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.

Belfast Waterfront
Belfast Waterfront

The Music Box

13-15 December, Waterfront Hall

Now in its 10th year, The Music Box is one of Belfast’s biggest Christmas shows. Join host Peter Corry and special guests for a family-friendly night of Christmas entertainment that captures the festive magic of the season.

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The Magic of Christmas

19 December, Waterfront Hall

Following its huge success last year, The Magic of Christmas show returns with more festive cheer for 2018. This spectacular orchestra performance will feature all your seasonal favourites such as Winter Wonderland and Santa Claus is Coming to Town.

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Magical Musical Christmas Programme

Throughout December

Call down to the stage on Royal Avenue to hear the wonderful sounds from talented performers including Ulster Youth Jazz Orchestra, The Swing Gals, Belfast Community Gospel Choir and many more, with plenty of Christmas music to get you in the festive mood.

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BCGC’s Christmas Spectacular!

16 December, Waterfront Hall

Celebrate 10 years of the Belfast Community Gospel Choir at their Christmas spectacular, full of old favourites and new anthems.

 

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Afri-Caribe Christmas

16 December, Royal Avenue

Feeling the cold? Transport yourself to a tropical paradise as you experience Christmas with a Caribbean twist! This family-friendly, outdoor show at the stage on Royal Avenue will have your hands clapping and feet tapping to totally different beat.

 

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Black Box
Black Box

Christmas with Emma Reynolds Music

16 December, Black Box

Join Emma Reynolds for an afternoon of relaxing music with festive favourites and well-loved songs to add sparkle to the Christmas season. This talented and versatile soprano will be performing popular hits and festive favourites in the Black Box.

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Big Belfast Christmas Busk-Off

15 December

Some of Northern Ireland’s most talented performers will be taking part in the Big Belfast Christmas Busk-Off at various locations across the city; including the ever popular Anna's Number, jazz and funk sensations Belfast Busking Band and electric performances from Jordan Farndell.

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Welcoming the Light

21 December, Royal Avenue

Cathedral Quarter Trust and Belfast City Council are hosting ‘Welcoming the Light’ on Royal Avenue; a celebration of the winter solstice with light, music, dancers and drummers.

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Mostly Bob

16 December, Crescent Arts Centre

An annual opportunity to experience an incredible night of music by Bob Dylan and friends in aid of the Peter Rosser Composition Award, performedby some of the finest musicians.

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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 members too, check out these festive events and make some magic holiday memories.

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New Year's Eve

With unmissable parties and shows, Belfast is the top place to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Check out great hotel offers and stay the night.

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Christmas Pantomimes in Belfast

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a pantomime. From the SSE to the Waterfront Hall and 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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