christmas.

Visit the Christmas Markets

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Set at St George’s Plateau, the Waterfront and Chavasse Park, this year’s Christmas markets have promised to be bigger and better than ever.

At St George’s Hall there will be over 40 traditional festive style cabins, all decorated with yuletide garlands and frosty, magical lighting, the Christmas markets are always a fabulous treat.

Always buzzing with a warm and merry atmosphere, the markets will offer lucky shoppers a range of delicious German themed hot and cold drinks, tasty snacks and of course bratwurst and gourmet burgers.

It wouldn’t be Christmas without an abundance of craft stalls, selling handmade jewellery, festive decorations, trinkets and unique gifts.

This year there will also be a Windmill bar and children’s rides to keep everyone entertained.

A Festive Afternoon Tea in the Bastion

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If you fancy getting cosy with some delicious yuletide food, look no further than The Shankly’s Festive Afternoon Tea.

Set within the beautiful Bastion Bar and Restaurant, celebrate Christmas in style as you indulge in delicate festive flavoured finger sandwiches, sweet treats and mini mince pies. Served with glasses of refreshing bubbly and spicy mulled wine, it’s the perfect treat.

Toast the build-up to Christmas with your loved ones in this stunning setting in Liverpool.

Christmas Pantos

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Over the Christmas period, there are plenty of Christmas pantos and plays to keep you and the little ones amused.

From fairytale classics to rock n roll singalongs, you can choose from Aladdin, Cinderella, Peter Pan, The Jungle Book and The Little Mermaid to name but a few!

Whether you fancy going to the Epstein, Empire, ECHO Arena or the Royal Court, you can get tickets to see your favourites right now.

See the Beautiful Lights

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One of the best reasons to visit Liverpool this Christmas is to see the spectacular festive light display.

You may have missed the official switch on, but there’s still plenty to see and explore around Liverpool One, Castle Street and Bold Street.

What’s a Christmas getaway without some twinkly fairy lights after all!

A Festive Tour


Are you a footy fanatic? Or maybe you love The Beatles?

Check out the amazing Shankly Experience Tours and spend your Christmas seeing the sights of Liverpool.

From tours that are focused on Bill Shankly’s life, to more general football experiences and days dedicated to the Fab Four, you’re sure to find a package to match you.

Perfect for exploring Liverpool during this merry season, these tours are a great treat.

Holidays are Coming!

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One of our favourite Christmas events is when the big red, fairy light clad Coca Cola truck visits the city!

It will officially be pulling into Liverpool ONE in early December, so we can all get our selfies in front of it and of course pick up a free can of your favourite fizzy pop.

It’s perfect for getting into the Christmas spirit.

The Best City for Christmas Shopping

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Visit Liverpool this year for the ultimate Christmas shopping experience.

Liverpool is renowned for having some of the best festive shopping destinations in the UK, including Liverpool ONE, the Met-quarter and Bold Street.

You’re sure to find the perfect gift, whether you’re looking for something truly unique and boutique, or a bit flashy and designer.

The Shankly Hotel also do an amazing festive shopping offer that features a Liverpool Christmas shopping guide, plus an overnight stay and a 2 course meal, check it out here.

Enjoy the Santa Dash

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Liverpool’s Santa Dash will see the city’s main streets flooded with hundreds of Santa lookalikes, all to raise funds for Claire House Children’s Hospice.

All you need to enter is a Santa Suit and the determination to leg it round Liverpool, fast or slow, it’s up to you.

The entire event will then be topped off with live entertainment and a raffle with some awesome prizes.

The perfect reason to visit Liverpool this Christmas, you’re sure to feel great once you’ve finished the race.

Why not indulge in a delicious Christmas dinner once you’ve finished, guilt free!

See Harry Potter Live in Concert

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is coming to Liverpool for a spectacular live concert.

First released in 2002, the film follows Harry Potter’s second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Becoming the seventh highest grossing film of all time following its release, this unique showing will bring the film to life with a live symphony orchestra.

Prices start from £28, it’s sure to be a magical filled evening.

Relax and Rejuvenate at Morgan’s Spa


The last reason you should visit Liverpool this Christmas is to discover the amazingly tranquil Morgan’s Spa.

Set within the luxurious 30 James Street Hotel, this spa is the ideal place to unwind and relax as you prepare for the hectic festive period.

They offer a range of different treatment options, including couple’s massages, rejuvenating body wraps as well as a wide range of beauty treatments and facials.

Morgan’s Spa also features a ‘spa pool’ which is an incredible 40 sq ft hydrotherapy pool ideal for relaxing and washing your troubles away.

Book a Stay at The Shankly for Christmas

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The best place to spend Christmas this year, The Shankly Hotel is a luxurious hotel set in the heart of Liverpool city centre.

Bringing a touch of luxury to the festive season, our spacious rooms feature opulent fittings, unique furnishings and Jacuzzi baths.

Take a well earned break from the hustle and bustle and spend a rejuvenating overnight stay at The Shankly.

Sink into a deluxe double bed for a heavenly night of rest and top it all off with a soak in your very own whirlpool bath.

Whether you join us for a day visit or an overnight stay, our dedicated team will ensure that you have the most unforgettable experience.

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Especially for the festive season, we’ve got some brilliant Christmas offers that are the perfect treat.

From shopping guides with overnight stays, to festive afternoon tea and party offers, you’re sure to find one that suits you.

To book a stay at The Shankly Hotel this festive period get in touch with our friendly team today and visit Liverpool this Christmas.

What’s On: Liverpool Events November 2017

At The Shankly Hotel, you’ll never find yourself stuck for things to do and see in Liverpool.

From dazzling events within our venues to festive fun across the city, don’t miss the best of what’s on this November.

What’s On Liverpool

River of Light Fireworks

When: Sunday 5th November

Where: The Waterfront

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Make this Bonfire Night a spectacular one at the River of Light 2017.

See the world famous waterfront illuminated by one of the UK’s leading firework companies, Titanium Fireworks.

The dynamic experience will include mesmerising visual and music displays as well as street theatre and family activities.

Featuring fantastic food and drink stalls to ease you through the cold, wrap up warm and head along for an unforgettable evening in Liverpool.


When: Wednesday 15th November – 2nd December

Where: Empire Theatre

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See Michael Morpurgo’s critically acclaimed novel brought to life on stage at Liverpool Empire Theatre.

The record breaking show has enjoyed eight years of record breaking success on London’s West End.

This captivating production of the phenomenal war drama is certain to leave you feeling moved.

Christmas Light Switch On

When: Thursday 9th November

Where: Liverpool ONE

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Catch Liverpool’s enchanting 30 metre tree and twinkling lights for the official Christmas lights switch on.

Head down from 4pm for festive street performances to get you in the spirit!

The twinkling seasonal lights will be switched on at 6pm, so why not head along after work and see for yourself?

Soul and Motown Weekend

When: Friday 10th – Saturday 11th November

Where: The Shankly Hotel

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This month, don’t miss the ultimate Soul & Motown Weekender at The Shankly Hotel.

Bringing the best of Soul and Motown to the heart of the city, come along for showstopping performances from Kenny Thomas, Trevor Nelson, Heatwave and plenty more.

Expect to boogie all night long as we celebrate the infectious sounds of Motown, featuring DJs including Davy T, Bizzy B and D Fresh.

Mersey Boys Afternoon Tea

When: Sunday  12th November

Where: The Shankly

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The Mersey Boys Afternoon Tea is back at The Shankly! And we couldn’t be more excited.

Join us for a charming afternoon of musical entertainment within our rooftop Eden venue.

Tuck into delicious sweet and savoury treats as the boys take over with tracks from the last 70 years.

Perfect for the whole family, expect the sounds of The Fab Four and Cilla Black to Elvis Costello and The Zutons.

Christmas Markets

When: Friday 17th November

Where: St George’s Plateau

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The Christmas season is nearly upon us, and that means Liverpool’s charming Christmas markets are well on their way.

This year, the festive cabin stalls will be returning to St George’s Plateau, the picturesque spot outside St George’s Hall.

With magical lighting and plenty of German themed treats, a trip to the Christmas markets makes a fantastic day out or escape from seasonal shopping.

So, get ready to feel merry and bright with a yuletide mix of tasty snacks, chocolate, gourmet burgers as well as plenty of gift stalls for the perfect present.

Ice Festival

When: Friday 17th November

Where: Pierhead

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This winter, the Liverpool Ice Festival is back. And you can expect more festive fun than ever before.

Transforming the city centre into a winter wonderland, get ready to get your skates on and get in the Christmas spirit!

The open air Ice Rink will be making its eagerly awaited return, as well as the UK’s biggest real Ice Slide.

Take in amazing views across the Ice Festival as you slide down at speed from 6m above the park itself.

Not forgetting, you’ll want to bring along some warming winter clothing for a visit to the Ice Bar!

Featuring glistening ice sculptures and carved furniture, you can enjoy festive favourites from the bar in style.

The Little Mermaid

When: Saturday 25th November – Saturday 20th January

Where: The Everyman

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Liverpool’s best loved pantomime show is back in town this winter season, and you won’t want to miss it!

The Everyman’s famous rock ‘n’ roll panto is truly one of a kind, bringing together the best of theatre and comedy for one dazzling show.

Notorious dame Francis Tucker and master of mischief Francis Tucker are also set to return, with plenty of laughs (and most likely some water pistols) up their sleeve.

Picturesque Hope Street is only a short distance from The Shankly Hotel, so why not enjoy a pre-theatre meal at The Bastion before you head out for the evening?

Victorian Christmas

When: Saturday 25th November – Sunday 10th December

Where: Speke Hall

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This November, why not experience the magic of A Victorian Christmas at Liverpool’s charming Tudor manor house?

Speke Hall offers a fantastic family day out throughout the year, but the festive season is particularly special.

The advancements in technology and rise in wealth during the industrial revolution hugely influenced Christmas traditions.

In fact, we have the Victorians to thank for festivities including Father Christmas, giving gifts and cards, our Christmas holidays, trees and even the crackers on the dinner table.

So, take a step back in time and find yourself transported to the opulent Victorian era of high ceilings, carols, sugar mice and yuletide decorations.

Staying at The Shankly Hotel

Escape the November cold this month with a cosy stay at The Shankly Hotel, situated in the heart of Liverpool’s cultural attractions and most vibrant streets.

Enjoy a spot of Christmas shopping before heading back to your luxury room or to The Bastion for a delicious bite to eat.

In the evening, why not head out to one of November’s fantastic events? You’ll be able to give the taxi queue a miss and head back to your very own room equipped with plenty of top facilities.

To enquire further about staying at The Shankly or to book your visit, our friendly team will be happy to help on 0151 236 0166.