Venture beyond the city and find magical winter wonderlands and family fun across Northern Ireland.
High Rise Christmas Party
High Rise Indoor Adventure Centre, Lisburn
Visit High Rise Lisburn for Clip ‘n Climb or soft play on Sunday 18th December and join in the fun at the High Rise Christmas party! There’ll be activities for all ages with Christmas music, party games, climbing competitions and more.
Lisburn Light Festival
Until 23 December
Lisburn City Centre
Enjoy dazzling light shows every evening at Bow Street, the enchanting Christmas tree in Market Square and other captivating light installations along the way. There will be plenty of photo opportunities as you sit inside the LED festive car in Bow Street Mall, visit the illuminated selfie stations in Lisburn Square and watch the colour changing prisms in Market Square, all throughout the evening.
Christmas at Mount Stewart
Until 8 January
Fill the festive season with family fun this winter at Mount Stewart. Settle down for some cosy seasonal storytelling, discover the Mansion house Christmas trail and then head out around the lake for the winter wander trail and top it all off with a warming hot chocolate and something delicious.
Pop-up Christmas Shop at North Down Museum
Until 8 January
North Down Museum
Come and visit a unique shopping experience this Christmas at North Down Museum! Browse the museum’s galleries, filled with beautiful hand-made products from local artists and makers. The perfect place to get that special gift and support your local artists.
Christmas at Hillsborough Light Trail
Until 31 December
Hillsborough Castle & Gardens
Over a million lights and seasonal sounds will once again fill the air at the historical venue, where glittering tunnels of light, dancing lakeside reflections and trees drenched in jewel-like colours will come to life amongst a trail of larger-than-life illuminations where mistletoe memories will be made.
A Homemade Christmas at Rowallane Garden
Until 24 December
Join Rowallane Garden over the festive season for a homemade Christmas. Look out for alternative Christmas trees, homemade decorations and go for a winter wander as you look forward to Christmas. Grab a winter warmer from their café, wrap up and explore Rowallane Garden.
Christmas in the Country at Ulster American Folk Park
Until 2 January
Ulster American Folk Park
Experience the magic of Christmas past as you stroll around the wintery landscape of rural Ulster, from the humble surroundings of a single room cabin to the elaborate Christmas of the Campbell House. Stop by the Rogan House and find out the history behind the Christmas tree and how it was decorated in years gone by.
Boxing Day Race Meeting
You don’t have to be an avid race-goer to enjoy one of these event – the hooves thundering are sure to get your heart racing and adrenaline pumping. Situated close to Belfast and just off the A1, the main Belfast/Dublin road, the racecourse races throughout the year and hosts both National Hunt and Flat racing.