Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle never lets us down, least of all at Christmas. Featuring music, food, drink, films and the most vital element of all: a bad Santa, Snö Garden is a six day Winter Festival hitting Baltic Triangle this December – and somehow they promise snow every day of the event.
This event is a seasonal spin on the venue’s popular Nightgarden event – it’s an event for the whole family, so younger festival-goers can join in the fun, as well as being a stop off point for shoppers, after a hectic day shopping and spending and trying not to explode.
The Furnace room hosts things, specially decked out with snow drifts, snowflakes and a giant Christmas tree – not mention kickstarting each day with a family-favourite Christmas film projected onto a giant screen. A Pop-Up Sweet Shop which sell traditional treats throughout, including Candy Canes, Flavoured Popcorn and even bags of edible snow.
There’s also the Camp and Furnace house band performing festive hits live onstage, and Xmasoke – where you yourself can front the band. Noddy Holder eat your heart out. For the less showy, there’s the Snö Garden Silent Disco – where you can listen and dance along to Christmas classics songs.
Hungry festival-goers can peruse the wares of their finest festive food traders, who promise a selection of mouthwatering menus. And don’t miss out on the Cocktail and Gin Bars, where you’ll find bespoke drinks such as The Fig Fashioned with Fig infused Whiskey, Maple syrup, black Walnut and Bitters and The Salted Caramel Pecan Sour with Clementine juice and Chocolate Bitters. Will they knock Mulled wine off its perch as the drink of the season?
Then in the evening, you (but not your kids) can meet Bad Santa – Liverpool’s first adults-only Grotto. Sit on his knee and find out how good or bad you’ve been this year, before taking a trip to the Glittervan, for face painting and some Wintery sparkle. Then see out the night dancing to the Snö Garden DJs until 3am.
Entrance is Free, with children and dogs more than welcome at Snö Garden but under 18s are not permitted in the venue after 9.00pm. Sorry kids, Christmas isn’t just for you guys.