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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Updated: Dec 15, 2022

So with Christmas just around the corner and to get into the festive spirit why don’t you head to one of the many magical experiences Northern Ireland has to offer. I’ve rounded up all the festive events in November and December, so take a look to find the events running in your area.

From Christmas markets, to meeting the big man himself, fabulous light trails and ice skating. There are plenty of opportunities to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

Antrim Castle Gardens, Antrim

Enchanted Winter Gardens

26th November - 20th December

Armagh Planetarium, Armagh

Mission Santa

19th November- 23rd December

Belfast City Hall, Belfast

Christmas Market

19th November - 22nd December

Castle Court, Belfast

Santa’s Grotto

19th November - 24th December

Clifton House, Belfast

Children’s Crafty Christmas

4th, 11th 18th December

Colin Glen, Belfast

Christmas Walk

26th November- 23rd December

Craigavon Golf and ski Centre, Craigavon

Snow tubing with Santa

3rd - 23rd December

Crindles Stables, Limavady

Santa at the stables

18-20th December

Dobbies, Lisburn

Santa's Grotto

24th November- 24th December

Downpatrick Railway, Downpatrick

Lapland Express

26th November- 18th December

Duff Land, Omagh

Christmas Craker

1 - 23rd December

Dundonald International Ice Bowl, Belfast

Meet Santa

Weekends 21st November - 22nd December

Emily’s Playroom, Larne

Magical Christmas Elf Experience

10 - 18th December

Galgorm Castle Fairy Trail, Ballymena

Christmas Trail

3-18th December

Glenarm Castle, Ballymena

Christmas Experience

1-19th December

Glenpark Estate, Omagh

Santa Trail

2-22nd December

Global Adventure Play, Ballynahinch

Santa Sundays

4th, 11th, 18th December

Gortin Glen, Brie's Barrista Bar, Omagh

Forest Christmas Experience

Dates TBA

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Cinderella Pantomime

3 December - 18 January

Hillmount Garden Centre, Belfast

Santa's Grotto

7-24th December

Hillsborough Castle, Hillsborough

Light Trail

1st December- 1st January

Honeybees play town, Ballymena

North Pole

2 December - 23rd December

Kinedale Donkeys, Ballynahinch

Deck the Stables

17 & 18th December

Let’s Go Hydro, Belfast

Magical Light Trail and festive Experience

10 - 23rd December

Lisburn Castle Gardens, Lisburn,

Christmas at the Castle

23 - 25 November

Meadowlane, Magherafelt

Santa's Grotto and Polar Express

19th November- 16th December

Montalto Estate, Ballynahinch

Meet Santa

13-16th December

Pickie Fun park, Bangor

A Magical Pickie Christmas

3 - 18th December

O'Neill's Healy Park, Omagh

Winter Wonderland

1st December- 1st January

Rosepark Farm, Ballymoney

Toddler Christmas Special

1-13th December

Santa’s Cottage, Newry

Meet Santa

19th November- 24th December

Sperrin Fun Farm, Feeny

Santa's Groto

10- 21st December

Slieve Donard Hotel, Slieve Donard

Santa's Polar Express

10-21st December

SSE Arena, Belfast

Winter Skate

22nd December-4th January

St Columbs Park, Londonderry

Magic Kingdom

3rd December

Streamvale Farm, Belfast

Magical Christmas Experience

26th November - 24th December

Tiatanic Museum, Belfast

A Magical Christmas Experience

23 November- 23rd December

The Ark Open Farm, Newtownards  

Christmas Festive Fun

3 - 24th December

The JungleNI, Moneymore

Christmas Wonderland

2-23rd December

The Wee Village, Doagh

Christmas at the Village

1 - 21st December

Todd’s Leap, Ballygawley

Magical Winter Wonderland

1 - 22nd December

Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh

Christmas in the Country

9 December – 2 January

W5, Belfast

Santa Square

26 November- 23 December

Whitehead Railway Museum, Belfast

Santa's Express

Weekends in December

Writers Square, Belfast

Winter Circus

16 December – 2 January

Victoria’s Square, Belfast

Meet Santa

12 November - 24 December

I hope you find some Christmas experiences but please remember you need to book tickets in advance, so don't leave it too late!  And always check with the individual venue and their websites for all information and booking tickets. Get ready to see your child's face light up once they witness the magic!

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