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Belfast Christmas Market

Nov 18 2017 - Dec 23 2017
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Belfast City Hall Donegall Square, Belfast,
T: 028 9027 0456

The Belfast Christmas Market returns to Belfast City Hall for its 13th consecutive year on ...

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, beautifully wrapped in a festive package of delicious tastes, tantalising smells and twinkling lights.

Cheery alpine chalets, adorned with festive garlands, will offer up an exciting selection of handmade jewellery, Christmas decorations and a wide range of festive arts and crafts. Find the perfect special gifts for your loved ones or treat yourself!

Enjoy a delicious range of local and continental food. Stop by the new food court with seating and give those tired feet a break from shopping while enjoying a Bratwurst or maybe some Dutch pancakes dripping with butter and sugar. Go on, you deserve it!
Normal Opening HoursMonday - Wednesday: 10am - 8pm
Thursday - Saturday: 10am - 10pm
Sunday: 12 noon - 6pm.

Special Hours

The market will open at 12 noon on Saturday 18 November and will close at 6pm on Saturday 23 December.

Santa's Grotto and Post Box
Don't forget about Santa's Grotto which will be open:

Monday - Wednesday: 3pm - 6pm
Thursday - Friday: 2pm - 7pm
Saturday: 11am - 7pm
Sunday: 12 noon - 6pm

Visitors to the gingerbread-themed grotto will receive a present and a photo with Santa for £10. And if you post Santa a letter in his post box (in the grounds of the Belfast Christmas Market) by Tuesday 19 December, you'll receive a letter back from him.

Buddy Scheme
The Buddy Scheme is about promoting accessibility for all who visit the Belfast Christmas Market.

Individuals with additional accessibility requirements are encouraged to attend the market, with or without a buddy, during a quieter time of day (usually from 10am -12 noon, Monday - Wednesday).

Free tours of the market can be provided (booking in advance is required). For further information, visit, email Kate at or phone 0161 478 6060.