10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland this week (November 24-30).

The Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland next week (November 24-30).

• Georgian Day, Market Street, Armagh City, Co Armagh, November 29. Visitors are invited to step back in time some 300 years as Georgian Day returns. Heralding the beginning of the Christmas season, the renowned festive family fun day will be lighting up the streets of the city from 10am – 8pm with everyone from market traders, musicians, craft experts and even a reindeer and his trusty elves getting in on the act.

• Santa Claus Arrives at the Museum, Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum, Lisburn, Co Antrim, November 29. Meet Santa and one of his real life reindeer at 10.45am as they fly in to meet all the little boys and girls in the festive grotto from 11am to 1.30pm. Then from Monday to Friday at the same time until Christmas Eve when Santa will be busy delivering everyone’s presents.

• Ballyclare Christmas Lights Switch On, The Square, Ballyclare, Co Antrim, November 29. Join in with family fun, children’s entertainment, music, Christmas carols and a guest visit from a friendly dragon as the Christmas tree lights are switched on in Ballyclare.


• Bushmills Distillery Annual Christmas Craft Fair, 2 Distillery Road, Bushmills, Co Antrim, November 27. Stop by the annual colourful fair where many talented artisans will be displaying a delicious and tempting range of quirky and fun crafts from around the local area – perfect for picking up unique Christmas gifts.


• Thanksgiving Day at the Folk Park, Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh, Co Tyrone, November 27. Immerse yourself in living history and experience the grand American tradition of Thanksgiving first hand and the opportunity to sample the flavour of a Western Pennsylvania rural Thanksgiving with dishes like Succotash, Pumpkin Pie and Butternut Squash as well as costumed re-enactment of the first Thanksgiving Day.

• Portaferry Country Market, The Market House, The Square, Portaferry, Co Down, November 29. The Portaferry Country Market is a great family day out where you can buy baked goods and wonderful gifts including craft work, jewellery, cut flowers, plants and much more.

• Elvis Tribute Concert, Crumlin Road Gaol, 53-55 Crumlin Road, Belfast, November 28. Get ‘All Shook Up’ at the Crumlin Road Gaol with an extraordinary tribute performance to one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, Elvis, in a concert that brilliantly captures the musical life of The King of Rock n Roll.

• Indoor Christmas Craft and Food Fair, Share Holiday Village, Smith’s Strand, Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh, November 29. Experience a family friendly craft and food fair that will display local products and produce from throughout Fermanagh and there will be a surprise for the kids as Santa is scheduled to drop in for a visit!


• Legenderry Christmas Market, Ebrington Square, Co Londonderry, November 28-December21. Enjoy delicious festive food and drink from all over the world, not to mention live music and entertainment at the atmospheric Christmas Market. With all the allure and atmosphere of a traditional European Christmas Market, you can warm up with mulled wine, sample a range of festive foods, from mince pies to gourmet sausages, indulge in Turkish Delight and delicious hot chocolates, while shopping for wonderful, handcrafted Christmas gifts.

• Christmas Lights Switch On, Omagh Town Centre, Co Tyrone, November 27. Get into the festive spirit with entertainment and music by the Whistling Donkeys, St Connor’s Choir and local singer Sinead Taggart. The special guest this year is Country star, Nathan Carter and his band and the evening will conclude with a colourful Santa parade through High Street.

For more details on these and other events click on www.discovernorthernireland.com/events, visit your local tourist information centre or log onto www.facebook.com/discovernorthernireland.

Post Author: Belfast Times

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