Inspired Christmas festivities at Metquarter 2023

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The team at His & Hers love ritual. The Christmas tree that lives outdoors in a large pot, comes in from the cold on 2nd December. This marks a notable birthday event and is adorned with decorations, some quite ancient, all with deep meaning. Christmas dinner involves recipes, some going back several generations, to forge meaningful memories. Part of the Christmas ritual is that we visit the Metquarter and the Everyman Cinema in the spirit of making memories and celebrating the special moments.

Feature by Jean Hill

Chances are that you are looking for the perfect Christmas gift, and wanting to enjoy some festive food and drink, or to get involved in some winter-warmer activities. Metquarter is rolling out a festive extravaganza with something for everyone, throughout November and December.

 A trip to Metquarter promises art, fashion, street food and entertainment, with a sprinkle of Christmas wrapped in every visit this winter period.

For that festive itinerary that we all subscribe to, Metquarter has got something to make Christmas special.

The Art Quarter Winter Market

After the huge success last year, The Art Quarter Liverpool Market is back for Winter 2023 at Metquarter, supporting small business and local makers.

Over fifty talented artists, designers and makers will fill out the centre, offering locally made gifts and products including jewellery, ceramics, glassware, illustration, candles and more.

It all takes place on Saturday 2nd December which is also recognised as ‘Small Business Saturday’ between 11am-5pm. The Art Quarter Winter Market will host stalls from original makers, artisans, and crafters and is the perfect event to purchase unique and personal gifts this Christmas.

The Hope Foundation

Metquarter’s official charity partner The Hope Foundation will also run a stall at the Art Quarter Winter Markets, offering a gift-wrapping service and helping shoppers to put the finishing touches to their purchases. There will be an option for shoppers to donate to the charity in return for the service. The team will also sell a bespoke Hope Foundation Travel Mug on the day, designed by Art Quarter’s Karen Edwards. All funds raised for the charity on the day will be matched by Aviva.

The centre has also teamed up with the foundation again this year to support its annual Christmas meal. Donations of toys, toiletries and other Christmas gifts are welcomed and can be dropped off at The Art Quarter store or to any member of Metquarter staff between now and Christmas.

Open Culture Workshops

The Open Culture Workshops are contemporary Christmas Craft Workshops with sustainability at their heart. A series of ‘make and take’ Christmas craft workshops will take place in the centre and GPO over the festive season.

The workshops kick off on Saturday 25th November, with a Laser Cut Christmas Decorations Workshop and continue throughout December. Other activities include wreath making, Christmas table centre decorations, scented candle and melt making. Or try vintage fabric lantern fairy lights and try creating hand printed table runners and napkins.

A full list of Open Culture workshops, including dates and how to get involved can be found: here.

GPO x Mini Madams Events

This festive season, GPO and Mini Madams will host a series of workshops in the centre for youngsters to enjoy.

Starting from Saturday 2nd December with a Frozen ‘Let It Go’ inspired event, where children taking part will get to make a snowflake keepsake craft, get their hair styled like a true snow queen and sing and dance with the Frozen sisters. The events will run every Saturday from the 2 December up until Saturday the 22nd December with a Silent Night with Mrs Claus.

The events will take place on the upper level of Metquarter outside GPO, where children attending will be able to eat for free. Other events taking place include ‘Grinchmas’ with Cindy Lou and the Grinch as well as ‘Merry Stitchmas’ with Lilo and Stitch.

A full list of GPO x Mini Madams Events can be found here.

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