Southport’s the place to head for seaside festive antics.
Zoom, glide (or, in our case skuffle, hanging onto the sides) around an open air ice rink in the Town Hall Gardens and admire one of the largest LED Christmas Trees in the UK.
A work of art in its own right, sequenced light shows programmed with over twenty thousand lights are set to provide gorgeous fodder for lasting memories and lovely pics. You can even walk inside the 60 foot stunner for a whole other twinkly perspective, as well as skating past it to the sound of Christmas music.
Festive chalets surrounding the ice rink will be selling family-friendly seasonal food and drink to warm your cockles. Street entertainment across the weekends of the 8th and 15th of December will also add to the warm glow.
It’s always a good time of year to head to Southport in our book. December is still often mild across this stretch of the North West coast, which has it’s own micro-climate.
In addition to this special festive outdoors experience, there are over 400, 000 Christmas lights spread across the town.
We recommend hitting The Atkinson early doors and checking ahead to also book into a show. Cruise the beautiful Victorian shopping arcades for some alternative Christmas shopping and, if you have enough time, we always love the chance to BFG our way around the Southport Model Railway Village too.
Right, we are off to get our skates on.