23 November – 24 December
After his exciting arrival in the Santa Parade, Santa has taken up residence at CastleCourt for the festive seasons. Little ones can visit him in his magical grotto, tell him what’s on their Christmas list and receive a free gift!
10 November - 24 December
After switching on the Christmas lights in Victoria Square on 10 November, Santa will take up a seat in his magical grotto for the festive season. He’ll be there to meet children seven days a week up until Christmas Eve; while parents can enjoy late night shopping from 3 December.
24 November - 23 December
Santa Claus will be waiting in his icy Christmas cavern to greet children at W5 this Christmas. Parents will have the opportunity to buy a photograph of their little ones or the whole family, and children will receive a free gift.
Christmas at St George’s Market
St George’s Market has Christmas covered this year. They're kicking off the festive season on 24 November, with Father Christmas making his grand arrival at the market.
Belfast Christmas Market
17 November – 22 December
Children can meet Father Christmas in a magical grotto nestled among the market’s beautiful lodge-style stalls. After, they can take a ride on the vintage carousel or whizz down the helter skelter. Proceeds from visits to Santa go to a local charity, and kids will receive a letter back from him when they post a letter to Santa before Tuesday 18 December.
23 November - 23 December
Step through the Old Curiosity Shop to enter the Magical Workshop, where little ones can join the elves and meet Mrs Claus before heading through the enchanting forest to meet Santa. There will be festive snacks and arts and crafts too.
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.
Family Friendly Restaurants
With special menus and activities for little ones, have a look at some of our suggestions for child-friendly restaurants in Belfast.
Christmas Gifts for Kids
From the top toy trends to unique experiences, have a look at our gift ideas for kids this Christmas.