What's On: Events in November 2017

What’s On: Events in November 2017


Whether you’re a Liverpool local or you’re planning on visiting the city this month, look no further than our guide to all of the best events in November 2017.

From thrilling theatre, to spectacular firework displays and magical literary exhibitions, this month has something for everyone.

Harry Potter: A History of Magic

When: Throughout November

Where: Central Library

harry potter

Still waiting to receive your official Hogwarts letter? Aren’t we all.

This month, the Liverpool Central Library are hosting an amazing Harry Potter-inspired exhibition, perfect for us muggles.

If you’ve always wanted to delve into the weird world of wizardry, learn how to concoct some potent potions and discover some magical creatures,  this unique exhibition is the one for you.

Capturing the traditions of folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter series, it will feature specially designed panels influenced by the Potter exhibition, showing images of rare books, manuscripts and magical objects featured in the British Library’s exhibition.

River of Light

When: Sunday 5th November

Where: The Waterfront

river of light

Remember, remember the 5th of November! This year Bonfire night falls on a Sunday and the council have officially announced that the River of Light will be returning to Liverpool’s waterfront for the second year running.

Organised by the UK’s most successful firework companies, Titanium fireworks, they will be hoping to draw thousands of people from the city and the Wirral, as they light up the skies over the Mersey.

The bright, pretty lights will be accompanied by a soundtrack and fiery street animation from around 5pm along the Pierhead and The Strand.

The display has been tipped to be bigger and more spectacular than last year.


When: Sunday 5th November

Where: Empire Theatre

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The National Theatre’s acclaimed play Warhorse is coming to Liverpool this November, following 8 record-breaking years in London’s West End.

At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land.

Based on the hugely popular novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is packed full of stirring music and centres around the astonishing life-sized horses by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.

Swing Sunday Lunch

When: Sunday 5th November

Where: 30 James Street

swing sunday lunch

Does a luxurious Sunday Lunch set to the glorious sounds of swing music sound good to you?

Book a place at our fantastic Swing Sunday Lunch, set within the magnificent White Star Grand Hall in our very own 30 James Street this November.

Have a Bonfire Night to remember with a delicious Sunday Lunch, bubbles, beers and a swinging good time with entertainment from a wonderful swing singer.

Tuck into your tasty food as you take in the historic surroundings, it’s sure to be one of the most popular events in November.

Christmas Light Switch On

When: Thursday 9th November

Where: Liverpool ONE

christmas lights

This year, Liverpool city centre officially turns into a twinkly Christmas wonderland from 4pm on Thursday 9th November.

The festive evening will feature amazing street performances, storytelling, dancing, singing, special effects and of course the all important 30 metre tree will be switched on.

During the show there will be exclusive appearances from Christmas panto stars and even Santa Claus himself is expected to stop by to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

Shops, bars and restaurants will be open late so you can carry on the party, or get some Christmas shopping done, well into the night.

Soul and Motown Weekend

When: Friday 10th – Saturday 11th November

Where: The Shankly

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This November, The Shankly Hotel are hosting the ultimate Soul and Motown Weekender, organised by the Greenroom.

With live performances from Kenny Thomas, Trevor Nelson, Odyssey, Jocelyn Brown, Heatwave and many more, plus DJs like Davy T, Bizzy B and D Fresh playing throughout the two days, this massive weekend is sure to be a big hit in the city.

Book your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

Mersey Boys Afternoon Tea

When: Sunday  12th November

Where: The Shankly

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Next in our list of the best events in November is the fantastic Mersey boys Afternoon Tea.

Set within the luxurious Shankly Hotel, now in the stunning rooftop Garden of Eden venue due to popular demand, this fabulous afternoon is sure to get you and your friends on your feet.

Join the boys for a fabulous Afternoon Tea, with songs from all your most loved Liverpool music legends.

Singalong to tracks from the last 70 years including Cilla Black, Billy Fury, The Beatles, Elvis Costello, The Zutons and The Real Thing to name a few.

Enjoy all of this brilliant music as you tuck into delicious finger sandwiches, sweet treats and miniature cakes.

Christmas Markets

When: Friday 17th November

Where: St George’s Plateau

christmas markets

Back for another year of fun and frivolity, Liverpool’s Christmas markets will feature over 40 traditional festive style cabins, all decorated with yuletide garlands and frosty, magical lighting.

This year they will return to St George’s Plateau, outside St George’s Hall and will feature an abundance of craft stalls, selling handmade jewellery, festive decorations, trinkets and unique gifts.

Always buzzing with a warm and merry atmosphere, the markets will offer lucky shoppers a range of delicious German themed hot and cold drinks, tasty snacks and of course bratwurst and gourmet burgers.

Ice Festival

When: Friday 17th November

Where: Pierhead

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Returning to the Pierhead, this year’s festival is promised to be bigger and better than ever before.

After the huge success of last year, the spectacular Ice Festival will feature a super-sized triple ice slide, a larger ice rink, a giant ferris wheel and 50 traditional German market stalls.

There will also be an amazing Ice Bar, featuring a sub-zero room of crystal clear ice sculptures where even the bar, tables and chairs are carved from real ice.

It’s one of the best events in November in the run up to Christmas in Liverpool.

The Little Mermaid

When: Saturday 25th November – Saturday 20th January

Where: The Everyman

little mermaid

The Everyman’s rock ‘n’ roll panto is one of the best Christmas treats, bringing the best of pantomime and theatre together.

Among the cast will be notorious dame Francis Tucker and master of mischief Adam Keast, who will once again bring the audience to their feet to dance and cheer or avoid a soaking.

Featuring a live band, plenty of laughs and more than a few surprises, The Little Mermaid is the perfect festive event.

Victorian Christmas at Speke Hall

When: Saturday 25th November – Sunday 10th December

Where: Speke Hall

victorian christmas

Finally in our list of the best events in November is the amazing Victorian Christmas at Speke Hall.

A glorious winter wonderland that will transport you back to the Victorian times, delve into the past with lots of fun family activities including Christmas trails and sugar mice making, listen to carols and say hello to Father Christmas.

The amazing hall will be decorated for a traditional Victorian Christmas with fragrant, festive flora of handmade leylandii and juniper garlands.

There will be lots of seasonal treats to sample, tasters to tuck into and demonstrations, as well as roast chestnuts to enjoy.

If you’ll be enjoying these Liverpool events in November 2017, look no further than 30 James Street for luxury accommodation in the heart of the city centre.

To enquire further about booking your stay with us, you can give our team a call on 0151601 8801.

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