Dates: 19 Nov – 22 Dec
Visit the famous Belfast Christmas Market for that traditional Continental atmosphere, guaranteed to get you in the Festive mood this Christmas!
Market Place will be returning to the grounds of the Belfast City Hall (Donegall Square, BT1 5GS) for the 12th year for the much anticipated and highly popular Belfast Christmas Market! Opening from Saturday 19th November to Thursday 22nd December 2016, the gates will be open every day for visitors to explore a number of countries from across the world including Germany, Spain, France, Italy and a number of local traders. Santa will be visiting the market to meet families as there will be plenty of entertainment during our visit.
One of Belfast landmark buildings, the famous City Hall with its beautiful gardens, provides a wonderful backdrop for the Belfast Christmas Market, situated right in the heart of the City Centre and its wider retail shopping areas. The Market is situated directly alongside the central Bus link and taxi station so transport and travel are never far away.
These fabulous City Hall gardens are transformed into a bustling Continental village providing a great shop around Europe opportunity in the heart of this famous City Centre.
The Belfast Christmas Market also guarantees a real Irish welcome for all its visitors.
Among the retail theatre taking place each day, visitors will be able to avail of the now infamous culinary delights including a range of products such as cheeses, olives, Italian nougat, Belgian chocolates, French tarts, (made on site by a fantastic Breton Patisserie) Mouthwatering foods will be available for customers to sample and buy as they wander around the Yuletide market – giant Bratwurst sold from a traditional Schwenkgrille, Spanish Paella, exotic and rare meats from around the World such as Alligator, Impala, Kangaroo and Wild Boar. For those who enjoy Crepes one of the best Creperies in Europe will be selling both the sweet crepes and savoury Galettes alternatively the Dutch equivalent the Pofitjes (or mini pancakes) will be served with a variety of toppings. And of course bringing a great splash of colour is the Dutch Bulb and Plant Garden selling a fabulous array of bulbs, trees, shrubs, garden ornaments and bird feeders.
To warm you
The market features some fantastic refreshment areas such as the Continental Bar and Lavery’s traditional Irish Bar where you can hear some great live music or wander around the German Gluwein and Bratwurst Stands enjoying a great glass of warming mulled wine.
And more !!
And if all that shopping, eating and drinking doesn’t satisfy you, you can also take the family to visit to Santa (supporting the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice) in his specially designed Grotto
Fully DDA compliant
The Belfast Christmas Market is completely adapted to assist the disabled to have a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Mon – Wed 10am – 12noon we offer assisted tours of the market to groups who pre-book – to do so please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Market Place are thrilled to offer local primary schools the opportunity to take part in our FREE Educational Tours! These allow for young children to visit the market with their teachers to meet the traders, learn about all the different cultures being represented at the market and to try some tasty foods at the festive market!