There's plenty happening in Belfast this weekend (22 - 23 December)! Take a look at our top suggestions below. 


A Gift for All

17 - 23 December 
Watch as light and sound come together in perfect harmony, lighting up the city centre with a ‘gift for all’ this Christmas.

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Carousel ride

Giant Snow Slide, Carousel Rides & Free Entertainment

Throughout December 
Experience magical entertainment, street animation and something new around every corner. Belfast city centre is alive with Christmas.

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Winter Circus

14 December - 1 January 
The Winter Circus Show is an all human, all skill and all thrill event. Expect modern, high skilled acts, including acrobats, aerialists and jugglers in this one hour of hammer smashing Belfast inspired circus. 

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Christmas Pantomimes

Throughout December
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a pantomime. From the Waterfront Hall to the MAC, Belfast’s venues have a cracking line-up of plays and pantos for all the family – oh yes they do!

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Winter Skate at SSE

15 December - 4 January
Skate at the home of the Stena Line Belfast Giants during the festive season.   

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St George's Market
St George's Market

Christmas at St George's Market

21 - 30 December 
While Santa spreads his festive cheer, the traders will bear treats for one and all. From locally grown ingredients for that mouth-watering Christmas feast to one-of-a-kind handmade gifts for that perfect treat.

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Belfast Christmas Market

17 - 22 December
This yuletide market offers an authentic feast of international cuisine alongside a mix of handcrafted goods and bespoke artisan products.

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Bah, Humbug!

18 December - 5 January 
Written by and starring Grimes and McKee, this hilarious and modern day Belfast take on the classic Dickens tale A Christmas Carol will have you rolling and even dancing in the aisles.

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Santa's Post Office

22 - 23 December 
Join Santa’s elves on Royal Avenue every Saturday and Sunday where your little one can write their letter to Santa.

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Festive Afternoon Tea

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

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#YourBelfast Rewards app

Download the #YourBelfast Rewards app for your chance to win hundreds of prizes in Belfast city centre this festive season!

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Christmas in Belfast

Enjoy a magical Christmas in Belfast. Take a look at our festive guide to events, city breaks, shopping and nights out in the city.


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Festive Family Fun

There’s loads to see and do with the family in Belfast this Christmas. From toddlers to teens and older family too, check out these festive events and make some magic holiday memories.

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Belfast Christmas Shopping Guide

Planning a shopping trip to Belfast? Here’s everything you need to know. Discover the best shopping areas, Christmas markets and quirky boutiques, and find the perfect gifts.

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