Belfast has endless things to do after dark, especially during the Christmas season. Explore the Christmas Market, go to a show or drink beneath the stars in a heated beer garden.

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Belfast Christmas Market

Start with a mug of hot glühwein or a craft beer at Belfast Christmas Market. Stroll through the labyrinth of food and craft stalls, then enjoy live music in Lavery’s pop-up traditional Irish bar; the perfect start to your festive night out.

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Festive Dining in Belfast

Christmas is the time to eat, drink and be merry and Belfast is full of restaurants to suit every taste. Here is our guide to the top food events, restaurant offers, party nights, Christmas menus and places to eat in Belfast this festive season.

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Pub Trail Map

After dinner, delve into Belfast’s pub scene and toast to the holidays with a few festive drinks. Follow our pub trail to lively nightlife spots in the city centre, Cathedral Quarter and University Quarter. From traditional pubs to cocktail bars, there are plenty of places to get the party started.

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Magical Music Events in Belfast

With sleighbells ringing and carollers singing, Belfast is brimming with music this holiday season. Join in the cheer at a Christmas music event, gig or concert.

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Christmas Party Nights in Belfast

Celebrate Christmas in style with these hotel party nights and quirky ideas for nights out; perfect for work parties or a festive evening out with friends.

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Christmas Film Screenings

Feel like settling down with a Christmas movie? Watch your favourite Christmas films on the big screen and feel all warm and fuzzy inside at these screenings in Belfast.

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Winter Igloos

Looking across the Lagan to Stranmillis the twinkly globes have made a welcome return to their idyllic riverside setting at Cutters Wharf. Cosily adorned with sheepskin rugs, tartan blankets and Christmas lights, the heated globes are the perfect place for a festive night with friends. Book a food and drinks package, which include warm mine pies, mulled cider and more seasonal treats, or catch a film screening, all from just £12 per person.


Belfast has a line-up of fantastic music, comedy and arts events throughout the holiday season. Have a festive night out with friends at these top events.

Stay for the Night

After a fantastic night out, what could be better than sinking into a luxurious bed in one of Belfast’s city centre hotels? Check out our fabulous accommodation offers and find an overnight stay designed to suit every budget, with prices from just £95 per room. It’s the ideal opportunity to make a night of it – whether it’s a romantic getaway or a big night out with friends.

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Get Home Safe

With pre-booking and all major credit and debit cards accepted in vehicles, you can get home safely with Value Cabs.

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