See a magical musical performance to get you into the Christmas mood. Sing along to your favourite carols, get enchanted by a symphony orchestra or see a Christmas cabaret show. Take a look and see what Belfast has to offer during this festive season.

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Ulster Orchestra: The Snowman Family Concert

02 December, Waterfront Hall 

Don’t miss this wonderful family experience that has created special memories for many. Young and old will enjoy this timeless tale of a boy and his magical Snowman, shown on a big screen and accompanied by the Orchestra and young guest soloists.

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A Tribute: Christmas Candlelight Concert At Belfast Castle

20, 21 & 23 December, Belfast Castle

Under the gentle glow of candlelight in the beautiful Chichester Ball room, guests will be immersed into the Christmas Spirit with an awe-inspiring line up of Christmas tunes, played by a string quartet. Featuring Whams classic; Last Christmas, aswell as Jingle Bells, Rocking around the Christmas Tree and Love is all around.

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A Christmas Night at the Movies with Michelle Baird

14 December, Bangor Castle

Head to the beautiful chamber at Bangor Castle for an enchanting evening of Christmas and movie favourites, performed and hosted by one of Northern Ireland’s finest vocalists, Bangor’s own Michelle Baird.

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A Christmas Sing-along

03 December, The MAC

Come and enjoy an hour of songs, carols and music with the NI Opera Chorus! Start your Christmas season off by belting out some rousing well-loved tunes: whether you sing in the shower or are a fully-fledged singer, this will be a fun, festive hour to get you in the Christmas spirit.

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Carols by Candlelight

06 & 13 December, Ulster Folk Museum

Make memories you won’t forget this Christmas, with a magical evening of ‘Carols by Candlelight’ at Ulster Folk Museum. Listen to the talented Fortwilliam Musical Society as they bring the festive season to life with an evening of traditional carols, including ‘O Holy Night’, ‘Silent Night’ and ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’.

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Studio Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert

25 November, Island Arts Centre

Listen to the Studio Symphony Orchestra perform a beautiful selection of seasonal themed music including Christmas favourites and orchestral classics. This is the perfect event to bring both the old and the young, to the couples and the families in the festive mood.

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Festive Choir at Montalto Estate

03 December, Montalto Estate

Upon arrival at The Carriage Rooms, you will be greeted with a glass of mulled wine and delicious canapés in front of open log fires while enjoying seasonal live music. You will then be welcomed into the Banquet Hall where you will be charmed with festive live music by Finbar Keaveney and a joyful performance of music and words by the Lindsay Chorale certain to get you into the spirit of Christmas.

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The Priests at the Stormont Hotel

05 December, The Stormont Hotel

The Priests will be performing live in a cabaret style setting to all the favourite singalong classics and Christmas songs to get you in the mood for the festive season.

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Ulster Orchestra: Handel’s Messiah

09 December, Waterfront Hall

No Christmas would be complete without the majestic performance that is Handel’s Messiah. Still one of the best oratorios ever written, its impact and appeal never diminishes. If you’ve never heard it, now is the time, especially when it’s performed by the Ulster Orchestra, guest soloists and Belfast Philharmonic Choir.


Cakes and Carols at Culloden Estate and Spa

03 December, Culloden Hotel

Enjoy an afternoon of music performed by the Bangor Ladies Choir and a delicious festive afternoon tea of finger sandwiches, scones and pastries, tea and coffee.

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Carols at the Museum

05 – 06 December, Ulster Museum

This Christmas, Sestina Music are hosting their festive carols evening at Ulster Museum on 5th and 6th December. Experience enchanting music spanning centuries, from mediaeval carols to modern classics. Sing along, embrace the festive spirit, and leave full of holiday joy.

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