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Festive Nights Out

Enjoy Belfast's legendary night life with fabulous events, concerts, award-winning restaurants, welcoming pubs and stylish clubs this festive season.

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Concerts

Van Morrison Live at the Europa

Europa Hotel
4 - 5 December

Van Morrison returns to the Europa Hotel to bring you both old and new favourites. With only 350 seats available for each show, this is the best chance to catch Van in an close, intimate setting. Read more >>

Music Box

Belfast Waterfront
14 - 16 December

A delightful festive selection box of music gems past, present, traditional and contemporary, this lavish and family friendly show is a firm favourite for the festive season. The show is presented by singer Peter Corry, with special guests. Read more >>

Andre Rieu

SSE Arena
10 December

A musical phenomenon like no other, Andre Rieu and his private 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra come to the SSE Arena to continue their unstoppable global revival in waltz music, staging a spectacular extravaganza which is second to none. Read more >>

Aled Jones with his Musicians

Ulster Hall
10 December

Aled Jones will be joined by special guest Donna Taggart and his musicians to bring you a powerful festive evening of emotional music. Read more >>

Belfast Community Gospel Choir Christmas Concert

Belfast Waterfront
10 December

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 and energy, and the sheer joy they exude from the stage is infectious. Read more >>

A Christmassy Evening with Brian Kennedy

Belfast Cathedral
16 December

Join Belfast's very own Brian Kennedy for an amazing Christmassy night in the wonderful surroundings of St Anne's Cathedral, where he will be singing songs from his new collection Christmassy and old favourites. Read more >>

Cara Dillon

Ulster Hall
17 December

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 Upon A Winter's Night, Cara and her band will perform classic carols, celtic hymns and other Christmas songs to celebrate and share in the Christmas Spirit. Read more >>

The Priests

Europa Hotel
18 - 19 December

Join The Priests this Christmas, as Fathers Martin O'Hagan, Eugene O'Hagan and David Delargy bring an amazing evening of much loved classics as well as cherised seasonal songs while you indulge in a mulled wine and mince pie reception. Read more >>

Frank's Place

Grand Opera House
20 - 22 December

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 and let musical maestro Paul Holgate take you back to a by-gone era with swing classics. Read more >>

Home For Christmas with Niall O'Sullivan and Guests

Crescent Arts Centre
9 December

Celebrate this holiday season in the company of Ireland's foremost trumpeter, Niall O'Sullivan. Guest vocalists including singing star Shóna will join Niall and his fellow musicians to perform an evening of Christmas favourites alongside timeless classics taken from his three number one records. Read more >>

Christmas Queens 2017 Holiday Spectacular

Ulster Hall
5 December

Come and join a festive drag extravaganza with stars of RuPaul's Drag Race, as the Christmas Queens Tour makes its Northern Ireland debut. Hosted by Michelle Visage, Christmas Queens features yuletide performances by Sharon Needles, Manila Luzon, Thorgy Thor, Ivy Winters, Ginger Minj and Phi Phi O'Hara. Read more >>

Carols by Candlelight

Ulster Museum
17 December

Join the stunning young voices of Sestina for a brand-new addition to their concert season this Christmas. This hour-long concert in the spectacular surroundings of the Ulster Museum will feature a mix of traditional favourites and contemporary carols. Read more >>

The Coronas

Ulster Hall
21 December

After a year which saw them perform festival slots at Sea Sessions, Live At The Marquee Cork, Galway Arts Festival and Indiependence as well as their biggest ever headline show in The Royal Hospital at Kilmainham, Dublin, The Coronas return to Belfast for their final show of 2017. Read more >>


Comedy

The Terrible Tragedy of the Twinbrook Turkey

The MAC
14 - 23 December

With the tinsel around the tree and the Christmas season in full swing in Belfast, all is not going to plan for two unsuspecting families in the west of the city. Will a mysterious guest to the west prove to be the Trump card? Will the Twinbrook Turkey vote for Christmas? From the same team that brought you the sell-out 2016 comedy Deck the Halls, 'Em Two Balloons', it would be a tragedy not to join this hilarious duo. Read more >>

What The Reindeer Saw

Lyric Theatre
19 November - 6 January

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 out-of-the-box ideas for making the North Pole great again. He just needs to get the elves to implement his sweeping reforms and the job's a good 'un. Find out if he gets what he wants or what he deserves in this hilarious new festive show at the Lyric. Read more >>


Sport

Ulster Rugby V Harlequins Rugby

Kingspan Stadium
15 December

Warm the cockles of your heart by singing your lungs out in support of the Ulster men as they take on the Harlequins on their home ground, hoping to deliver a Christmas win for their fans. Read more >>

Boxing Day Races

Down Royal Racecourse
26 December

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 after a day of excess. Read more >>


Food and Drink

Belfast Christmas Market

18 November - 23 December
Belfast City Hall

Topping a Top 10 UK Christmas Markets list last year, enjoy a fantastic range of authentic continental food, clothing, arts and crafts and decorations from across Europe and beyond, as well as a range of local producers. Once you've browsed through the stalls, relax with a drink in one of the beer tents. Read more >>


Get Home Safe

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Why not download the Value Cabs App, available from the App Store, which allows you to book your taxi in advance, get real time updates of your booking and track the car's current location and progress to collection.


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