Please note events and offers are correct at the time of publishing. As arrangements may change due to Covid-19 restrictions, we advise that you check directly with the venue before visiting.
Santa's Grotto at Castlecourt
20 November – 24 December
Pay a visit to Santa at Castlecourt this Christmas and let him know you belong on the nice list! Mr Claus will arrive on 20 November in a grand parade on Royal Avenue at 12pm. His elves have been busy setting up their workshop in Castlecourt, where you can visit and get a surprise early present.
The Santa Bus
Belfast City Hall
6 – 23 December
Sing along to Christmas favourites and get your picture taken with Santa, while driving through the streets of Belfast in the Santa Bus. The bus will be fully festively festooned and lit up in twinkling lights to delight.
Santa Sunday at the Clayton
5 November – 12 December
Santa is making a splash at the Clayton Hotel this Christmas. You can enjoy a Sunday brunch with the family, followed by a visit to old St Nick, an afternoon of Christmas movies and a soak in the 15m heated pool!
Santa's Special Steam Train
11, 12, 18 and 19 December
Hop aboard a vintage steam train at Belfast Lanyon Place and enjoy a leisurely journey to a special station where Santa awaits. His elves will be on hand to give presents to all children and there will be an opportunity for family photos to be taken beside Santa in his enchanting snow globe.
Gruffalo and Santa Trail
Colin Glen Forest Park
11, 12, 17 – 23 December
Bring your little ones along and dive inside the glorious world of the Gruffalo. Enjoy a Christmas themed family walk, visiting your favourite Gruffalo characters and a very special guest… Santa Claus!
Sunday Lunch with Santa
The Malone Hotel
5, 12 and 19 December
Santa and Mrs Claus will be spending Sundays at the Malone this year so that you can stop by and say hi. The elves are all ears to hear your wish list and you can meet Santa, have a photo taken with him and get an early Christmas gift. Enjoy a three-course Sunday meal and catch a festive film throughout the afternoon, with treats and popcorn on offer.
Santa’s Night Safari
Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon Park
16 – 19 December
Take a walk on the wild side this Christmas with Santa’s Night Safari! Santa and Mrs Claus invite you to wrap up warm, grab your torch and join them on an after hours adventure through the park. With plenty of fun surprises, it is sure to be a theatre show like no other to get the whole family into the Christmas spirit.
Santa’s Grotto at Hillmount
Hillmount Garden Centre
7 – 23 December
Start your journey in the grotto filled with festive scenes and characters. You will be greeted by Mrs Claus and the elves. Then wrap up warm before climbing into Santa’s sleigh under the outdoor canopy, before finally meeting the man himself and receiving a unique Hillmount gift.
Christmas Day at the Fitzwilliam
23 – 26 December
Leave a note for Santa this year and let him know you’ll be staying at the Fitzwilliam! For families celebrating Christmas in style this year, Santa has promised to make a magical visit to the hotel on Christmas Day to deliver your presents.