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Belfast Christmas Market

Date: 16 Nov 2019 - 22 Dec 2019
Venue: City Hall grounds

Visit the Belfast Christmas Market in City Hall grounds from 16 November for an award-winning taste of Christmas.

Over 30 international traders offer unusual foods and gifts ideas including French crêpes, Dutch pancakes, Belgian chocolates, an exotic selection of burgers and giant bratwurst from the iconic Schwenkegrill all served alongside fantastic quality produce from local artisan food and craft producers.

And don’t forget to visit Santa’s Grotto and take a ride on the vintage carousel or a slide down the Helter Skelter.

Offering the perfect pit stop during your Christmas shopping, the welcoming festive bars offer a warm place to enjoy a selection of beverages including Glühwein, mulled cider, hot chocolate, a variety of continental beers.

Days Opening times
Monday - Wednesday 10am - 8pm
Thursday - Saturday 10am - 10pm
Sunday 1pm - 6pm

The bars close one hour after the market but no new access is permitted after the market closing hours.

Santa's Grotto opening hours

Days Opening times
Monday - Wednesday 3pm - 6pm
Thursday and Friday 12noon - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 7pm
Sunday 12noon - 6pm
  • Santa's Grotto will finish on 22 December. 

Santa's Postbox

The closing date for letters to Santa was Monday 16 December

Access to City Hall

From Saturday 16 November until Sunday 22 December, the Christmas Market will be open. During this time, City Hall grounds and front door will only open as follows:

Day Opening time
Monday to Friday  10am
Saturday 10am
Sunday 12 noon


The front doors will continue to close at 5pm daily and the grounds will close in line with market closing times.

Access to the building will be via the back gate at Donegall Square South only outside of these times.

Belfast Christmas Market

Market events