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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. Christmas and New Year Afternoon Tea | Belfast | 30 November - 1 Jan 2015
Enjoy a special Festive Afternoon Tea in the opulent surroundings of the Titanic suite featuring the stunning replica staircase, with Jazz musicians playing to add even more atmosphere to your afternoon.

afternoon tea

2. Ulster Orchestra Christmas Concert | Bangor, County Down | 4 December
The Ulster Orchestra will deliver a cracker with this year's Christmas Concert, providing a jolly blend of traditional carols and favourite orchestral music that can't fail to put you in the Christmas Spirit.

Ulster Orchestra

3. Andreu Rieu | Belfast |  5 December
Experience the magic of André Rieu at a festive and memorable evening and come see why André Rieu is one of the most popular live acts in the world!


4. A Night of Christmas Music and Song | Belfast | 6 December
Featuring the magnificent Belfast Pops Orchestra, conducted by Colin Scott, celebrate the season in style as they bring you an exquisite concert. Featuring traditional songs to modern hits, your favourite carols - the perfect evening to get your Christmas season off to a festive start!

A night of Christmas music and song

5. Cakes and Carol at the Culloden | Holywood | 7 December
A fabulously festive event combining the full afternoon tea experience of finger sandwiches, scones and a selection of homemade pastries with a live performance of songs and carols from Bangor Ladies Choir.

cakes and carols

6. Carols by Candlelight at St.Anne's Cathedral | Belfast | 9 December
Come and enjoy a festive concert of Christmas carols and performances featuring choirs and musicians from across the region to support the NSPCC’s ChildLine service.

LS Carols by candlelight

7. The Carol Ship of Portaferry and Strangford |Strangford, County Down | 12-13 December
Let Christmas start here as Christmas music rings out across Strangford Lough. See the Strangford ferry decorated with Christmas lights as she sails back and forth.

Carol ship

8. Belfast Community Gospel Choir| Belfast | 14 December
Belfast Community Gospel choir's annual Christmas concert is a night not to be missed. Always a sell out, the show is a night of fabulous christmas music, laughter, audience singing and of course....chocolates!

Belfast Community Gospel Choir

10. The Whistling Donkeys | Omagh, County Tryone | 27 December
This Christmas the band will be performing their own solo concert, ‘The Whistlin’ Donkeys Christmas Party’, with Special Guests Courtney McAskie and friends Irish Dancers taking place at the Strule Arts Centre, Omagh on 27 December.

whistling donkeys


For more top Christmas events around Northern Ireland, see here.

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