Bombed -Out Church to be transformed into a festive Winter Wonderland this weekend

Santa and one of his Elves launch Winter Wonderland at St Luke’s Church in Liverpool. Photo: David Munn

One of Liverpool’s most iconic landmarks will be transformed into a magical, immersive, Christmas attraction this weekend.

Fondly known as the ‘Bombed-Out’ Church, St Luke’s, at the top of Bold Street, will be turned into a Winter Wonderland for four weeks this festive season and is set to become the ‘must visit’ Christmas Grotto experience of the year in Liverpool.

Set against beautiful and atmospheric festive backdrops and with lots to explore, families will be escorted by an elf and immersed into their very own Christmas spectacular full of festive characters, workshops, and fun activities, including a special appointment with Santa during the experience.

Two-hour timeslots are available to book in advance and the Winter Wonderland ticket price includes entry to Santa’s Workshop where youngsters can make their own bauble or Christmas card to take home.

They can also enjoy art sessions at Mrs Claus’s Art Studio, build and dressing up a snowbuddy in hats and scarves in the Snowland, listen to storytelling in Storyland with character, show off fun dance moves in the Silent Disco and visit Santa’s Grotto and get a gift and framed photograph with Santa to take home.

Meanwhile, us mums and dads can enjoy a hot drink and mince pie.

Ms Christmas from Enchanted Productions said: “We are so excited to be bringing to Liverpool a brand-new, top-quality immersive grotto experience that hasn’t been seen before – and in such an iconic and historic location!

“It is going to be a really magical and unique attraction for the festive season for the whole family to enjoy.”

The grounds of St Luke’s will also be a hive of festive activity throughout December and will be open to the public free of charge. Highlights include luxury food and drink outlets, Christmas markets, artisan stalls selling specialised gifts and undercover areas with live entertainment.

Winter Wonderland takes place between Saturday 1 December and Sunday 23 December 2018. Tickets are £18.99 for children and £12.99 for adults. A family ticket is £59.99. Tickets are available to pre-book now at You can also call 0844 8000 410 or buy tickets from the Liverpool Echo Arena Box Office at Kings Dock.