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City Hall in lights

  • 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.

  • Light schedule

    Dates in 2021 when City Hall will be lit in different colours are listed in this table.

    Date Occasion Colour
    14 January until 4 February (Thursdays) In support of NHS staff and frontline workers Blue
    24 January Antrim Hurling Yellow
    27 January Holocaust Memorial Day Purple
    29 January Donors' Day Pink
    12 February Chinese New Year Orange and red
    14 February Valentine's Day Red
    26 February East Belfast Mission Red
    8 March International Women's Day Purple
    17 March St Patrick's Day Green
    31 March Transgender Day of Visibility Pink and blue
    12 July Orangefest Orange and purple
    11 November

    Polish Independence Day

    Red and white
    14 November Remembrance Sunday Red
    20 November Christmas lights switch-on Various
    24 December Santa Siren Red siren on City Hall dome
    31 December New Year's Eve countdown Multicoloured

    This table shows occasions in 2020 when City Hall was illuminated.

    Date Occasion Colour
    16 January 75th anniversary of Grosvenor Grammar School Green and blue
    25 January  Chinese New Year Orange and red
    31 January Stem Cell Donation Awareness  Rose pink 
    14 February  Valentine's Day Red
    28 February  To raise awareness of homelessness  Teal and red 
    8 March International Women's Day Purple
    17 March  St Patrick's Day  Green 
    21 March  World Down Syndrome Day - Down Syndrome Association - 50th anniversary Yellow and blue
    26 March - 28 May
    In support of NHS staff  Blue 
    1 May International Workers' Day Red
    8 May  75th Anniversary of VE Day Red 
    12 May International Nurses Day  Blue 
    1 June Volunteers' Week Purple
    9 June In solidarity with George Floyd, the Minneapolis community and with anti-racism protests around the world Purple
    13 June Queen Elizabeth II Birthday Red, white and blue
    22 June  Children's Hospice Week Purple 
    12 July  Orangefest Orange and purple
    1 August  Belfast Pride Rainbow colours
    5 August In solidarity with people in Beirut, following an explosion on 4 August Red, white and green
    23 August Remember Noah - to raise awareness of the Remember Noah campaign Blue
    31 August 40th anniversary of Solidarity Red and white
    7 September Organ Donor Week Pink and purple
    10 September World Suicide Prevention Day Orange
    18 September Culture Night Blue and pink
    20 September World Alzheimer's Month Blue
    21 September Recycling Week Green
    25 September Marie Curie 'Light up the Night' in memory of lost loved ones Yellow
    29 September We Make Events NI campaign Red
    30 September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Gold
    1 October Dyslexia Awareness Month Red
    8 October Clean Air Day Blue
    10 October World Mental Health Day Green
    15 October  Baby Loss Awareness Week  Pink and blue 
    18 October Anti-Slavery Day Red
    19 October Parenting Week Purple
    24 October 75th Anniversary of the United Nations Blue
    29 October World Stroke Day Purple
    8 November Remembrance Sunday Red - Cenotaph only
    11 November  Polish Independence Day Red and white
    13 November USPCA Royal blue and gold
    14 November Christmas lights switch-on (#Lightup Belfast) Various
    1 December World Aids Day Red
    24 December Santa Siren Red siren on City Hall dome
    The Star Factory lighting
    31 December New Year's Eve countdown Multicoloured
    The Star Factory lighting
  • Lighting up City Hall

    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 email

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

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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