Travel, hospitality and event businesses may be affected as local Covid restrictions and guidance continue to change.  Please check the NI government website NI Direct to know how they may impact your visit to Belfast or call businesses before you leave. Visit our Ideas page for ways to safely enjoy Belfast; or for more advice on current Covid guidance visit our Coronavirus Advice for Visitors page.

Embrace the Christmas Spirit

Find an enchanted city alive with fairy tale magic and Christmas lights aglow. Take in the sights, the scents, the sounds of the Belfast Christmas markets, find perfect hand-picked gifts in unique shops and stores. Celebrate with family and friends and those you hold dear. After all, it is but once a year. And with so much to see and do, you may need to stay for a night or two. So, whatever the Christmas Spirit means to you, Embrace it in Belfast.

Christmas Competiton

To celebrate the festive season in Belfast, we’re giving away an amazing prize each day from 1 to 12 December in our 12 Days of Christmas giveaway!

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Belfast Lights Up for Christmas

Belfast is lighting up for the festive season! With a sparkling array of attractions to see around the city, you can keep a twinkle in your eye this Christmas.

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Best Places to See Santa in Belfast

Father Christmas will be making some special appearances in Belfast and Northern Ireland this year. We’ve rounded up where to see Santa for Christmas 2021

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Food and Drink

Belfast Christmas Market 2021

0.08 KM
04 - 23 Dec 2021

Come and visit Belfast's much loved Christmas Market! Whether you go for a bit of shopping, or to enjoy a good feed - our Christmas Market has it all!

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Festive Family Fun

Discover festive family events happening in Belfast this Christmas! From walking trails to Santa experiences and top days out.

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Christmas Stays & Shopping

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Belfast Christmas Shopping Guide

Planning a shopping trip to Belfast? Here’s everything you need to know, from the best shopping areas to hidden gems.

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Gift Shopping Guide

Whether it’s a souvenir from the city or something for a festive occasion, Belfast has the perfect gift for everyone in the family.

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Grand Central City Shopper Special

City Shopper Special

0.32 KM

Shop till you drop in style! A little help goes a long way and that's why the Grand Central Hotel are giving you a £30 Victoria Square voucher.

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Christmas Hotel Offers

Enjoy a seasonal city break in Belfast. Whether it’s a Christmas shopping spree or a festive night out, find a great hotel offer and spend the night.

Festive Nights Out

Festive Nights Out

Here’s where to go for festive drinks, pub food and a much-needed catch up with friends this Christmas.

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Plan Your Trip

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Getting Here

Northern Ireland has three airports, sea crossings from England and Scotland, and a direct rail link from Dublin.

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Car Parking in Belfast

Secure car parking is available across Belfast. See our guide to car parks in the city.

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Travel and Transport


1.23 KM

Enjoy nights out, Christmas shopping and that long awaited catch-up with friends and get home with Nightmovers. Translink bus and train services will run late night Friday and Saturday services from 26 November – 18 December 2021.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice for Visitors to Belfast

Coronavirus: Official visitor advice for tourists coming to Belfast and Northern Ireland.

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