Christmas 2017 – BID funded projects 2018-01-30T11:38:06+00:00

Project Description

Christmas 2017 – BID funded projects

On behalf of our BID levy payers we work closely with key city stakeholders in Liverpool to make sure the BID areas are joined up with the city-wide Christmas campaign, One Magical City. This includes funding a whole host of projects, from creative Christmas Lighting and workshops, to interactive light and sound installations and promotional marketing campaigns.

We invite you to find out about all the projects your BID levy have funded during Christmas 2017.

Christmas Decorations and Seasonal Lighting

Bold Street Follow the Star

Follow the Star – Falling Stars – Bold Street 

Through our partnership with Liverpool City Council, Falling Stars will transform the length of Bold Street in an ethereal display of light and sound.

A place suspended in time – a reflection of the street’s history but also drawing our gaze upwards to the stars, of what lies beyond.

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Castle Street Follow the Star

Follow the Star – Star Cycle – Castle Street

Part of our partnership with Liverpool City Council, Star Cycle will transform the street into an ephemeral and other worldly place, operating within a different measurement of time. Taking you back to the style of lighting from the street’s history with a super modern twist.

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Celestial Lights Follow the Star

Follow the Star – Celestial Lights – Church Street

Also, part of our partnership with Liverpool City Council  ‘Celestial Light’ bathes the Primark building in colour. It will run during the Christmas season, physically changing and growing, providing a celebration of light & energy. Taking in many forms, patterns and hues, emitting tones, sonic textures and beautiful motifs.

Christmas Tree Church Street

Follow the Star – Christmas Tree – Church Street

With Liverpool City Council, we have co-funded the decoration of the Christmas Tree on Church Street to make it part of the Follow the Star Christmas campaign.

Play the Tree

Play the Tree – Williamson Square

We appointed Open Culture to bring a special animated Christmas Tree to Williamson Square. The multi-coloured illuminations of ‘Play the Tree’ come to life by simply placing the hands on the six touch sensors around the base. “Play the Tree” has been designed and created by artist, Simon Armstrong and creative technologist, Adrian McEwen.

Christmas Tree St Paul's Square

Christmas Tree – St Paul’s Square 

Funded by the Liverpool BID Company and sponsored by CBRE, we are able to bring the Christmas celebrations to the Commercial District with our BID Christmas Tree.

Christmas lights bands

Christmas Lighting – Across the BID areas

With Liverpool City Council and private landlords we have co-funded Christmas Lighting across all BID areas to complement the main features of the ‘Follow the Star’ programme, including:

Basnett Street, Bold Street, Castle Street, Chapel Street, Church Street, Cook Street,  Exchange Flags, Lord Street, Old Hall Street, Parker Street, Richmond Street, Tarleton Street, Tithebarn Street, Whitechapel and Williamson Street

Tree Lighting

Tree Lighting Strategy – Across the BID areas

With Liverpool City Council and private landlords we have co-funded Liverpool City Council’s tree lighting strategy to ensure the trees in all BID areas, including on and around Lord Street, Church Street, Williamson Square, Derby Square and Old Hall Street, are glowing with high-quality lighting that will remain after Christmas.

Christmas Animation and Promotion

Christmas Workshops at Metquarter

Working with Open Culture and Metquarter, we have put together a series of Christmas workshops, from wreath making to creating handmade decorations. Launching on November 18 until December 16 the workshops run every Saturday between 12pm-4pm.

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St Johns Christmas 2017

Christmas Workshops at St Johns

Working with Open Culture and St Johns Shopping Centre, we have created a Christmas workshop station in St Johns including an ‘Elfie Selfie’ photo frame  and a ‘Polar Postie’ to send letters to Santa.

Launching on 25 November,  the workshops run Saturdays and Sundays, until 17 December between 12pm-4pm.

Reindeer Christmas 2017

Cairngorm Reindeer in Queen Square

Working with Promenade Estates we have sponsored the real Cairngorm Reindeers visiting Queen Square throughout December. Meet them on Thursday 14 Dec & 21 Dec.

One Magical City

Liverpool, it’s special every day of the year, that’s undeniable. Liverpool at Christmas, it doesn’t even come to words. Across all city partners we are working to promote the city as the perfect winter destination.

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Useful Information

Christmas Late Night Buses and Trains 2017

Christmas Late Night Buses and Trains Services

This Christmas, night bus and rail services will be running on selected routes, meaning you’ll have more choice and flexibility in planning your festive nights out.

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Bollards Christmas 2017

Pedestrianised Area – Bollards Timings

The timings for the hydraulic bollards on Lord Street and Church Street will from the 9th November 2017 until Friday 23rd December 2017 change in that they will rise at 10am and then lower at 8pm Monday – Sunday as part of lead up to Christmas late night shopping in the City.

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