A host of festive treats, fun filled activities and shopping bonanzas are in store this Christmas across our beautiful borough.
Sefton has already started to buzz with merriment as thousands of residents get into the Christmas spirits, whether it be sampling wonderful Christmas markets, donating to the Mayor’s Toy Appeal, enjoying a day out at Splashworld or taking advantage of late night local shopping!
We’ve put together all the info you need to know to make sure you have the most wonderful time of the year!
Whether it’s the hustle and bustle of South Road, the bargains of Bootle Strand, the boutiques of Lord Street, Formby’s Chapel Lane or Central Square in Maghull, Sefton is a huge shopping spree waiting to happen all year round.
And it’s no different at Christmas! A number of retailers across the borough are taking part in Late Night Shopping hours on Thursday evenings in the run up to Santa’s arrival, while local businesses are well prepared for a surge in present buying, last minute scrambles and a flurry of winter buys.
A Christmas Market on Chapel Street, Southport runs until December 17 with festive tipples and yuletide treats galore! The market will compliment Southport’s other vibrant shops, stunning Christmas lights and the arrival of the Southport BID supported ice rink which will be open from December 1-31.
In Formby Chapel Lane is already buzzing with festive shoppers while South Road, Waterloo is the perfect place for a mouth watering meal and a warming drink!
Christmas is a time for giving. And what better way than to donate to the Sefton Mayor’s Toy Appeal?
The Mayor of Sefton, Cllr Dave Robinson, is asking as many people as possible across the borough to get behind this year’s Christmas gift appeal.
The annual request asks all residents in Sefton to try and provide presents for some of the borough’s most deserving children and make this Christmas extra special for them.
Gifts, for children of all ages, can be taken to either Bootle or Southport Town Halls or dropped off at any Sefton Council library, leisure centre or Asda in Southport and Bootle by Wednesday, December 20.
Dive right in and take full advantage of Splash World’s reduced prices this December with all adult and junior standard tickets reduced to £5 and all adult & junior gold tickets reduced to £7.50.
Splash World is open as usual every weekend on the run up to the festive period until December 17.
During Christmas, Splash World will have a temporary change to its opening times. It will be open:
December 23: 11am-3pm
December 29: 11am-3pm
December 30: 11am-3pm
January 2: 11am-3pm
January 3: 11am-3pm
January 4: 11am-3pm
January 5: 11am-3pm
Libraries across Sefton will come alive with Christmas cheer and fascinating workshops. Musician Tony Crotty will enchant library users with a magical music recital of Christmas songs.
Tony will play a series of historical Instruments and discuss their origins. The session are free but booking is advisable. He will perform at:
Crosby Library (December 13) at 2pm (0151 257 6401)
Bootle Library (December 14) at 2pm (0151 934 5781)
Formby Library (December 19) at 2pm (01704 874177)
All Sefton Libraries host Story and Rhyme times for young children and their carers. In the run up to Christmas the stories take on a festive theme, with snowmen, reindeer and a jolly man in a red coat featuring. More information on this is available via the Sefton Library Facebook page