Find out what's happening in Belfast during this Festive Season.

Wednesday, 02 November 2022
christmas blog
Are you planning a Christmas City Break this winter? Belfast is a great Christmas destination with lots of festive fun in every area of the city. Stop by the historic slipways and call in with Santa every Sunday in December at Titanic Hotel Belfast or head into the city centre to see the twinkling lights at Belfast City Hall. The Christmas lights switch on is set to take place on 18th November, and the highly anticipated Belfast Christmas Market will open its doors the following evening on 19th November until 22nd December.

Belfast Christmas Market gets better and busier every year, with a variety of arts and crafts, foods from around the world, handmade gifts, local independent traders and two large beer tents. If you’re in the city at Christmas, it’s certainly a must-do attraction for all the family. There’s also lots of popular brands who have made their way to Belfast’s high street in recent years, such as Stradivarius, Tommy Hilfiger, Flannels luxury department store, newly opened Sweaty Betty, and the reopening of Primark in the historic Bank Buildings – a huge selection to choose from when searching for the perfect gift! If you’re feeling a bit parched after a morning of Christmas shopping, book yourself in for a well-deserved bite of festive lunch in the Wolff Grill restaurant. If you’re out with the girls and prefer a lighter alternative, the Festive Afternoon Tea will be sure to delight with steaming cups of tea, or an extra special glass of crisp Champagne. 

If you’re looking for a Christmas show, then check out all that the SSE Arena has to offer throughout November and December. Their winter line-up includes Disney on Ice, Kevin Bridges, The Vamps, Westlife, and The Belfast Giants. Many of the events still have tickets available to buy through Ticketmaster. Whether you're out for a night of family fun or have front row tickets to see your favourite band, put your feet up and relax after the event at Titanic Hotel Belfast. Visit to view all accommodation offers and to book your stay. If the theatre is more your thing, the Grand Opera House is showing Cinderella: The Fairy God Mother of all Pantos from 3rd December 2022 until 15th January 2023, as well as Home Malone and Mamma Mia! Buy your tickets for the shows from their website.

Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and, of course, Rudolph will soon make their way to Titanic Hotel Belfast from the North Pole! Santa has announced his plans to visit Titanic Hotel Belfast every Sunday in December before his busiest night of the year, Christmas Eve. Get your little ones ready for a fun-filled festive Sunday lunch followed by a visit inside Santa’s magical grotto. All the boys and girls will receive their very own Christmas gift too, handpicked and wrapped by Santa’s mischievous Elves. Scrumptious seasonal cuisine will be served up in the warm and welcoming surroundings of the award-winning Wolff Grill restaurant, named after world-famous shipbuilders Harland and Wolff. The wonderful Christmas atmosphere will be complemented with seasonal sounds from the resident harpist. To book Santa Sunday contact or visit for more information.