Top 10 Cultural Christmas Concerts and Events
There are plenty of cultural treats taking place around Northern Ireland in the run-up to Christmas, here are some of our top picks.
1. Belfast Community Gospel Choir, Belfast | 14 December
Enjoy the uplifting music of Belfast Community Gospel Choir in the beautiful surroundings of Fisherwick Presbyterian Church.
2. Andreu Rieu, Belfast | 16 December
Following the runaway success of his UK tour in December 2012, after which André Rieu earned the No. 1 ranking in Billboard magazine's Top Tours Chart at the expense of runner-up Justin Bieber, the violin master is returning to the UK and Ireland with a brand new show.
3. Christmas Lunch at Titanic Belfast | 20 December
Enjoy an afternoon of festive cheer on the Bridge at Titanic Belfast. Mulled wine reception followed by a sumptuous three course Christmas lunch with live entertainment. Sittings at 12.30pm and 1pm
4. Christmas with the Priests, Derry~Londonderry | 22 December
Enjoy the enchanting evening of music from The Priests featuring much loved classics including Ave Maria, Pie Jesu and Amazing Grace, along with some of the most cherished traditional seasonal favourites - everything from Ding Dong Merrily On High to O Come All Ye Faithful and from Sussex Carol to Silent Night.
5. The Music Box-A Christmas Extravaganza with Peter Corry | 20 - 21 December
Enjoy a Christmas Extravaganza with Peter Corry - Northern Ireland's own West End singing star is bringing his phenomenally popular Music Box to Belfast Waterfront this Christmas.
6. Brian Kennedy, Belfast | 22 December
Enjoy the opportunity to see a unique artist with a distinctive and extraordinary musical talent, Brian Kennedy is one of Ireland's most successful ambassadors of music. Don't miss seeing Brian Kennedy live at the Grand Opera House.
7. Christmas Concert at Mussenden | 21 December
Enjoy a stunning Christmas concert in Mussenden Temple. Booking essential.
8. Christmas Market, Derry~Londonderry | 10 - 21 December
Follow the enticing aromas of delicious seasonal food and drink to the atmospheric Christmas Market, held beneath the city's historic walls at Guildhall Square. With live music, entertainment and dancing and a host of foodie treats, not to mention a wide range of unique gifts to choose from, this is one the highlights of our Christmas season
9. Fermanagh Choral Society Christmas Concert, Enniskillen | 13 - 14 December
Enjoy the Christmas Carols performed by Fermanagh Choral Society. The Grand Hall at Castle Coole will be brought to life with festive music.
10. Belfast Castle Christmas Tour | 3 - 21 December
Take a walk through time this festive season. Enjoy a short illustrated talk on the history of Belfast Castle and its development up to the present day. The tour also includes a visit to Cave Hill Visitor Centre, the cellar and the castle gardens.
For more top Christmas events around Northern Ireland, see here.