Christmas Markets NI - December 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! As the countdown begins, as gifts are gathered and as office parties get into full swing, it’s certainly feeling very festive.

 

But nothing says “Christmas” more than a magical Christmas Market. And this year, it seems every town all the way from Ballynahinch to Ballycastle is joining in the tradition. It’s become the must-do activity for young and old, couples and families, friends and work colleagues.

So wrap up warm, and take in all the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of everything your local Christmas Markets have to offer.

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 Christmas Markets NI 2018

BELFAST

1. BELFAST CHRISTMAS CONTINENTAL MARKET

17th November - 22nd December

Belfast City Hall

Step into Christmas with handmade and bespoke buys, international cuisine like hot Gluhwein, Belgian chocolate, Baklava crepes and Bratwurst sausage, visit Santa’s Grotto, ride the vintage carousel and a post a letter direct to the North Pole!

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2. CHRISTMAS AT ST. GEORGE’S MARKET

24th November – 23rd December

Belfast

St. George’s certainly doesn’t do things by halves. And when it comes to Christmas, it goes all out! Listen to live music, sample the delicious and delectable dishes and don’t forget the Twilight Market on 11th and 12th December – truly magical!

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3. MAGICAL CHRISTMAS FAIR BELFAST CASTLE (£)

9th December

Belfast

Belfast Castle and Cave Hill Visitor Centre is the venue for Frock Around the Clock, where 50 creators will offer everything from Christmas Decorations and 50s finds, off the cuff jewellery and vintage treasures, textiles and fashion accessories.

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4. FINE & DANDY CHRISTMAS MARKET

16th December

Titanic Hotel, Belfast

Hop along to The Hotel of the Year 2018! See the old Drawing Rooms spectacularly transformed and turned into a unique boutique Christmas Market space, with all the crafts, kids activities, fine foods and festive cheer you’d expect.

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COUNTY ANTRIM

5. FROCK AROUND THE CLOCK CHRISTMAS CRAFT IN THE CITY

1st December

Market Square, Lisburn

Over 35 sellers of sheer loveliness will offer you the perfect, original, handmade gifts to choose from, vintage, holistic, one-offs and always original you’ll be spoil for seasonal choice.

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6. RANDALSTOWN CHRISTMAS MARKET

1st December

Moore’s Lane, Randalstown

Roll up, Roll up to Randalstown! Every year, more and more traders are taking part in this unmissable Christmas Market, offering lots of special gift ideas, mouthwatering treats for all the family and the warmest of welcomes.

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7. THE TWILIGHT EMPORIUM

7th December

Larne Market Yard

Kick Christmas off in style! Not only will you see the finished articles in all their gorgeous expertly hand-crafted glory, but you’ll get to have a go yourself, with workshops and demonstrations aimed at bringing out the creative crafter in you!

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8. BALLYMONEY ARTISAN MARKET

7th December

Castlecroft Square, Ballymoney

This community market is rooted in pride and passion for people and local produce, offering the best of fine foods and hand-made goods as well an insight and insider tips on how you could create something new.

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9. BALLYCASTLE CHRISTMAS ARTISAN MARKET

9th December

Ballycastle

Looking for that gift that’s out of the ordinary? Look no further than Ballycastle for the quirkiest of gift ideas, temptingly good treats, and exquisite eclectic treasures, all wrapped up with delicious home made goodies and lashings of mulled wine.

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CO.ARMAGH

10. CHRISTMAS FAIR AT THE ARGORY (£)

1st & 2nd December

Dungannon

Take a tour of Christmas time in days gone by. See the house decorated in traditional style, browse the stalls laden with seasonal goods and delicious foods for all to enjoy.

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COUNTY LONDONDERRY

11. ROE VALLEY SPECIALITY MARKET

1st December

Limavady

This popular monthly market is sprinkled with a large helping of fairy dust just in time for Christmas. Find the perfect authentic gift, enjoy live music, talk to the traders and taste the local homemade produce.

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12. FLOWERFIELD CHRISTMAS CRAFT MARKET

8th – 22nd December

Portstewart

This Arts Centre is synonymous with creativity and originality so naturally, if you’re looking for a supercool one of a kind gift; this venue is not to be missed for ceramics, woodturning, glasswork, textiles and more.

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13. CHRISTMAS WINTERLAND MARKETS

13th – 16th December

Guildhall Street, Derry/Londonderry

The lights are on, as well as hats and gloves…And a whole host of Christmas atmosphere at the Winterland Markets, right in the heart of the City, with gorgeous gifts, scrumptious food and plenty to keep everyone entertained.

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CO. DOWN

14. THE MARKET ON THE SQUARE

1st December

Portaferry

Delve into the hustle and bustle of this monthly market with all the jingle bells and whistles you’d expect at this time of year. Then head to the Arts & Heritage Centre for a trip back in time.

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15. SOUTH DOWN CRAFT COLLECTIVE MONTHLY MARKET

1st December

The Square, Ballynahinch

Local artists, creators and food producers will set up stall and welcome one and all. Set inside the newly refurbished and aptly named Market House you’ll be delighted at the high quality goods on offer.

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16. CREATIVE PENINSULA CHRISTMAS FAIR

30th November – 1st December

Newtownards

Not only can you browse the wonderful, original and beautiful bespoke gift ideas, but there’s a complimentary gift-wrapping service too! Making Christmas shopping easy, enjoyable and utterly entertaining with a seasonal interlude or two.

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17. ETSY CHRISTMAS MARKET

1st & 2nd December

Bangor

Global goes local at this exciting event. Online crafted goods giant Etsy is giving local creators the space and support to sell their exquisite creations. Watch how it’s done with some delightful demonstrations; meet the makers and stock up on stocking fillers.

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18. ARTISAN FOOD & CRAFT MARKET

7th December

Donaghadee

Enjoy an open air, early evening Artisan Food & Craft Market with Santa arriving via RNLI Lifeboat (well, it is coastal territory) all finished off with a fabulous fireworks display.

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19. HANDMADE ARTS & CRAFTS MARKET

8th December

Holywood

Boy do these crafters really make the grade! For the past 5 years they’ve been honing their hand-made produce and bringing it to bear for all those who are in search of something that little bit different.

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20. YULETIDE MARKET ROWALLANE (£)

8th & 9th December

Rowallane, Saintfield

There’s festive fun for everyone with the National Trust. Pick up a bespoke Christmas Wreath, beautifully hand-made by the Rowallane Gardening Team, and keep your eyes peeled for Santa himself as he wanders around the stunning surroundings with craft and food stalls.

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COUNTY FERMANAGH & TYRONE

21. ENNISKILLEN CHRISTMAS CRAFT & FOOD MARKET

8th December

The Diamond, Enniskillen

Visit the traditional Christmas Craft and Food Market in the Buttermarket on Saturday 1 December, along with festive family street entertainment in the Diamond from 12 noon – 4 pm. A range of food and craft delights will be available on the day, with the Market continuing on until 9.30 pm

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22. CHRISTMAS CRAFT AND FOOD MARKET

8th December

Old Market Place, Omagh

Get down to Omagh’s Christmas Craft and Food Market in Old Market Place, Omagh.There’ll be a range of food and craft delights available from 12 noon until 4pm. There will also be festive family street entertainment in the town centre from 12 noon – 4pm.

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