Belfast’s Annual Christmas Market is back this year, running from November 18th until Saturday the 23rd of December.
The Market fun starts outside the gates of City Hall, on Donegall Square North, with 20 traders from all across Europe offering a range of high-quality goods from their hand-crafted chalets.
2017 is set to be the busiest year to date for the Christmas market after 1,312,509 visitors passed through the gates in 2016.
Cheery alpine chalets, adorned with festive garlands, will offer up an exciting selection of handmade jewellery, Christmas decorations and a wide range of festive arts and crafts.
A stand out feature is their Buddy Scheme, aiming to promote accessibility for all who visit the Belfast Christmas Market. Individuals with additional accessibility requirements are encouraged to attend the market, with or without a buddy, during a quieter time of day (usually from 10am -12 noon, Monday – Wednesday).
Younger visitors can visit Santa’s Grotto, and if you post Santa a letter in his post box (in the grounds of the Belfast Christmas Market) by Tuesday 19 December, you’ll receive a letter back from him.
Belfast is truly one of Europe’s most exciting cities, and with trains from Dublin taking less than 3 hours we’ve no excuse not to visit!
Free tours of the market can be provided (booking in advance is required). For further information, visit www.marketplaceeurope.com, email Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0161 478 6060.