The Guildhall, Derry~Londonderry

Here's a round-up of what else is happening over the festive period.


The popular Christmas Winterland Markets  in Guildhall Square will also make a welcome return from Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th December with a bar serving craft and artisan drinks, live music, kids entertainment and festive animation.


In addition to the ever popular Belfast Christmas Market, don't miss the animated story of Soda and Champ, in their quest to get home for Christmas.  This animated adventure will be projected daily onto buildings opposite CastleCourt every 15 minutes from 4 o'clock starting on November 16.  With a special soundtrack to accompany the tale, and a new story unveiled every Saturday this is not to be missed.  There will be a special screening of the full story from December 14 right through until January 10. 

Don't miss: Soda and Champ's Activity Den and Santa's Post Office at the end of Royal Avenue.

While you’re in the city centre, take advantage of the free tours available of City Hall or head for the free Visitor Exhibition. In doing so you’ll learn all about the extraordinary building and have the opportunity to admire the city’s civic treasures. One such gem can be spotted as soon as you step through the doors - look immediately upwards to admire the impressive, ornate central dome and bronze chandelier. Hanging 20 metres above ground level, the 1.3 tonne chandelier features more than 100 glass shades and in December is raised specially to allow for the Christmas Tree to be installed.  To see for yourself, arrange a tour by signing in at City Hall reception. Free guided tours of City Hall daily Monday - Friday at 11am, 2pm and 3pm, Saturday and Sunday at 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm).


Treat your tastebuds to something special at Titanic Belfast, with a special Festive Afternoon Tea by the stunning Titanic Staircase accompanied with live jazz.  Every Sunday from 24 November until 1 January.

Hire an igloo at Cutter's Wharf (available until start of March 2020).  Enjoy festive packages including winter cocktails, mulled wine and mince pies, and movie nights in one of these fully heated festive domes.  Call directly to book.     


Catch a Panto or show in one of our theatres

Beauty and the Beast (30 November-12 January) at The Grand Opera House

A Christmas Carol (27 November-5 January) at The MAC

Peter Pan (29 November-4 January) at The Lyric

The Frozen Princess Pantomime (26 November-31 December) at the Belfast Waterfront Hall

Snow White (4 -29 December) at the Millenium Forum

Aladdin (6-18 December) at Waterside Theatre

Addams Family Musical (28 November-7 December) at The Ardhowen

Here are some more events happening over the festive period and where you can see Santa.