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Light Spectacular promises a Wonderful Christmastime

Christmas is coming to Church Alley in Liverpool city centre with a stunning light canopy and accompanying festive soundtrack.

Liverpool BID’s Light Spectacular is a 50metre tunnel which will connect Church Street and the historic Bluecoat in School Lane from this Friday November 15 until January 5.

Shoppers and visitors will be treated to a 10-minute light and sound show every hour from 4.30-7.30pm until Boxing Day.

The playlist of yuletide songs and Liverpool anthems will feature Last Christmas (Cascada), Wonderful Christmastime (Paul McCartney), All You Need is Love, Waiting for Christmas to Arrive (L.E.Y.T), Sleigh Ride (The Ronettes), All I Want for Christmas is You (Mariah Carey) and David Foster’s Carol of the Bell.

Bill Addy, chief executive of Liverpool BID Company, and chairman of Liverpool Visitor Economy Network, said: "We’re very excited to reveal some more details about the BID's Liverpool Light Spectacular - it's going to be an amazing new attraction in the city centre this Christmas, with music, lights and festive cheer.

"It’s one of the BID's main goals to make Liverpool city centre the place to visit for shopping and leisure during the festive period - one of the most important trading times for our levy paying businesses on the high street."

This year people can also experience a walk-through, 16-metre high artificial ‘tree’ in Williamson Square; Christmas light decorations on Bold Street, Whitechapel, Castle Street, Cook Street, Chapel Street, Exchange Flags and Tithebarn Street; lighting on trees on Church Street, Lord Street, Derby Square, Old Hall Street and Parker Street, including more than 2,000 Christmas baubles; Angel Selfie displays on Castle Street and Clayton Square; Christmas workshops at Metquarter and St Johns Shopping Centre, and the return of the St Paul’s Square Christmas tree.

The BID seasonal trimmings complement Liverpool City Council’s traditional Christmas tree on Church Street and festive decorations in St George’s Quarter, Hope Street and other areas of the city centre.

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