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!

Belfast Waterfront
Belfast Waterfront

Beauty and the Beast

30 November – 6 January, Waterfront Hall

When transported to an enchanted castle and held captive by a beast, will Belle fall in love with her captor and break the spell? A pantomime take on the classic fairytale, this wonderful performance with larger than life characters is a heart-warming show not to be missed.

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The Elves and the Shoemaker

28 November – 6 January, The MAC

This magical fairytale tells the story of a kind-hearted cobbler who gets a helping hand from a party of nocturnal pixies. With laugh-out-loud capers and some well-known fairytale characters, expect a hilarious show suitable for all the family.

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Alice The Musical

8 December - 5 January, Lyric Theatre 

Featuring a host of infamous characters, Alice The Musical tells the story of Alice's adventures in Wonderland and her attempts to escape the clutches of the notorious Queen of Hearts.

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Jack and the Beanstalk

1 December - 13 January, Grand Opera House

As one of Northern Ireland’s biggest and most spectacular family pantomimes, the Grand Opera House’s festive show entertains over 75,000 each year, so it’s never too early to book your tickets. This year, join Jack as he fights to save the beautiful Princess and outwit the evil giant, in the family favourite Jack and the Beanstalk.

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W5 at Odyssey
W5 at Odyssey

Festive Family Fun

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

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Santa's Grottos

Santa Claus is busy visiting lots of locations in Belfast this Christmas. Don’t miss his arrival at these top venues.

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Belfast Waterfront
Belfast Waterfront

Magical Christmas Music Events

Between sleighbells ringing and carollers singing, Belfast is brimming with music this holiday season. Join in the cheer at a Christmas music event, or catch an unmissable gig or concert.

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