City Centre Events

Belfast One city centre reindeer hunt

In support of Small Business Saturday on 2 December, explore Belfast city centre with the kids this festive season and hunt down window stickers of Santa and his reindeer in independent shops and restaurants across BT1 from ...
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Hansel and Gretel at the MAC

This year, find the true meaning of Christmas at the MAC. Discover why friendship, laughter and a big bag of sweets are essential to making Christmas time the happiest, twinkliest and funniest time of the year with loved one ...
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Learning Space arts, crafts and treasure hunt

Come make some great Christmas tree decorations from hama and playmais, all yours to take home that day! While you’re here why not help our elves! HO! The elves were minding Santa’s sleigh and have lost some of ...
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Santas Grotto at Victoria Square

Bring the kids to meet Santa in his Christmas Grotto amongst the magical twinkly lights of Victoria Square this Christmas season.  The grotto is open from 10th November - 24th December. Your visit will include a child&# ...
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Belfast Christmas market

The annual Belfast Christmas Market will return to City Hall on Saturday 18 November - Saturday 23 December.  Gates open at 12 noon on Saturday 18 and close at 6pm on Saturday 23 December. This year’s event will h ...
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Santa Steam Train

All aboard the Santa Steam Express! A return journey of festive fun, with an on-board visit from Santa and presents for children. The return trip of around 2 hours will give plenty of opportunity for photographs with the man ...
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The Snowman family concert

One of the most popular children’s books ever written, The Snowman is even more enchanting when it’s experienced in this big-screen, animated version, with live music by the Ulster Orchestra at the Waterfront and ...
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Peter Pan at the Grand Opera House

May McFettridge is back in this year's Christmas Extravaganza - Peter Pan! This unmissable family show carries the Grand Opera House's pantomime hallmark of quality and outstanding entertainment for all ages and feat ...
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Cash for Kids Santa Dash

The Cash for Kids Santa Dash Belfast City is back for 2017 and Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice is delighted to be one of the local beneficiary charities. This year’s Santa Dash takes place on Sunday, Decemb ...
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Coca-Cola truck tour

The Coca-Cola Christmas Truck Tour is returning to Belfast on 6 December, as part of a ten-stop tour of Ireland and Northern Ireland visiting the SSE arena! At each stop, the public will have an opportunity to take a souv ...
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Beauty and the Beast at the Lyric

By pairing this timeless tale with an enchanting score, this fresh, exciting new family production will have audiences of all ages enthralled. When the intrepid heroine Belle is captured by the cantankerous Beast and held in ...
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Sleeping Beauty at the Waterfront

You will love the traditional Christmas adventure, brought to you by a fabulous cast of larger than life characters. The beautiful princess has been doomed to sleep for a hundred years. Can anyone break the spell and wake he ...
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Search for Santa with McCombs travel

Santa has gone missing and Mrs Claus is very very cross with him.  She has searched high and low and just can’t find him anywhere, and we all know what no Santa means - no Christmas! Jump on board our wee open-top ...
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