Belfast Christmas Market
The Belfast Christmas Market takes place at Belfast City Hall on Saturday November 17th to November 20th, bringing with it its traditional splendor of colour and festive cheer. When the small winter cabins begin to make an appearance it can mean only one thing, Christmas is just around the corner!
With over 80 operators, the Belfast Christmas Market offers visitors a culinary journey around the world. Offerings include: Crepes de France, Belgian chocolates and a selection of exotic ostrich, wild boar and alligator burgers for those with a taste for adventure. Giant Bratwurst, Spanish Paella and Italian nougat, are offered for hungry holiday shoppers. Show your support for local merchants from the St Georges Market (representing over 30% of merchants) and see the best of what Northern Ireland has to offer as well.
For those who want to buy loved ones something special, handmade gifts carefully crafted by traders around the world will also be shown. Bundle up for winter in clothes made of authentic Peruvian alpaca wool, update your accessory collection with some jewelry or style your wardrobe with some Parisian fashion.
This year, the shopping experience will be enhanced by the musical offerings from local community choirs, with a special gift in the form of "Pickwick Players', acting out Dickens traditional carols (in Victorian costume), as part of the 2012 Dickens bi-centenary celebrations.
The Belfast Christmas Market has designated special time slots 10am-12pm for their 'Buddy Scheme', an initiative to provide additional assistance to those who need it during their visit. After a walk in the fresh air of winter, tea and coffee served in the Bobbin coffee shop, as part of the treat, provides a welcome gift.
The young at heart can also visit the famous Santa Grotto and help support the mayor's charity. Why not take a ride on the carousel before relaxing in one of our bars, where drinks are served until late at night?
Runs: 17-11-2012 to 20-12-2012
Market hours are:
- Mon - 10am Wed - 20:00
- Mon - Sat 10 am-10 pm
- Sun 13:00 to 18:00
The shopping season has started early this Christmas.....as our gift to you, from just £50.00 pps you will enjoy an overnight stay in one of our luxurious bedrooms with full Irish Breakfast and a three course dinner cooked for you by our Award-winning Head-chef, Dean Butler.
It doesn’t stop there, when you get back from your days Christmas shopping, we will help you with your bags and pour you a glass of mulled wine while you relax and unwind before your delicious festive dinner.