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Christmas events every Saturday in our town centres

by Jonathan Kearney

This article was updated on Thursday 2 December 2021.

Residents, visitors and shoppers can look forward to a host of exciting, free events in our town centres over the festive period.

Huyton Village Centre and Kirkby and Prescot Town Centres will have something for the whole family to enjoy, with events taking place every Saturday during December in the lead up to Christmas.

Festivities will begin with our light switch-on events in November, followed by lots of exciting events to whet your appetite for the big day!

Throughout December families can also visit Santa’s grotto in Huyton Village Centre and Kirkby Town Centre, while Market Place in Prescot will host the Imaginarium Theatre’s Father Christmas Story Time from 13 November right up to Christmas Eve! Tickets are available at www.imaginariumtheatre.co.uk and payment is on entry in Huyton and Kirkby.

Make sure you keep an eye out on Knowsley News and our social media channels for all the details.

Prescot Town Centre

Saturday events 11am – 3pm unless stated 

Saturday 13 November – Christmas lights switch on

Saturday 20 November – Artisan and Craft Market

13 November – 24 December – Father Christmas Story Time

Every Saturday during December in the lead up to Christmas – More events to be confirmed!

Saturday 4 DecemberSnow Globe, walkabout entertainment

Saturday 11 DecemberSnow globe, brass band, Malteser the Circus Elf

Saturday 18 DecemberGiant snow globe, Scrooge walkabout act and stilt walkers, Victorian carol singers

Huyton Village Centre

Saturday events 11am – 3pm unless stated

Friday 19 November – Christmas lights switch on

Saturday 20 November – Artisan and Craft Market & Huyton Live

Saturday 4 December – Giant snow globe, live music and walkabout toy soldiers

10, 11 and 12 December – Christmas pop up cinema

Saturday 11 December – Giant snow globe, Scrooge walkabout act and stilt walkers, Victorian carol singers

Friday 17 December – Huyton Live

Saturday 18 December – Christmas Artisan and Craft Market

Saturday 18 December – Giant snow globe, street entertainment, Christmas Circus show

Every Saturday in the lead up to Christmas – More events to be confirmed!

Kirkby Town Centre

Saturday events 11.30am – 3.30pm unless stated (Market acts 11.30-3pm)

Thursday 25 November – Christmas lights switch on

26 and 27 November – Christmas pop up cinema

Throughout December – Christmas grotto (near Costa Coffee, St Chads) – running every Thursday, Friday & Saturday to Thursday 16 December, then open daily up to and including Christmas Eve. Times: 11am to 5pm, Saturdays 10.30am to 5.30 pm. Cost is £6 per child to include a present and a laminated photo in a folder.

Saturday 3 December – Kirkby Winter Warmer: Food and drink event including live entertainment and food and drink vendors (Newtown Gardens) 4pm – 9pm

Saturday 4 December – Stilt walking candy canes, stilt walking snow queen and the grinch!

Saturday 11 December – Nutcrackers stilt walkers and the amazing icicle king ball juggler!

Saturday 11 December – Acro Chaps – Funky Santa and his helpers (Kirkby Market)

Saturday 18 December – Come and meet Hodman and Sally, the amazing acrobatic elf and the stilt walking candy canes

Saturday 18 December – Holly and Ivy, the Christmas crackers and Santa’s Little Jazzers (Kirkby Market)

Cllr Tony Brennan, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “There is already so many exciting events lined up for the festive period and even more to be announced. I’m sure there will be something the whole family can look forward to. With more places than ever before to eat, drink and socialise in our town centres, not to mention a burgeoning retail offer, I’m sure people will enjoy visiting our town centres in the lead up to Christmas.”

Stuck for a Christmas gift this year? Our town centres gift cards can be spent in the majority of independent retailers on everything from haircuts to meals out! Find out more here.