Belfast will light up for Christmas on Saturday 17 November 2018 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in front of Belfast City Hall.

An evening of fun awaits with mini shows and traditional carols before the big switch-on, with guests including Paw Patrol’s Skye and Marshall, Fireman Sam and Norman Price, and TV presenter Andy Day. Gates will open at 6pm with live entertainment on stage from this time. The Belfast Christmas Market at City Hall will be open from 12 noon.
All tickets for the event have now all been allocated. If you booked a ticket online, please remember to print the ticket or download it your phone to be scanned on entry to the event. Download map of event entry points (PDF).
  • Green tickets enter via Donegall Place (access available through Fountain Lane and Castle Lane).
  • Red tickets enter via Donegall Square West/Wellington Place.
  • Blue tickets enter via Donegall Square East/Chichester Street.

More Information

There will be some traffic restrictions and diversions in place within Belfast city centre from mid-afternoon on Saturday 17 November, due to the Christmas Lights Switch On, so please allow time for your journey. For more information and terms and conditions of entry, please visit

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