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Royal Albert Dock captures festive spirit

THE Royal Albert Dock has pushed the boat out this Christmas with more than one million twinkling lights and festive menus galore.


Explore the estate to see a collection of characters, including nautical artworks and characters from Liverpool’s coat of arms. Providing the perfect backdrop for fans of The Beatles, an immersive yellow submarine shines brightly in Britannia Courtyard, ready for families and couples to snap a photo alongside John, Paul, George and Ringo. Visitors will also find Neptune and Triton standing tall at the entrance before spotting a dazzling jellyfish duo in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. Building. Plus, Liver Bird duo Bertie and Bella reclaim their positions in Anchor Courtyard and on Gower Street.


As the countdown to Christmas begins, the dock will also welcome performances from choirs around the North West throughout December. Visitors can enjoy Christmas classics with a twist from Liverpool indie Choir on December 2 with more to be announced.  


There’s festive faloavours with a twist from Madre’s spiced turkey tacos topped with cranberry salsa, Maray’s crispy sprouts served with chestnut tahini and Lunyalita’s giant streetfood Christmas pintxos platters complete with Catalan pigs in blankets.

‘Tis the season to be jolly with cocktails aplenty, including reminiscent flavours of After Eight chocolates with The After One from The One O’Clock Gun and a Fireside Old Fashioned featuring spiced rum and mulled spice syrup from Gusto.


There’s a variety of independent retailers boasting gorgeous gifts, complete the Christmas shopping at Liverpool’s waterfront with jewellery and crystals in Nature’s Treasures and scenic panorama prints from Liverpool Pictures. For a Scouse souvenir, take home a colourful Lambanana from With Love From Liverpool, discover vibrant wooden toy cars in The Nest and pick up a limited-edition hoodie in Lost Soles.

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