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. The Belfast Christmas Market is back at City Hall with international vendors galore along with some local favourites. Castle Ward’s Artisan Market is showcasing a variety of local designers and makers from 3 – 5 December. The Christmas Market at Royal Hillsborough will delight with interactive seasonal crafts, an eclectic mix of suppliers and a visit from Santa in an idyllic village setting.

Royal Hillsborough Christmas Market

Have Fun With Family

Make fun and festive memories with the whole family, at a range of Christmas events and activities in Belfast this holiday season. From walking trails to Santa experiences, read our top ideas for festive family days out. For little theatre lovers, the MAC will have you hooked with their Neverland adventure The Untold Truth of Captain Hook. Or why not take a break from Christmas shopping to enjoy the family festivities at Victoria Square.

Stay the Night

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.

Christmas Shopping 2020 Merchant Hotel
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Go Christmas Shopping

There’s something about shopping for Christmas presents for loved ones that creates a festive buzz! Shop safely in Belfast city centre Stuck for inspiration? Check out our Christmas gift ideas , or pop into the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre for locally inspired gifts.

See the City Twinkle

Belfast has been illuminated from top to toe for the festive season. Experience Bright Lights Botanic, take a stroll along the Maritime Mile for a twinkling good time or gaze at a million twinkling lights and illuminated installations, transforming Hillsborough’s majestic gardens. You’ll feel the glimmer of Christmas spirit in no time.

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Castlecourt Santa Christmas

Visit Santa

Santa is taking up residence in CastleCourt this year, and is making special appearances across the city. Have you been naughty or nice? Find out if you’ve made it onto the right list!

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

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.

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Explore a Festive Trail

Try some of Belfast’s Christmas themed trails for all the family. Get outdoors and celebrate your inner robin on a Robin Robin Adventure Trail at Belfast’s Window on Wildlife. Spend an afternoon exploring the city centre, collecting clues and answering questions about fairytale favourites on the Wish Upon a Star trail. Or visit the Tinsel Tunnel, Mirrored Candy Cane Room, Electric Forest and more in Victoria Square’s Merry and Bright Trail every trail will have lots of opportunities for fun pictures and festive adventures.

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