Christmas carol singing at Ulster American Folk Park, County Tyrone.

Christmas in Northern Ireland is like no other, full of festive flair with its unique winter wonderlands, authentic artisan food markets and festive afternoon teas - it truly is a magical experience for all.


A crafty Christmas or foodie heaven?

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Fast-pass into the Christmas spirit and explore the magic of the Belfast Christmas Market (18 November - 23 December). Towns and cities throughout Northern Ireland will be transformed into a world of fairy lights and festive markets.  Find that perfect locally hand crafted gift or enjoy many of the continental gastronomic delights on offer.

A traditional Christmas

Take a step back in time at Ulster American Folk Park, County Tyrone (9 - 17 December) and Ulster Folk and Transport Museum , County Down (1 - 15 December). Enjoy a magical traditional Christmas with carol-singing, a festive fayre and sample home-made traditonal treats.

Magical memories at Titanic Quarter

Create magical memories for your little ones this Christmas at Titanic Quarter.  Santa's Grotto at W5 (25 November - 23 December) and Titanic Belfast  (22 November - 23 December) will give your little ones a memorable winter wonderland experience.

Festive fishies and Christmas crafts

Create your own crafts and bring some festive cheer to all of the animals at Belfast Zoo  (9 - 22 December). Go on a Christmas cruise with Bubbles the Elf  (2 - 24 December), County Londonderry.

Or perhaps you fancy some exciting thrill-seeking Snowtubing with Santa? (18 - 23 December) at Craigavon Golf and Ski Centre, County Armagh. 


A National Trust Christmas Welcome

Enjoy the festive sights and sounds at Santa's House at Castle Ward  stableyard, County Down (6 - 21 December). Take a festive train journey around The Argory Estate, County Armagh (7 - 17 December) to see Santa in his Magical Kingdom .  Travel through the enchanted tunnel to see Santa's elves hard at work at Castle Coole , County Fermanagh (9 - 17 December).

All of the National Trust locations are popular Christmas experiences, so don't miss out and get in early to book your place to avoid disappointment.

Festive teas and winter escapes

Whether you're looking for an afternoon treat to accompany a girlie Christmas shopping trip or a delicious festive surprise for someone special, There are many stunning locations hosting some very special festive themed afternoon teas for everyone to enjoy.

Find out more about the Don't miss Christmas and New year events.

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