Famous Festivals in Liverpool for 2019!

Liverpool is famous for vibrant atmosphere, energy and culture full of fun & happiness through its unique festivals giving every reason for various celebrations throughout the year with something for everyone. Liverpool is a city where you can never get enough of, call it for food, drink, performances, sports, arts, music, culture and the list is endless. Liverpool’s fun festivals are massive attraction not just for locals but tourist from UK and across the world, flying in especially for the festivals.

We at Giga Serviced Apartments have put together a list of festivals for you to choose and some of them are free of charge too! Every reason to celebrate even more! !.We have included a handy  list of Important festival dates for your dairy at the end of the post.

Chinese New Year  (Free event)

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Chinese New Year “Year of the pig” is celebrated in Liverpool as a three-day celebration from Friday 8 February 2019 to Sunday 10 February 2019 in Chinatown.

The traditional Chinese New Year celebrations will happen at Great George Square on Sunday 10 February with a series of street performances, family workshops, art installations, parades and of course the popular Chinese market on George Street selling gifts, souvenirs and mouth-watering food. Finally closing with a pyrotechnic display on Sunday evening.

More information: https://www.cultureliverpool.co.uk/cny/

Liverpool Comic Con

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Liverpool Comic Con is back for another year after a huge success in 2018. Liverpool Comic Con is on from 08 March 2019 to 10 March 2019. TV & Film guests making appearances all weekend and lots of planned entertainment in shop for this terrific weekend.

More information & Tickets: https://www.comicconventionliverpool.co.uk/

Threshold Festival of music and arts

Threshold Festival of music and arts is coming back in 2019 from 29 March 2019 to 30 March 2019. Being  9th consecutive year at the Baltic Triangle district of the city, this festival is attracting not only locals but also international audience.

More information & Tickets: https://thresholdfestival.co.uk/

Grand National Festival

Grand National is the place to be in April as being watched by the world where all the tracks will come to a stop with another promising year with live music & entertainment, not to miss the world-famous Ladies Day and of course with all the thrill of racing on the track.

Grand National Festival is from 04 April 2019 to 06 April 2019. If you are looking for a stay close to Aintree, Giga Serviced Apartments is only 10 mins drive away.

More information & tickets: https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/aintree/

Royal Albert Dock Festivals

Royal Albert Dock is the place for everyone, so much happening throughout the year. You can soak up the Dock’s sights and sounds & explore its hidden gems from having try of selection of restaurants or discovering a new YOU with a new taste for art. Docks have everything to make your day or night perfect with music and handmade; food, drink and dancing, experience the Docks like never before.  We have some of the key dates listed below.

  • February 2019: Lovin’ the Dock
  • 12 April 2019 -14 April 2019: Heritage on the Dock
  • 12 July 2019 to 14 July 2019: Folk on the Dock
  • 22 July 2019 to 12 August 2019: Summer on the Dock
  • 07 Sep 2019 to 08 Sep 2019: Pirates on the Dock

More information: https://albertdock.com/

Liverpool Food and Drink Festival

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The Liverpool Food and Drink Festival is taking place at Sefton Park for 2019 on 28 April 2019 & 29 April 2019.

Food Lovers paradise – offering choice of market stalls, pop-up restaurants, live cooking demos by renowned Chefs and plenty of activities to entertain all age groups including a craft beer stalls, live music, & special Kids activity area.

More information & Tickets:

www.liverpoolfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk or  https://twitter.com/LivFoodDrink


Sound City 2019

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Sound City, the UK’s leading independent festival and conference for New Music bursting with creativity workshops, performances and Industry panellists. 3 day festival and conference from 03 May 2019 to 05 May 2019 will see famous artist perform alongside a constant stream of local, national and international emerging talent at the creative hub, Baltic Triangle.

Sound City+ will provide exclusive insights into the music industry with renowned speakers and in conversations plus opportunities to meet the music industry, share ideas and create new contacts in the Industry.

More information & tickets: https://www.soundcity.uk.com

LightNight Liverpool! (Free event)

LightNight is the city’s free one-night arts festival on 17 May 2019, celebrating the culture of Liverpool. Multiple organisations come together to create an inspiring magical event with more than 15,000 people attending the event.

More information: http://lightnightliverpool.co.uk/

Physical Fest

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International festival of physical theatre based in Liverpool and hosted by Tmesis Theatre.Physical Fest is the only festival celebrating Physical theatre in Europe bringing people from local, national and International platforms.

Performances are throughout May & June; please check the website for details and bookings.

More information & Tickets: http://www.physicalfest.com/

Bordeaux Wine Festival

Award winning festival at the World Heritage waterfront, Bordeaux Wine Festival ,Liverpool is from 31 May 2019 to 02 June 2019, another great weekend event not to miss.

The three day festival will celebrate the Port of Liverpool for world class wine, food, music, art and culture. You will get the wonderful opportunity to sample many wines including Bordeaux Superior, Bordeaux Rosés, Bordeaux Dry White, Crémants de Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion, Graves, and many more.

More information & Tickets: https://www.bwfliverpool.com/

Positive Vibration – Festival of Reggae 2019

Festival of reggae music and Jamaican heritage in the heart of Liverpool at Baltic Triangle celebrates the culture and positivity of Liverpool in June 2019.

Apart from the ecstatic musical line up, the panel discussion focusing the impact of reggae on British music, culture and society will be interesting to look forward.

You are in for a proper treat as this is not only live music but also you get to try over 40 open-air traders offering a diverse selection of food, drink, records, clothes, arts & crafts, jewellery, health and well-being.

Children & young people are welcome to the festival on both days, with those under 12 years old being granted free entry.

More information & Tickets: http://posvibefest.com/

Africa Oyé (Free Event)

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Largest celebration of African & Caribbean music and culture in UK on 22 June 2019 and 23 June 2019 at Sefton Park and another wonderful free event too! With a line-up of international stars alongside UK new talent, as well as, DJ sessions, free art & culture workshops, kids entertainment and not to forget the food & drinks the list goes on.

More information:  https://www.africaoye.com

Liverpool Arab Arts festival (Free event)

Another brilliant culture based festival with lots of events around Arab Art, music, dance, film, theatre, literature and lots of family events. Please check the website for upcoming events and dates.

More information: http://www.arabartsfestival.com

FEIS Liverpool 2019

One and only Irish music festival in UK from the founder of the world famous Fleadh, is coming back on 06 July 2019 at Liverpool Pier head. Featuring some of the biggest names in Irish music, both contemporary and traditional, Feis Liverpool is the biggest celebration of Irish culture the city has seen.

More information & tickets: https://feisliverpool.com/

 Brazilica (Free event)

Liverpool’s very own Brazilica Festival, another wonderful free event celebrating culture in Liverpool is on Saturday 13th July 2019 at Derby Square. The festival brings sparkling culture of Brazil including the annual Carnival Ball and Carnival Queen Competition, Brazilian film screenings, carnival art exhibitions and more.

More information: https://twitter.com/brazilicafest or https://www.carnifest.com/liverpool-brazilica-festival-2019/

Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF)

Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) would be a much awaited event not only for the locals but also National & International visitors. Sefton Park would be home to LIMF, from 20 July 2019 to 21 July 2019. Stage will set on fire by the wonderful talent bringing the perfect mixture of Global with new & emerging talent.

More information & tickets: https://www.limfestival.com/

International Beatle Week festival

International Beatle week festival is back in 2019 from 20 August 2019 to 28 August 2019.

The annual International Beatleweek Festival celebrates the music of the most famous pop group in the world, at very own home city for Beatles. With over 40 bands from over 20 countries, live gigs, exhibitions, memorabilia sales, guest speakers, sightseeing tours and video shows the list is never ending attracting not only locals but also International tourists.

More information: www.internationalbeatleweek.com

Liverpool Comedy Festival

Liverpool Comedy Festival is back with a jam-packed delivery of giggles and guffaws right across the city from 13 September 2019 to 29 September 2019.

More information & tickets: https://www.liverpoolcomedyfestival.com/

Summary of dates for your diary!

Dates in 2019
8 Feb -10 Feb
Chinese New Year
08 March – 10 March
Liverpool Comic Con
29 March – 30 March
Threshold Music Festival
04 April -06 April
Grand National Festival
28 April  -29 April
Liverpool Food and Drink Festival
03 May- 05 May
Sound city
17 May
May & June- various dates
Physical Fest
31 May -02 June
Bordeaux Wine Festival 
June 2019
Positive Vibration – Festival of Reggae 2019
22 June – 23 June
Africa Oye
06 July 2019
FEIS Liverpool 2019
13 July 2019
20 July – 21 July
Liverpool International Music Festival
20 August – 28 August
International Beatle week festival
13 September -29 September
Liverpool Comedy Festival


New Years Eve Events in Liverpool 2018-2019

Planning your New Years Eve, here’s a list to help out from Giga Serviced Apartments!

If you have not planned anything for NYE @ Liverpool then this is the place to check in!

New Year Eve @ Liverpool can be the most fun night out of the year, as there are many things you can do and see!

From a relaxing family night out (not to forget those mini people) or couple’s meal out to loudest parties, we have a few listed here, you might be in luck for tickets, go clicking!

New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner @ The Royal Liver Building

New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner at The Venue Royal Liver Building, on Monday 31st December 2018 18.30pm to 2.00am

Tickets: Skiddle

Welcome the New Year with a stylish venue at Liverpool’s landmark while you dine, drink and dance your way.


New Year’s Eve Ball @ The Florist

An evening with cocktails, Live music and DJ’S and a drink on arrival + one to toast midnight too.

Tickets: Skiddle and Event Brite

That’s So 90’s NYE Party at Baltic Social

That’s So 90’s NYE party from 9pm till 2am, only £4.00 a ticket!

Tickets: Skiddle

Party at Alma de Cuba

Celebrate in style with Radio City and Alma De Cuba. Amazing performances all night long!

Tickets: Skiddle

New Year’s Eve in Paris at The Shankly.

The Shankly Hotel offering a night of dazzling live entertainment, roof top views of the fireworks, three course meal, drinks and more with a Parisian them.

Liverpool International Horse Show at Echo Arena

Dine in style and be a part of the exclusive VIP platform experience. Located on the multi-levelled gallery overlooking the Main Arena, each table enjoys the best views in the house. With a champagne reception, delicious 3-course meal and all the amazing equestrian sport and entertainment, there is no better way to experience the Liverpool International Horse Show.

NYE House Party at Camp and Furnace

A very classic house party, check out Camp and Furnace

List of events across Liverpool with tickets availability


Giga Serviced apartments are only 10 minutes’ drive away from the central Liverpool but comes at a fraction of the price compared to central (saving extra pounds to spend on drinks & Celebrations!!).  We offer late check in and secured self-check in system.

Please visit www.gigaproperties.com  or Airbnb or Booking.com  –  to book for short stays or long term and avail our special 10% discount for direct bookings from our website to celebrate this New Year with a Bang. Any queries please call us on 02036337678 or contact@gigaproperties.com.

Best Pubs and Bars with Live Sports in Liverpool

If you are in Liverpool and planning to watch a sport, chances are you probably are looking for Beer/ Bar with live sports and Wi-Fi.  You are in luck as we have got the list of best pubs and bars in Liverpool with Live sports. Sport is at heart for Liverpool as the home ground for famous Football Clubs Everton, Liverpool, Rugby league clubs and the Grand National steeplechase with world famous horse racing.

Liverpool is very popular for its culture and sports being major part of it. This list of Best pubs and bars with Live broadcast of sports events in Liverpool would make a great experience to watch a match while hanging out with friends.

Bierkeller, Liverpool One

Address: 6, Thomas Steers Way, Liverpool One L1 8LW.

Phone number: 08455 333 000 or Book a table online

Opening Times: Monday till  Friday: 12 pm – Late, Saturday & Sunday:11 am – Late.

Bierkeller is our favourite; here you can watch live Sports on HD flat screen TVs and also on the HD LED TV wall which measures a whopping 4 mx 2m, making it an experience worthwhile. Long bench seating, great décor and ambience makes it very relaxing.Best part is you can book a table online!

Rileys Sports Bar

Address: Grand Central Bolton Street, Liverpool, L3 5LX

Book a Table or ask a question

Opening times: Monday- Sunday: 11:00 am – late

Parking: Pay and display outside, free after 6pm. Multi storey car park Mount Pleasant, 0.4 miles.

Rileys shows games with both Sky Sports and BT Sports on large screens in dedicated sports zones, with cold drinks and hot food served all day. Best part would be you could relax with a game of pool, snooker or darts and table tennis in between the games making it perfect venue to chill out. You can book the game slots online.


Address: Located at Concert Square 46-50 Wood St, Liverpool L1 4AQ and Mathew Street-9 – 12 Temple Court, Liverpool L2 6PY

Table Booking: Book Online

(Imagecourtesy: McCooleys website)

McCooley’s  is another best bar to watch live Sports with a lot of choice With over 20 HD televisions with LED screens and 4 projector screens.Perfect to watch any sport, where you can relax & enjoy.

Pogue Mahone

Address 77 Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4BB 
Phone number: 0151 708 5735 or Book a table online

Opening times: Mon, Wed :12:00 – 23:00  Tues, Thurs: 12:00 – 00:00 Fri, Sat: 12:00 – 02:00 Sun: 12:00 – 22:30

The Pogue Mahone is a great place to relax with a pint and watch sport. They show a variety of sports regularly football, rugby, cricket,cycling and boxing. Check out the calendar here


Address: 77 Tithebarn St, Liverpool L2 2EN

Book Table: Online booking

Parking: Shenanigans customers receive 30% off parking at Q-Park Dale Street.

Famous for its quirky looks with warhistory from the Second World War. Whether it’s Football, GAA or horse racing,Shenanigans is a great place to catch some action with two big screens showing all the latest sporting events. 

Einstein Bier Haus

Address: Concert Square, Fleet Street, Liverpool L1 4AQ

Book Table: Online booking

What’s on: Sports Schedule?

Einstein Bier Haus is Liverpool’s newest day to night venue in Concert Square; it’s set over two floors with hearty food, great drinks, sport and live music. 


Address: 17-21 Fleet Street, Liverpool

Phone number: 0151 305 2425 or Book a Table/Booth online

What’s on: Sports Schedule?

Fusion has screens with sporting events, throughout the venue, bookable booths for all of your friends to watch that special match and a range of drinks on offer, would say there’s no better place to be to catch the livesport.



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Best Christmas activities in Liverpool – 2018

Sunday 2nd December 2018 by Giga Serviced Apartments / Short Stay in Liverpool

Its officially Christmas and everywhere Christmassy!! the magic of Christmas is very special and gets very festive in Liverpool.  Festive season is famous for love, happiness and not to forget lots of shopping!! We have listed the best and not to be missed Christmas activities in Liverpool where you can plan a day out or spend your festive holiday.

  1. Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival

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Liverpool Ice Festival

Christmas Frozen fun starts with Ice skating, Ice Slides, Ice Jet ride (UK’s only Ice Jet ride) with fantastic sound & light show.  Frozen fun gets merrier for kids too, specially with the Children’s roller coaster and handy penguin skate aids making it enjoyable for the. 2018 Christmas Ice festival steals the show to be the top attraction which you can’t miss in Liverpool for Christmas & New Year (open till 06th Jan).

To top it additional features include the beautiful traditional Christmas markets and Outdoor German style bars, makes any evening in to a Perfect holiday evening by the Sea!

For more information check the website and prebook

  1. Traditional Liverpool Christmas Markets

That Christmas smell starts with mulled wine & hot food, fairy lights on the wooden cabins, pretty picture-perfect sights, all of them make traditional Christmas markets a must visit place in Christmas located by St George’s Hall.

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Liverpool Christmas Markets

You can take relaxed stroll around 40 plus traditional-style festive cabins selling Christmas gifts including handmade jewellery, festive decorations, fragrances, beautiful canvases, hand-painted ceramic plates, scarves and edible gifts to make perfect stocking fillers.  Not to forget the food & drink stalls offering festive treats- Yorkshire pudding wraps, mezze platters, hog roasts, salt and pepper sui mai, bratwurst and gourmet burgers, along with crepes, Belgian waffles, muffins and cupcakes for those with a sweet tooth and of course variety of drinks too.

The Christmas markets are open till 23rd December and makes it another don’t miss attraction in Liverpool.

 ​​​​​3. Secret Winter Garden Croxteth Hall

The Magical Secret winter garden at Croxteth Hall is a don’t miss event with its beautiful illuminated festive lanterns, eye soothing for all ages specially makes you feel the dreamy characters with the light shows bringing them to life.

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Secret Winter Garden

Winter Wonderland is just complete with wonderful festive food, drinks and market stalls. Open till 22nd December with ticket prices from only £11.00 event begins at 16.30pm with last entry at 19.30pm.

For more information on how to visit and book tickets click here.

4. Festivities at Liverpool One

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Your trip will be incomplete with out a visit to Liverpool One!! The happening place in Liverpool with a long list of festival activities and ticking most of your shopping list off!

Special feature being the festival lights and you can’t miss the special light up tree which welcomes you to Liverpool One.

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Christmas Liverpool One Tree


New for 2018 is the giant spectacular light feature on Chavasse Park, which is created using 88 colour changing cubes, each weighing 65kgs and containing computer-controlled LED lights. The structure is surrounded by lit columns, each of which is designed to represent the famous pillars of Liverpool’s culture; the people, music, art, trade, education and sport!

Polaris is a Must See and will be open till 06th Jan 2019.

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We suggest to plan your visit to Polaris at night for maximum impact. Pre-book your parking  and save up to 40% plus an extra 10% when you use promocode LIVONE

 Bar Hütte:

Bar Hütte under the Christmas tree is a special ‘Alpine Après Ski’ with each hütte offering  visitors an exclusive, fun and festive venue for karaoke (or Carol-oke as it’s Christmas!) and cocktails. The hüttes are a hit with friends, Christmas parties and families looking for something unique.

There are a selection of pre-bookable spaces to soak up the Christmas atmosphere. Each hütte is beautiful with rustic wooden décor, pretty festive lights and dedicated host to take care of your drinks and food, what more do you need for a perfect festive venue. The hüttes are bookable for two-hour slots from 11am to 9pm.

Pre-book your parking  and save up to 40% plus an extra 10% when you use promocode LIVONE

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Bar Hutte

Taxi Photo Booth:

You can’t miss this special Stop by  Taxi Photo Booth on Paradise Street,  get in the mood with some festive props (would say an elf or two) and say ‘Christmaaaaaaas’ for a family photo (s)elfie!

Best part is You’ll even have a copy of your photo to keep and If that’s not enough, the very best Bah Humbugs and can enter draw for a chance to win a £100 Jamie’s Italian or Liverpool ONE Gift Card.

Open only on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, so plan your Christmas weekend making it memorable (Only 3 more weekends before Christmas).

Pre-book your parking  and save up to 40% plus an extra 10% when you use promocode LIVONE

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Taxi-Photo Booth

 5. Christmas events at Sefton Park Palm House

Christmas is not complete without Panto/Carol, so another must visit attraction would be Sefton Park Palm House with Christmas Cinema Nights, Christmas Carols, Pantomime, winter concert and some Christmas Tea.

Please visit the website for all detailed events.

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Sefton Park Palm House

Giga Serviced apartments are only 10 minutes’ drive away from all the festivities but comes at a fraction of the price compared to central (saving extra pounds for all that Christmas shopping!!).

Please visit www.gigaproperties.com  to book for short stays or long term stay and avail our special 10% discount for direct bookings from our website to celebrate this Christmas Holiday Season. Any queries  please call us on 020 3633 7678 or contact@gigaproperties.com

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