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    Liverpool will stage its "biggest and best" Christmas celebrations to bring 2008's culture year to a festive climax, organisers have said.

    More than 50 different acts, a market, two grottos, an outdoor ice rink and real reindeer will all feature in the programme of events.

    It starts on Thursday with the switch on of the Christmas lights, which will include new retail site Liverpool One.


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    Entertainment will be laid on every Thursday for Christmas shoppers.

    Liverpool City Council said the key entertainment areas would be Clayton Square, Church Street, Lord Street, Bold Street, Williamson Square and Whitechapel.

    It is hoped the combination of entertainment and the new Liverpool One centre will encourage tens of thousands of new shoppers to choose the city to buy presents.

    Council leader Warren Bradley said: "Liverpool is staging its biggest and best ever Christmas programme to reflect the dramatic improvements the city has undergone, and also to bring our Capital of Culture year to a fitting festive climax with a special atmosphere in the run up to Christmas."

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    I hope we can get a few pics posted of Chrimbo!
    Photographing an outdoor Ice rink would be awesome. Hope they put It In the right place.

    They should dress two chavs up as reindeer's though and make parents pay for their kids to ride them. We might as well demean some humans.
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    Sounds very festive.. Hope it turns out well for all ..An open air ice rink would truely make it festive..

    We (in Hawaii), have an indoor one.. and that does make it feel Christmas-like when you go to have some fun in the warm weather..

    Enjoy..

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    Birmingham & Edinburgh (and probably many other cities) often have open ice rinks at Christmas. Has Liverpool never had one before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Liverpool will stage its "biggest and best" Christmas celebrations to bring 2008's culture year to a festive climax, organisers have said.

    More than 50 different acts, a market, two grottos, an outdoor ice rink and real reindeer will all feature in the programme of events.

    It starts on Thursday with the switch on of the Christmas lights, which will include new retail site Liverpool One.

    Entertainment will be laid on every Thursday for Christmas shoppers.

    Liverpool City Council said the key entertainment areas would be Clayton Square, Church Street, Lord Street, Bold Street, Williamson Square and Whitechapel.

    It is hoped the combination of entertainment and the new Liverpool One centre will encourage tens of thousands of new shoppers to choose the city to buy presents.

    Council leader Warren Bradley said: "Liverpool is staging its biggest and best ever Christmas programme to reflect the dramatic improvements the city has undergone, and also to bring our Capital of Culture year to a fitting festive climax with a special atmosphere in the run up to Christmas."

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    I hope we can get a few pics posted of Chrimbo!
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    I won't be able to make it to the 'Pool for Christmas but I will very much look forward to seeing the photies by yourself and other Yo members.

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    We did have an indoor one at the St. Georges Hall last year.
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    I thought last year's Christmas lights in Liverpool were beautiful. I can't wait to see this year's efforts. There was such a lovely festive atmosphere in the streets.
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    Church Street xmas decorations taken this evening
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    Cracker pics Lenka & GD

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    we must've passed each other and not even known. I was down there too this evening







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    Those lights look beautiful as last year's did too. I'll be in Liverpool for a week from 10th December and am really looking forward to it. Thank you for posting those lovely photos.
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    Lovely Pics! I didn't even know the lights had been turned on!

    I can't do (or think about) Christmas until 01 December after which I will take the time to go and see the lights with the kids. They were really good last year - these look even better.

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    Yours too Quincy - Very nice pics

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    I was in town meeting my best mate last night. didn't have camera with me and was gutted missing out on a plethora of street entertainment.

    anyway last batch








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    A few more decorations at Liverpool 1
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    Great pics everyone, so festive looking. Welcome back Quincy.
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    cheers Ged,

    got over chest infection then tweaked me back hubby had to push round Asda t'other night in one of their wheelchairs
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    This is me getting ready for my annual chores, hope the weather is better this year.........Yo Ho Ho!!
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    and they told me santa wasn't real.double drat. After all these years you inform me now.
    So if he is not real why to my drink and pie I leave him every year goes.
    Now i'm all mixed up.
    What am I to believe now.????
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    Green neon Shrek, Parliament Street. This is to advertise Christmas on Sky TV.

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    You can keep your chrystal chandeliers,these tuba ones are better.
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    just got back from town. Got loads of pics as Ken Dodd turned the tree lights on in Church St. Had no idea it was happening until I bumped into a family friend who does security for city events.

    will post some up later when I've had some scran.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post

    You can keep your chrystal chandeliers,these tuba ones are better.
    Seen in a Liverpool 1 store

    I LOVE this GD. I had put some photos of Christmas in Manhattan on my introduction thread when I first came in about three weeks ago. I love looking at Christmas photos, keep them coming please.
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    those tubas are great.

    piccies from tonight...
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    Lovely photos, quincy. It's great to see Ken Dodd. I'm going to see him in High Wycombe on Sunday night. I can't wait as it's something I've always wanted to do.
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    few more

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    Quote Originally Posted by LondonBeatlesFan View Post
    Lovely photos, quincy. It's great to see Ken Dodd. I'm going to see him in High Wycombe on Sunday night. I can't wait as it's something I've always wanted to do.
    thank you.
    don't forget to take your flask and sleeping bag when you go

    enjoy him, I've seen him half a dozen times. he's fab live.
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    Oh, that's great! I've seen a video of him which was really funny. I know I'll laugh until I have pains.
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