Liverpool’s Royal Albert Dock welcomed people across the city to their Christmas Extravaganza.

Shops along the waterfront took part in Thursday’s evening event to showcase what they had to offer this festive season as well as offering customers a cheeky discount.

Walking along the cobbles you were invited into a variety of stores allowing you to ticket some names off the Christmas list.

Those with a love of designer labels would be pleased with a gift from Hush Luxe. This company sells pre-owned designer goods for a more affordable price.

Other fashion stores include the unique designs of Lost Soles accompanied by accessory shops Leather Satchel Company and Harbour Accessories.

Royal Albert Dock Shopping

For the more artist friends a gift could certainly been found in The Nest. Items from local creators are found here, ranging from gloves, cards too chopping boards. Something beautiful and personal.

Liverpool Pictures, an independent art gallery, offered a range of lovely prints and paintings. They not only offered customers 10% discount but free gift wrapping and delivery.

The docks are known for their fantastic museums and the Tate was no exception. They welcomed everyone that passed through their doors to see the brand-new exhibition while enjoying the taste of a free glass of wine.

Dawn Brady, who works at Tate Liverpool said: “This event was a great chance to get a range of people to see the art we have on offer.

“We didn’t make it a ticketed event because we wanted to welcome as much of the new faces as the familiar ones.”

Royal Albert Dock Christmas Owen Drew Candles

The art gallery extended their opening times to 9pm to allow more people to experience the Tate.

The docks are also the perfect destination to go for your Christmas meal. From the meat at Miller and Carter, to the tasty bites from What’s Cooking there is something for everyone.  

There are also new restaurants such as Peaberry Coffee and Kitchen for those itching for something different.

More is still to come from the Royal Albert Dock. From the 23rd of November the company are allowing people to have an escape room experience in Escape Hunt Liverpool. The perfect activity to do with friends or family.

The Royal Albert Docks is definitely the place to visit this December.

Megan Tattersley