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.
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.
Christmas is the time to eat, drink and be merry and Belfast is full of restaurants to suit every taste. From fine dining to casual pub fare; Italian to Asian cuisine, the choice is endless. Browse our selection of restaurants and find the perfect place for a romantic festive meal for two or a big Christmas party with friends.
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.
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.
Curtains: A Musical Whodunnit
Starring Jason Manford and Carley Stenson, this hilarious whodunnit is packed full of catchy songs, unforgettable characters and plot twists galore!
Murder She Got Wrote Off – Christmas Special
The Crescent Arts Centre are thrilled to announce that Jessica is making a merry return this December!
Driving Home For Christmas
Grimes and McKee are back with another Lyric Christmas special!
Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Musical
The Award Winning Brendan O’Carroll and Mrs. Brown’s Boys invite you to their brand new production “Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Musical?” coming to arenas across the UK
Ladies Night Goes to the Movies – Elf
Join Galgorm for Ladies Night Goes to the Movies for a screening of Elf.
Ladies Night Goes to the Movies – The Grinch
Join Galgorm on Tuesday 10 December for Ladies Night Goes to the Movies for a screening of The Grinch.
Love Actually in Concert
Kicking off the holiday season and getting many into the spirit, the Love Actually Live Concert tour will visit the Waterfront Hall on 5 December.
Friendship Four 2019
The thrill and excitement of American college Hockey will return to Belfast at the SSE Arena on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 November.
Xmas For Dummies
Following on from the success of last year’s sold out hit ‘On The Shelf’, Tara Lynne O’Neill and Chris Robinson are back with another darkly comic antidote to a
Deck the Falls
This Christmas, comic duo Ciaran Nolan and Gerard Jordan are back with plans, scams and skulduggery to Deck the Falls at the MAC.
Tumble Circus are back again with The Winter Circus Show! The ever-popular show will be hosted in the fantastic, central location of Writer's Square, Belfast.
The High Kings
Catch The High Kings at the Ulster Hall, Belfast during their Irish tour this December.
This delightful theatre and dance production is inspired by a true story reported in the New York Times that touched hearts worldwide.
Jack Whitehall – Stood Up
Award-winning comedian, actor and writer Jack Whitehall has announced his biggest UK and Ireland arena tour ever for 2019 with a brand new show.
Pigeon and Plums
Back by popular demand Pigeon and Plums returns to The Black Box!
Are you an ABBA fan? Or just want a good night out? Join The Old Inn for the ultimate ABBA night out this Christmas!