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

Belfast City Centre Opening Hours

Belfast's Christmas shop opening hours are below. Please note that individual shop opening times may vary.

Late night shopping to 10pm weekdays starts Monday 10 December.


Monday 17 – Friday 21 Dec: 9am – 10pm
Saturday 22 Dec: 9am – 7pm
Sunday 23 Dec: 1pm – 6pm

Christmas Eve, Monday 24 Dec: 9am-6pm
Christmas Day, Tuesday 25 Dec: Closed
Boxing Day, Wednesday 26 Dec: 9am-6pm (Boxing Day Sales)

Thursday 27 Dec: 9am-9pm
Friday 28 Dec: 9am-6pm
Saturday 29 Dec: 9am- 6pm
Sunday 30 Dec: 1pm-6pm
New Year’s Eve, Monday 31 Dec: 9am-6pm


New Year’s Day, Tuesday 1 Jan: 1pm-5pm
Wednesday 2 Jan: 9am-6pm
Thursday 3 Jan: 9am-9pm
Friday 4 Jan: 9am-6pm
Saturday 5 Jan: 9am-6pm
Sunday 6 Jan: 1pm-6pm

Visit Belfast Welcome Centre Opening Hours


Sunday 23 December: 11am-4pm
Christmas Eve, Monday 24 Dec: 9am-4pm
Christmas Day, Tuesday 25 Dec: Closed
Boxing Day, Wednesday 26 Dec: Closed

Thursday 27 – Saturday 29 Dec: 9am-5.30pm
Sunday 30 Dec: 11am-4pm
New Year’s Eve, Monday 31 Dec: 1pm-6pm


New Year’s Day, Tuesday 1 Jan: 10am-4pm
Wednesday 2 Jan: 9am-5.30pmpm

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