One Magical City | DreamWorks Lights, Liverpool

After our lovely evening in Liverpool, and spending the morning shopping and playing on the rides, we had tickets booked for DreamWorks Lights and so off we popped to St Georges Hall to see them in all of their glory. 

In this UK first, St George’s Hall welcomes DreamWorks Lights - a stunning walkthrough lantern experience for all ages. We popped by the Christmas market on the way in which is situated just in front of the building. 

Once inside I realised just what all the fuss was about. All of our film favourites, from Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar, had been transformed into huge illuminated figures in the Grand Hall of the iconic Grade I listed building. 

Po from Kung Fu Panda is one of T's favourite characters and so he loved walking round to see what he was getting up to throughout the lanterns. The sheer size of the lanterns was astounding, they were so precise and well thought out, bringing the characters alive.

All aspects from the films were catered for and it was great to see most of the characters from the films turning up, not just the main ones. There was even Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs there and Puss in Boots too. 

J loved Shrek and 'roared' whenever he saw him. It was like we were watching the films all over again as we walked around as we slowly started remembered each and every scene from the films. 

There are clear signs directing you which way to go throughout the displays. This helped to make it run in a one way system so that you weren't constantly trying to find your way around. There are even toilets half way around for if the children get caught short. 

With tickets to DreamWorks costing from £8.00, it is well worth the money. But do make sure you book online so you know that you'll definitely be able to get in on the busy days. Although it was busy when we arrived, it wasn't too overcrowded which meant that we could take our time looking around. 

The venue of St George's Hall is super easy to find as it is located directly across from Lime Street Station so you'll have no problem locating it, not that you'll miss it anyway as there is a giant Shrek on top of the building!

The DreamWorks Lights Lantern Experience is part 2 of our One Magical City series. Click here to read part 1 - celebrating Christmas in Liverpool and check out here for part 3 - enjoying a family meal at TriBeCa Pizzeria. 


  1. Wow, these are beautiful! It's not the kind of thing I'd usually think to go to, but it was clearly well worth it.

  2. Would love this day out with my granddaughter Sounds fun

  3. I'll have to think about going This year -dint manage to see any shows

  4. Looks great, I didnt even know it existed, will be sure to look for it next time we are that way

  5. wow really looks stunning all in lights would definately be worth the trip just to see gorgeous

  6. Jessica Barber11:52

    This looks fab! Hope you had a wonderful time. Would love to see this!

  7. Going Liverpool for a shopping spree in a few weeks time -wonder what delights I'll see

  8. This looks brilliant.