Belfast Christmas Market
16 November to 22 December, Belfast City Hall
Belfast’s award-winning continental Christmas market is not to be missed. Transforming the grounds of Belfast City Hall into a haven of steaming cups of gluhwein and twinkling lights, the market offers French crepes, Dutch pancakes, German bratwursts, marshmallow toasting stations, winter foliage, Christmas crafts and much more. There are also funfair attractions and a Santa’s grotto.
CS Lewis Square Christmas Lights Switch On and Market
22-23 November, CS Lewis Square
Kick start the festive season at this family friendly Christmas market, which is part of the annual CS Lewis Festival. Browse the festive stalls, dine under the stars and enjoy music, arts and crafts, family entertainment and much more. And don’t miss Father Christmas, and the Christmas light switch on celebration on Friday 22 November at 7pm.
Festive Market at Dunadry Hotel
22 November, Dunadry Hotel and Gardens
The Christmas market at Dunadry Hotel will have everything you need for Christmas with 20 craft stalls, live demos from their in-house chefs, wreath making tips, a cocktail making master class and a sparkling, seasonal make-up demo! Admission is free and includes a complimentary glass of mulled wine, a mince pie and live music.
Christmas Craft Market at North Down Museum
23-24 November, North Down Museum
North Down Museum’s Christmas craft fair has become a regular on the local shopping calendar. The market will have everything you need for those special stocking fillers, all made by local artists and crafters. Enjoy music in Coffee Cure on Saturday, and watch out for Santa, who may make an appearance!
Creative Peninsula – Christmas Fayre
29-30 November, Ards Arts Centre
The Ards Peninsula is bursting with talented local artists, and this Christmas fayre is the perfect opportunity to discover their works. Wander through the stalls and find ceramics, jewellery and decorative pieces made by Creative Peninsula makers. Enjoy festive refreshments and complimentary gift wrapping.
Fine and Dandy Market
24 November, QUB Elmwood Hall
This Narnia-themed market, which is part of the CS Lewis Festival, promises lots of crafts from local independent artists, designers, illustrators and food producers. Find unique CS Lewis-inspired gifts and a warm and festive atmosphere.
Armagh Georgian Festival
30 November, Armagh city centre
Visit Armagh and discover the city’s Georgian heritage at this much loved annual market, part of the Georgian Festival. The doors of the historic buildings will be thrown open and stalls will line the street offering local food, arts, crafts and gifts. Look out for evocative Georgian costumed figures, street entertainment and horse and carriage rides.
Christmas at the Argory
30 November to 1 December, The Argory
Take a wintery day trip to the Argory where the courtyard will be full of craft, food and gift stalls, selling festive goods, home furnishings, jams, chutneys, Christmas wreaths, cider, candles and crafts. Warm up with hot food, a spit hog roast and mulled wine while listening to Christmas carols performed by local silver bands. Or step back in time on a tour of the mansion, which will be decked out with traditional Victorian Christmas decorations.
Old Inn Christmas Handmade Craft Fair
1 December, Old Inn Crawfordsburn
Showcasing creators from across Northern Ireland the Old Inn Christmas Handmade Craft Fair will be the perfect place to find unique Christmas gifts. The £3 admission includes mulled punch on arrival to warm you up and get you in the festive mood.
Hark Fair at Belfast Cathedral
5 December, Belfast Cathedral
Featuring live music from various musicians, expect a relaxing festive atmosphere at this inaugural market at Belfast Cathedral. You can browse through items from local artists to find the perfect Christmas gift for a loved one, or simply listen to music and spoken word.
Hillsborough Christmas Market
13 December, Hillsborough Fort
Set in the Dark Walk at Hillsborough Fort, the Hillsborough Christmas Market promises a magical atmosphere and lots of festive cheer. The market will be filled with the sounds, sights and tastes of Christmas with an eclectic mix of food, arts and crafts, as well as choirs and musical talent from local schools. Santa might even make an appearance too!
Bangor Golf Club Annual Christmas Craft Fayre
23 November, Bangor Golf Club
Get into the festive spirit this Christmas at Bangor Golf Club’s Christmas Craft Fayre, with stalls offering Neal’s Yard skin care products, clothes, bags, perfume, gifts and Christmas hampers.
Lisburn Twilight Market
5 December, Market Square Lisburn
Don’t miss Lisburn’s first twilight market, with street food and sweet treats. Sip on mulled wine and enjoy food from The Hatch, Los Taco Hermanos, Sprinkles and Crumbs, Born & Raised Waffles and hot beverages and cake from Sweet’n Your Day.