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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

    Dates in 2022 when City Hall will be lit in different colours are listed in this table.

    Date Occasion Colour
    28 May Menstrual Hygiene Day Red
    2 June Queen Elizabeth II's Birthday Red, white and blue
    5 June  The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Purple
    7 June Harkin Summit Belfast 2022 Purple
    10 June Centenary of the Catholic Chaplaincy at Queen’s University Belfast Navy and gold
    13 June Diabetes Week 2022 Blue
    20 June Refugee Week 2022 Red
    22 June Day of Reflection Yellow
    25 June St John's Ambulance Youth Day Green and yellow
    12 July Orangefest Orange and purple
    1 August Belfast Pride Rainbow
    15 October Baby Loss Awareness Week Pink and blue
    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.

  • 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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