By Ian Watts and Helen Le Caplain
A Home Alone themed bar has flung open its doors to nostalgic revellers.
Party-goers can enjoy festive-themed cocktails in Kevin McCallister’s booby-trapped home complete with a 25-ft Christmas tree and swinging paint tins.
The classic Christmas film is being brought to life at Cains Brewery Village in Liverpool, Merseyside, and is the brainchild of business partners Danny Bolger and Kip Piper.
Danny, 31, said: “We’ve been looking to do a Christmas bar for many years.
“Everyone cashes in on Christmas in our industry but no-one, I believe, has ever followed it through with conviction and given people what they really want.
“What makes you think of Christmas? There are lots of subliminal and obvious triggers – mainly music such as Mariah Carey and festive films and TV.
“The one thing we both thought of from growing up was Home Alone – When Home Alone’s on you know it’s Christmas.
“What we love about the film is the innocence and magical spirit – it really encompasses everything great about Christmas.”
Revellers can enjoy drinks in a Home Alone-style film set while listening to an eight-piece brass band alongside resident DJs.
Danny said: “We’ve built the set from scratch which has allowed us to be creative.
“It’s set up like an auditorium with seating around the stage made up of a lot of different living rooms – imagine going round to your family on Christmas day, it has that feel.
“We’re hoping the themed bar will help bring that traditional festive cheer back.”