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Christmas in Belfast - Events

From traditional Christmas pantomimes to continental delights at the Belfast Christmas Market, there's something for everyone to enjoy this Christmas in Belfast.

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Big Bauble

01 November 2017 - 24 November 2017, 10.30am - 5.30pm | Free | Space Craft

The Craft & Design Collective is an independent non-profit membership organisation formed in 1997 by artists, designers and makers to help raise the profile of, and manage and facilitate the devel... Read More »

Santa's Grotto at Victoria Square

10 November 2017 - 24 December 2017, Times vary - check event website | £6 | Victoria Square

Bring the kids to meet Santa in his Christmas Grotto amongst the magical twinkly lights of Victoria Square this Christmas season.Your visit will include a child's meeting with Santa and a gift, and ph... Read More »

Christmas Arts, Crafts and Treasure Hunt

11 November 2017 - 30 December 2017, Times vary | £1 | Learning SPACE

Come on in from the cold and make some great Christmas tree decorations from hama and playmais at The Learning Space, all yours to take home that day.While you're there, why not help their elves, who ... Read More »

Belfast Christmas Market

18 November 2017 - 23 December 2017, Times vary - check event website | Free entry | Belfast City Hall

The Belfast Christmas Market returns to Belfast City Hall for its 13th consecutive year on Saturday 18 November from 12 noon until 23 December. The grounds of City Hall will ring with Christmas cheer,... Read More »

Festive Fun at Rowallane Garden

18 November 2017 - 24 December 2017, Times vary | £2.72 - £14.74 | Rowallane Garden

Get your festive fix at Rowallane Garden, with a range of Christmas activities for the whole family including seasonal arts and crafts, festive family films, gingerbread man decorating and a yuletide ... Read More »

What The Reindeer Saw

19 November 2017 - 06 January 2018, 7.45pm | £15 - 22.50 | Lyric Theatre

A brand new Santa has taken over the family business from his father. He is an entitled, lazy, plump, 40-something man-baby. With his formidable former model wife at his side, the new Santa has some o... Read More »

A Magical Christmas Experience

22 November 2017 - 23 December 2017, Times vary - check event website | £4 - 15 | Titanic Belfast

Join Titanic Belfast from 22 November - 23 December to explore the Elves' Workshop in their Magical Christmas Experience.Step through the Old Curiosity Shop to enter the Magical Workshop and watch the... Read More »

Armagh Georgian Festival

23 November 2017 - 26 November 2017, Times vary - check event website | Prices vary | Armagh City

Armagh's much-loved Georgian Festival marks the beginning of the Christmas festive season. Historic buildings open their doors and remember Richard Robinson, enthroned as Archbishop of Armagh in 1765,... Read More »

Big Switch On at The Four Winds

23 November 2017, 6pm | Free | Four Winds

Come down to The Four Winds to start your festive season. Join DJ Will, his cartoon friends and of course their old friend Santa Claus to help with with the Big Switch On of all their Christmas lights... Read More »

Santa's Grotto at St George's Market (24-26 November)

24 November 2017 - 26 November 2017, 11.50am - 5pm | £10 - £22.50 | St George's Market

Meeting Santa is one of the most exciting things for children when it comes to Christmas. If you haven't decided where to take your child to meet Santa this year, then come along for a truly magical e... Read More »

Ards Christmas Light Switch On and Lantern Parade

24 November 2017, 5.30pm - 7pm | Free | Ards Visitor Information Centre

Get into the festive spirit at the annual Ards Christmas Light Switch On, with entertainment for all the family.Join Cool FM's Pete Snodden for a superb evening of Christmas fun featuring 'Spark!', a ... Read More »

Christmas Gothic

24 November 2017, 8pm | £12 - £14 | Lagan Valley Island

Christmas is a time to remember the past, celebrate the present, and look to the future; a time of feasts and festivities, visits and visitations. A time of ghosts.Come in from the cold and enter into... Read More »

Weekends With Santa at Galgorm Resort & Spa (25 - 26 Nov)

25 November 2017 - 26 November 2017, 1pm - 5pm | £15 - £26+ | Galgorm Resort & Spa

Join Galgorm Resort & Spa at the weekend with Santa at the Bar + Grill at Gillies.Enjoy a festive Christmas Lunch and visit Santa in his magical grotto between 1pm - 5pm. Come along and hear one o... Read More »

Festive Afternoon Teas at Culloden Estate and Spa

25 November 2017 - 30 December 2017, 1.30pm - 5pm | £34 | Hastings Culloden Hotel

Enjoy traditional afternoon tea in the beautiful surroundings of the Culloden Estate and Spa. Afternoon tea at the Culloden is the perfect sweet and savoury gourmet experience, from dainty sandwiches ... Read More »

Festive Shortcross Gin Experience (25 November)

25 November 2017, Times vary - check event website | £21.49 | Rademon Estate Distillery - Shortcross Gin

Join Rademon Estate Distillery for a very festive Christmas distillery tour and tasting of Shortcross Gin.You will be welcomed to Rademon Estate Distillery where you will be taken on a brief history l... Read More »

Search for Santa

25 November 2017 - 16 December 2017, Times vary - check event website | £12.50 | McComb's Travel Centre

Santa has gone missing and Mrs Claus is very, very cross with him!She has searched high and low and just can't find him anywhere, and everybody knows that no Santa means no Christmas. Jump on board Mc... Read More »

Holywood Christmas Light Switch On

25 November 2017, 4.30pm | Free | Holywood

Join in the festive fun and entertainment at the spectacular Christmas Lights Switch On in Holywood.Join Ards and North Down Borough Council for the annual Christmas lights switch on at 4.30pm, with a... Read More »

Santa at Sea Cruise (25 - 26 November)

25 November 2017 - 26 November 2017, 10.45am - 5.45pm | £12 - £25 | Stena Line

Please be advised that only the 26 of November is now available.Jump on board with the kids to meet Santa at sea on a nonlanding day cruise with Stena Line this festive season.Departing from Belfast p... Read More »

Meet Santa at W5

25 November 2017 - 23 December 2017, Times vary - check event website | £7.50 - £12.50 | W5 at Odyssey

A meeting with Santa is always a magical moment for a child. This year, Santa's Grotto at W5 will give young children a memorable experience as little ones get the opportunity to meet Santa Claus in h... Read More »

Winterland Express at W5

25 November 2017 - 23 December 2017, Times vary - check event website | £7.50 - £9.80 | W5 at Odyssey

This Christmas, journey to the fairytale world of Winterland. Take a trip on the Winterland Express, W5's magical miniature train ride, and travel through the enchanted forest into the icy cavern to e... Read More »

The Jolly Postman - Sensory Storytelling (25 November)

25 November 2017, 2pm - 4pm | £3 | Learning SPACE

Join The Learning Space and get into the Christmas spirit with an imagination adventure in this beautiful Christmas story. Help the Jolly Postman deliver all of his parcels to the fairytale characters... Read More »

CRAFTED 2017

25 November 2017 - 26 November 2017, 11am - 4pm | £4.09 - £9 | Castle Ward

Start the festive season with a visit to CRAFTED, a winter craft fair presented in the superb surroundings of the 18th Century House and Stableyard at Castle Ward.Help kick off Christmas at Castle War... Read More »

Banbridge Christmas Lights Switch On

25 November 2017, 6.30pm - 8.30pm | Free | Banbridge Town Centre

A holly jolly time is guaranteed for locals and visitors who descend on Banbridge town centre to see it decked in all the sparkling splendour of the festive season.Popular U105 radio presenter Carolyn... Read More »

Titanic Festive Afternoon Tea (26 November)

26 November 2017, 12.30pm - 3.30pm | £12 - 34 | Titanic Belfast

Step back in time to a period of luxury, elegance and 5-star service with Titanic Belfast's special Titanic Festive Afternoon Tea. Set in the opulent surroundings of the Titanic Suite featuring the st... Read More »

Sunday Carvery with Santa (26 November)

26 November 2017, 12.30pm - 3.30pm | £15 - £25 | Crowne Plaza Belfast

There's plenty for the whole family to enjoy at the Crowne Plaza Sunday Carvery with Santa, where you can indulge in a delicious festive five-course carvery in The Grand Ballroom.Bring the kids to the... Read More »

Crowne Plaza Winter Wonderland Room

26 November 2017 - 27 December 2017, Times vary - check event website | Free | Crowne Plaza Belfast

Come and enjoy the festive season at Crowne Plaza Belfast this Christmas with their brand new Winter Wonderland Room.Surrounded with a warming festive atmosphere, the Winter Wonderland Room features a... Read More »

Festive Reindeer Making Workshop

26 November 2017, 4pm - 5.30pm | £30 | Dark Hedges Estate

Are you feeling festive yet? The Dark Hedges Estate are presenting you with the unique opportunity of crafting your very own bespoke log reindeer. This year has seen several storms that have caused wi... Read More »

Museum Shop Sunday

26 November 2017, 11am - 4pm | £5.50 - £11 | Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

Are you looking for a really unique and special locally crafted gift or those gorgeous little extras for your Christmas stockings? Join the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum on Sunday 26 November for t... Read More »

Festive Afternoon Tea at Castle Espie (26 November)

26 November 2017, 2pm | £25 | Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetlands Centre

This Christmas, enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea at The Kingfisher Kitchen at Castle Espie and enjoy demonstrations on this season's latest fashion trends.Starting on 19 November, The Kingfisher Kitche... Read More »

Hansel & Gretel

28 November 2017 - 07 January 2018, Times vary - check event website | £10 - £25 | MAC

This year, find the true meaning of Christmas at the MAC. Discover why friendship, laughter and a big bag of sweets are essential to making Christmas time the happiest, twinkliest and funniest time of... Read More »

Festive Traditional Irish Bread Making (30 November)

30 November 2017, 10.30 - 1pm | £45 | NI Food Tours

Would you like to know how local traditional Northern Irish breads and traybakes are made? Tracey invites you to join her for a unique experience in her home on the shores of Strangford Lough, only 30... Read More »

Festive Shortcross Gin Experience (1 December)

01 December 2017, 12 noon | £21.49 | Rademon Estate Distillery - Shortcross Gin

Join Rademon Estate Distillery for a very festive Christmas distillery tour and tasting of Shortcross Gin.You will be welcomed to Rademon Estate Distillery where you will be taken on a brief history l... Read More »

Festive Afternoon Teas at Hastings Europa Hotel

01 December 2017 - 30 December 2017, 2pm - 5pm | £30 - £38 | Hastings Europa Hotel

Enjoy afternoon tea with a festive twist in the beautifully welcoming Europa Hotel this December. This special seasonal menu includes a selection of fine finger sandwiches, and Christmas inspired cake... Read More »

Santa and Gruffalo's Grotto

01 December 2017 - 22 December 2017, Times vary - check event website | £9 | Colin Glen Forest Park

This year Colin Glen Trust are hosting Santa and Gruffalo's Grotto, kicking off on Friday 1 December through to Friday 22 December 2017.Throughout December, Colin Glen Trust are offering groups and in... Read More »

Christmas Party Nights at the Grand Opera House

01 December 2017 - 16 December 2017, 7.30pm | £42.50 - £45.50pp | Grand Opera House

Get your festive season off to a Grand start with a Christmas Party Night at Belfast's iconic Grand Opera House.The Grand Opera House's studio, the Baby Grand, is transformed into the perfect festive ... Read More »

Santa's Grotto at St George's Market (1-3 December)

01 December 2017 - 03 December 2017, 11.50am - 5pm | £10 - £22.50 | St George's Market

Meeting Santa is one of the most exciting things for children when it comes to Christmas. If you haven't decided where to take your child to meet Santa this year, then come along for a truly magical e... Read More »

Winter Afternoon Tea at Café Parisien

01 December 2017 - 31 December 2017, 12 noon - 4pm | £16.95 | Café Parisien

Celebrate with Café Parisien this Christmas with delicious French classics in their friendly, bustling brasserie. They go the extra mile to make sure your party, whether large or small, is an enjoyab... Read More »

Festive Afternoon Tea at The Merchant Hotel

01 December 2017 - 01 January 2018, 12.30pm - 4.30pm | £29.50 - £45 | Merchant Hotel

Enjoy a delightful seasonal twist on The Merchant Hotel's traditional afternoon tea. The three-tiered silver stands boast finger sandwiches, scones and a delicious selection of seasonal cakes and past... Read More »

Christmas Wonderland (1-3 December)

01 December 2017 - 03 December 2017, Times vary - check event website | £6 - £16 | Jungle NI

The Jungle's Christmas Wonderland is the perfect festive family day out and offers something for all ages, just outside Magherafelt in the heart of Northern Ireland.This festive family event is unique... Read More »

Carols by Candlelight

01 December 2017, 6pm - 9pm | £7 - £9 | Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

While you stroll around the candlelit village at night, experience a unique and traditional Christmas from 100 years ago at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum.Hear the brass bands, taste tradition... Read More »

Christmas Evenings at Ulster Folk & Transport Museum (1 Dec)

01 December 2017, 6pm - 9pm | £7 - £9 | Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

Leave the hustle and bustle of the high street behind and step back in time into the candlelit Ballycultra village to experience a traditional Christmas from 100 years ago at the Ulster Folk and Trans... Read More »

New Irish Arts - Ireland In Christmas Praise (1 December)

01 December 2017, 8pm | £16 - £27 | Belfast Waterfront

Join the New Irish Choir and Orchestra and the New Irish Youth Choir for their fabulous colourful celebration of Christmas. This is now one of Belfast's largest and most eclectic Christmas events, wit... Read More »

Wildlife Wonderland (2-3 December)

02 December 2017 - 03 December 2017, 10am - 4pm | £12.50 - £17 | Belfast Zoological Gardens

Belfast Zoo is preparing for a different kind of arrival this festive season, as Santa Claus prepares to make his annual visit to Cave Hill.Visit Belfast Zoo this Christmas and you will be walking in ... Read More »

Baby Wrap (0-6 months)

02 December 2017 - 03 December 2017, 10.15am | £7 | MAC

Enjoy the unique experience of joining Hansel and Gretel in their Gingerbread Grotto this Christmas at the MAC.On this, your baby's first Christmas, take a truly scrumptious, multi-sensory adventure. ... Read More »

Christmas Fair

02 December 2017 - 03 December 2017, 11.30am - 5.30pm | £2.50 - 14.50 | Argory

The festive period is not complete without a visit to The Argory's Christmas Fair, featuring a number of craft, food and drink stalls, as well as traditional festive entertainment. Soak up the wonderf... Read More »

Weekends With Santa at Galgorm Resort & Spa (2 - 3 Dec)

02 December 2017 - 03 December 2017, 1pm - 5pm | £15 - £26+ | Galgorm Resort & Spa

Join Galgorm Resort & Spa at the weekend with Santa at the Bar + Grill at Gillies.Enjoy a festive Christmas Lunch and visit Santa in his magical grotto between 1pm - 5pm. Come along and hear one o... Read More »

Ulster Orchestra - The Snowman: Family Concert

02 December 2017, 2pm - 3pm | £15 - £49 | Belfast Waterfront

One of the most popular children's books ever written, The Snowman is even more enchanting when it's experienced in this big-screen, animated version, with live music by the Ulster Orchestra and a you... Read More »

Peter Pan

02 December 2017 - 14 January 2018, Times vary - check event website | £19.75 - 35.75 | Grand Opera House

May McFettridge is back in this year's Christmas Extravaganza - Peter Pan! This unmissable family show carries the Grand Opera House's pantomime hallmark of quality and outstanding entertainment for a... Read More »

Baby Wrappers (6-12 months)

02 December 2017 - 03 December 2017, Times vary - check event website | £7 | MAC

Your sweet babies are in for a treat this Christmas at the MAC. Come dressed for the occasion and ready for a fun-filled time as Baby Wrappers explore their very own, specially created Gingerbread Gro... Read More »

Santa's Sweet Factory Tour

02 December 2017 - 23 December 2017, Times vary - check event website | £11 - £13 | Belfast City Sightseeing Tour

A balanced diet is a Christmas sweet in each hand! Come and join City Sightseeing Belfast and Aunt Sandra's Candy Factory to experience the sweetest Christmas you will ever have.Santa Claus has been v... Read More »

Sleeping Beauty

02 December 2017, Times vary - check event website | £5 | Queen's Hall

Join Dowtcha Puppets for their wonderful Christmas pantomime, 'Sleeping Beauty'.Winner of Cork's 'Miss Badness' competition for 10 years running, the evil fairy Beastlyboots puts a curse on Sleeping B... Read More »

Christmas Floristry Workshop

02 December 2017, Times vary - check event website | £22.50 - £25 | Hillsborough Courthouse

Get your festive season off to a crafty start with a Christmas Floristy Workshop in the historic Hillsborough Courthouse.Why not try your hand at making authentic Victorian floral decorations this Chr... Read More »

Santa Special Belfast (2 - 3 Dec)

02 December 2017 - 03 December 2017, Times vary - check event website | £14 | Steam Trains Ireland

The Santa Special is a return journey of festive fun by steam train, with an onboard visit from Santa and presents for children.It runs from Belfast Central Station to Whitehead, and the round trip la... Read More »

Festive Shortcross Gin Experience (2 December)

02 December 2017, Times vary - check event website | £21.49 | Rademon Estate Distillery - Shortcross Gin

Join Rademon Estate Distillery for a very festive Christmas distillery tour and tasting of Shortcross Gin.You will be welcomed to Rademon Estate Distillery where you will be taken on a brief history l... Read More »

Santa at Sea Cruise (2 - 3 December)

02 December 2017 - 03 December 2017, 10.45am - 5.45pm | £12 - £25 | Stena Line

Please be advised that these dates have now sold out.Jump on board with the kids to meet Santa at sea on a nonlanding day cruise with Stena Line this festive season.Departing from Belfast port and tra... Read More »

Dark Hedges Estate Chocolate Workshop

02 December 2017, 10.30am | £40 | Dark Hedges Estate

Join the Dark Hedges Estate and Chocolate Manor for a festive chocolate making workshop at the Pantry, right in time for the holidaysSmooth, silky, sumptuous. What's not to love about chocolate? Perha... Read More »

Victorian Christmas Market

02 December 2017, 11am - 4pm | £1 - £3 | Ballance House

The Ulster New Zealand Trust will be holding its annual Victorian Christmas Market at The Ballance House, Glenavy, on Saturday 2 December 2017 from 11am – 4pm.Seasonal crafts, gifts and chocolates w... Read More »

Ultimate Christmas Entertaining

02 December 2017, 11am | £95 | Cookery School at James Street South

'Tis the Season for entertaining! Join the Cookery School at James Street South where they will guide you through creating the Ultimate Christmas Dinner.In this practical class, the chef will take you... Read More »

The Jolly Postman - Sensory Storytelling (2 December)

02 December 2017, 2pm - 4pm | £3 | Learning SPACE

Join The Learning Space and get into the Christmas spirit with an imagination adventure in this beautiful Christmas story. Help the Jolly Postman deliver all of his parcels to the fairytale characters... Read More »

Lisnagarvey Presents Aladdin

02 December 2017 - 09 December 2017, Times vary - check event website | £12 | Lagan Valley Island

Hop onto your magic carpet and fly on down to the Island Hall this Christmas for the most magical pantomime in Lisburn.Lisnagarvey Operatic & Dramatic Society are back with another spectacular pan... Read More »

Holiday Inn Express Christmas Market

02 December 2017, 11am - 6pm | Free | Holiday Inn Express Belfast

Come down to Holiday Inn Express Belfast and find those perfect presents at their Christmas market. You'll find a wide range of stalls loaded with Christmas gift ideas, artisan products and crafts gal... Read More »

Festive Family Sundays at the Scullery (3 December)

03 December 2017, 12 noon - 3pm | £5.95 - £9.95 | Dark Hedges Estate

Enjoy a festive feast and entertainment for the entire family this Christmas at the Scullery at the Dark Hedges Estate.Indulge in a holiday roast and get into the holiday spirit with a face painter an... Read More »

Titanic Festive Afternoon Tea (3 December)

03 December 2017, 12.30pm - 3.30pm | £12 - 34 | Titanic Belfast

Step back in time to a period of luxury, elegance and 5-star service with Titanic Belfast's special Titanic Festive Afternoon Tea. Set in the opulent surroundings of the Titanic Suite featuring the st... Read More »

Santa Sundays at Fratelli Belfast (3 December)

03 December 2017, 1pm - 5pm | Adults from £20pp, kids from £10.95pp | Fratelli Belfast, Ristorante, Pizzeria & Bar

Come and join Fratelli Belfast for a festive Sunday lunch and your little bambinos will have the opportunity to pass their list to Santa. Enjoy a festive Christmas lunch and visit Santa in his magical... Read More »

December Lunches at The River Room (3 December)

03 December 2017, 1pm - 5pm | £30.95 - £34.95 | Galgorm Resort & Spa

A truly decadent experience awaits you at the elegant River Room Restaurant at Galgorm Resort & Spa. Enjoy a gastronomic lunch, savouring sensational award-winning food in the 3AA Rosette Restaura... Read More »

Cakes and Carols at the Culloden

03 December 2017, 1.30pm - 4pm | £28 | Hastings Culloden Hotel

Enjoy cakes and carols at the Culloden estate and spa as Bangor Ladies Choir get you into the festive spirit with a selection of Christmas carols and favourite songs. Be entertained by beautiful rendi... Read More »

Santa Paws

03 December 2017, 2pm - 6pm | Free | Dirty Onion / Yardbird

Christmas has gone to the dogs! Join The Dirty Onion for an evening of winter fun and meet the one and only Santa Paws.Has your doggy been naughty or nice? Let Santa Paws be the judge of that. Bring y... Read More »

Sunday Carvery with Santa (3 December)

03 December 2017, 12.30pm - 3.30pm | £15 - £25 | Crowne Plaza Belfast

There's plenty for the whole family to enjoy at the Crowne Plaza Sunday Carvery with Santa, where you can indulge in a delicious festive five-course carvery in The Grand Ballroom.Bring the kids to the... Read More »

Santa Sunday Buffet Lunches at Stormont Hotel (3 December)

03 December 2017, 12.30pm - 2.30pm | £18 - £38 | Hastings Stormont Hotel

Enjoy a festive lunch at Hastings Stormont Hotel and bring the children to meet Santa Claus and Mrs Claus this Christmas season.The Stormont Ballroom will be transformed into a supreme festive venue w... Read More »

Santa Sunday Buffet Lunches at Cultra Inn (3 December)

03 December 2017, 12.30pm - 3.30pm | £20 - £35 | Cultra Inn

Enjoy a special Sunday lunch with a festive feel and a visit from Santa Claus for all the children at Cultra Inn at Culloden Estate and Spa.Enjoy a delicious five course buffet lunch where the chefs w... Read More »

Festive Afternoon Tea at Castle Espie (3 December)

03 December 2017, 2pm | £25 | Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetlands Centre

This Christmas, enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea at The Kingfisher Kitchen at Castle Espie and enjoy demonstrations on this season's latest fashion trends.Starting on 19 November, The Kingfisher Kitche... Read More »

Carols at Christmas

04 December 2017, 7pm | £15 - £20 | Ulster Hall

Join Alzheimer's Society for a magical evening of carols, festive songs and local choirs this festive season.To book your ticket, please visit www.ulsterhall.co.uk... Read More »

Christmas Queens 2017 Holiday Spectacular

05 December 2017, 9pm | £38.50 - £121 | Ulster Hall

Come and join a festive drag extravaganza with stars of RuPaul's Drag Race, as the Christmas Queens Tour makes its Northern Ireland debut on Tuesday 5 December at Belfast's Ulster Hall.Hosted by Miche... Read More »

Sleeping Beauty

06 December 2017 - 07 January 2018, Times vary – check event website | £8.50 - £62 | Belfast Waterfront

You will love the traditional Christmas adventure, brought to you by a fabulous cast of larger than life characters. The beautiful princess has been doomed to sleep for a hundred years. Can anyone bre... Read More »

Beauty and The Beast

06 December 2017 - 07 January 2018 | £12.50 - £17.50 | Lyric Theatre

By pairing this timeless tale with an enchanting score, this fresh, exciting new family production will have audiences of all ages enthralled.When the intrepid heroine Belle is captured by the cantank... Read More »

Santa's House at Castle Ward

06 December 2017 - 21 December 2017, Times vary - check event website | £8 - £16 | Castle Ward

Make magical Christmas memories when you come to Castle Ward to visit Santa and Mrs Claus.Travel along the illuminated avenue of lights, enjoy the festive lights and sounds in the stableyard, and have... Read More »

Santa's Magical Kingdom (7-10 December)

07 December 2017 - 10 December 2017, 12 noon - 5pm | £7 - 15 | Argory

Take a magical train journey around the estate at The Argory this festive season to see Santa in his grotto and meet his team of helpers from the North Pole. This event includes complimentary festive ... Read More »

Christmas Supper and Show with Belfast Community Gospel Choir

07 December 2017, 6.30pm | £42 | Hastings Stormont Hotel

Belfast Community Gospel Choir return to the Stormont Hotel this December for a very special Christmas Concert that will really get you in the festive mood. Enjoy timeless carols and Christmas classic... Read More »

When Angels Sing - Exhibition

07 December 2017 - 23 December 2017, Times vary - check event website | Free | ArtisAnn Gallery

It's midwinter at ArtisAnn Gallery, but the art will sing. For this special Christmas show several of their favourite artists from 2017 will be unpacking a selection of beautifully unique paintings.In... Read More »

Festive Lunch with Warren Attwell (8 December)

08 December 2017, 12 noon - 5pm | £29 | Clayton Hotel Belfast

Treat yourself to a three course festive lunch and sparkling champagne reception this Christmas at Clayton Hotel Belfast, with live entertainment provided by local singer-songwriter Warren Attwell.The... Read More »

Ulster Orchestra - The Messiah

08 December 2017 - 09 December 2017, 7.30pm - 9.30pm | £15 - £30 | Belfast Waterfront

What can be more uplifting than the power and the glory of massed voices and the Ulster Orchestra?Handel's choral masterpiece has been a central part of the festive season for 275 years and continues ... Read More »

Belfast School of Music Christmas Concert

08 December 2017, 7.30pm | £5 - £10 | Ulster Hall

The City of Belfast School of Music EA Christmas Concert is always a delightful evening at the start of the Christmas season. From the youngest singers to the older students of the CBYCB and CBYO, thi... Read More »

Santa's Grotto at St George's Market (8-10 December)

08 December 2017 - 10 December 2017, 11.50am - 5pm | £10 - £22.50 | St George's Market

Meeting Santa is one of the most exciting things for children when it comes to Christmas. If you haven't decided where to take your child to meet Santa this year, then come along for a truly magical e... Read More »

Christmas Wonderland (8-10 December)

08 December 2017 - 10 December 2017, Times vary - check event website | £6 - £16 | Jungle NI

The Jungle's Christmas Wonderland is the perfect festive family day out and offers something for all ages, just outside Magherafelt in the heart of Northern Ireland.This festive family event is unique... Read More »

Christmas Evenings at Ulster Folk & Transport Museum (8 Dec)

08 December 2017, 6pm - 9pm | £7 - £9 | Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

Leave the hustle and bustle of the high street behind and step back in time into the candlelit Ballycultra village to experience a traditional Christmas from 100 years ago at the Ulster Folk and Trans... Read More »

Wildlife Wonderland (9-10 December)

09 December 2017 - 10 December 2017, 10am - 4pm | £12.50 - £17 | Belfast Zoological Gardens

Belfast Zoo is preparing for a different kind of arrival this festive season, as Santa Claus prepares to make his annual visit to Cave Hill.Visit Belfast Zoo this Christmas and you will be walking in ... Read More »

Weekends With Santa at Galgorm Resort & Spa (9 - 10 Dec)

09 December 2017 - 10 December 2017, 1pm - 5pm | £15 - £26+ | Galgorm Resort & Spa

Join Galgorm Resort & Spa at the weekend with Santa at the Bar + Grill at Gillies.Enjoy a festive Christmas Lunch and visit Santa in his magical grotto between 1pm - 5pm. Come along and hear one o... Read More »

A Night of Christmas Music and Song

09 December 2017, 7.30pm | £18 - £20 | Ulster Hall

The award-winning Belfast Operatic Company return to the Ulster Hall with 'A Night Of Christmas Music and Song' following last year's sell-out evening.Featuring the Belfast Pops Orchestra, and conduct... Read More »

Duncairn Christmas Party

09 December 2017, 8pm | £15 | Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts

It's time for the Duncairn Christmas party and it's gonna be a real cracker! Alan Doherty, Pauline Scanlon, Tola Custy and Donogh Hennesy will round off the year with a barnstorming concert along with... Read More »

Santa Special Belfast (9 Dec)

09 December 2017, Times vary - check event website | £14 | Steam Trains Ireland

The Santa Special is a return journey of festive fun by steam train, with an onboard visit from Santa and presents for children.It runs from Belfast Central Station to Whitehead, and the round trip la... Read More »

Xmas Party at ArtisAnn Gallery

09 December 2017, 12 noon - 5pm | Free | ArtisAnn Gallery

ArtisAnn Gallery are having a Christmas party at their art gallery on Bloomfield Avenue, and you get the presents!For one day only, enjoy a 10% discount on all artworks while you indulge in free mulle... Read More »

The Spirit of Christmas Past with Santa Visit

09 December 2017 - 17 December 2017, Times vary - check event website | £9 | Ulster American Folk Park

This festive season, take the family back in time to experience the magic of a traditional Christmas. Gather around the warmth of the turf fire and enjoy readings from The Night Before Christmas, sing... Read More »

The Jolly Postman - Sensory Storytelling (9 December)

09 December 2017, 2pm - 4pm | £3 | Learning SPACE

Join The Learning Space and get into the Christmas spirit with an imagination adventure in this beautiful Christmas story. Help the Jolly Postman deliver all of his parcels to the fairytale characters... Read More »

Here Comes Santa! (9-10 December)

09 December 2017 - 10 December 2017, 10am - 5pm | £3 - £16 | Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetlands Centre

Make magical memories at Castle Espie this Christmas and visit Santa in the enchanted gardens this December.Relax and enjoy refreshments whilst the children create their own snowflakes to hang on your... Read More »

Festive Family Sundays at the Scullery (10 December)

10 December 2017, 12 noon - 3pm | £5.95 - £9.95 | Dark Hedges Estate

Enjoy a festive feast and entertainment for the entire family this Christmas at the Scullery at the Dark Hedges Estate.Indulge in a festive roast and get into the holiday spirit with a face painter an... Read More »

Titanic Festive Afternoon Tea (10 December)

10 December 2017, 12.30pm - 3.30pm | £12 - 34 | Titanic Belfast

Step back in time to a period of luxury, elegance and 5-star service with Titanic Belfast's special Titanic Festive Afternoon Tea. Set in the opulent surroundings of the Titanic Suite featuring the st... Read More »

Santa Sundays at Fratelli Belfast (10 December)

10 December 2017, 1pm - 5pm | Adults from £20pp, kids from £10.95pp | Fratelli Belfast, Ristorante, Pizzeria & Bar

Come and join Fratelli Belfast for a festive Sunday lunch and your little bambinos will have the opportunity to pass their list to Santa. Enjoy a festive Christmas lunch and visit Santa in his magical... Read More »

December Lunches at The River Room (10 December)

10 December 2017, 1pm - 5pm | £30.95 - £34.95 | Galgorm Resort & Spa

A truly decadent experience awaits you at the elegant River Room Restaurant at Galgorm Resort & Spa. Enjoy a gastronomic lunch, savouring sensational award-winning food in the 3AA Rosette Restaura... Read More »

Christmas In The City Gala Concert

10 December 2017, 6pm | £12.50 - £18.50 (VIP £25) | Ulster Hall

Celebrate the magic of Christmas with an evening of music and readings, hosted by Harry Potter and the Cursed Child's Anthony Boyle, and featuring a host of international music and theatre stars who a... Read More »

Belfast Community Gospel Choir Christmas Concert

10 December 2017, 7.30pm | £15 - £25 | Belfast Waterfront

The Belfast Community Gospel Choir's annual Christmas concert has become a 'not to be missed' event in December's calendar. Hailed as the 'soul of Belfast', BCGC performances are charged with passion ... Read More »

Santa Special Portadown (10 Dec)

10 December 2017, Times vary - check event website | £14 | Steam Trains Ireland

The Santa Special is a return journey of festive fun by steam train, with an onboard visit from Santa and presents for children.It runs from Portadown to Lisburn, and the round trip lasts around two h... Read More »

Sunday Carvery with Santa (10 December)

10 December 2017, 12.30pm - 3.30pm | £15 - £25 | Crowne Plaza Belfast

There's plenty for the whole family to enjoy at the Crowne Plaza Sunday Carvery with Santa, where you can indulge in a delicious festive five-course carvery in The Grand Ballroom.Bring the kids to the... Read More »

Santa Sunday Buffet Lunches at Stormont Hotel (10 December)

10 December 2017, 12.30pm - 2.30pm | £18 - £38 | Hastings Stormont Hotel

Enjoy a festive lunch at Hastings Stormont Hotel and bring the children to meet Santa Claus and Mrs Claus this Christmas season.The Stormont Ballroom will be transformed into a supreme festive venue w... Read More »

Santa Sunday Buffet Lunches at Cultra Inn (10 December)

10 December 2017, 12.30pm - 3.30pm | £20 - £35 | Cultra Inn

Enjoy a special Sunday lunch with a festive feel and a visit from Santa Claus for all the children at Cultra Inn at Culloden Estate and Spa.Enjoy a delicious five course buffet lunch where the chefs w... Read More »

Santa at Sea Cruise (10 December)

10 December 2017, 10.45am - 5.45pm | £12 - £25 | Stena Line

Please be advised that this date has now sold out.Jump on board with the kids to meet Santa at sea on a nonlanding day cruise with Stena Line this festive season.Departing from Belfast port and travel... Read More »

The Spirit of Christmas Past with Santa Visit

10 December 2017, 11am - 4pm | £8.50 - £11 | Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

Take some time away from the pressures of a modern lifestyle and experience the wonderful atmosphere of a 1900s Christmas in Ballycultra village at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum.Enjoy a warming... Read More »

Festive Afternoon Tea at Castle Espie (10 December)

10 December 2017, 2pm | £25 | Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetlands Centre

This Christmas, enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea at The Kingfisher Kitchen at Castle Espie and enjoy demonstrations on this season's latest fashion trends.Starting on 19 November, The Kingfisher Kitche... Read More »

Sweet Afton Christmas Brunch

10 December 2017, 12 noon - 4pm | £35 | Sweet Afton Bar and Kitchen

Join Sweet Afton this festive season and make merry with their special Christmas Brunch.Enjoy an afternoon of bottomless brunch and bottomless cocktails, with entertainment in the form of chilled-out ... Read More »

South Eastern Music Service Winter Concert

11 December 2017, 7.30pm | £6 - £10 | Ulster Hall

Treat yourself to a selection of contemporary, pop and classical music, including some festive pieces to help spread the Christmas cheer.The impressive and varied line-up features the Bangor Concert B... Read More »

The Terrible Tragedy of the Twinbrook Turkey

12 December 2017 - 23 December 2017, 8pm | £12.50 - £18 | MAC

Theatre duo 'Em Two Balloons present a brand-new Christmas comedy - The Terrible Tragedy of the Twinbrook Turkey.With the tinsel around the tree and the Christmas season in full swing in Belfast, all ... Read More »

Santa's Magical Kingdom (13-17 December)

13 December 2017 - 17 December 2017, 12 noon - 5pm | £7-15 | Argory

Take a magical train journey around the estate at The Argory this festive season to see Santa in his grotto and meet his team of helpers from the North Pole. This event includes complimentary festive... Read More »

Effortless Christmas Entertaining

13 December 2017, 6pm | £65 | Cookery School at James Street South

Embrace the entertaining bug at the Cookery School at James Street South and learn how to impress friends with this practical course on effortless entertaining where you will learn how to cook a seaso... Read More »

Shh! We Have A Plan (13-16 December)

13 December 2017 - 16 December 2017, Times vary - check event website | £6 - £9 | Crescent Arts Centre

The award-winning Children's Theatre Company, Cahoots NI, are casting a spell over young theatre goers at the Crescent Arts Centre this Christmas as they bring the enchanting tale 'Shh! We Have a Plan... Read More »

Lucy and the Dream Catcher

13 December 2017, 7pm | £12 - £16 | Lagan Valley Island

It's the night before Christmas and after a lot of excitement and a little bit of magic, Lucy finally drifts off to sleep... but her sleep is short lived! She suddenly awakes from her slumber to fin... Read More »

The Spectacular Aladdin

14 December 2017 - 27 December 2017, Times vary – check event website | £18 - £65 | SSE Arena, Belfast

SSE Airtricity, The SSE Arena, Belfast and M & J Pantos have combined forces to announce Northern Ireland's newest and biggest Christmas pantomime, The Spectacular Aladdin, starring Rhydian, Jake ... Read More »

A Christmas Carol

14 December 2017, 7.30pm | £5 - 7.50 | Seamus Heaney HomePlace

Charles Dickens' mystical, magical Christmas fable is brought to life in this one-man show – the perfect Christmas treat for all the family.Olivier Award-winning actor, Guy Masterson, veteran of man... Read More »

Christmas Wonderland (14 - 17 December)

14 December 2017 - 17 December 2017, Times vary - check event website | £6 - £16 | Jungle NI

The Jungle's Christmas Wonderland is the perfect festive family day out and offers something for all ages, just outside Magherafelt in the heart of Northern Ireland.This festive family event is unique... Read More »

Festive Lunch with Warren Attwell (15 December)

15 December 2017, 12 noon - 5pm | £29 | Clayton Hotel Belfast

Treat yourself to a three course festive lunch and sparkling champagne reception this Christmas at Clayton Hotel Belfast, with live entertainment provided by local singer-songwriter Warren Attwell.T... Read More »

Christmas Party Nights at Titanic Belfast

15 December 2017 - 16 December 2017, 7pm | £55 | Titanic Belfast

Join Titanic Belfast for their Christmas Party Nights on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 December 2017.Enjoy a Christmas cocktail on arrival before dining on a delicious four course banquet, then dance the ... Read More »

Ho Ho Ho Down (15 December)

15 December 2017 - 16 December 2017, 7.30pm - 1am | £23.50 - £67.50 | Dark Hedges Estate

Is your Christmas calendar already starting to look a bit crowded? Be sure to make room for the Ho Ho Ho Down X-Mas Party taking place at the Hedges Hotel this holiday season.Join the Hedges Hotel for... Read More »

Santa's Grotto at St George's Market (15-17 December)

15 December 2017 - 17 December 2017, 11.50am - 5pm | £10 - £22.50 | St George's Market

Meeting Santa is one of the most exciting things for children when it comes to Christmas. If you haven't decided where to take your child to meet Santa this year, then come along for a truly magical e... Read More »

Christmas Evenings at Ulster Folk & Transport Museum (15 Dec)

15 December 2017, 6pm - 9pm | £7 - £9 | Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

Leave the hustle and bustle of the high street behind and step back in time into the candlelit Ballycultra village to experience a traditional Christmas from 100 years ago at the Ulster Folk and Trans... Read More »

Ulster Orchestra - I Love Christmas!

15 December 2017, 7.30pm - 9.30pm | £5 - £13 | Lagan Valley Island

Come down to Lagan Valley Island for a night of festive cheer with Ulster Orchestra as they bring their hugely popular Christmas sing-along show across Northern Ireland.Under 16s free. Children aged 1... Read More »

A Christmas Carol

15 December 2017, 8pm | £12 - £14 | Lagan Valley Island

Dickens' mystical fable is brought to life for a perfect Christmas treat, performed by Olivier Award winner Guy Masterson, veteran of many smash hit solo works including 'Under Milk Wood', 'Animal Far... Read More »

Mr Hullabaloo's Winter Wonderland Show

16 December 2017, 10am | £5 | Linen Hall Library

Full of festive cheer and sure to warm the heart, the audience at Mr Hullabaloo's Winter Wonderland Show will be treated to some magical wintertime favourites including 'Hansel and Gretel' and 'The El... Read More »

Wildlife Wonderland (16-17 December)

16 December 2017 - 17 December 2017, 10am - 4pm | £12.50 - £17 | Belfast Zoological Gardens

Belfast Zoo is preparing for a different kind of arrival this festive season, as Santa Claus prepares to make his annual visit to Cave Hill.Visit Belfast Zoo this Christmas and you will be walking in ... Read More »

aMAZEing Christmas Crafts

16 December 2017 - 31 December 2017, 11am - 12 noon | £7 | MAC

Just like Hansel and Gretel, get lost this Christmas in The MAC's aMAZEing crafty workshop. Make your own Christmassy 3D maze and unwrap the puzzle to help Hansel and Gretel find their way home.The pe... Read More »

Weekends With Santa at Galgorm Resort & Spa (16 - 17 Dec)

16 December 2017 - 17 December 2017, 1pm - 5pm | £15 - £26+ | Galgorm Resort & Spa

Join Galgorm Resort & Spa at the weekend with Santa at the Bar + Grill at Gillies.Enjoy a festive Christmas Lunch and visit Santa in his magical grotto between 1pm - 5pm. Come along and hear one o... Read More »

A Christmassy Evening with Brian Kennedy

16 December 2017, 7pm | £23 - £25 | Belfast Cathedral

Join Belfast's very own Brian Kennedy for an amazing Christmassy night in the wonderful surroundings of St Anne's Cathedral. 2017 has been a very busy year for Brian. After a sell-out run at the world... Read More »

Elf Jnr The Musical

16 December 2017 - 18 December 2017, Times vary - check event website | £9 - 11 | Belvoir Studio Theatre

Don't be a cotton-headed ninny-muggins, and get yourself down to see this wonderful musical. And remember: the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear. This show is a wonder... Read More »

Ho Ho Ho Down (16 December)

16 December 2017 - 17 December 2017, 7.30pm - 1am | £23.50 - £67.50 | Dark Hedges Estate

Is your Christmas calendar already starting to look a bit crowded? Be sure to make room for the Ho Ho Ho Down X-Mas Party taking place at the Hedges Hotel this holiday season.Join the Hedges Hotel for... Read More »

Santa Special Belfast (16 - 17 Dec)

16 December 2017 - 17 December 2017, Times vary - check event website | £14 | Steam Trains Ireland

The Santa Special is a return journey of festive fun by steam train, with an onboard visit from Santa and presents for children.It runs from Belfast Central Station to Whitehead, and the round trip la... Read More »

Festive Traditional Irish Bread Making (16 December)

16 December 2017, 10.30am - 1pm | £45 | NI Food Tours

Would you like to know how local traditional Northern Irish breads and traybakes are made? Tracey invites you to join her for a unique experience in her home on the shores of Strangford Lough, only 30... Read More »

The Jolly Postman - Sensory Storytelling (16 December)

16 December 2017, 2pm - 4pm | £3 | Learning SPACE

Join The Learning Space and get into the Christmas spirit with an imagination adventure in this beautiful Christmas story. Help the Jolly Postman deliver all of his parcels to the fairytale characters... Read More »

Here Comes Santa! (16-17 December)

16 December 2017 - 17 December 2017, 10am - 5pm | £3 - £16 | Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetlands Centre

Make magical memories at Castle Espie this Christmas and visit Santa in the enchanted gardens this December.Relax and enjoy refreshments whilst the children create their own snowflakes to hang on your... Read More »

A Swingabella Christmas

16 December 2017, 8pm | £16 | Lagan Valley Island

The close harmony vocal trio, Swingabella, brings back the sassy sound of the Swing Era of the 30s and 40s. Come and hear the jaunty 'Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree' and the ever-popular 'In The Mood'... Read More »

Holly Jolly Sing Along

17 December 2017 - 24 December 2017, 11am - 12 noon | £7 | MAC

Join The MAC for some festive Holly Jolly singing fun. It's time to share some Christmas cheer and sing your favourite Christmas classics.You’ll be cheering on Rudolf, decking the halls and counting... Read More »

Festive Family Sundays at the Scullery (17 December)

17 December 2017, 12 noon - 3pm | £5.95 - £9.95 | Dark Hedges Estate

Enjoy a festive feast and entertainment for the entire family this Christmas at the Scullery at the Dark Hedges Estate.Indulge in a festive roast and get into the holiday spirit with a face painter an... Read More »

Titanic Festive Afternoon Tea (17 December)

17 December 2017, 12.30pm - 3.30pm | £12 - 34 | Titanic Belfast

Step back in time to a period of luxury, elegance and 5-star service with Titanic Belfast's special Titanic Festive Afternoon Tea. Set in the opulent surroundings of the Titanic Suite featuring the st... Read More »

Festive Fairy Tales

17 December 2017 - 24 December 2017, 1pm - 2pm | £7 | MAC

Follow the sweetie trail through the MAC to find the Christmas fairy tales lurking there. Around every corner is a new story and a clue to where the next one can be found.Join in with the festive fabl... Read More »

Santa Sundays at Fratelli Belfast (17 December)

17 December 2017, 1pm - 5pm | Adults from £20pp, kids from £10.95pp | Fratelli Belfast, Ristorante, Pizzeria & Bar

Come and join Fratelli Belfast for a festive Sunday lunch and your little bambinos will have the opportunity to pass their list to Santa. Enjoy a festive Christmas lunch and visit Santa in his magical... Read More »

December Lunches at The River Room (17 December)

17 December 2017, 1pm - 5pm | £30.95 - £34.95 | Galgorm Resort & Spa

A truly decadent experience awaits you at the elegant River Room Restaurant at Galgorm Resort & Spa. Enjoy a gastronomic lunch, savouring sensational award-winning food in the 3AA Rosette Restaura... Read More »

Sunday Carvery with Santa (17 December)

17 December 2017, 12.30pm - 3.30pm | £15 - £25 | Crowne Plaza Belfast

There's plenty for the whole family to enjoy at the Crowne Plaza Sunday Carvery with Santa, where you can indulge in a delicious festive five-course carvery in The Grand Ballroom.Bring the kids to the... Read More »

Santa Sunday Buffet Lunches at Stormont Hotel (17 December)

17 December 2017, 12.30pm - 2.30pm | £18 - £38 | Hastings Stormont Hotel

Enjoy a festive lunch at Hastings Stormont Hotel and bring the children to meet Santa Claus and Mrs Claus this Christmas season.The Stormont Ballroom will be transformed into a supreme festive venue w... Read More »

Santa Sunday Buffet Lunches at Cultra Inn (17 December)

17 December 2017, 12.30pm - 3.30pm | £20 - £35 | Cultra Inn

Enjoy a special Sunday lunch with a festive feel and a visit from Santa Claus for all the children at Cultra Inn at Culloden Estate and Spa.Enjoy a delicious five course buffet lunch where the chefs w... Read More »

Santa at Sea Cruise (17 December)

17 December 2017, 10.45am - 5.45pm | £12 - £25 | Stena Line

Please be advised that this date has now sold out.Jump on board with the kids to meet Santa at sea on a nonlanding day cruise with Stena Line this festive season.Departing from Belfast port and travel... Read More »

Festive Afternoon Tea at Castle Espie (17 December)

17 December 2017, 2pm | £25 | Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetlands Centre

This Christmas, enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea at The Kingfisher Kitchen at Castle Espie and enjoy demonstrations on this season's latest fashion trends.Starting on 19 November, The Kingfisher Kitche... Read More »

Cara Dillon - Upon A Winter's Night

17 December 2017, 8pm | £25 | Ulster Hall

Come and join the exceptional Cara Dillon for a night of Christmas songs in what will undoubtedly be a magical and memorable festive experience. Having recorded her highly anticipated Christmas album ... Read More »

The Priests

18 December 2017 - 19 December 2017, 8pm | £45 | Hastings Europa Hotel

The Europa Hotel are delighted that The Priests are returning this Christmas, singing much loved classics as well as cherished seasonal songs including 'Oh Holy Night'.Fathers Martin O'Hagan, Eugene O... Read More »

JTI Lunchtime Concert: A Box of Festive Delights

19 December 2017, 1.05pm - 1.55pm | £7.50 | Ulster Orchestra

Settle in for a memorable afternoon of festive treats, starting with Debussy's evocation of memories of childhood toys in Children's Corner, while Träumerai am Kamin sees Richard Strauss dream by the... Read More »

Festive Traditional Irish Bread Making (19 December)

19 December 2017, 10am - 1pm | £45 | NI Food Tours

Would you like to know how local traditional Northern Irish breads and traybakes are made? Tracey invites you to join her for a unique experience in her home on the shores of Strangford Lough, only 30... Read More »

Christmas Wonderland (19 - 23 December)

19 December 2017 - 23 December 2017, Times vary - check event website | £6 - £16 | Jungle NI

The Jungle's Christmas Wonderland is the perfect festive family day out and offers something for all ages, just outside Magherafelt in the heart of Northern Ireland.This festive family event is unique... Read More »

Shh! We Have A Plan (19-24 December)

19 December 2017 - 24 December 2017, Times vary - check event website | £6 - £9 | Crescent Arts Centre

The award-winning Children's Theatre Company, Cahoots NI, are casting a spell over young theatre goers at the Crescent Arts Centre this Christmas as they bring the enchanting tale 'Shh! We Have a Plan... Read More »

Frank's Place

20 December 2017 - 22 December 2017, 8pm | £41.25 | Grand Opera House

This Christmas, join the Grand Opera House at Frank's Place for a festive evening with the top Frank Sinatra tribute around right now.Enjoy a delicious two course dinner in the intimate surroundings o... Read More »

A Night With The Stars Christmas Show

20 December 2017, 8pm - 10.30pm | £20 | Lagan Valley Island

Following a sell out show last year, the hugely popular 'A Night with the Stars Show' returns for an unmissable night of Country Music with a festive touch.The stellar line-up includes Ray Lynam, Ritc... Read More »

Christmas With The Ragdolls

20 December 2017, 8pm | £25 - £29.50 | Ulster Hall

Celebrate this festive season in style in the company of The Ragdolls - Europe's Number One Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tribute show.The Ragdolls will recreate the magic, the moves, the costume... Read More »

Winter Solstice

21 December 2017, 8am | £0 - £4 | Navan Centre and Fort

Applaud the arrival of the Winter Solstice with a wonderful celebration which mirrors how the Celts would have celebrated such an occasion. In the company of the Celts, follow some traditions and cust... Read More »

Here Comes Santa! (21-22 December)

21 December 2017 - 22 December 2017, 10am - 5pm | £3 - £16 | Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetlands Centre

Make magical memories at Castle Espie this Christmas and visit Santa in the enchanted gardens this December.Relax and enjoy refreshments whilst the children create their own snowflakes to hang on your... Read More »

Ulster Orchestra - The Magic of Christmas

21 December 2017, 7.45pm - 9.45pm | £15 - £30 | Belfast Waterfront

Acclaimed West End star Anna-Jane Casey joins the Ulster Orchestra for a spectacular show that will certainly put you in the Christmas mood! Have yourself a merry little Christmas with popular pieces ... Read More »

Festive Lunch with Warren Attwell (22 December)

22 December 2017, 12 noon - 5pm | £29 | Clayton Hotel Belfast

Treat yourself to a three course festive lunch and sparkling champagne reception this Christmas at Clayton Hotel Belfast, with live entertainment provided by local singer-songwriter Warren Attwell.T... Read More »

Ho Ho Ho Down (22 December)

22 December 2017 - 23 December 2017, 7.30pm - 1am | £23.50 - £67.50 | Dark Hedges Estate

Is your Christmas calendar already starting to look a bit crowded? Be sure to make room for the Ho Ho Ho Down X-Mas Party taking place at the Hedges Hotel this holiday season.Join the Hedges Hotel for... Read More »

Santa's Grotto at St George's Market (22-24 December)

22 December 2017 - 24 December 2017, 11.50am - 5pm | £10 - £22.50 | St George's Market

Meeting Santa is one of the most exciting things for children when it comes to Christmas. If you haven't decided where to take your child to meet Santa this year, then come along for a truly magical e... Read More »

New Irish Arts - Ireland In Christmas Praise (22 December)

22 December 2017, 8pm | £16 - £27 | Belfast Waterfront

Join the New Irish Choir and Orchestra and the New Irish Youth Choir for their fabulous colourful celebration of Christmas. This is now one of Belfast's largest and most eclectic Christmas events, wit... Read More »

Home Alone

23 December 2017, 3pm | £4 - £8 | Belfast Waterfront

See one of the most popular Christmas moves of all time on the Waterfront's big, big screen and be part of Belfast's biggest Christmas movie audience.Eight year-old Kevin's (Macaulay Culkin) excitemen... Read More »

Ravara Productions Present A Merry Little Christmas

23 December 2017, 7.30pm | £12 | Ulster Hall

For Christmas 2017, Ravara Productions return to the iconic venue of the Ulster Hall for an evening of festive song, story and dance.On the eve of Christmas Eve, join them for an evening of seasonal e... Read More »

Santa Special Belfast (23 Dec)

23 December 2017, Times vary - check event website | £14 | Steam Trains Ireland

The Santa Special is a return journey of festive fun by steam train, with an onboard visit from Santa and presents for children.It runs from Belfast Central Station to Whitehead, and the round trip la... Read More »

The Jolly Postman - Sensory Storytelling (23 December)

23 December 2017, 2pm - 4pm | £3 | Learning SPACE

Join The Learning Space and get into the Christmas spirit with an imagination adventure in this beautiful Christmas story. Help the Jolly Postman deliver all of his parcels to the fairytale characters... Read More »

Santa Sunday Buffet Lunches at Stormont Hotel (24 December)

24 December 2017, 12.30pm - 2.30pm | £18 - £38 | Hastings Stormont Hotel

Enjoy a festive lunch at Hastings Stormont Hotel and bring the children to meet Santa Claus and Mrs Claus this Christmas season.The Stormont Ballroom will be transformed into a supreme festive venue w... Read More »

Santa Sunday Buffet Lunches at Cultra Inn (24 December)

24 December 2017, 12.30pm - 3.30pm | £20 - £38 | Cultra Inn

Enjoy a special Sunday lunch with a festive feel and a visit from Santa Claus for all the children at Cultra Inn at Culloden Estate and Spa.Enjoy a delicious five course buffet lunch where the chefs w... Read More »

Boxing Day Dining at Fratelli

26 December 2017, 12 noon - 4pm | £15 - £29 | Fratelli Belfast, Ristorante, Pizzeria & Bar

Enjoy a perfect chance to relax the day after Christmas at Fratelli Belfast, an authentic Italian Ristorante, Pizzeria and Bar.Oozing rustic Italian charm with a contemporary edge, indulge in traditio... Read More »

Boxing Day Dining at Galgorm Resort & Spa

26 December 2017, 12 noon - 4pm | £15 - £29 | Galgorm Resort & Spa

Indulge in the perfect chance to relax the day after Christmas with a four course Boxing Day lunch at Bar + Grill at Gillies in the luxurious surroundings of Galgorm Resort and Spa. This delicious mea... Read More »

Boxing Day Races

26 December 2017, 12.30pm - 3.30pm | £12 - £15 | Down Royal Racecourse

The Boxing Day Races at the Down Royal Racecourse is Christmas’ other great tradition. This long established event, held at Ireland’s oldest race course, guarantees to blow away those cobwebs afte... Read More »

Winter Skate 2017 (29 - 31 December)

29 December 2017 - 31 December 2017, Times vary - check event website | £4 - £59 | SSE Arena, Belfast

This Christmas you can skate at the home of The Stena Line Belfast Giants!Enjoy skating on the ice rink at SSE Arena on a range of selected dates in December 2017 and January 2018, listed below, or en... Read More »

New Year's Eve at The River Room

31 December 2017, 7pm | £105 | Galgorm Resort & Spa

A truly decadent experience awaits you at the elegant River Room Restaurant at Galgorm Resort & Spa. Indulge in a night of fantastic food, fine wine and sophisticated entertainment in the lavish s... Read More »

New Year's Eve at Titanic Belfast

31 December 2017, 8pm | £40 | Titanic Belfast

Join Titanic Belfast this New Year's Eve to celebrate in style!Enjoy a fabulous cocktail on arrival and a light supper before dancing the night away in front of the stunning Titanic staircase.This New... Read More »

New Year's Eve Black Tie Gala Ball

31 December 2017, 7.30pm | £100 | Hastings Europa Hotel

New Year's Eve celebrations at the Europa Hotel are second to none! With fabulous live music, fine food, fun and laughter, it's the perfect place to bring in the New Year in style. The traditional spl... Read More »

New Years Eve at The Hedges

31 December 2017, Times vary - check event website | £5 - £12 | Dark Hedges Estate

The festive fun doesn't have to end with Christmas - bring in the New Year with music, dancing and a light supper at the Dark Hedges Estate, with a DJ from 9.30pm – 1.00am and drink promotions avail... Read More »

New Year's Eve Ball with The Professionals

31 December 2017, 7pm - 1am | £70 | Crowne Plaza Belfast

Bring in the New Year in style at the Crowne Plaza Belfast with their New Year's Eve Ball. Enjoy a glass of chilled prosecco on arrival followed by a delicious seven-course meal and entertainment by t... Read More »

The Governor's Ball - New Year's Eve

31 December 2017, 6.30pm | £85 | Crumlin Road Gaol

Welcome the New Year in style at a black tie event where you will be greeted with a drinks reception in the atmospheric gaol circle and wing, followed by a five-course meal and entertainment by the mu... Read More »

Mince Pie Train

31 December 2017, 9.45am | £14 - £79 | Steam Trains Ireland

Board your vintage steam train at Belfast Central, then sit back and relax as you steam through the countryside on this New Year's eve special service to Dublin's Fair City. The train departs from Bel... Read More »

New Year's Eve at Bar + Grill at Gillies

31 December 2017, 8pm | £50 | Galgorm Resort & Spa

Ring in the new year with a fun-filled night in the lively Bar + Grill at Gillies at Galgorm Resort & Spa. Bring along all of your friends and family and celebrate the beginning of 2018 in style w... Read More »

I Heart NYEurotrash

31 December 2017, 8.30pm | £17 | MAC

If you're old enough to remember Jean-Paul Gaultier trying his hand at telly, you're going to love reliving the nineties at The MAC's Eurotrash-themed New Year's Eve party - 2018 won't know what's hit... Read More »

Titanic Festive Afternoon Tea (1 January)

01 January 2018, 12.30pm - 3.30pm | £12 - 34 | Titanic Belfast

Step back in time to a period of luxury, elegance and 5-star service with Titanic Belfast's special Titanic Festive Afternoon Tea. Set in the opulent surroundings of the Titanic Suite featuring the st... Read More »

Winter Skate 2017 (2 - 3 January)

02 January 2018 - 03 January 2018, Times vary - check event website | £4 - £59 | SSE Arena, Belfast

This Christmas you can skate at the home of The Stena Line Belfast Giants!Enjoy skating on the ice rink at SSE Arena on a range of selected dates in December 2017 and January 2018, listed below, or en... Read More »

Winter Skate 2017 (6 January)

06 January 2018, Times vary - check event website | £4 - £59 | SSE Arena, Belfast

This Christmas you can skate at the home of The Stena Line Belfast Giants!Enjoy skating on the ice rink at SSE Arena on a range of selected dates in December 2017 and January 2018, listed below, or en... Read More »