On Thursday, The Sphinx went to the Royal Albert Dock – Christmas Extravaganza for a magical night of festive fun.


To start, we went to the chestnut stand and tasted the roasted goodies. It was the first time we have ever tried roasted chestnuts, and we were pleasantly surprised! They tasted of a nutty jacket potato.


Then, we visited Hush Luxe. Located at the Colonnades, Hush Luxe are a secret buyer and seller of exclusively selected pre owned luxury designer items. Their mission, is to make high end designer fashion accessible for every woman every day. All items are hand-picked by a dedicated team of stylists and are exclusive to Hush Luxe. The fashion pieces were on trend, fairly decent priced and perfect for the type of student who has a bigger budget than most.


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At 6pm, we went to the Tate Liverpool for an exhibition of Fernand Leger’s artwork. Upon entrance, we enjoyed a complimentary drink before going to the fourth floor of the venue to learn, interpret and understand Leger’s art pieces. Fernand Leger’s colourful paintings are open for the public to see on the 23rd of November.

Website: https://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-liverpool Instagram: tateliverpool


After feeling culturally stimulated, we headed to Mattel Play! to take us back to our childhood by decorating Christmas themed gingerbread biscuits. Outside, the Salvation Army Choir sang their hearts out to all the Christmas carol classics. It perfectly set the mood for the evening and was so lovely to hear their voices echo around the dock.

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We finished at Lunyalita, where we tasted the wonderful sweetness of churros and a hot chocolate sauce. A hot sweet treat was the perfect way to end our evening.

Website: https://lunya.co.uk/lunyalita/ Instagram: lunyalita


As we walked around the dock through the journey of exploring the senses of Christmas, we stumbled across spectacular ice sculptures. See below some of the best shots we got of the sculptures at the docks.


To find out what else is going on at the Royal Albert Dock this winter, follow the link.