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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. Dates when City Hall is lit in different colours are listed below.

  • Light schedule

    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
    (every Thursday)
    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
    15 October  Baby Loss Awareness Week  Pink and blue 
    8 November Remembrance Sunday Red - Cenotaph only
    11 November  Polish Independence Day Red and white
    15 November Christmas lights switch on Various
  • 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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