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.
Christmas Cabaret Show
18 November – 23 December, AMPM’s Cabaret Supper Club
This festive season Cabaret Supper Club presents a distinctly classic Cabaret Variety Show with nods to Yuletide classics throughout the ages. With memorable songs from their cast that’ll open the floodgates of festive nostalgia that would even warm Ebenezer Scrooge’s heart.
The Ulster Consort: A Ceremony of Carols
1 December, Bangor Castle
A Ceremony of Carols, an extended choral composition for Christmas by Benjamin Britten, scored for three-part treble chorus, solo voices, and harp. Its energies are focused on the finest works of the Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods – through to the glorious smaller-scaled works of the Romantic era and the 20th century.
Ulster Orchestra: Snowman Family Concert
3 December, Ulster Hall
Join the Ulster Orchestra and young guest soloists for this Christmas event that every child should experience! Enjoy the classic film about a Snowman who comes to life along with some popular festive tunes and singalongs with Ulster Orchestra’s charismatic conductor Christopher Bell.
PM Big Band at Christmas
3 December, Belvoir Studio Theatre
Northern Ireland’s favourite swing band, the P.M. Big band will be back in Belvoir Studio Theatre along with vocalists David Hamilton and Ceara Grehan for their traditional Christmas concert.
Christmas With The Swingtime Starlets
5 December, Accidental Theatre
Coming to Accidental Theatre for the first time with their ever-popular Christmas show, The Swingtime Starlets invite you to ‘Step into Christmas’ the Swingtime way and join them in celebrating the musical magic of a close-harmony Christmas!
Ulster Orchestra: Handel’s Messiah
10 December, Waterfront Hall
This annual festive highlight returns with the magic of the full Belfast Philharmonic Choir along with guest soloists. One of the most popular oratorios ever written, this is a special night not to be missed.
Carols by Candlelight
14 December, Ulster Folk Museum
Make memories you won’t forget this Christmas, with a magical evening of ‘Carols by Candlelight’ at the Ulster Folk Museum. Watch 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’.
The Priests at the Culloden Estate & Spa
December 15, Hastings Culloden Hotel
See The Priests live in concert. The classical musical trio holding the Guinness World Record for “Fastest-selling UK debut for a classical act”, will be performing live this December live at Culloden Estate & Spa.