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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 various 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
    15 April 80th Anniversary of Belfast Blitz Lights off
    18 April Memory of Lyra McKee (second anniversary) Rainbow colours
    21 April Acute Myeloid Leukemia Awareness Day Orange
    22 April Earth Day Green and blue
    23 April RCity Youth Red and white
    27 April 174 Disability Project White and blue
    30 April Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder Awareness Month Teal
    3 May May Day Red
    12 June Queen Elizabeth II's birthday Red, white and blue
    12 July Orangefest Orange and purple
    1 August Belfast Pride Rainbow colours
    11 November Polish Independence Day Red and white
    14 November Remembrance Sunday Red on cenotaph
    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 earlier occasions in 2021 when City Hall was illuminated.

    Date Occasion Colour
    31 March Transgender Day of Visibility Pink and blue
    25 March 200th Bicentenary of Greek Independence Blue and white
    23 March Marie Curie National Day of Reflection Yellow
    21 March Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Teal
    19 March World Down Syndrome Day Yellow and blue
    17 March St Patrick's Day Green
    14 March Census Purple
    12 March Ardoyne Association Gold
    11 March European Remembrance Day for Victims of Terrorism Red
    8 March International Women's Day Purple
    3 March Lymphoedema Awareness Week Blue
    28 February Rare Disease Day Pink, blue and green
    26 February East Belfast Mission Red
    22 February World Encephalitis Day Red
    14 February Valentine's Day Red
    11 February Chinese New Year Orange and red
    14 January until 4 February (Thursdays) In support of NHS staff and frontline workers Blue
    29 January Donors' Day Pink
    27 January Holocaust Memorial Day Purple
    24 January Antrim hurling Yellow
  • Lighting up City Hall

    We can also light up the building for 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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