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Giant Father Christmas model in department store

Father Christmas in Blackler's department store, 1958. Stewart Bale collection, Merseyside Maritime Museum, 581174-1.

15 Dec 2017
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Free drop-in event, no need to book

Blackler's Father Christmas

Blackler's was a well known and much loved department store in Liverpool famous for its elaborate Christmas grotto.

Do you remember visiting Blackler's? What was the most unusual item sold there? Did you visit Santa in the Christmas grotto?

This is your chance to find out more about Blackler's department store's much-loved giant Father Christmas from Peter Blazey, the man who originally made the huge Santa and then recently conserved it ready for the museum's display.

We would also love to hear your memories of this iconic building and its famous Christmas displays, in this reminiscence talk.

Don't forget that you can see the famous giant Blackler's Father Christmas on display in our atrium until 9 January 2018!

This event is part of our Christmas event series.