Sorry for bumping an old thread but i'm new hear and had to comment on this as it really was magical here last year.
The real reindeer on the streets were amazing, there were loads of bands playing Christmas songs in the streets and snow machines all over the place so even if the weather was calm you could guarantee some nice snow scenes.
For years Santa has riden around the city daily at Christmas time on a horse drawn carriage waving at people he passes and shouting "ho ho ho!" etc. He has an amazing suit and a real beard and looks just like what you'd imagine he should look, i'm gonna find out this year if it's possible to ride with him!
Can't wait for this Christmas in Liverpool, the city's beautiful now and one the season hits it's even more magical.
just found a video on youtube with some of the lights from last year, this was before Christmas, while a lot of work was still being carried out so there's some lights missing and some building sites, it's much nicer now