Upcoming events in Northern Ireland

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Posted by Discover Northern Ireland

Published November 18, 2019

discovernorthernireland.com has lots of fun things to do across Northern Ireland, from family days out to gigs and cultural events. We've put together a selection of exciting things taking place this week across Northern Ireland in the week ahead.

Upcoming events in Northern Ireland

Armagh Georgian Festival, 28 November-1 December

Maritime Mile, various locations around Belfast

Visit all 11 objects, chat to them and find out more about our maritime history. Interact with them using your mobile and instructions on nearby signage.

On Refusal: Representation and Resistance in Contemporary American Art, Belfast, 25 October-19 January

A group exhibition, in The MAC, Belfast, featuring work by Paul Stephen Benjamin, Elliott Jerome Brown Jr, Aria Dean, Troy Michie, Arcmanoro Niles and Sable Elyse Smith. Curated by Clare Gormley.

Belfast Christmas Market 2019, Belfast, 16 November- 22 December

Visit the Belfast Christmas Market in the City Hall grounds for an award-winning taste of Christmas with over 30 international traders offering incredible foods and delightful gift ideas.

The Polar Express at the Culloden Estate, Belfast, 19-23 November

Climb on board and explore Santa’s Polar Express at the Culloden Estate & Spa. Meet Santa and his elves, enjoy the train journey and get your Christmas gift.

Guildhall Craft Fair 2019, Derry~Londonderry, 22-24 November

Celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary, this annual event at the Guildhall showcases a wide range of bespoke craft items created by craft designer-makers and artists throughout Ireland.

C.S. Lewis Festival, Belfast, 22-26 November

Be transported through the wardrobe into the incredible imaginative world of C.S. Lewis and his characters. The festival offers plenty of family-friendly events, a huge range of informative talks and discussions and lots of opportunities to explore your own imagination through bespoke workshops.

Kirkistown Point to Point, Portavogie, 23 November

This exciting horse race in County Down provides an exhilarating day out with the first race starting at 12pm.

Armagh Georgian Festival, Armagh, 28 November- 1 December

Armagh’s much loved Georgian Festival marks the beginning of the Christmas festive season.

Italian Wine Dinner, Derry~Londonderry, 29 November

For an evening out with a difference, head over to Bonds Hill Restaurant for some fabulous Italian Wine Dinner. Enjoy Prosecco on arrival and a six course tasting menu with perfectly paired wines. A wonderful dining experience and a delight for foodies and wine lovers.

Friendship Four 2019, Belfast, 29-30 November

The Friendship Four tournament is a unique opportunity to watch the only NCAA college ice hockey tournament to be held outside of the United States. This 4 game tournament will feature elite ice hockey players from Northeastern University, The University of New Hampshire, Princeton University and Colgate University all competing to hoist the Belpot trophy.

Observatory Tours Armagh, Armagh, 30 November

Follow the Christmas star during a tour of the Armagh Observatory building. Learn about the Observatory's history, current scientific research and its programmes of Science. As an option, you can journey back in time and learn about the star the Wise Men followed in their Planetarium seasonal ‘Mystery of the Christmas Star’ dome show.

Winter Wonderland, Enniskillen, 30 November – 14 December

Cancer Connect NI is delighted to announce the return of their Magical Winter Wonderland to Enniskillen. Once checked in at the ticket booth, families will be greeted by Mrs Claus and her elves upon arrival. Following some games and fun entertainment you will be invited to board their amazing Polar Express which will take you to a secret castle location.

Adventure Caving at the Marble Arch Caves, Enniskillen, 1 December

Delve off the beaten track with an experienced and qualified Cave Leader to explore the depths of the Marble Arch Caves system. Alongside a group you will have the opportunity to explore cave passages, negotiate boulder chambers and clamber through the well-known flyover to emerge into the public tour of the show cave before navigating your way out.

Don’t miss these upcoming Food Festivals and Events - your perfect chance to Taste the Island!

Whitehead Sea and Food Tour, Whitehead, selected dates until end November

Experience the famous Causeway Coast as you depart Whitehead and kayak around Blackhead Lighthouse to The Gobbins, with qualified instructor Anne from Causeway Coast Kayaking.  This special 2 hour kayaking tour will take in the sights and sounds of local wildlife while passing our local fisherman's lobster pots and will give you a different perspective of The Gobbins and a unique view of the Seven Sisters Caves, not visible from The Gobbins Cliff path.

You'll finish your sea journey with a delicious lunch at the award winning family run, Light House Bistro. You can expect a warm welcome along with hearty freshly made pasta and baked bread, complemented by local hot or cold beverages. Well-deserved after your epic adventure!

Christmas Cooking Demonstration, Dungannon, 23 November

Sit back, relax and learn how to get prepared for Christmas with this practical cookery demonstration at Wee Buns Cookery School. Learn how to get ahead for the day with lots of tips and delicious tried and tested recipes.

Krazi Baker Baking Classes, Dromore, 24 November

Enjoy this Christmas class which teaches how to bake an 8-inch Xmas cake, Stollen bread and sweet mince pies, the perfect homemade festive treats for the Christmas season.  

The Great Georgian Banquet An Evening in Vienna, Armagh, 29 November

Travel through the mists of time to join a Viennese banquet in the beautiful Georgian setting of the Archbishop’s Palace in Armagh. In the splendour of the Archbishops Palace, experience an evening in Vienna. Enjoy music, dancing and a sumptuous five-course meal with fine wines, evoking the tastes of the time, served with a modern twist.

Sippy Fest Craft Beer Drinks Extravaganza, Derry~Londonderry, 29 – 30 November

Sippy Fest started around a kitchen table in the City of Culture year which then grew to a festival with over 1200 people enjoying local brews, food and music in the Guildhall. Sippy Fest puts a strong focus on local produce, as well as allowing people to meet the brewers, discuss the products in a fun environment, with local live music and more.

Childrens Christmas Baking Workshop, Dungannon, 30 November

Budding bakers can get stuck into Christmas baking in this fun hands-on class at Wee Buns Cookery School. Guests will learn about ingredients and baking techniques, pick up handy tips and have a go at piping. The children will be rolling out the cookies, baking and decorating them with royal icing. They will also each make and decorate a dozen chocolate fairy cakes.

Enniskillen Taste Experience, Enniskillen, Tours operate weekly on Saturdays

The Enniskillen Taste Experience showcases the culinary delights local businesses have to offer and will delight customers with a substantial and memorable experience. Customers will be offered an array of tastes and nibbles along with a few alcoholic beverages.  The Tour starts at Enniskillen Castle and customers are gently guided around the Island town meeting local producers and suppliers. Customers will get a chance to sample Joe the Baker's sour dough, Pat O’Doherty’s famous black bacon, Tickety Moo Ice cream, Boatyard Gin, Sharon’s mouth-watering scones, Innishmacsaint beer and much more! 

Copeland Distillery Tour, Donaghadee, Tours operate every Friday and Saturday

Learn about the history of The Copeland Islands and Donaghadee’s first distillery. Included is a neat gin tasting sample and sensory botanical experience, a distillery tour where you will learn about our unique process of our spirit making then finish in The Copeland Distillery Hideout, overlooking scenic views of The Copeland Islands, and enjoy a refreshing Copeland G&T.  Visits to the Copeland Distillery are only available through bookings.

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