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.
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.
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.
5. Victorian Christmas Market | Ballance House in Lisburn | 30 November
Children will love seeing Santa in The Parlour and parents can enjoy a glass of mulled wine while browsing the craft stalls.
6. Taste of Christmas | Saint Anne’s Square | 30 November – 1 December
A celebration of food and drink for all the family. Enjoy highlights from the restaurants of the Square, with festive craft stalls, local food producers, chef demonstrations and kids’ cookery lessons.
7. Winter Fair | Mount Stewart, Newtownards | 30 November– 1 December
Celebrate the arrival of Christmas with craft and food stalls, Christmas carols and master the art of home-made decorations.
10. The Gracehill & Galgorm Christmas Fair | The Braid Arts Centre in Ballymena | 29 November
Food and crafts are top on the list at this fair, making its return for the second year. Chutneys, artisan breads, Christmas decorations, jewellery and gifts are all on offer.
11. Christmas Craft Fair | The Slieve Donard Resort and Spa in Newcastle | 5 December
Get some great gift ideas or treat yourself!
12. The Christmas Craft Fair | Enniskillen Town Hall | 6 December
Handcrafted products and seasonal foods including luxurious Christmas hampers will help you get into the Christmas spirit.
14. Christmas Craft Fair | Belfast Castle | 8 December
Come along to the free Christmas craft fair in Belfast Castle for your unique Christmas gifts! Listen to Christmas carols as you browse through a wide range of local hand-made crafts in this beautifully decorated venue.
15. The Derry Christmas Market | Guildhall Square, Derry~Londonderry | 10 – 22 December
A wonderful setting for the traditional German-style Christmas Market
See our Christmas Countdown and interactive map for more festive events taking place around Northern Ireland.
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