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.
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.
Take a ride on the Cunard Express as it winds its way around the magical fairy lit waterfront of Liverpool and enjoy some tasty treats from food and drink stalls brought to the Cunard Building especially for Santa’s Christmas party.
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
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
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 email@example.com 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.
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
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 travel on the Cunard Express, 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
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
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.
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?
The people of Liverpool and fans of LFC remember and cherish Bill Shankly’s name and memory as an undeniable force of kindness. On world kindness day we’ve decided to explore some of the ways in which Bill Shankly’s kindness has endured today.
The kindness of Shankly
It’s a well-known fact that Bill Shankly was a man of the people in every interview given by those who knew him well, endless anecdotes are recounted about his unfailing ability to lift people’s spirits.
Accounts of utter selflessness, unyielding determination to get the best out of people and a wicked sense of humour are all available to read about in the Shankly stories.
We have picked out a few instances where Shankly’s kindness stood out for family members and fans, remaining still strong in their memories today.
Jeanette remembers her father being entirely devoted to football and LFC, but this didn’t detract from his domestic duties around the house. He helped wherever he could and often got involved in household improvements proving he could still be counted on as the man of the house.
The stories, however, did not always involve domestic successes as Jeanette thinks back to a time when the garden wall was repointed. Shanks came home and realised the workmen had left quite a mess on his front path, so he grabbed the hose to wash away the debris only to also remove all the fresh pointing from the wall as well.
The kindness of Bill Shankly certainly didn’t stop at work or at home and it was his love of the people of Liverpool that has kept him held in such high esteem for all these years, a hero of the city.
After retiring from his position as manager at LFC to spend some quality time with his family Shanks often received fan mail and it was his pleasure to reply to as many as humanly possible. One such letter to a 13-year-old boy shows just how much he honoured his fans and cherished their admiration and support.
It’s not hard to see why Liverpool adopted Shanks as an honorary Scouser the man literally lived for his family, the game and the people and was devoted wholeheartedly to all three until the end.
The kindness of Nessie
The woman behind the great man, Agnes Wren Shankly was hailed by many as the first lady of football. A gentle soul with a strong spirit and an unwavering support for her husband, Nessie was credited with being the glue that held the Shankly household together.
When she wasn’t cooking or providing refreshments for fans who knocked to see or speak to Bill she was getting involved in as many local charities as possible including RNIB among others.
Chris has fond memories of calling in on his Nanny Ness whilst playing with friends, asking for his usual weekly pocket money and a Chunky Choc Ice. His memories include having the best cups of tea and being quizzed about his wellbeing.
“Nanny Ness would always ensure we had everything we needed and when she was satisfied we did she would give us something anyway just to be sure”
A story about Nanny Ness that perfectly supports the ideas behind world kindness day is the day Nanny Ness was robbed.
She had driven to show her face at an event and left her belongings in the car which was broken into and her belongings were stolen. When word got out that these belongings were that off Nessie Shankly’s they were returned sharpish showing that because Nessie looked after the people they, in turn, looked after her.
These may seem like the actions of any devoted Grandmother and wife but given the fact that Nessie’s husband was also married to the game of football it must have taken a lot for her to remain such a steadfast support to Bill Shankly and their family.
Shankly Hotel Kindness
Of course, any venture to bear the name of Shankly under the guidance of the Shankly family themselves has at its heart a drive to satisfy and impress; just like Shankly himself.
With this in mind, those who own and operate The Shankly Hotel work hard to ensure every guest through the doors are given exceptional experiences and the chance to make fond everlasting memories.
There have been instances where staff have been able to continue the legacy of kindness left behind by Bill Shankly. These have been wonderful opportunities where a Liverpool hotel has enriched the lives of individuals by extending the type of kindness expected from Bill Shankly himself.
Like the terminally ill elderly lady who was welcomed at The Shankly Hotel during a trip to Liverpool to see LFC play at Anfield.
Marie Wright’s wish was made true by the wonderful fans at Irish Reds Club and Dublin 15 LFC, who arranged for a carer and wheelchair access into the match so Marie could see her team play a home game at least once in her lifetime.
Upon receiving contact from the groups Chris Shankly arranged for Marie to visit The Shankly Hotel along with her family where she could shake the hand of LFC Legend Roy Evans.
Katie and Sam are a young couple who had planned to visit Liverpool to watch Sam’s team, LFC at, home. This was a gift from Katie and the pair were very excited to visit the city.
Sadly, one January morning in 2016 Katie was unfortunate enough to have a car accident which left her seriously injured and unable to carry out her well-laid plans to join Sam at Anfield. The pair gave up their match tickets worked on Katie’s recovery.
Miraculously Katie did pull through and was able to walk, talk and study again by April 2016. A friend got in touch with both LFC and The Shankly Hotel and between the two Katie and Sam were invited to watch another game at Anfield and enjoyed a two-night stay at The Shankly Hotel.
Bill Shankly would be beaming at his grandson’s actions to both Marie and Katie as his own kindness was his dedication to the fans believing and knowing it was their support that made his time at Liverpool so rewarding.
It costs nothing to be kind
The Shankly Hotel is dedicated to making happy memories for everyone who comes through our doors. From the individual guest to entire wedding parties, we make it our mission to be kind and considerate to everyone we come into contact with every day.
See if you can remember the last time you reached out with an act of kindness on world kindness day 13th November 2017, or let us know if you can remember a time when someone was particularly kind to you.
We don’t mean to brag, but we like to think we know a thing or two about afternoon tea in Liverpool. With plenty of people passing through the doors of The Bastion to sample our yummy cakes and tasty treats, it’s fair to say we’ve got a bit of a reputation for some of the best afternoon tea deals in Liverpool.
We don’t think afternoon tea should be just for the high fliers and ladies who lunch, it’s a special treat for everyone and we’ve got perfect deals to suit everyone here at The Shankly Hotel.
Autumn Time for Afternoon Tea Deal
Our classic Afternoon Tea takes on an autumn twist this autumn, with seasonal changes and an ever-updating rotation of bites and nibbles on offer.
Served in the stylish and welcoming Bastion Bar and Restaurant, the delicious afternoon tea will restore your energy back to maximum while surrounded by iconic sports memorabilia.
With our Autumn Time for Tea package, you’ll also be treated to a glass of bubbly to help wash down the filling selection of hand-crafted delights.
The mid-week offer is a deal and a half at only £24.95 per person, so make sure you book your spot fast!
Afternoon Tea with a Hotel Stay
You’ve heard all about our classic Afternoon Tea, and what could possibly make it even better?
There’s only one way to make the Afternoon Tea experience one you’ll never forget, and that’s with an overnight stay in one of The Shankly Hotel’s magnificent suites.
With luxurious furnishings, soft bedding and beautiful views of the city, you’ll be treated to only the best with a room at The Shankly Hotel.
After checking in and enjoying the best sleep of your life, head down to The Bastion for breakfast before exploring all that Liverpool has to offer.
When it’s time to refuel, sit down to your tasty afternoon tea and take advantage of the delicate finger sandwiches, warm scones and moreish caked. What’s more, you’ll even get a glass of bubbly to wash it all down!
Themed Afternoon Tea in Liverpool
It’s no secret that The Shankly Hotel hosts some of the greatest themed afternoon teas in the city (if not the country). From Mad Hatters to Singing Swing, we’ve had it all and there’s plenty of exciting afternoon tea events at The Shankly Hotel in the pipeline.
Once the glitter and sparkle of Christmas has settled, all the mince pies have been eaten and you’re feeling well and truly stuffed, it’s time to start looking towards the next big event of the season: the Boxing Day party.
This year, The Garden of Eden is pleased to be the host of Stardust Boxing Night Extravaganza, a glamorous disco and house event that will be a much-needed pick me up for the post-Christmas blues.
Star-Studded Boxing Day Party Line Up
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What’s a Boxing Day part without a star-studded line up of the best DJs around? Stardust have gone all out this year, with exciting DJs and house music specialists to ensure your feet never stop moving in The Garden of Eden.
Headliner Joey Negro (AKA David Lee, AKA Jakatta, AKA Doug Willis), will be there to bring you his signature style of disco-influenced House music to help your Boxing Day party be one to remember. With a talent for mixing and creating, his style is influential and iconic and Stardust have struck gold acquiring him for the event.
Also making a special appearance is legendary DJ Danny Krivit, a familiar face on the New York City club scene. Regularly appearing to crowds of thousands, his visit to The Shankly is sure to go down in history as one of the best sets Liverpool has ever seen.
‘Prolific remixers’ Full Intention will be treating you to some of their top hits and mixes, after achieving staggering success in the 90s, they emerged again in the early noughties to a sigh of relief for dedicated fans and newbies to the Dance scene.
Capping off the star-studded line up for the Boxing Day party are Derek Kaye and Thomas Tuft, each with their own amazing and unique styles to keep the party going and get you ready for the twilight days of 2017.
With unparalleled views across the city, The Garden of Eden is a venue like no other. Dreamy vibes and luxury touches make it THE place to be for a Boxing Day party.
Enjoy some of the most decadent furnishings in Liverpool while you enjoy some of the best music from world-class DJs from around the globe.
Get Your Boxing Day Party Tickets Now!
Stardust Liverpool are offering a limited availability Early Bird ticket for just £25, so you’ll have to act fast to get the best price for this incredible Boxing Day party! Head to Skiddle to buy your tickets before November 15th to take advantage of this incredible price (unless they sell out before then!).
Stay the Night at The Shankly Hotel
Don’t worry about fighting to get a taxi home on Boxing Day, the prices are increased, everyone wants one and, let’s face it, it’s just not fun having to climb into the back of a car after a glamorous night of House music and fun.
So why not stay the night? The Garden of Eden is the rooftop venue of The Shankly Hotel, the best Liverpool hotel in the city.
Choose from a range of luxury rooms, including our Eden suites, flamingo room or our special Shankly Stories rooms, featuring anecdotes about the great man himself.
Call us today on 0151 541 9999 to make sure you get a room after your Boxing Day party before it’s too late!