Santa Dash Liverpool

192 Reviews

Star Travel Rating


Review type

Things to do

Date of travel

December, 2021

Product name

Product country

Product city

Travelled with


Reasons for trip


Christmas really starts in Liverpool on the day of the Santa Dash. This is no ordinary event; it is the longest established and largest Santa Run in the UK. Santas start to gather at the Pier Head in front of the iconic Royal Liver Building and as you can see from the photos, they soon fill the whole space. There was about 7,000 overall! The route surges through the waterfront part of the city, passing the Royal Albert Dock before ending at the Town Hall in Castle Street where they are greeted by giant Christmas characters and ‘snow”. It is a genuine family fun day, where runners raise money for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. Of course, there is always some Santas in blue costumes denoting their allegiance to the rival Everton Football Club. All the participants were given free travel on the buses throughout Merseyside.

We were there just to watch – I can’t even run for a bus never mind run 5K! But it was a fun day, we walked around and did a bit of Christmas shopping before sitting down in John Lewis’s “Place to Eat” for a snack. Santa Dash is an event worth seeing for the sheer spectacle.


Join the club

Become a member to receive exclusive benefits

Our community is the heart of Silver Travel Advisor, we love nothing more than sharing ideas, inspiration, hints and tips between us.

Come feel the love on a Princess cruise. You’ll enjoy the MedallionClass experience others simply can’t, and it’s exclusively for everyone. Visit incredible destinations and be involved in the best experiences around each one of them.

Experience more with Princess and connect effortlessly with the world around you, spend time away with loved ones, take a moment for yourself, and fall in love with your holiday of a lifetime, every time.

With over 20 years of experience, Wendy Wu Tours has mastered the art of creating exceptional, fully inclusive tours which showcase the very best of each destination.

Each tour is led by a world-class guide, who will highlight the very best of their homeland, and includes authentic cultural experiences so you are not just seeing the sights, but truly immersing yourself in local life.

Say hello to ease at sea. Ambassador’s purpose is simple: they want to inspire every guest to experience authentic cruising, effortlessly and sustainably. Passionate about protecting our oceans and destinations, their ships comply with the highest industry emission standards and there is no single-use plastic on board.

On your voyage, you will receive the warmest of welcomes from the Ambassador community as you sail upon the friendliest ships afloat.

This is a global co-operative co-owned by local partners using real local experts and guides, which supports local communities, environments and wildlife. It offers travellers quirky places to stay, activity holidays and learning experiences. Not In The Guidebooks gets travellers off the beaten track into local culture with day experiences and longer, immersive adventures.

From wild wellness breaks in Wales to painting in Portugal, sustainable adventures in Mauritius to food safaris in Brazil, this is immersive, exciting travel.

Seabourn’s five intimate ships carry guests to the heart of great cities, exclusive yacht harbours and secluded coves around the world, while two new purpose-built expedition ships will combine exhilarating adventures in remote destinations with the sophisticated amenities of the world’s finest resorts at sea.

From the luxury of all suite accommodations to complimentary fine wines and spirits, and a no tipping policy, Seabourn exemplifies the definition of travelling well.