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Christmas Markets and Fairs

Find the perfect Christmas gift at festive markets and fairs throughout Belfast. Enjoy festive food and entertainment while browsing the stalls.

Belfast Christmas Market

18 November - 23 December, Belfast City Hall
Experience over 80 wooden chalets, twinkling lights and the aroma of the traditional spirit-warming Glühwein. Gastronomic delights include crepes from France, Belgian chocolates and an exotic selection of ostrich, wild boar and crocodile burgers for those with a taste for adventure. Handcrafted gifts such as soaps, wooden toys and decorations will make the perfect Christmas gifts. Read more >>

CRAFTED 2017 Winter Craft Fair

25 - 26 November, 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 where you can indulge in some retail therapy whilst supporting local artists, designers and makers. Read more >>

Christmas Fair at The Argory

2 - 3 December, The Argory
The festive period is not complete without a visit to The Argory's Christmas Fair, which features a host of art and craft, food and drink stalls, making it the perfect place to pick up those stocking fillers while you enjoy some traditional festive entertainment. Read more >>

Inns Christmas Farmers Market

16 December, Inns Market
Inns Market is a farmers' market with a focus on local produce, from high quality fruit and vegetables right through to specialty meats, spices and small batch artisan foodstuffs. Many of the products on offer are also suitable for vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy free diets. Read more >>

Victorian Christmas Market

2 December, The Ballance House

The Ulster New Zealand Trust will hold its annual Victorian Christmas Market at The Ballance House, with seasonal crafts, gifts and chocolates will be on sale from the local crafters market, carol singing, Christmas crafts, festive face painting and a chance for the kids to visit Santa and Mrs Claus by lamplight. Read more >>

Holiday Inn Christmas Market

2 December, Holiday Inn Express Belfast

Come down to Holiday Inn Express Belfast and find those perfect presents at their Christmas market, featuring a wide range of stalls loaded with festive gift ideas, artisan products and crafts galore. Be entertained with face painting, a tombola and an acoustic music session featuring local artists, and treat yourself to tasty traybakes and Christmas-themed nibbles at the Cake and Bake stall. Read more >>

St George's Market - Special Christmas Opening Hours

As well as being home to some of the finest fresh produce, with customers travelling near and far to sample the delights of the Friday (6am-2pm), Saturday (9am-3pm) and Sunday (10am-4pm) markets, St George's Market is one of the city's most popular places to visit. Extended Christmas opening hours are below. Read more >>

Fridays: 6am - 3pm
Saturday (25 November – 23 December): 9am – 5pm
Sunday (26 November – 17 December): 10am – 5pm
Sunday 24 December (Christmas Eve): 8am – 2pm
Monday 25 December (Christmas Day): Closed
Friday 29 December: 6am – 3pm
Saturday 30 December: 9am – 3pm
Sunday 31 December: 10am – 2pm

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