heswall ice christmas festival

1st to the 4th of December

heswall ice christmas festival

The Heswall ICE Christmas Festival is a 4 day event spanning across the entire town. We’re inviting everybody to visit our stalls, take part in our creative workshops, visit Santa in his grotto, admire the lights, and take part in all the other festivities. The festival takes place from 4pm to 9pm on Thursday and Friday, 10am to 9pm on Saturday, and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.

heswall ice christmas festival santas grotto

All children are invited into Santa’s Grotto while he reads tales of Christmas and answers their festive questions. Have your cameras ready to capture your child’s excitement. The joy, laughter and fun enjoyed by your little ones is an experience you can treasure forever.

Heswall Ice Christmas Festival

Do you feel like doing something creative this Christmas? Our workshops offer a wide range of activities for both young and old to enjoy. Design and create Christmas accessories including wreaths, tree decorations, Christmas cards, gift tags and more!

Heswall Ice Christmas Festival

Do you have a special talent for singing and performing? You could win a £1,000 cash prize by entering the Heswall ICE Factor. However, if you don’t feel like showing us what you can do you’re more than welcome to come and enjoy the show!

Heswall Ice Christmas Festival

This year we are making sure your letters get to Santa Claus and his elves. Our North Pole Mail Box will be by the Christmas tree on the Puddingdale during the festival and then at Whitfield Business Hub between the 5th & 16th of December.

Local Dog Whisperer, John Harrison (Top Dog House) headed the Heswall ICE Festival’s Dog Grotto this year with a helping hand and gifts thoughtfully supplied by the elves at Simply Debonair Dogs.


People brought their four legged friend along to meet Santa and tell him what they desire the most… a squeaky ball… juicy bone… dads slippers… a new home for the cat perhaps?


Canine companions were photographed with Santa Paws and created memories that will be treasured for years to come.


Watch our video to see how the pooches got on down at the Dog Grotto.

heswall ice christmas festival

You can help bring Christmas to Heswall!

heswall ice christmas festival

We are on a mission to revitalise our high street! As a group built of business owners, volunteers, local authorities and working alongside the council we as a collective have developed the Heswall ICE Christmas Festival, an interactive, creative and educational Christmas aiming to bring families to the area, not only once but a few times throughout the weekend.


This event is entirely self-funding and any money raised during the event will help to fund future events throughout Heswall.


The ICE Festival is a Christmas event fit for the 21st century. Designed to engage with people young and old, bringing families, friends, business owners and groups together.


We aim to engage with the local community and inspire them to get involved. Build relationships in business community and encourage people to take ownership of their own village. The festival is designed to drive people to our local independent businesses and make a difference to empty shop fronts.


ICE will be a 4-day event running from the 1st Dec – 4th Dec with over 20 food and drink vendors across 4 different locations:


  • 45 stalls
  • Indoor events
  • Creative Workshops for young and old
  • Voluntary Christmas Present Wrapping Point
  • Live Music from Wirral Radio
  • Heswall ICE Factor live finale and semi final
  • Dog Grotto
  • Santa’s Storytime
  • Plus much more!


We want to raise money to help us spread the shine throughout Heswall instead of focusing on one area.


If we raise:


£5000 we will fill Heswall with Wooden Christmas Huts for stall holders.

£3000 we will get real Reindeer to the event.
£2000 we will rent more activities for the children to interact with over the 4 days.


Any extra money we will buy additional lights and pay the council to put them up and take them down.


We believe we could expect over £100k in extra revenue for local businesses with an extra 10,000 visitors to Heswall.

heswall ice christmas festival

Can you help make this a memorable Christmas?

heswall ice christmas festival