Follow our Top 10 ways to feel Christmassy that are sure to help you find your Christmas Spirit! From visiting a Christmas Market, Christmas Shopping till you drop, enjoying a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, seeing the Christmas decorations and displays throughout the city or visiting the big man himself, you are sure to discover your holiday cheer!

Belfast Christmas Markets

Visit a Christmas Market

Find unique Christmas gifts, savour the sights and smells, and bring home delicious treats from one of the Christmas Markets in Belfast and beyond. A visit to a Christmas market is equal parts a shopping experience, equal parts a magical discovery.

Queens Arcade Christmas Shopping

Go Christmas Shopping

There’s something about shopping for Christmas presents for loved ones that creates a festive buzz! Enjoy a shopping trip to Belfast this festive season. Here’s everything you need to know, from the best shopping areas to hidden gems.

Have a Festive Family Day Out

Enjoy the festive season in Belfast with the whole family! With lots of family experiences to choose from like visiting Santa in his grotto, catching a Christmas Pantomime, or heading to see the circus. Here are our top picks for family friendly events happening around the city and beyond.

City Hall Christmas Lights

See the City Lights & Displays

Belfast is lighting up for the festive season! Check out these events happening across Belfast and beyond which have dazzling lights and displays to help you get in the Christmas spirit!


Visit Santa

Come and meet Father Christmas in his grotto this winter. Santa has been very busy planning all the different places he will visit in Belfast and would love to meet all the children who have been very good this year.

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See a Christmas Performance

Discover current and upcoming musicals, plays, operas, pantomimes, and comedy shows taking place in Belfast this Christmas.

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Have a Christmas Night Out

It’s the time of year for making merry and enjoying some Christmas craic. We’ve pulled together some of our favourite cosy pubs, classy cocktail bars, Christmas nights out and festive feasts for you to enjoy this holiday season. Enjoy a festive feast or a yuletide tipple with colleagues, friends, family or random revellers this Christmas.

Enjoy a Festive Afternoon Tea

Treat yourself to an indulgent Christmas-inspired afternoon tea in Belfast, with dainty finger sandwiches, sweet treats, steaming pots of tea and mulled wine.

Titanic Hotel Christmas Day

Get a Christmas Dinner

Whether you’re looking for a fine-dining experience, a classic dish with a seasonal twist, or a Christmas Sunday lunch, this season is filled with delicious options to get you in the festive mood. Some hotels are even offering festive packages, which include an overnight stay. Enjoy festive cuisine in Belfast this Christmas.

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Book an Overnight Stay

Use your Christmas holidays to escape for a much-needed hotel break! Check out our range of fantastic hotel offers that include overnight stays with meals, drinks or even shopping vouchers. Including family friendly options and Christmas day stays for the perfect festive getaway.

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