10 hotels that will make your Christmas special

It’s something we talk about every year, checking into a hotel and letting someone else make our Christmas sparkle. We did it once, and let Disneyland Paris bring us Christmas joy. You really can’t beat the magic of Disney’s Main Street on Christmas Day with snow falling every hour! Closer to home our local hotels […]

Family fun a plenty at Christmas Lights Switch-On

Family fun a plenty at Christmas Lights Switch-On Family fun a plenty is guaranteed at this year’s Christmas Lights Switch-On, which takes place on Saturday 18 November. Speaking about this year’s entertainment programme, the Lord Mayor, Councillor Nuala McAllister, said: “I’m looking forward to being joined by children’s television favourites Bing And Flop and The […]

10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland  (December 19 – December 25)

Tourism NI has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland next week (December 19 – December 25). • Around the World Christmas Winter Wonderland, Kool Kidz Childcare, Derry~Londonderry, until December 23. Enjoy a magical night out with the kids at Kool Kidz Childcare. With a fantastic synchronised light show, […]

What’s your Christmas tipple?

Tis the season for a Christmas tipple.  Whether you’re meeting up with friends, having a house party or just chilling at home alone, there’s probably more alcohol drunk at Christmas than any other time of the year. Well that’s the case in our house anyway. Saying that, at Christmas it still isn’t even much! When […]

Start a new Christmas tradition with festive theatre in Belfast

Start a new Christmas tradition with festive theatre in Belfast. Our guide to the biggest and best theatre shows in Belfast this season… oh yes it is! Grand Opera House CINDERELLA Queen-of-comedy, May McFettridge, leads the cast as the Fairy Godmother in her 27th year of panto at the Grand Opera House. She will be […]

Lily and the Clangers switch on Belfast’s Christmas lights

Lily of Lily’s Driftwood Bay and the Clangers will be helping the Lord Mayor switch on the Christmas Lights in Belfast on Saturday 19 November. The special announcement was made today with free tickets for the top family event available from Visit Belfast Welcome Centre or by booking online at www.visit-belfast.com from Thursday 3 November […]

Adding some Magic and Sparkle to our Christmas treats

Our Christmas shop always includes an element of Marks and Spencer, whether it’s for a turkey dinner, or just a shopping basket full of treats. This year it’s all about the treats though, before the healthier lifestyle for 2016 kicks in. You know that New Years resolution a lot of people vow to stick to, […]

Monday Mindfulness: Make every day as magical as Christmas

Haaaapppy Monday!, Oh the sheer excitement it’s Christmas week. We are all loving spending time with friends, buying gifts, donating to charities, loving the excitement in the children’s faces with our stories of Christmas.    We think of loved ones not with us and the fond memories of the times we spent with them. We […]

Christmas extended hours at St George’s Market

Extra and extended Christmas opening hours at St Georges Market, Belfast We can’t think of a better way to spend the last few shopping days before Christmas, than in a festive St Georges. For updates and news follow the council supported social media accounts: www.Facebook.com/stgeorgesbelfast www.twitter.com/stgeorgesbel www.instagram.com/stgeorgesbelfast Extra days and extended hours Friday 18 December […]

St George’s Market Christmas light switch-on

St George’s Market Christmas light switch-on    It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas at St George’s Market. Santa will be turning on the St George’s Market Christmas tree lights on Saturday 21 November between 12noon and 1pm. He’ll be joined by the Lord Mayor as he meets and greats market visitors, so why […]

#BTreviews : Christmas dinner in @canteenatthemac

It’s the ultimate pre theatre dinner venue, you can’t actually get any closer to the shows when you eat at the Canteen at the Mac. So when it comes to location it’s perfect. Last Friday night we popped along to the Canteen at the Mac to try out their Christmas menu. Their new seasonal menu […]

Xmas extended opening hours for #stgeorgesmarket

St George’s Market will be opening its doors for additional trading in the run up to Christmas, and we’ll be there selling our Christmas gifts on all the extra opening hours except Christmas Eve. As well as the usual weekend opening hours, the market will also be open on the following dates: Monday 9 December:4pm-9pm […]

New @JasonClarkeMus Xmas video supporting @CLIC_Sargent

Some of Northern Ireland’s best known personalities have joined forces with local singer Jason Clarke to show their support for leading cancer charity CLIC Sargent’s Homes from Home appeal by taking part in a Christmas video which they’re hoping will go viral across the province. Dressed in festive jumpers and Santa hats, some of our […]

Santa at sea with @stenalineUK

Santa Claus will be swapping his reindeer for the Superfast ships on the Irish Sea this festive season as leading ferry company Stena Line is hosting Santa at Sea weekend cruises. The magic of Christmas will come alive onboard Stena Line with six non-landing cruises departing Belfast on November 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14 […]