Shrek arrives for Liverpool’s DreamWorks Lights experience

A huge inflatable Shrek has been unveiled on top of the St George’s Hall roof in Liverpool, ready to welcome visitors to next week’s DreamWorks Lights event.

DreamWorks Lights will feature 100 lantern versions of characters from the DreamWorks movies Shrek, Kung-Fu Panda and Madagascar.

DreamWorks Lights is a first for the UK and is part of One Magical City, a programme of festive activity which takes place across Liverpool.

Chris Brown, director of Marketing Liverpool, said: “DreamWorks Lights is a fantastic coup for the city, and significantly enhances our Christmas offer.

“The One Magical City campaign is all about doing things differently to other destinations and trying new things.

“Bringing this experience to the UK for the first time, and giving it such a magnificent home, is exactly the kind of thing we wanted to do and I’m sure we’ll welcome visitors from right across the country.”

Councillor Wendy Simon, assistant mayor for culture, added: “Shrek is such an iconic character and his position on the roof of St George’s Hall is an amazing sight for not only locals but also visitors to the city.”

DreamWorks Lights will be open daily from November 26 to January 15.