Christmas 2018 – BID Funded Projects2019-06-13T15:44:06+01:00

Project Description

Christmas 2018 – 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, Christmas in Liverpool. 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 2018.

Christmas Decorations, Seasonal Lighting and Animation

Follow the Star – Bold Street 

Follow the Star will return to Liverpool’s Bold Street for the festive period in winter 2018, updated with new illumination and giving an even greater visual impact.

Suspended above Bold Street, the eight stars will have a newly composed sound design piece, triggered on the hour, giving Bold Street a magical otherworldly atmosphere.

Castle Street Follow the Star

Follow the Star – Castle Street

Follow the Star, will transform Liverpool’s iconic Castle Street into a boulevard of light, sound and sculptures.

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.

Constellation Tree

Follow the Star – Constellation Trees – Across the BID areas

Across the BID areas, including in and around Lord Street, Church Street, Williamson Square, Derby Square and Old Hall Street, you will be able to find the Constellation Trees

Christmas Bauble

Follow the Star – Star Globe – Williamson Square

Newly-commissioned art installation, a five-metre, 3D bauble in Williamson Square.

Follow the Star #myliverpoolchristmas

Capture Christmas in Liverpool (from November 15) – discover unique sets across the city centre and snap the best pictures to share with friends and family online.

Christmas Tree St Paul's Square

Christmas Tree – St Paul’s Square 

Funded by the Liverpool BID Company and sponsored by CBRE, on 14 November we are switching on St Paul’s Square Christmas tree bringing Christmas celebrations to the Commercial District.

Christmas Decorations – Exchange Flags

Co-funded with Shelborn Asset Management and Solid Ground the festive decorations in Exchange Flags.

Pop-up Animation across the city centre 

Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for wonderful street entertainment appearing across the city centre every Thursday evening during the holiday season (after 5pm, from 29 Nov – 20 Dec).

Metquarter Christmas Workshops 

From wreath-making to creating handmade Christmas decorations, join the team at Metquarter for one of its family festive craft workshops. (Every Saturday, 17 November- 15 December)

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St Johns Elfie Selfie

St Johns’ Elfie Selfie Station 

Join Father Christmas’ cheeky elves at the Elfie Selfie Station at St Johns Shopping Centre for fun, games and Christmas crafts you can take home. Choose from a selection of funky props and costumes and strike a pose in front of the superstar backdrop and giant photo frame. Great for you “elf” confidence! (24-25 Nov, 1-2 December , 14-16 Dec and 21-23 Dec)

Christmas in Liverpool - Marketing Liverpool

Christmas in Liverpool 

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 2018 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 within the main pedestrianised area in the city centre including Lord Street, Church Street, Whitechapel, Williamson Square and surrounding streets will change from Thursday 15 November 2018 until Monday 24 December 2018, 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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