Christmas is the best time of year. No arguments. there’s so much to do, so much to eat and plenty of opportunities for a cheeky sip of a festive bev. Leading up to the big day, it’s a whirlwind of Christmas parties, work dos, shopping and wrapping and we wouldn’t have it any other way. But what happens when December 25th comes and goes, the relaxation of Boxing Day subsides and you’re stuck between being festive and ringing in the new year? It’s Christmas Limbo and it can be a nightmare.
Most people are still enjoying their Christmas break from work or university, leaving a few days where you’re left wondering: what on earth am I supposed to do?
You can spend your time over-eating on all the leftover Christmas choccies, watch re-runs of the same Christmas films you’ve seen a million times and moan about how bored you are, or you can put on your new threads and explore all the city has to offer during Christmas Limbo.
Take a Festive Walk
Liverpool is one of the greenest cities in the country and winter is the perfect time to take advantage of all the beautiful parks and green spaces in the city. Take a winter walk around Sefton Park and explore all the 235 acres it has to offer.
Or head up to Formby to see if you can spot a red squirrel amongst the bare trees at the Formby Red Squirrel Walk. The area is a haven for the British natives that suffered a vast decline after grey squirrels were introduced from North America.
There’s also the scenic route through Croxteth Park that’s a real treat when the Christmas Limbo frost sets in. Get lost along the many pathways and trails and have some winter fun at the stables and play parks.
Catch Up on Christmas Pantos
One of our favourite parts of the festive season is all the amazing pantomimes that spring up in the amazing theatres around Liverpool. Most will continue their residency until early January so grab your tickets for a night at the theatre!
The Empire Theatre is hosting its star-studded Cinderella until the 7th January, the age-old tale of rags to riches stars boyband heartthrob Duncan James from pop sensation Blue as Prince Charming and Jodie Prenger as the Fairy Godmother. Meanwhile, over at The Epstein Theatre, Dane Bowers takes on the role of the evil Hook in Peter Pan alongside Radio City’s Clair Simmo as Tinkerbell.
Cling onto Christmas the Liverpool way with a trip to The Royal Court to see The Scouse Nativity, on until 13th January. It’s a hilarious performance that tells the age-old story with a Scouse twist. Whether you’re born and bred here or have joined us from afar, there’ll be plenty to laugh about during the side-splitting experience.
Grab a Bargain in Town
For many people, the real Christmas Day comes when the Boxing Day sales hit. Liverpool has some of the best shopping options, all within walking distance of each other and it’s no surprise that this year’s Boxing Day sales are set to be the best yet.
Head to the Metquarter for a designer bargain or go down Bold Street for all the best independent shops. Of course, Liverpool One is the place to go for all the big name, high street brands, get ready to battle it out to get the best deal!
Squeeze in an Extra Night on the Cobbles
Liverpool has solidified its reputation as the city that never sleeps, with nightlife popping every night of the week you’re never short of somewhere to go.
Wash away the post-Christmas blues during Christmas Limbo and head to some of the most amazing bars in town to dance the night away and warm up for New Year’s Eve in Liverpool.
Camp and Furnace are hosting a Circus Christmas Special on Wednesday 27th December, with doors opening at 2 pm for an afternoon of House and Techno that will last well into the night.
There’s also a special event at 24 Kitchen Street on Friday 29th December, where big names in House will gather to help get you through Christmas Limbo. It may be the Friday before New Year’s, but that’s no excuse to stay in with your feet in front of the fire!
Watch the Reds at Anfield
Many people will be travelling to Anfield on Boxing Day for the classic Boxing Day football match against Swansea but the mighty Reds will be taking on 15/16 Champions Leicester City at home on 30th December.
Wrap up warm and make sure you have your LFC scarf at the ready for the winter fixture. The action kicks off at 3 pm and the last match of the year for the Reds is set to be as exciting as the other matches this season. Liverpool already has the upper hand in the Premier League this season, with 11 total wins over Leicester’s 7, but anything can happen in the beautiful game!
Keep Up with the Blues
Everton may not be at home at all during Christmas Limbo, but you can keep an eye on the action on 30th December as they take on Bournemouth. Tune in to Gillete Soccer Saturday and cheer on the Blues now that things are looking up since Sam Allardyce took the reins.
At least with the match not being at Goodison, you can curl up on the sofa in your brand new Christmas pyjamas with a steaming mug of hot chocolate and well and truly prepare yourself for the madness that is coming on New Year’s Eve.
Christmas Limbo in Liverpool
Christmas Limbo doesn’t have to be a boring, depressing time. Take advantage of the final days of the year while you gear up to ring in the New Year in style in Liverpool.