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City Hall in lights

  • Belfast City Hall exterior

    Belfast City Hall is a Grade A listed building. We use white light to illuminate the exterior most of the time, which is best for highlighting the building's beautiful architectural features.

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

  • Light schedule in 2022

    Dates in 2022 when City Hall will be lit in different colours are listed in this table. Earlier illumination occasions in 2022 are also shown on this page.

    Date Occasion Colour
    6 October Guide Dogs Northern Ireland  Blue and yellow
    10 October Fragile X Awareness Day  Blue
    14 October Developmental Language Disorder Purple
    15 October Baby Loss Awareness Week Pink and blue
    17 October Parenting NI  Purple
    18 October Anti-slavery Day  Red
    20 October Dementia NI  Red and yellow
    21 October Black History Month  Green and red
    22 October Clonard Waterpolo Club Centenary  Green and white
    23 October Recycle Week 2022  Green
    31 October Pretty in Pink Pink and purple
    11 November Polish Independence Day Red and white
    13 November Remembrance Sunday (Cenotaph only) Red
    18 November until 7 January 2023 Festive lighting Various
    24 December Santa Siren Red siren on City Hall dome
    31 December New Year's Eve countdown Multicoloured

    Festive lighting in 2022

    We cannot facilitate illuminate requests from 18 November 2022 until 7 January 2023. This is due to the technical requirements of festive lighting on the exterior of City Hall during Christmas.

    This table shows earlier occasions in 2022 when City Hall was illuminated.

    Date Occasion Colour
    27 September Organ Donation Week Pink and Violet
    21 September International Day of Peace Blue
    4 September  75 years of Relate NI Blue, orange and honey
    1 August Belfast Pride Rainbow
    12 July Orangefest Orange and purple
    5 July Remembering Srebrenica  Green and white
    25 June St John's Ambulance Youth Day Green and yellow
    22 June Deafblind Awareness Week 2022 Purple and orange
    21 June Day of Reflection Yellow
    20 June Refugee Week 2022 Red
    16 June Clean Air Day 2022 Sky blue
    13 June  Diabetes Week 2022 Blue
    10 June Centenary of the Catholic Chaplaincy at Queen’s University Belfast Navy and gold
    7 June Harkin Summit Belfast 2022 Purple
    5 June The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Purple
    2 June Queen Elizabeth II's Birthday Red, white and blue
    28 May Menstrual Hygiene Day Red
    14 May Word Fair Trade Day Green, blue and black
    5 May International Day of the Midwife 2022 Purple and orange
    3 May Eid-al-Fitr: marking the end of Ramadan Green, white and pink
    2 May May Day Red
    10 April World Irish Dancing Championships Gold
    2 April 150th anniversary or St Dominic's Grammar School Claret and white
    31 March Transgender Day of Visibility Blue and pink stripes
    26 March Lord Mayor's Charity 2021-2022 Youth Lyric Blue
    25 March Bredagh GAC 50th anniversary Maroon and white
    24 March Lord Mayor's Charity 2021-2022 Positive Life Red
    23 March National Day of Reflection Yello
    21 March World Down Syndrome Day Blue and yellow
    17 March St Patrick's Day Green
    11 March European Day for Victims Red
    8 March International Women's Day Purple
    5 March Solidarity for Ukraine Yellow and blue
    14 February Valentine's Day Red
    1 February Chinese New Year Orange and red
    30 January 10th Anniversary of the 4 Corners Festival Red
    28 January Donors' Day – promoting stem cell, blood and organ donation Pink
    27 January Holocaust Memorial Day Purple
    21 January 125th Anniversary of Ulster Hockey Red and white
  • Lighting up City Hall

    We light up the building for events which we have organised in City Hall or the grounds. We will only accept other requests to light up City Hall in exceptional circumstances. For information, please email

Contact us

For more information and advice, get in touch.

028 9027 0281

Belfast City Hall, Donegall Square, Belfast, BT1 5GS,

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