Top 10 Things To Do


Our shops, restaurants and world class attractions have been gearing up to offer you the best things to do, see and eat this December. Whether you’re in the mood for a spot of culture at one of Tate Liverpool or NML’s fascinating exhibitions, or on the hunt for unique gifts from our independent shops, here’s our pick of the top 10 things to do at the dock this Christmas. 

Christmas Light Walk


Have you completed the magical light walk yet? Download or print off our specially designed map and make your way around the beautifully lit dock to seek out Coat of Arms characters, Neptune and Triton, and our beloved liver birds, Bella and Bertie. Our 86 iconic red columns are wrapped in millions of twinkling lights which create a stunning backdrop against the waterside, the perfect photo opp.

Don McCullin exhibition at Tate Liverpool


This fascinating exhibition from one of the world’s leading photographers of conflict displays more than 200 photographs of Liverpool and the north, captured over the last 60 years. If you’re looking for some culture this Christmas, this is a great place to start, plus you can end your visit with a look around the Tate shop which is brimming with art and design gifts and stocking fillers.

Shop local


Our selection of independent retailers make shopping at the dock a unique experience. Here you’ll find the perfect gifts from fashion and art, to food and drink, available nowhere else in the city, including Leather Satchel Company, Lost Soles, The Nest, Roly’s Fudge and Liverpool Pictures to name a few! 

12 Fakes of Christmas gallery at Merseyside Maritime Museum

This intriguing exhibition at Seized! The Borders & Customers Uncovered gallery, offers an insight to the dark world of fake goods and the dangers of buying knock off gifts for Christmas. The gallery will display examples of popular fake designer items and teach you all about the fascinating detective work which goes into uncovering criminals and the methods used to catch them! 

Christmas cocktail and food pairings


Restrictions may mean cocktails can only be enjoyed alongside substantial food this year, but when the options are as good as they are at the dock there’ll be no complaints! Sip on a Prickly Pear at Maray with a side of pigs in blankets or wash down an authentic Italian pizza from Gusto with a Gingerbread Espresso Martini, Christmas is a time for indulging after all…

Make a night of it with an overnight stay at Holiday Inn Express or Premier Inn


Holidays haven’t been possible for many this year, so why not treat yourself this Christmas to a city staycation at our Grade 1 listed destination. With so many shops, restaurants and attractions to enjoy, make a weekend of it and stay over at Holiday Inn Express or Premier Inn, with everything you need right on your doorstep for a relaxing break. 

Step into a Christmas adventure with Escape Hunt Liverpool


This December, Escape Hunt is inviting you to take part in a thrilling digital play at home adventure with their Murder on Christmas Eve game. It’s Christmas Eve on the snowy cobbled streets of Victorian London when a body is found and the police whistle blown! Can you help solve the crime in time for Christmas Day? If you’re looking for something different to do this December, this exciting and unique adventure is a great family activity. 

Go bottomless!


Now is the time to make up for all those missed boozy weekend brunches and end the year on a high with a feast to remember. Take your pick from Madre, Smugglers Cove, Revolution or Revolucion de Cuba, where you won’t have to worry about pairing your drinks with substantial food, as at these places the two come hand in hand. Or if brunch isn’t your meal of choice, PanAm are setting a whole new trend with their bottomless dinner…see you there!

Explore gift shops brimming with culture at Tate Liverpool & National Museums Liverpool


Both Tate Liverpool and National Museums Liverpool have incredible gift shops which are brimming with cultural souvenirs and art-inspired gifts. Located on the ground floor of the Merseyside Maritime Museum, the NML shop sells books, prints and souvenirs inspired by Liverpool’s fascinating maritime history, whilst over at Tate Shop design fans can browse through the range of modern art books, art materials and beautiful homeware. 

Perfect your photography skills at our famous selfie spots

With its waterside location and impressive grade I setting, the dock is one of the most photogenic spots in Liverpool. Wrap up warm, pick up a hot chocolate and explore our most-loved selfie spots including the eye-catching Liverpool Mountain by Ugo Rondinone, Hartley Bridge next to Tate Liverpool and the scenic waterfront where you can capture the beautiful winter sunsets.