There’s a host of festive activities and events for children this December, from Christmas singalongs and crafting to pantomimes and Arctic-themed workshops.
1. Christmas Incy Wincy Rhymers
Celebrate Christmas with some special Festive Incy Wincy Rhymers this December. The Reader’s sessions are for little ones, 1-4 years old, and their families.
They’ll explore Christmas stories, festive favourites and seasonal nursery rhymes through storytelling and sing-a-longs. Under ones are free but will still need a ticket. The sessions last for 70 minutes.
The Reader, until 21 December, various times.
2. Up Close With: Nature In The Snow
World Museum are going out into the wild! Each month the Participation team are set loose on Gallery, bringing their handling collections out for you to explore and enjoy. Keep your eyes peeled for their team and their trolley full of incredible stories and specimens.
This December, the team explore the Arctic and other snowy habitats to learn about the incredible animals and plants that survive in the snow.
Up Close With: Nature in the Snow, World Museum, until 31 December, various days, 1-3pm.
3. Singalong With Santa
This year, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Children’s Choirs have something very special lined-up for Christmas. This fabulously festive performance contains all the magical ingredients for the perfect family Christmas celebration.
The singalong will feature Christmas favourites such as Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree and Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, plus a host of seasonal surprises, so get ready to sing your heart out!
Singalong with Santa, Philharmonic Hall, 17-18 December, various times.
4. A Crafty Christmas At The Museum
Take the opportunity to create something festive in the Maritime Museum’s fun, child-friendly art and craft session. Their facilitators will help you to make something fantastic to take home.
The workshops are free and held in the morning and afternoon so drop in and get creative with them!
A Crafty Christmas at the Museum, Maritime Museum, 21 December, 11am and 1.30pm.
5. Aladdin – Christmas Pantomime
Take the whole family to Aladdin, an action-packed pantomime staged in The Atkinson’s traditional theatre. TV and film actor Patsy Kensit stars as the Genie of the Lamp!
Joining Patsy on stage are a fabulous cast of panto professionals. Merseyside dancer and actor Dominic Gore plays the hero Aladdin and Southport’s very own Tom Burroughs is the evil Abanazer.
The Atkinson, Southport until 31 December, various times.
6. Craft and Create – Christmas
Enjoy a break from the hustle and bustle of the city centre and make something unique to decorate your home or to gift to someone special.
These craft workshops are free and ideal to fire youngsters’ imaginations, all in the wonderful surroundings of the Walker Art Gallery for inspiration!
Craft and Create, Walker Art Gallery, 17 December, 1-4 pm.
To find more events happening across the Liverpool City Region in December and beyond check out our What’s On listings.