It’s January, the magic and excitement of the Christmas festivities are over and we’re facing the New Year with brand new hopes and dreams. It is a time notorious for ‘blue feelings’, but there is no such thing as Blue January here in Liverpool. The city has a jam-packed schedule of events to suit everyone throughout the year, as quickly as the Christmas lights disappear new and exciting things to do are popping up along our waterfront to get 2023 off to another fabulous start.
We have rounded up our top events for the start of what is sure to be another unforgettable year in Liverpool…
For the Whole Family- Chinese New Year
Across the City Centre- Sunday 22nd January
We are heading into the Year of the Rabbit and as always Liverpool has a full schedule of events to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Thousands of Chinese lanterns will adorn the streets around the city centre and a number of landmark buildings will light up in celebration. On Sunday 22nd visitors can expect a jam-packed day of traditional street food, stalls, storytelling, art workshops, parades, performances and even a funfair.
Don’t miss this years extra-special fiery finale by Bring the Fire, followed by a light projection show at the Bombed Out Church.
For the full schedule details visit : Culture Liverpool- Chinese New Year Schedule
For the Kids (and the Big Kids)- Disney on Ice ‘Discover the Magic’
M&S Bank Arena- Thursday 16th- Sunday 19th March
Mickey Mouse and his friends return to Liverpool for a spectacular show full of work-class skating, acrobatics and stunts. Get your tickets for a fabulous night of purely magical entertainment.
For the Music Lovers That Can’t Wait for Eurovision- Sam Ryder
O2 Academy- 25th March
There’s a fresh buzz in the air ever since Liverpool was chosen to host this years Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of Ukraine (and really, was there ever anywhere better in the UK for it?!). Liverpool is historically a city of music and music lovers, and for those that just cannot wait for May we are lucky enough to have last years contestant Sam Ryder here in March on his ‘There’s Nothing but Space, Man!’ Tour.
Get your tickets: Sam Ryder Tickets
For the Lovebirds- Venue Royal Liver Building Wedding Open Day
Venue at the Royal Liver Building – Sunday 5th February
The festive period is a notoriously popular time for engagements (we love it!) and here at The Venue we are hosting our first Wedding Open Day of the year for all those newly engaged couples; if you’re looking for a Liverpool wedding there is nowhere better to start your search. Join us to see The Venue dressed for a wedding, check out some of our recommended wedding suppliers and of course, enjoy a celebratory glass of fizz.
For the Sports Fanatics- Gymnastics British Championships
M&S Bank Arena – Thursday 23rd- Sunday 26th March
The Gymnastics British Championships are coming to Liverpool this March. The best gymnasts in the country will be competing live on floor, pole, pommel vault and beam to determine the countries overall champions. For those that love the thrill of live sport and parcel at the prowess of elite athletes this is not an event to miss.
For an Outdoor Adventure- Curious About Liverpool
Liverpool- All Year Round
If you can brave the cold or catch a clear day Curious About Liverpool offers two self-guided heritage walks around the city with an optional treasure hunt. Clues are chosen for their historical value so participants can learn lots about the city’s culture, significant people and extraordinary events along the way. The perfect way to get out and about and get to know our city even better.