10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland (November 21 – November 27)

Tourism NI has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland next week (November 21 – November 27).

• Georgian Day, Various locations, Co. Armagh, November 26. Armagh’s much loved Georgian Days showcases the city in all its festive glory, sparkling in lights as the Ancient Cathedral City goes back to its Georgian roots. More than 70 stalls, hosted by traders in Georgian costumes, will line the streets for a unique experience that cannot be missed. Highlights include Horse & Carriage rides and an Illuminated Light Show. Some events require booking. For more information go to www.armagh.co.uk/georgian

• C. S. Lewis Festival, Various locations, Belfast, until November 22. Step through the wardrobe and celebrate the life and legacy of C.S. Lewis – best known for The Chronicles of Narnia series – at this family-friendly festival. Through a series of events and activities including talks, film, theatre, arts, crafts, readings, music, workshops, exhibitions, tours, children’s activities and spoken word events – everyone is invited to be inspired and walk in his footsteps.

• Christmas Cookery Demonstration, Orchard Acre Farm, November 25. A great night of both fun and learning; with useful tips and insights to help you add new flavours to the Christmas menu, Teresa will help ease the stress of Christmas cooking. The evening includes hot drink and festive treats, lots of tastings and recipes to take home! There will also be a surprise guest appearance by a well-known local food hero.


• Enniskillen Christmas Lights Switch-On, The Diamond, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, November 26. Christmas officially starts in Enniskillen on Saturday 26 November with the Christmas lights switch-on in the town centre. The town will become a hub of live entertainment from late afternoon to mark the start of the Christmas shopping season so come along and get into the festive spirit!

• Whoopi Goldberg: Direct From Broadway, Black Box, Belfast, November 27. Long before she was hosting Oscar broadcasts or holding court on The View, Whoopi Goldberg was wowing audiences on the Great White Way with a one-woman show. Head along to the Black Box for a reminder of what an energetic stage performer and comedienne she was before she started adding actress, awards-show emcee and talk-show dynamo to her resumé.


• Newscastle Christmas Lights Switch On, Main Street, Co. Down, November 26. Newcastle’s annual Christmas Lights Switch On will take place on Saturday 26th November with street entertainment, carol singing with local schools and a special visit from the man himself which promises to be a night for all the family to enjoy.

• Thanksgiving Day, Ulster American Folk Park, Co. Tyrone, November 24. Join the Partridge family for Thanksgiving as they await the return of their only son Joseph. Immerse yourself in living history and sample the flavour of a Western Pennsylvania rural Thanksgiving in November of 1863, which was the year of the first national day of Thanksgiving.

• Sippy of Culture, Guildhall Square, Derry~Londonderry, November 25 – 26. Over the Course of two days, the Guildhall in Derry-Londonderry will come alive with a selection of the best beers, ciders and distilled drinks, all in one of the most historic buildings in Northern Ireland. Come together, discuss, taste, sample and celebrate the crafting traditions of these masters.

• Susan MacWilliam: modern Experiments Exhibition, F.E. McWillian Gallery & Studio, Co. Down, until November 26. The largest and most comprehensive exhibition of MacWilliam’s work to date, Modern Experiments will present key pieces from the artist’s career with a focus on works created from 1998.


• Declan Nerney, Alley Teatre, Strabane, Derry~Londonderry, November 24. Born in County Longford, join Irish singer Declan Nerney, as he performs some of his greatest songs live on stage at the Alley Theatre. Booking essential. Tickets £20. To book call 028 71 884760

Post Author: Belfast Times

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