Find the perfect Christmas gift at festive markets and fairs throughout Belfast. Enjoy festive food and entertainment while browsing the stalls.


Belfast Christmas Market

17 November – 22 December

Belfast’s famous Christmas Market is back with the same feel-good festive atmosphere and huge selection of international foods and crafts. Enjoy a warming mug of hot Glühwein, feast on a hog roast and indulge in Belgian chocolates, baklava, crepes and much more. Finish the night in the Continental Bar or Lavery’s Bar for beer and live music.

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Black Santa’s Christmas Bazaar

20 December

Pick up some last minute presents at this stunning evening market in Belfast Cathedral. There will be over 60 artists selling local art and handcrafted goods, as well as live music, choir performances, pizza, donuts and lots more. All proceeds raised on the evening will be donated to the Black Santa appeal. 


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St George's Market food stall

Christmas at St George's Market

21-24 December and 28-30 December

St George’s Market has Christmas covered this year, with additional opening times through the festive season. Santa will be there to spread his festive cheer and 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 there’s loads you can buy to make Christmas extra special this year.

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Christmas Twilight Market

11-12 December

Experience St George’s Market at night time when it’s illuminated with twinkling fairy lights and filled with a festive buzz. Warm up with a hot drink and sample delicious local food. Or browse the craft stalls for the perfect Christmas gift and take in the atmosphere of the market hall, which is one of Belfast’s oldest attractions.

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Belfast Castle in the winter snow

The Magical Christmas Fair

9 December

Frock Around The Clock will be returning to the beautiful Belfast Castle for the Magical Christmas Fair, featuring 50 sellers of handmade crafts and vintage treasures, including fashion accessories, jewellery, homewares, collectables, artisan food, art, Christmas decorations and much more.


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Christmas Shopping at CastleCourt

Christmas Shop Opening Times

Find out when late night shopping in Belfast starts plus the festive opening hours over the Christmas and New Year period.

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Christmas Gift Ideas

Need some gift inspiration? Find the perfect Christmas presents for her, him, couples, teenagers and kids with our Belfast Christmas gift guide.

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Friends Enjoying a Cocktail at The Perch Rooftop Bar

Festive Nights Out

Enjoy Belfast's legendary night life with fabulous events, award-winning restaurants, chic bars, welcoming pubs and stylish clubs this festive season.

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