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City Hall in lights

Our LED lighting system at City Hall reduces our energy costs and allows us to light up the building in a variety of colours and combinations.

As City Hall is a Grade A listed building, it's mainly lit up in a white light, which is best for highlighting the building's beautiful architectural features.  Dates when City Hall is lit in different colours are listed below.


Date  Occasion  Colour 
28 January   Chinese New Year  Orange and red
14 February Valentines Day  Red 
8 March  International Women's Day Purple
10 March  Positive Futures - Lord Mayor's charity event Yellow
17 March  St Patrick's Day  Green 
24 March In memory of victims of London attacks Red, white and blue 
25 March  Earth Hour  No illumination
(8.30pm - 9.30pm) 
5 April  In memory of victims of St Petersburg attacks White, blue and red 
8 April Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust - Deputy Lord Mayors civic charity  Yellow and green
21 April Children’s Heartbeat Trust - Deputy Lord Mayors civic charity 
Red and yellow
23 April Routes Europe 2017 Red 
25 April Cycling Against Suicide Orange
28 April Workforce Training - Deputy Lord Mayors charity  Red and white
1 May  May Day  Red 
17 June  Queen Elizabeth II Birthday  Red, white and blue 
12 July  Orangefest  Orange and purple 
5 August  Belfast Pride  Rainbow colour 
20 October  100th Anniversary Gala dinner for the Nothern Ireland Private Greens Bowling League
Red and blue 
11 November  Polish Independence Day  Red and white 
12 November  Remembrance Sunday  Red (Cenotaph only) 
18 November  Christmas lights switch-on  Various
25 December Santa siren  Red 
31 December  New Year's Eve countdown  Various 

We can also light up the building for major events which we have organised in City Hall or its grounds.

We will only accept other requests to light up City Hall in exceptional circumstances. For more information, please call Peter McKay on 028 9027 0273 or email

The project is part-funded by the EU, under the Information and Communication Technologies Policy Support Programme.

Contact us
City Hall
02890 270273
City Hall
Donegall Square,