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Belfast Christmas Market

Date: 18 Nov 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
Time: Monday – Wednesday 10am – 8pm, Thursday – Saturday 10am -10pm, Sunday 12noon – 6pm. Please note that the Christmas Market will close at 6pm on Saturday 23 December.
Venue: Belfast City Hall grounds and Donegall Square North

The annual Belfast Christmas Market will return to City Hall on Saturday 18 November with the gates opening at 12 noon. This year’s event will have even more variety for all you Christmas Market lovers to choose from, including a new spacious eating area where you can sit, relax and enjoy the tasty delights that the market has to offer.

The Market fun starts outside the gates of City Hall, on Donegall Square North, with 20 traders offering a range of high quality goods from their hand-crafted chalets.

Inside the gates visitors will find an exciting selection of hand-painted pottery, continental food, fancy festive decorations, and a wide range of festive arts and crafts from across Europe and beyond.

Win one of six £25 vouchers to spend at the Belfast Christmas Market

We’re helping to celebrate the festive season by giving you the chance to win one of six £25 vouchers to spend at this year’s Belfast Christmas Market. To enter, simply complete the competition form. Terms and conditions do apply.

The closing date for all entries is Friday 24 November 2017 at 12 noon.

Santa's Grotto

Don’t forget about Santa’s Grotto which will be open:

Monday – Wednesday 3pm - 6pm
Thursday – Friday 2pm - 7pm
Saturday 11am - 7pm
Sunday 12 noon - 6pm

And if you post Santa a letter in his post box (in the grounds of the Belfast Christmas Market) by Tuesday 19 December, you’ll receive a letter back from him.

Buddy Scheme

The Buddy Scheme is about promoting accessibility for all who visit the Belfast Christmas Market.

Individuals with additional accessibility requirements are encouraged to attend the market, with or without a buddy, during a quieter time of day (usually from 10am -12 noon, Monday – Wednesday). Free tours of the market can be provided (booking in advance is required).

For further information please visit or email Kate at or call on 0161 478 6060. 

Educational tours

Market Place Europe offer a limited number of free school tours for primary school children. The tours are booked in advance and due to their popularity and high demand we will be operating a first come, first served system.

Tours run daily Monday – Friday, from 11am – 4pm, to make a booking please email

All tours include a guided walk around the market where pupils will learn about the language, food and cultural backgrounds of each of our traders. They’ll also be given an opportunity to sample some tasty food products along the way! 

More information 

You can visit the Belfast Continental Christmas Market Facebook page for further details and market updates.

Belfast Christmas Market at Belfast City Hall

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