St George's Market
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Enjoy a real taste of Belfast, visit St. George’s Market.
St George's Market is one of Belfasts oldest atttractions and recognised as one of the best markets in the UK and Ireland. It has been selected for numerous local and national titles and awards for its fresh, local produce and great atmosphere. It holds weekly Friday, Saturday and Sunday Markets.
Friday Variety Market - There is approximately 248 market stalls selling a variety of products including: fruit, vegetables, antiques, books, clothes and fish. The fish section alone holds the reputation for being the leading retail fish market on the island of Ireland.
Saturday City Food and Craft Market has a fusion of tempting speciality foods from around the world as well as handmade crafts, flowers, plants and local photography, pottery, glass and metal work.
Sunday Market has a mixture of the Friday and Saturday markets with a special emphasis on local arts and crafts, offering more local craftspeople the opportunity to show off their talents. You can also expect live music from local bands.
It's this assorted mix that attracts thousands of visitors each week.
St George's Market was named the UK's Best Large Indoor Market 2014 by the National Association of British Market Authorities and was also voted the nation’s favourite Heritage project in the 2014 National Lottery Awards. St George’s Market beat off six other challengers in a public vote to win the Best Heritage Project.
A free market bus runs every 20 minutes between the City Centre (outside Boots the Chemist, Donegall Place or HMV, Castle Place) and the market. Bus departs 08:00 on Friday and every 20 minutes thereafter. Bus departs 09:00aon Saturday and every 20 minutes thereafter.
Nearest customer parking at Hilton car park opposite the market.
For more information on trading at St Georges market or hiring St Georges Market please visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/stgeorgesmarket/index.asp
Extra Christmas Market days
Date: 9 Dec 2013 - 24 Dec 2013
Time: 4pm - 9pm, except Saturday 21 Dec (10am - 5pm) and Tuesday 24 December (10am - 2pm)
Venue: St George's Market
St George’s opening hours
St George's Market will be opening its doors for additional trading in the run up to Christmas.
There will be choirs and other entertainment each evening, and every purchase made during the evening hours will entitle the shopper to free entry into a ballot to win their very own 'stall' crammed with more than 100 products and other prizes.
As well as the usual weekend opening hours, the market will also be open on the following dates:
Monday 9 December:4pm-9pm
Tuesday 10 December: 4pm-9pm
Wednesday 11 December: 4pm-9pm
Monday 16 December: 4pm-9pm
Tuesday 17 December: 4pm-9pm
Wednesday 18 December: 4pm-9pm
Saturday 21 December: extended opening until 5pm
Tuesday 24 December: 10am-2pm
The market will reopen on Friday 27 December and there will be normal opening hours on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 December.