Christmas with Liverpool BID Company

Merry Christmas from Liverpool BID Company!

Welcome to the most wonderful time of the year.

From sparkling lights, incredible shows, tremendous trees, animations, workshops, craft sessions, best shopping and Christmas treats galore, there’s something for everyone at Christmas time in Liverpool.

For the past 5 years, Liverpool BID Company has contributed over £745,000 to the city centre’s Christmas decorations and activities during the festive period.

Since 2017, the Liverpool BID Company has been the main contributor, funded by BID Levy Payers and contributing over two-thirds of Liverpool’s overall Christmas lights, Christmas decorations, trees, and installations, having installed over 695 features in the last 5 years!

The BID also organises a number of festive events such as Elfie Selfie family fun in St Johns, supporting Small Business Saturday Christmas Markets, plus Christmas Workshops at Metquarter.

Liverpool BID Company will continue to deck the streets of Liverpool not only next year, but for years to come – read more!

Christmas in Liverpool

Feels Like Christmas at Liverpool’s Theatres

Celebrate this festive season with a rich and magical programme of Christmas shows. From concerts with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, to the Wizard of Oz at the Empire, there’s a show for you and your family. Make a night of it, enjoy the Christmas lights in the city centre and a festive menu before you take your seat.  Each of the city centre’s major cultural organisations now sits within a Liverpool BID area, after the expansion of the Retail & Leisure BID Area to Hope Street.


See the full list of shows here.

Elfie Selfie at St Johns

Meet Snowy, Twinkle, Tinsel and Sue – Chief Nice List Checkers from the North Pole. They have travelled far and wide preparing for Santa’s Nice List ready for the big day; have you been good this year?

From Saturday 25th November, you can find them in St Johns Shopping Centre every Saturday & Sunday between 12-4pm where you can snap a selfie with an Elfie, add your name to the nice list and receive official elf certification to take away.

Elfie Selfie at St Johns Shopping Centre is a Paperwork Theatre production in partnership with Open Culture. Supported by Liverpool BID Company.

Dates & times

25th & 26th November

2nd & 3rd December

9th & 10th December

16th & 17th December

12-4pm every Saturday & Sunday till 17th December 2023

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Celebrate your Indies on Small Business Saturday

It’s Small Business Saturday on 2 December and Liverpool BID Company is using the day to celebrate the city’s independent and micro businesses. 

A series of Arts and Craft markets to mark the day will showcase the best of the city’s Indies:

    • ​​The Art Quarter Market at Metquarter on Saturday 2nd December, 11am – 5pm

    • The Bloom Winter Market at Mann Island on Saturday 2nd December, 11am – 4pm

    • The Royal Liver Building Market on Monday 4th December, 11am – 3pm

Find out more

View Liverpool’s Christmas Lights!

You can view Liverpool’s Christmas lights, trees and animation using the handy Visit Liverpool map.


Over 75% of Liverpool’s Christmas lights are provided by Liverpool BID Company. A huge thank you to our Levy Payers for adding festive sparkle to Liverpool every Christmas.

Follow the Christmas Map here!

Make & Take Christmas Crafts

Contemporary Christmas Craft Workshops with sustainability at their heart. A series of high-end ‘make and take’ Christmas craft workshops attracting adults looking to learn a skill and create something bespoke that can either be given as a Christmas gift or kept as a Christmas present to themselves will take place in Metquarter and GPO Food Market over the festive season. Liverpool BID Company heavily subsidise the craft sessions, meaning workshops are well over half price.

Activities include the likes of Wreath-Making, Christmas Table Centre Decorations, Scented Candle and Melt Making, Vintage Fabric Lantern Fairy Lights, and Hand Printed Table Runners & Napkins.

Find out more here

Christmas events

Merseyrail are partnering with Liverpool BID to offer FREE rail travel on the Merseyrail network on Monday 15 January. To claim a FREE ticket, simply fill out the form below by 4pm on Thursday 11 January . Tickets will then be emailed on Friday 12 January, to be used on Monday 15 January only. If you have not received your ticket via email, please ensure you check your junk folder.

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Free BID Yoga – February
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Finance and Funding Clinic for Wirral Businesses
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BID Briefing: Retail & Security Watch
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