Do they know it’s Christmas? They do in Liverpool, as the Christmas market is officially open for business. Saturday morning at 11am marked the beginning of the festivities.
The market saw increasingly large crowds gathering around St George’s Hall to see the first day of fairground attractions and festive treats.
The streets were filled with food stalls from churros, Greek food and even a station to toast your own marshmallows. Although queues for some stalls became long, the smell of what was waiting for you made it worth it.
There were new additions this year including a Bavarian bar and a traditional carousel for families to enjoy, both of which have already become popular with crowds.
Councillor Harry Doyle, Assistant Mayor and Cabinet Member for Culture and Visitor Economy, said: “Liverpool is fast becoming known as one of the most festive cities in the UK. Each year the Christmas market grows in popularity, and we had some fantastic feedback from shoppers.”
Event organisers this year are focused on creating a more festive feeling for visitors with plenty of roasted chestnut stalls to create that warm fuzzy feeling.
Clarke Storey of Clarke Events, which is operating this year’s Christmas Market in Liverpool, said: “This year you can expect more local entertainment, a wider range of international street foods and treats, some new and exciting crafters and the return of our popular Snowslide, Ferris Wheel, Santa Land and wide range of bars including the Karaoke ski lifts.”
The market will be running up until Christmas Eve from 11am and 9pm Monday–Wednesday and 11am to 10pm Thursday–Sunday.
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