No matter your age, Christmas can be a fun and magical time of year. Whether you’re a newcomer to Liverpool or a born and bred Scouser, there’s plenty to do in Liverpool over the Christmas holidays. A time of lights, magic, cheers, food and friends – there’s never a dull moment in Liverpool.

There’s just a few weeks until Christmas but don’t fret, for there’s so much you can do and the festivities have already begun. The Liverpool Ice Festival has begun and with a super-sized triple-lane ice slide, larger ice rink, giant ferris wheel and 50 traditional German market stalls creating Liverpool’s biggest Christmas market, you’ll want to go more than once. The festival also features an Ice Bar with a sub-zero room of crystal clear ice sculptures where even the bar, tables and chairs are carved from real ice. What a great experience for you and your friends!

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my. Visit a zoo during the holidays? Yes, at Chester Zoo you can be awed by the magical lanterns. Animals of all sorts are represented in the lanterns at Chester Zoo. A great way to start an evening with family and friends. Once you’ve taken in the lights at the zoo, you can head over to the Sno Garden at the Camp and Furnace. It’s an indoor festival which will bring snow to Liverpool every day of the event – even when it’s not forecast. The free entry festival will have things to do for the whole family including market stalls, Xmasoke, Christmas film showings and much more.

There’s also the Miracle of Seel Street, a tucked away grotto for adults. A New York inspired speakeasy, it is only accessible with a secret code, 83, and is tucked above Salt Dog Slims and 81LTD on Seel Street , in the heart of Liverpool’s bustling drinking and dining district. Every Thursday to Sunday it will be transformed into a festive den of treats, with Christmas cocktails and festive food on offer.

If you need to do some shopping than you should head over to Liverpool’s Christmas market at St George’s Hall plateau. Now in its 12th year, the market offers more than 40 stalls selling food, jewellery, clothes, arts and crafts from across four continents. New this year is the Windmill Bar where you can enjoy traditional beers, mulled wine and other festive drinks.

Enjoy your time in Liverpool and make sure to google everything Liverpool has to offer at this time of year. You won’t be disappointed.