Festive Markets and Fairs
Get into the festive spirit and find the perfect gift at one of the excellent Christmas markets and fairs across Northern Ireland this November and December.
Browse through hand-made gifts and seasonal products and enjoy the hearty food and Christmas music. Here’s just a taster of what's coming up.
Belfast Christmas Market | Belfast City Hall | 15 November – 21 December
The ever popular Belfast Christmas Market offers gourmet food and drink and a wide variety of unique gifts and Christmas decorations, with local traders plus stalls from across Europe and beyond. Kids can pay Santa's post-box a visit and send off their Christmas wish lists to the North Pole.
Legenderry Christmas Market | Derry~Londonderry | 28 November – 21 December
Enjoy delicious, festive food and drink from all over the world and shop for handcrafted gifts at this traditional-style Christmas market at the city's Ebrington Square.
Georgian Day in Armagh | Armagh City | 29 November
Armagh will once again recreate its Georgian heyday to mark the start of the Christmas season. There will be over 50 festive stalls lining the streets, hosted by traders in Georgian costumes. There will also be festive music, horse-drawn carriage rides, a magical animated light show and more.
North Down Museum Christmas Craft Market | Bangor, County Down | 29 – 30 November
If you're after a more unique gift, this market showcases the work of independent artists, designers, illustrators and crafters.
Upper Lough Erne Christmas Festival and Market | Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh | 4 – 6 December
Lisnaskea will be transformed into a winter wonderland, with more than 30 stalls selling unique, handmade gifts, traditional local craft and tasty things to eat. There will be entertainment each evening and Saturday will see a visit from Santa as the town's Christmas lights are switched on.
The Creative Peninsula Christmas Craft Fayre | Newtownards, County Down | 5 – 6 December
For a unique shopping experience, join craftspeople and artists from the Ards Peninsula and search for the perfect, handcrafted Christmas gift. Complimentary gift wrapping and mulled wine available, plus activities for children.
An Creagán Christmas Craft Fair | Creggan, Omagh, County Tyrone | 6 December
A great day out for all the family, where you can buy handmade, original gifts plus simple stocking fillers. There will be festive musical entertainment and children can visit Santa's grotto and enjoy free arts and crafts activities.
Victorian Christmas Market at Ballance House | Glenavy, County Antrim | 6 December
Visit this historic house and enjoy a glass of mulled wine, browse the craft stalls for Christmas gifts and have a mince pie and cream in the Tea Barn. Children can visit Santa in The Parlour.
The Argory Christmas Fair | Charlemont, County Armagh | 6 – 7 December
Browse dozens of craft and food stalls and enjoy the festive entertainment at this beautiful National Trust property. Treat yourself to afternoon tea in the house and the kids can see Santa and Mrs Claus in their winter wonderland grotto.
Newry's Christmas Fayre | Newry, County Down | 7 December
Highlights include artisan foods, speciality coffee, a cookery demonstration, live music, floral demonstrations and a visit from Santa.
Yuletide Market at Rowallane Garden | Saintfield, County Down | 13 – 14 December
Soak up the Christmas atmosphere with craft and food stalls, Christmas trees and wreaths and lots of family festive fun – you might even bump into Santa.
See our Christmas Countdown and interactive map for more festive events taking place around Northern Ireland.